Alice Montacute, 5th Countess of Salisbury

Alice Montagu (1407  before 9 December 1462) was an English noblewoman and the suo jure 5th Countess of Salisbury, 6th Baroness Monthermer, and 7th and 4th Baroness Montagu, having succeeded to the titles in 1428. Her husband, Richard Neville became 5th Earl of Salisbury by right of his marriage to Alice.

Lady Alice Montagu
5th Countess of Salisbury
DiedBefore 9 December 1462
BuriedBisham Abbey
Noble familyMontagu (by birth)
Neville (by marriage)
Spouse(s)Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury
FatherThomas Montagu, 4th Earl of Salisbury
MotherEleanor Holland

Marriage and children

Alice was born in 1407, the daughter and only legitimate child, of Thomas Montagu, 4th Earl of Salisbury, and Eleanor Holland, who was the daughter of Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent, and Lady Alice FitzAlan. The latter was a daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel, and Eleanor of Lancaster.

In 1420, she married Richard Neville, who became the 5th Earl of Salisbury by right of his wife on the death of her father Thomas Montagu in 1428. Alice was thereafter styled as Countess of Salisbury.

The principal seat of the family was at Bisham Manor in Berkshire although their lands lay chiefly around Christchurch in Hampshire and Wiltshire.

She died some time before 9 December 1462 and was buried in the Montagu Mausoleum at Bisham Abbey.

Alice and Richard had ten children who survived infancy:[1]



  1. David Baldwin. The Kingmaker's Sisters: Six Powerful Women in the Wars of the Roses, History Press, 1 August 2009.
  2. Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families, Genealogical Publishing, 2005. pg 341. Google eBooks
  3. Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry, Genealogical Publishing, 2005. pg xxxii, 402, 576, 815.
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Montagu
Countess of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Richard Neville
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