William de Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu

Male 1285 - 1319  (~ 34 years)


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  • Name William de Montagu 
    Suffix 2nd Baron Montagu 
    Born ca 1285  Salisbury, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Oct 1319  Gascony Find all individuals with events at this location 
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      William Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu (c. 1285-18 October 1319) (alias de Montagu, de Montacute, Latinized to de Monte Acuto ("from the sharp mountain"), was an English peer, and an eminent soldier and courtier during the reigns of Edward I and Edward II. He played a significant role in the wars in Scotland and Wales, and was appointed steward of the household to Edward II. Perhaps as a result of the influence of his enemy, Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, Edward II sent him to Gascony as Seneschal in 1318. He died there in October of the following year.

      William Montagu was born in about 1285, the son and heir of Simon de Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu (d. 26 September 1316), by either his first wife, Hawise de St Amand(died 1287), daughter of Amaury de St Amand, or his second wife, Isabel, whose parentage is unknown. The Montagu family was of Norman origin, later prominent in the West Country of England. They held extensive lands in Somerset, Dorset and Devon.

      Montagu spent a great part of his life serving in the wars in Scotland, Wales and on the continent. He attended King Edward II and his wife Isabella of France when they travelled to France to attend the coronation of King Louis X. In November 1316 he was appointed Steward of the Household to King Edward II, a position which was accompanied by the grant, on 13 January 1317, of an annuity of 200 marks which he received until June 1317, when in lieu of the annuity the king granted him for life, as "King's Bachelor," several manors, including Gravesend in Kent and Kingsbury in Somerset. In August 1318 he was appointed Keeper of Abingdon Abbey. However, on 20 November 1318 Edward II sent him to Gascony as Seneschal, and he was replaced as Steward of the Household by Bartholomew de Badlesmere. According to Gross, "this was almost certainly a concession to Thomas of Lancaster, who had accused Montagu of combining with Roger Damory to plot against his life, a factor which delayed his reconciliation with the King."

      In about 1292 he married Elizabeth de Montfort (died August 1354), daughter of Peter de Montfort. Elizabeth de Montfort survived her husband and remarried to Sir Thomas Furnivall (d. before 18 April 1332) of Sheffield, who was pardoned and fined 200 on 8 June 1322 for marrying her, a widow of a tenant-in-chief, without royal licence. By his wife Montagu had four sons and seven daughters:

      John Montagu (d.1317), eldest son and heir apparent, who predeceased his father.

      William Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury (1301-1344), eldest surviving son and heir, who succeeded his father as 3rd Baron Montagu, and later became 1st Earl of Salisbury.

      Simon Montacute (died 1345), who was successively Bishop of Worcester and Bishop of Ely.

      Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu (died 14 July 1361).

      Alice Montagu, eldest daughter, who married, before 27 January 1333, as his first wife, Sir Ralph Daubeney (3 March 1305-c.1378).

      Katherine Montagu, who married Sir William Carrington.

      Mary Montagu, who married Sir Richard Cogan (died 1368), feudal baron of Bampton, in Devon.

      Elizabeth Montagu, Prioress of Holywell Priory.

      Hawise Montagu, who married Sir Roger Bavent (d. 23 April 1355), by whom she had a daughter, Joan Bavent, who married Sir John Dauntsey (d.1391).

      Maud Montagu, Abbess of Barking Abbey from 1341-1352.

      Montagu died in Gascony on 18 October 1319. His place of burial is unknown.

    Person ID I36023  Master File
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2016 

    Father Simon de Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu,   b. ca 1235, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1316, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Hawise de St Amand,   d. 1287, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth de Montfort,   b. ca 1270, Beaudesert, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1354, Montacute Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Children 
     1. William de Montagu,   b. ca 1301, Cassington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1344, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F14843  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart