George Montagu, 6th Duke of Manchester, etc. (9 July 1799 – 18 August 1855), known as Viscount Mandeville from 1799 to 1843, was a British peer and Tory Member of Parliament. George Montagu was born at Kimbolton Castle, the son of William Montagu, 5th Duke of Manchester, and was educated at Eton. He joined the Royal Navy direct from school and had been promoted to lieutenant before retiring in 1822. From 1818 he had served on HMS Larne at Jamaica, where his father was Governor. In 1816 his father named the newly founded town of Mandeville, Jamaica after him. George Montagu was MP for Huntingdonshire 1826–1837. He succeeded his father to the dukedom in 1843. George Montagu married firstly Millicent Sparrow (25 January 1798 – Kimbolton Castle, 21 November 1848), daughter of Brig. Gen. Robert Bernard Sparrow of Brampton Park, Huntingdonshire (d. 1805), and his wife the Hon. Olivia Acheson (d. 12 February 1863), on 8 October 1822 at London. His father presented him with Kimbolton Castle, the family seat in Huntingdonshire and his wife brought him Brampton Park in Huntingdonshire and an estate in Ireland. He also took out a lease on to Melchbourne Park, Bedfordshire. George and Millicent had four children:
William Montagu, 7th Duke of Manchester (1823–1892) Lord Robert Montagu (1825–1902), married Ellen Cromie and Elizabeth Wade and had issue. Lord Frederick Montagu (5 October 1828 – 29 October 1854), who died unmarried and without issue Lady Olivia Montagu (18 July 1830 – Greystones, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 15 February 1922 and interred at Chillingham on 20 February 1922), married at Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdonshire, 29 January 1850 Charles Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville, and had issue.
George Montagu married his second wife Harriet Sydney Dobbs (4 December 1834 – Ore, Sussex, 20 May/30 May 1907), daughter of Conway Richard Dobbs of Castle Dobbs, Antrim, Ireland, and wife, on 29 August 1850 at Kilroot, County Antrim. George and Harriet had two children:
Lady Sydney Charlotte Montagu (14 October 1851 – Keithhall, Inverurie, Aberdeen, 21 September 1932), married at St. George, Hanover Square, London, 14 August 1873 Algernon Hawkins Thomond Keith-Falconer, 9th Earl of Kintore Lord George Francis Montagu (18 January 1855 – 12 March 1882), a Lieutenant who died unmarried and without issue
He died in Tunbridge Wells, aged 56. Styles of address
1799–1826: Viscount Mandeville 1826–1837: Viscount Mandeville MP 1837–1843: Viscount Mandeville 1843–1855: His Grace The Duke of Manchester
^ "MONTAGU, George, Visct. Mandeville (1799-1855), of Brampton Park, Hunts. and Melchbourne Park, Beds". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Duke of Manchester O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). " Montagu, George". A Naval Biographical Dictionary. John Murray. Wikisource.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by William Henry Fellowes Lord John Russell Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire 1826–1837 With: William Henry Fellowes 1826–1830 Lord Strathavon 1830–1831 John Bonfoy Rooper 1831–1837 Succeeded by Edward Fellowes George Thornhill
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by William Montagu Duke of Manchester 1843–1855 Succeeded by William Drogo Montagu
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Dukes of Manchester
Charles Montagu, 1st Duke William Montagu, 2nd Duke Robert Montagu, 3rd Duke George Montagu, 4th Duke William Montagu, 5th Duke George Montagu, 6th Duke William Montagu, 7th Duke George Montagu, 8th Duke William Montagu, 9th Duke Alexander Montagu, 10th Duke Sidney Montagu, 11th Duke Angus Montagu, 12th Duke Alexander Montagu, 13th Duke1
1 Not listed in the Roll of the Peerage per April 2013.
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