Montagu, Sir James, 1666-1723

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Montagu, Sir James, 1666-1723

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MONTAGU, SIR JAMES, brother of Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax (qv); b. 2 Feb 1665/6; at school under Busby (Admissions to Trin. Coll. Camb. , ii, 549); Trinity Coll. Cambridge, adm. fellow commoner 26 Jun 1683, aged 16, matr. 1684; MA 1698; adm. Middle Temple 8 Jun 1683, called to bar 14 Jun 1689; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 1 May 1707, Bencher 7 May 1707; MP Tregony 1695-8, Bere Alston 1698-1700, Carlisle 1705-13; Chief Justice of Ely (check) 1698; committed by House of Commons to custody of Serjeant-at-Arms for having demanded a habeas corpus on behalf of the Aylesbury men 26 Feb 1705; knighted 16 Apr 1705; QC Nov 1705; Solicitor-Gen. 1707-8, Attorney-Gen. 1708-10; opened case against Sacheverell in House of Lords 27 Feb 1709/10; Serjeant-at-law 26 Oct 1714; a Baron of the Exchequer 22 Nov 1714 – May 1722, Lord Chief Baron from May 1722; a Lord Commissioner of the Great Seal 18 Apr – 12 May 1718; m. 1st, 6 Oct 1694 (IGI) Tufton, dau. of Sir William Wray, Bart. , Ashby, Lincs. ; m. 2nd, 6 Oct 1713 (IGI) his cousin Lady Elizabeth Montagu, dau. of Robert Montagu, 3rd Earl of Manchester; d. 1 Oct 1723. DNB.


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Montagu, Charles, 1st Earl of Halifax, 1661-1715 (1661-1715)

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Montagu, Charles, 1st Earl of Halifax, 1661-1715

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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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