Birth: 8 November 1811

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Grafton Street, Westminster, Middlesex

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 3 March 1884 - Aged 72

Place or Registered Place of Death: 46 Grovenor Sq, Westminster, Middlesex

Date of Burial: 5 March 1884

Place of Burial: Brampton, Huntingdonshire

Father: George John Montagu

Mother: Louisa Mary Anne Julia Harriet Lowry-Corry


1. Mary Paget

2. Blanche Egerton

Date of Marriage:

1. 6 September 1838

2. 27 December 1865

Place or Registered Place of Marriage:

1. St. James's, Westminster, London, Middlesex

2. Cobham, Surrey


Marriage to Mary Paget:

Edward George Henry Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich (1839-1916)
Rear-Admiral Victor Alexander Montagu (1841-1915)
Sydney Montagu (1842-1860)
Colonel Oliver George Paulet Montagu (1844-1893)
Emily Caroline Montagu (1846-1931)
Anne Florence Adelaide Montagu (1848-1940)


John William Montagu was Lord Lieutenant and custos rotulorum of Huntingdon 1841, captain of the corps of gentlemen-at-arms 1852, PC 1852, master of the buckhounds 1858.

John William Montagu, 7th Earl of Sandwich PC (8 November 1811 – 3 March 1884), known as Viscount Hinchingbrooke from 1814 to 1818, was a British peer and Conservative politician.

The Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire
John-William Montagu, Earl of Sandwich, Co. Kent, Viscount Hinchingbrook,and Baron Montagu of St. Neots, both Co. Huntingdon, in the Peerage of England; Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the County of Huntingdon, P.C., Colonel of the Huntingdonshire Militia, and High Steward of Huntingdon; b. 8 Nov. 1811, succeeded 21 May 1818, m. 6 Sept. 1838, Lady Mary Paget, 7th daughter of Henry-William, 1st Marquis of Anglesey, and by her, who was b. 16 June 1812, and d. 20 Feb. 1859, he has issue.

The Navy List
Captains with their dates of Seniority
John William Montagu - 30 November

Montagu was the son of George Montagu, 6th Earl of Sandwich, and his wife Lady Louisa Mary Ann Julia Harriett (née Lowry-Corry). He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1818 at the age of six and later took his seat on the Conservative benches in the House of Lords. He served in the Earl of Derby's first administration as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms (government chief whip in the House of Lords) in 1852 and was admitted to the Privy Council the same year. When the Conservatives returned to power under Derby in 1858 Montagu was appointed Master of the Buckhounds, an office he retained until the government fell the following year. Apart from his political career he was also Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire between 1841 and 1884.

Lord Sandwich married firstly Lady Mary, daughter of Field Marshal Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, in 1838. After her death in 1859 he married secondly Lady Blanche, 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. Lady Sandwich died in 1894.

John William Montagu
7th Earl of Sandwich