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William de Mountagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury[1, 2]

Male Abt 1303 - 1343  (~ 40 years)


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  • Name William de Mountagu 
    Suffix 1st Earl of Salisbury 
    Born Abt 1303  Cassington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID 93RK-HL3 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=93RK-HL3 
    Died 30 Jan 1343  Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Bisham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ambassador to the Pope, Baron of Denbigh, Governor of Sherburn and Corffe Castles, Governor of the isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Sark and Alderney, Constable of the Tower of London, and had his crest of an eagle given him by the King. Admiral of the fleet, Earl of Salisbury, Ambassad or to the Duke of Bavaria, Appointed Earl Marshall of England for life, King of Man, Member of Parliament, and one of the founders of the Royal Order of Knights of the Garter. This great man married Catherine, dau. of William, lord Grandison, descended out of Burgundy, cousin german to the Emperor of Constantinople, the King of Hungary and Duke of Bavaria. She was a lady of great beauty, and history records that she was as good as she was beautiful. Upon one occasion while attending a feast at Windsor Castle she was dancing with Edward III and lost her garter which the King took up from the floor. Some of the Nobles that stood around were seen to smile, whereupon the King remarked "that the time should shortly come when the greatest honor imaginable should be paid to that Garter". Thus originated the Royal order of the Knights of the Garter with its motto in French " Honi soit que maly pense".

      http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/MONTAGUE.htm#William MONTAGUE (1ยบ E. Salisbur y)

      http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedlkup.php/n=royal?royal37681
    Person ID I2131  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 

    Father William Montague, 2nd Baron of Montague,   b. Abt 1275,   d. 1319, Gascony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth de Montfort,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1292 
    Family ID F1698  Group Sheet

    Family Catherine de Grandison,   b. 1304,   d. 23 Nov 1349  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1327 
    Children 
     1. Phillippa Montague, Countess of March,   d. 5 Jan 1381, Bisham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sybil Montague,   b. Aft 1327,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Robert Montague,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Anne Montague,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Montague, Sir,   d. 25 Feb 1389
     6. Elizabeth de Mountagu,   b. Aft 1327, Donyatt, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1359, Ashley, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     7. William Montague, 2nd Earl of Salisbury,   b. 25 Jun 1328, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1397  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F788  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/.

    2. [S36] Directory of Royal Genealogical Data, Brian Tompsett, Dept of Computer Science, University of Hull, England([email protected]), (This work is Copyright b 1994-2002 Brian C Tompsett).