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Sir Sydney Montagu, who was married to Paulina Pepys and one of the Master of Requests to Charles I, bought Hinchingbrooke House from Sir Oliver Cromwell (the Protector's uncle) on 20 June 1627. Oliver Cromwell (Protector) hated the Montagu family for living in what he considered his birthright.

Sir Sydney Montagu’s brother, Edward Montagu was 1st Lord Montagu of Boughton, Northamptonshire, and his other brother, Henry Montagu, was 1st Earl of Manchester with his seat at Kimbolton Castle.

So when he hear that the Earl of Sandwich has gone to Boughton, it's reasonable to assume he was visiting his family.

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