Charles Montagu ca. 1662-1722

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Charles MONTAGU ca.1662-1722 1st Duke of Manchester

Montagu's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection *105)

Biographical Note

Son of Robert Montagu, 3rd Earl of Manchester and Anne (Yelverton). Attended St Paul’s School, London; matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1678; MA 1680. Styled Viscount Mandeville; succeeded his father as 4th Earl of Manchester in 1683; created Duke of Manchester in 1719. Privy councillor. Ambassador-extraordinary at the French court,1699-1701 and Venice 1707-8. Married Dodington Greville.


The content and the disposition of his books are not established, but it seems possible they were absorbed into the family library at Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdonshire.

As 'Earl of Manchester Viscount Mandevile and Baron Montagu of Kimbolton' he used an engraved armorial bookplate dated 1704: Franks 20872; *105 (another impression).

A stamp identified in the Armorials database may be his.