LORD ROBERT MONTAGU PC (24 January 1825 – 6 May 1902), was a
British Conservative politician. He served as Vice-President of the
Committee on Education between 1867 and 1868.
* 1 Background and education
* 2 Political career
* 3 Family
* 4 References
* 5 External links
BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION
Montagu was born at Melchbourne,
Bedfordshire the second son of
George Montagu, 6th Duke of Manchester by his first wife Millicent,
daughter of Robert Bernard Sparrow. William Montagu, 7th Duke of
Manchester , was his elder brother. He was educated at Trinity
College, Cambridge , and graduated as a MA in 1849.
"A Working Conservative"
As depicted by "Ape" (Carlo Pellegrini ) in Vanity Fair , 1 October
Montagu sat as
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire from 1859 to
1874 and for Westmeath from February 1874 until he retired in 1880.
He held office under the Earl of Derby and
Benjamin Disraeli as
Vice-President of the Committee on Education from March 1867 until the
fall of the government in December 1868 and was sworn of the Privy
Council in 1867. He was an advocate of protectionist policies. He
was a member of the
Carlton Club and the Athenaeum Club .
Montagu married firstly Ellen Cromie, born in 1825, daughter of John
Dublin on 12 February 1850. They had four children although
their first son, John, died as a child. Ellen died aged 32 on 11 July
County Londonderry . Montagu remarried in London
on 18 October 1862 to Elizabeth Wade (Holton ,
Suffolk , 15 May 1839
London , 29 December 1908), daughter of William Wade of Holton ,
Suffolk , and had six more children. This second marriage scandalized
society, since the former Betsy Wade had been a housemaid when Montagu
met her. Montagu died 6 May 1902 at 91 Queens Gate, South Kensington
London and was buried in
Kensal Green Cemetery . He was survived
by his wife, three children and one grandson.
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* ^ Illustrated
London News, 28 June 1902
* ^ "Notable people buried in Kensal Green Cemetery", Friends of
Kensal Green Cemetery. Retrieved 13 April