Person NameMontagu; Sir; Charles (c.1662-1722); 1st Duke and 4th Earl of Manchester (1683-1722); of Kimbolton Castle
Title1st Duke and 4th Earl of Manchester (1683-1722)
Epithetof Kimbolton Castle
Activity"Charles 1st Duke of Manchester, one of the first who espoused the cause of the Prince of Orange; he took an active part in the campaign in Ireland, being present at the Battle of the Boyne and the subsequently unsuccesful seige of Limerick. In 1696 he was apptd. Amb. Extraor. to the republic of Venice; in 1699, accredited Amb. Extraor. to the Court of France; in 1701, constituted Principle Sec. of State and in 1707 deputed Amb. extraor. to the Court of Vienna. Upon the accession of George I His Lordship was continued in the Lord Lieutenancy of Huntingdon, Sworn of the Privy Council, apptd. one of the Lords of His Majesty's Bedchamber and finally created Duke of Manchester, 28 April 1719." - from Burke's Peerage (1967)
RelationshipsFather: Sir Robert Montagu (1634-1683) 3rd Earl of Manchester
Mother: Anne Yelverton (1628-1698)

Spouse: Doddington Greville (1671-1720), daughter of Robert Greville 4th Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court
Children of this marriage:
- Lady Doddington Montagu (c.1694-1774), died unmarried
- Sir William Montagu 2nd Duke of Manchester (1700-1739)
- Lady Charlotte Montagu (1705-1759), m. Pattee Byng 2nd Viscount Torrington
- Sir Robert Montagu 3rd Duke of Manchester (c.1710-1762)
Linked entries in the catalogue
KMAN1/A/10/30/2List of the writings lying in the Castle of Kimbolton and belonging to the Earl of Manchester
KMAN1Records of the Montagu family of Kimbolton Castle
KMAN1/A/10/30/10List of the Earl of Manchester's correspondence, from 1697 to 1708
KMAN1/A/13/5/4Assignment of a mortgage
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