John Montagu, 7th Earl of Sandwich

John William Montagu, 7th Earl of Sandwich PC (8 November 1811 – 3 March 1884), styled Viscount Hinchingbrooke from 1814 to 1818, was a British peer and Conservative politician. He served under Lord Derby as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms in 1852 and as Master of the Buckhounds between 1858 and 1859.


The Earl of Sandwich

The Earl of Sandwich.
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
In office
27 February 1852  17 December 1852
MonarchVictoria
Prime MinisterThe Earl of Derby
Preceded byThe Lord Foley
Succeeded byThe Lord Foley
Master of the Buckhounds
In office
26 February 1858  11 June 1859
MonarchVictoria
Prime MinisterThe Earl of Derby
Preceded byThe Earl of Bessborough
Succeeded byThe Earl of Bessborough
Personal details
Born8 November 1811
Died3 March 1884 (1884-03-04) (aged 72)
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)(1) Lady Mary Paget
(d. 1859)
(2) Lady Blanche Egerton
(d. 1894)
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge

Background and education

Montagu was the son of George Montagu, 6th Earl of Sandwich, and his wife Lady Louisa Mary Ann Julia Harriett, daughter of Armar Lowry-Corry, 1st Earl Belmore. He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1818 at the age of six. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] While at Cambridge he played two first-class matches for the Cambridge University Cricket Club.[2]

Political career

Lord Sandwich served in the Earl of Derby's first administration as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms from February[3] to December 1852[4] and was admitted to the Privy Council the same year.[5] When the Conservatives returned to power under Derby in 1858 Sandwich was appointed Master of the Buckhounds,[6] an office he retained until the government fell the following year.[7] Apart from his political career he was also Lord-Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire between 1841 and 1884.

Family

Lord Sandwich married firstly Lady Mary Paget, daughter of Field Marshal Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, in 1838. After her death in 1859 he married secondly Lady Blanche Egerton, daughter of Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, in 1865. He died in March 1884, aged 72, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son from his first marriage, Edward. The Countess of Sandwich died in 1894.

References

  1. "Sandwich, John William (Montagu), Earl of (SNDC827JW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. Cricinfo: Earl of Sandwich
  3. "No. 21297". The London Gazette. 2 March 1852. p. 670.
  4. "No. 21397". The London Gazette. 31 December 1852. p. 3939.
  5. "No. 21296". The London Gazette. 27 February 1852. p. 633.
  6. "No. 22106". The London Gazette. 2 March 1858. p. 1207.
  7. "No. 22279". The London Gazette. 24 June 1859. p. 2472.
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Foley
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
1852
Succeeded by
The Lord Foley
Preceded by
The Earl of Bessborough
Master of the Buckhounds
18581859
Succeeded by
The Earl of Bessborough
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Manchester
Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire
18411884
Succeeded by
The Duke of Bedford
Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Montagu
Earl of Sandwich
18181884
Succeeded by
Edward George Henry Montagu

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