Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
This 2nd Lord Montagu seem to have had quite a conventional life. From a web site concerned with "The Montagus of Boughton": "It was perhaps just as well that in these tempestuous years his son, the 2nd Lord Montagu, was of a more retiring nature, content with peacefully managing his estates." His father, Edward, 1st Lord Mountagu of Boughton, died at home under house arrest and the 3rd Lord, Ralph, has quite a colorful history.
Q: How did a "Ralph" get in here? A: "The elder brother, Edward [Yet another Edward], who had been Master of the Horse to the Duchess of York and then to Queen Catherine, was killed in naval action against the Dutch in 1665."
Edward Montagu, 2nd Lord of Boughton (d 10.01.1683) m. Anne Winwood (dau of Sir Ralph Winwood of Ditton Park) ((1)) Edward Montagu (dvpsp 08.1665) ((2)) Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu (bpt 24.12.1638, d 09.03.1709) m1. (24.08.1673) Elizabeth Wriothesley (d 09.1690, dau of Thomas, Earl of Southampton) ((A)) John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu (d 05.07.1749) m. (17.03.1705) Mary Churchill (d 14.05.1751, dau of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough) ((i))+ 3 sons (d young - John, George, Edward Churchill) ((iv)) Isabella Montagu (d 20.12.1786) m1. (sp) William Montagu, 2nd Duke of Manchester (b 04.1700, d 21.10.1739) m2. Edward Hussey, later Montagu, Earl of Beaulieu (b c1721, d 25.11.1802) ((v)) Eleanor Montagu (d young) ((vi)) Mary Montagu (b c1711, d 01.05.1775) m. (07.07.1730) George Brudenell, 4th Earl of Cardigan, Duke of Montagu (b 26.07.1712, d 23.05.1790) ((B)) Anne Montagu m. Alexander Popham of Littlecote (d 16.06.1705) m2. (08.09.1692) Elizabeth Cavendish (b 22.02.1654, d 28.08.1734, dau of Henry, Duke of Newcastle) ((3)) Elizabeth Montagu m. Sir Daniel Harvey (a 1668, Ambassador) http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/mm4fz...
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