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William Montague, 2nd Earl of Salisbury[1]

Male 1328 - 1397  (68 years)


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  • Name William Montague 
    Suffix 2nd Earl of Salisbury 
    Born 25 Jun 1328  Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Jun 1397 
    Buried Conventual Church, Bisham, Montague, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Knight of the Garter. BEF he was of age he was Knighted when Edward landed at La Hague. He afterward served at the siege of Can, and at the glorious battle of Crecy. When the Order of the Garter was instituted he was the seventh of its original knights, and was the last survivor of the Founders. When the Black Prince obtained Aquitaine he attended him to France and served under him in all his excursions and expeditions. At the battle of Poitiers he commanded the rear of the English army, and was highly instrumental in gaining that famous victory. In short, almost his whole life was a perpetual campaign under Edward III and his son, the Black Prince. In the wars of his time he was chiefly distinguished in naval actions. In the succeeding reign, he was continued in all his posts and preferments, and also made governor of Calais, whence he harrassed the French with continual excursions. In the fifth of that reign he convoyed to England the King's intended Consort, daughter of Charles, King of the Romans, and in the seventh and eighth he served against the Scots. In the ninth, a grant was made to him during life, of the custody of the Isle of Wight and Castle of Carisbrook. In the twentieth, the year 1397, he departed this life, having ordered by his will, that every day until his corpse should be Buried at Bisham, distribution should be made of one pound five shillings to three hundred poor people; likewise that twenty poor men should bear torches on the day of his funeral, each torch eight pounds weight, and each of them wearing a gown of black cloth with a red hood; also, that there should be nine wax lights ABT his corpse, and up on every pillar of the church there should be fixed banners of his arms; moreover that £3 should be given to the religious, to sing "rentals and pray for his soul". He first married Joan, who by way of distinction was called Fair Maid of Kent, daughter to Edmund Plantagenet, Earl of Kent, but having been separated from her upon a petition from Sir Thomas Holland to the Pope Clement VI, in which he alleged that she had been pre-contracted to him, his lordship married second, Elizabeth, dau. and co-heir of John, Lord Mohun, one of the original Knights of the Garter. She was sister of Phillippa De Mohun who married Edward Plantagenet, 2d Duke of York, son of Edmund of Langley, 5th son of Edward III. The Lady Mohun, mother of the above Elizabeth, obtained from her husband so much good ground for the common, or park, of the town of Dunstor, as she could in one day compass about, going on her naked feet.

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    Person ID I5391  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 

    Father William de Mountagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury,   b. Abt 1303, Cassington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1343, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Catherine de Grandison,   b. 1304,   d. 23 Nov 1349  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 1327 
    Family ID F788  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Princess Joan the Fair Maid of Kent Plantagenet, Pincess of Wales,   b. 29 Sep 1328, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1385, Wallingford Castle, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married Bef 15 Oct 1348  Donyatt, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F1708  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth de Mohun,   b. 1364,   d. 1414  (Age 50 years) 
    Children 
     1. William de Montacute, Sir,   b. 6 Aug 1382, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1382, Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F1706  Group Sheet

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