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John Montague, 3rd Earl of Salisbury[1, 2]

Male 1350 - 1399  (~ 72 years)

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  • Name John Montague 
    Suffix 3rd Earl of Salisbury 
    Born Between 1327 and 1350  Donyatt, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jan 1399  Cirencester, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Acceded 1409 
    Buried Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 

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      Lord Montagu [1299], Lord Monthermer [1309], and Lord Montagu [1357], nephew and heir, being son and heir of the «b»Earl«/b»'s younger brother «b»John«/b» (sum. to Parl. in 1357), by «b»Margaret«/b», according to modern doctrine suo jure Baroness Monthermer, daughter and heir of «b»Thomas (De Monthermer), Lord Monthermer«/b» (d. 1340). He succeeded his father, 25 Feb 1389/90, when he was aged 39, and his mother, 24 Mar 1394/5. In 1369 he was knighted by the «b»Earl of Cambridge«/b» in the field at Bourdeilles, and in 1383 was the King's Knight. In the 15th year of «b»Richard II«/b» he obtained leave to serve in Prussia. He was sum. to Parl. 23 Nov 1392 to 30 Nov 1396, as Lord Montagu (1357); and, as Earl of Salisbury, to the succeeding Parl. of «b»Richard II«/b» (18 Jul and 15 Oct 1397, and 19 Aug 1399) and to the 1st Parl. of Henry IV (30 Sep 1399). Chief Commissioner of array in Herts, 1385. In 1392 he was one of the King's supporters against the Appellants of 1387; K.G.; and one of the executive committee of the adjourned Parl. to whom the bussiness remaining uncompleted was committed. In Sep 1398 Marshal of England; in Oct a commissioner to receive the «b»Queen«/b»'s dower, and envoy to Paris, upon the rumour of the proposed marriage of «b»Hereford«/b» to «b»Marie De Berri«/b». Keeper of Trowbridge Castle, and commissioner to treat of peace with Scotland, in Mar 1398/9. In May he accompanied «b»Richard«/b» to Ireland; but he was sent back, in advance of the «b»King«/b», to raise forces with which to meet the invading Hereford. Later they joined company in England. This «b»Earl of Salisbury«/b» was the only temporal Nobleman, who remained firm to «b»King Richard«/b»'s interest AFT the invasion of the «b»Duke of Lancaster«/b». With the other Lords Appellant of 1397, he was committed to the Tower 20 Oct 1399; on the 29th in Parl. he was challenged by «b»Lord Morley«/b» upon his defence and accepted the challenge, and the matter was referred to the Constable and Marshal. He joined the conspiracy of the Earls of «b»Kent«/b» and «b»Huntingdon«/b» to murder «b»Henry IV«/b» and his sons at Windsor, at a Christmas mumming; but the «b»King«/b» was warned and the conspirators marched across England proclaiming that «b»King Richard«/b» was alive. At Cirencester the people rose against them, and beheaded the Earls of «b»Kent«/b» and «b»Salisbury«/b», 5 Jan 1399/1400. He was attained of treason in Parl. Mar 1400/1; but this judgement was reversed in 1461. He married, before 4 May 1383, «b»Maud«/b», relict of «b»John«/b», son of «b»Andrew Aubrey«/b» (d. 1380/1), widow (having been 2nd wife) of «b»Sir Alan Buxhall of Sussex«/b», Dorset and Staffs (d. 2 Nov 1381), and daughter of «b»Adam Francis, Mayor of London«/b», 1352-54, M.P. for London in 7 Parl., 1352-69, by «b»Agnes«/b», daughter and coheir of «b»William Champnes«/b»' [Visitation of Kent, Harl. Soc., vol. lxxv, p. 31]. He died (as above) and was buried at Cirencester. His widow, for whom robes of the Garter were prepared, had a grant, in Feb 1398/9, of the manor of Stokenham, Devon. She died in 1424, before 5 Aug. His body was buried at Bisham Abbey (which his ancestor the first «b»Earl«/b» had founded) by the side of the «b»second Earl of Salisbury«/b», having been removed thither by order of his widow.
    Person ID I18788  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 

    Father John Montague, Sir,   d. 25 Feb 1389 
    Mother Margaret de Monthermer,   d. Abt 24 Mar 1394 
    Married 2 Jul 1340  St Humbert the Confessor Church, Stokenham, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8968  Group Sheet

    Family Maud Fraunceys,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 4 May 1383 
     1. Anne Montague, Duchess Huntington,   b. Abt 1384, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 28 and 29 Nov 1457
     2. Margaret de Montagu,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Thomas of Salisbury Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury,   b. 1388, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1428, Meung-sur-Loire, Orléans, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     4. Richard Montague,   b. Aft 1388,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Elizabeth Montague, Baroness Willoughby of Eresby,   b. Abt 1385,   d. Aft 2 Jun 1438  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F8967  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [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).

    2. [S27]