The Hissem-Montague Family
History of Peter Montague (1603 - 1659) · 4 October 2014 · 0 Comments by Garry Bryant Peter Montague Burgess, Commissioner (1603 - 1659) Second son of Peter Montague and Ellenor Allen of Boveny, Burnham Parish, Buckinghamshire, England, born 21 January 1602/03. Immigrated to Virginia Colony aboard the ‘Charles’ in 1621 and arrived at Jamestown. The ship roster: “Peeter Montecue, servant, age 21.” He survived the attack by the Powhattan Indians on Jamestown in 1622. Peter is listed on the roster of Capt. Samuel Mathews men for 1624-1625. A tradition in the family tells that “Peter was rather wild, that he ran away from home, went to America, and not being in funds had not the cash to pay for his passage and was sold for his passage money. The first half-day’s work he did ruin his hands so that he had to rest. To pass the time he began to read his master’s books, who caught him reading Latin, and soon obtained for him the position of a school teacher.“ Married first in 1629 to ???, and second to Cicely Mathews, daughter of Governor Mathews, at James City, Virginia. Cicely survived the Jamestown Massacre in 1622 (as did Peter) by, as the story goes, standing firmly at her front door and refusing to move. The Powhatan Indians were impressed with her fortitude and beauty and let her live. That story seems a little far-fetched, but who knows? Soon after the Massacre, Samuel Jordan dropped dead, too. Now, this may seem too coincidental. One husband after another dies suddenly. Marrying Cicely may have seemed like a death sentence. But, in Jamestown death was common. [http://www.burningsettlerscabin.com/?tag=peter-montague] Peter patented 150 acres in New Norfolk in 1637, and obtained a land grant in Nansemond County in 1642. Two years later he patented another 150 acres in New Norfolk. Another 100 acres were added to his real estate in Nansimum County in 1647, and in 1658/9 another 400 acres in Lancaster County. Several years after the Indian massacre of 1644, Governor Berkeley opened the Northern Neck to settlers and at this time many of Peter’s former neighbors moved up there. During the latter years of his life he entered Public service. During 1652-1653 Peter was a Burgess for Nansemond County, and 1656-1657, commissioner for Lancster County, and a year later represented the county at the House of Burgesses, during the same year of 1658, he was the sheriff for Lancaster County. In January 1659 he patented two parcels of land in that county south of the Rappahannock River. Many of the surname Montague resided in Middlesex County at Montague’s Island. Montague was spelled “Mountague” in most records in Virginia until about 1700. Peter’s Will is dated 27 March 1659, and proved on 25 May 1659, Lancaster County, Virginia: Peter Montague’s Will “In the name of God amen, I Peter Montague being weak in body and perfect memory do make this my last will and testament, this the 27th of March 1659 in name and form following, First I bequeath my soul into the hands of my redeemer Jesus Christ, and my body to be buried. Item, my debts being first paid I give to my loving wife Cicely one third part of all my real and personal estate according to law. Item, I give to my two sons Peter and Will Mountague all my land lying on Rappahannock river to them and their heirs forever, and the land being divided it is my will, that the elder is to have the first choice, and in case of want of heirs of either, the survivor to enjoy all the land, and in case both of them shall depart this life without heirs, lawfully begotten, then my will is that the said land be sold by the commissioners of this county after public notice given either at an outcry, or by an inch of candle and the produce thereof to be equally divided between my three daughters Ellen, Margaret, and Elizabeth, and the child of Ann late wife of John Jadwin, and in case of any of these shall died without issue, then the produce of the said land to be divided between the survivors. Item, I give the other two thirds of my personal estate to my four children Peter, Will, Margaret, and Elizabeth to be equally divided among them. Item, I give to my daughter Ellen, the wife of Will Thompson, one thousand pounds of tobacco, and cask to be deducted, of a bill of thirteen hundred pounds of tobacco now due to me by the said Will Thompson. Lastly I ordain my loving wife cicely and my son Peter jointly Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness of the previous I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written 1659 interlined before the signing and sealing therof. (Signed) Peter Mountague, (Ye seal)” Cicely was married a total of five times. First to Bailey, then to Samuel Jordan, third to William Farrar (d: 11 June 1637), fourth to to Peter Montague (d: 1659), and at age 59 she married Thomas Parker. Peter and ??? (???) Montague had three children. CHILDREN 1. Peter Montague - Born c. 1629. Married 1st Mary Doodes Minor, daughter of Capt. Mein- dort Doodes Minor, a Dutch sea captain of Rot terdam, Holland; 2nd to Elizabeth Morris. He was executor of father’s Will in 1659. Granted 1000 acres in December 1652. 2. Ellen Montague - Married bef March 1659 to William Thompson (supposedly descends from William Brereton & Alice Corbet through their son William Brereton & Phillipa Hulse). (Please see Taylor family history.) 3. Ann Montague - Married John Jadwin. She died before 27 March 1659. Her daughter mentioned in father’s Will. Peter and Cicely (Mathews) Montague had three children. 4. William Montague - Married & had a least two sons. Grandson William Montague married Hannah Ball, cousin of George Washington. He died 7 December 1713, Middlesex County, Virginia. 5. Elizabeth Montague - Married Doodes Minor (brother of Mary Minor), another James Blaise/ Blaze/Blaydes, and married to Maurice Cocke (son of Richard Cocke & Temperance Bailey [who was Cecily Mathews son]). 6. Margaret Montague - Married William Cheney.
The following is from an email I received from another researcher,
Birth, Baptismal, Marriage, Death Entries From the Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex Cty., VA (The online document, thru archive.org, is quite lengthy; I may have overlooked some entries but this is what I have.)
MONTAGUE THOMAS PAINE m’d MARY MONTAGUE Oct.24, 1682
ABRAHAM MONTAGUE, son of WILLIAM & LETTICE MONTAGUE bap’d Sept.25, 1701
WILLIAM MONTAGUE, son of THOS. & KATHERINE MONTAGUE bap’d June 14, 1702
WILLIAM MONTAGUE dy’d & bur’d 1713
JOHN PACE & ELIZABETH MONTAGUE m’d Oct. 24, 1717
THOMAS, son of WILLIAM & JANE MONTAGUE, bap’d Oct. 12, 1731
JOHN, son of WILLIAM & JANE MONTAGUE, bap’d Feb.25, 1733
CATHERINE MONTAGUE dy’d Oct 20, 1734
JANE, dau.of WILLIAM & JANE MONTAGUE, bap’d April, 4, 1737
JAMES, son of WILLIAM & JANE MONTAGUE, bap’d Mar. 8, 1741
ROBERT, son of WILLIAM & JANE MONTAGUE, bap’d Jul 14, 1743
SAMUEL, son of WILLIAM & JANE MONTAGUE, bap’d Jul 27, 1745
ELIZABETH, dau of THOS. MONTAGUE, dy’d Feb. 4, 1744
PETER, a son of THOS. & GRACE MONTAGUE, bap’d April 27, 1718
THOMAS, a son of THOMAS & GRACE MONTAGUE, bap’d Feb.28, 1719
JOHN, a son of THOMAS & GRACE MONTAGUE, bap’d Dec. 14, 1721
CLEMENT, a son of THOS. & GRACE MONTAGUE, bap’d Jan.22, 1723
THOMAS MONTAGUE Sr., dy’d Feb. 9, 1720
GRACE MONTAGUE dy’d Mar. 20, 1726
HOWARD WILLIAMS & ELIZABETH MONTAGUE m’d Mar. 23, 1769
ELIZABETH STANNARD MONTAGUE, dau of JOHN & CATHERINE of Essex Cty., b. Oct. 30, 1777
JOHN MONTAGUE & CATHERINE YATES m’d Dec. 14, 1776
CHARLES HOWERTON & CATHERINE MONTAGUE m’d Nov. 3, 1777
THOMAS MONTAGUE & ANN BATCHEKLER? (BATCHELDER?) m’d Mar. 23, 1780
RICHARD MONTAGUE & CHARLOTTE MONTAGUE m’d Mar. 19, 1786
THOMAS MONTAGUE & CATHERINE VASS m’d Dec. 22, 1787
THACKER CAMPBELL & HANNAH MONTAGUE of Essex Cty., m’d Dec. 27, 1787
JOHN CURRY MONTAGUE & CHARLOTTE MONTAGUE m’d Mar. 23, 1788
WILLIAM MONTAGUE & ELIZABETH VALENTINE m’d Jan. 14, 1790
HARRY BEVERLEY YATES & JANE MONTAGUE m’d Feb.27, 1783
JOHN MONTAGUE of Essex Cty., m’d MARY of Spottsylvania, Nov. 14, 1778
ELIZABETH, dau of WM. & JANE MONTAGUE, b. Aug 26, 1754
PETER, son of WM. & JANE MONTAGUE, b. May 13, 1758
Christ Church formed in 1666, served Lancaster Cty to abt. 1669 and Middlesex Cty, to aft. 1785. Also known as Great Christ Church Parish. There is reference in 1686 section of the Register to a MONTAGUES ISLAND, VA. THOMAS MONTAGUE, Sr., a large plantation / slaveholder, many of his slave infants were bap’d at Christ Church (further pronounced his wealth) (sorry, I did not write these names down) WILLIAM MONTAGUE also a large plantation / slaveholder At this time most planters had servants and plantation workers from Barbados. RESEARCH SUMMARY: The WHITE, MONTAGUE and PACE family lines were living in Christ Church Parish around the same time, circa 1696. They were all planters, probably tobacco. Dates from Christ Church Parish list above lists a marriage of a MONTAGUE there as early as 1682, and a birth as early as 1702. I delved into researching the MONTAGUEs as many Ancestry Trees connecting to the early WHITEs of this region of VA claims JOHN WHITE (son of JOHN WHITE, bap’d May 30, 1697, Christ Church Parish) married twice, one to an ELIZABETH MONTAGUE, and again to an ELIZABETH (PACE). Yet my research proves JOHN WHITE married only once, on Oct.24, 1717 in Christ Church, ELIZABETH (MONTAGUE) (PACE), widow of JOHN PACE (a tobacco planter, who died young in 1734, in Christ Church (and their son, Abraham Pace, died as an infant around the same time as his father). John White and Elizabeth would have raised the remaining children of Elizabeth and John Pace (being William Pace, John Pace, and Mary Pace), plus they went on to have children of their own. It is through this JOHN WHITE & ELIZABETH MONTAGUE (PACE) WHITE that my husband’s family descends. This Elizabeth Montague, b.bef.1701, was daughter of WILLIAM and LETTICE (early spelling of “Letitia”) LEDFORD (WEEKS) MONTAGUE. Her birth/baptismal is not listed in Christ Church Parish, but they would have removed to Christ Church by or before 1701 when their son Abraham was baptized there. JOHN PACE, Jr. was son of JOHN PACE, Sr. and ELIZABETH (NEDERSOME? / NEWSOME?) PACE. (Newsome was first name given to one of their sons) John Pace Jr.’s birth bef.1694 is not noted on Christ Church Register, meaning he was born prior to their arrival there from where?. By 1694, and after, per the above records, John and Elizabeth Pace Sr. had children baptized in Christ Church: SARAH PACE, (dau of John & Elizabeth Pace, bap.d April 22, 1694) GEORGE PACE, (son of John & Elizabeth Pace, bap.d Mar, 15, 1701) JANE PACE, (dau of John & Elizabeth Pace, bap’d Sept. 22, 1706) NEWSOME PACE, (son of John & Elizabeth Pace, bap’d Feb. 6, 1708) GEORGE PACE, (son of John & Elizabeth Pace, bap’d Jan, 16, 1715) Hope there is something new for you here, and that the MONTAGUE’s listed here jive with what you have. FYI: I’m also looking into other county Parish Registers (i.e. Essex Cty., Amelia Cty., etc.) for more information on WHITE and will forward anything I find on MONTAGUE.--Annette Markward, Austin, TX firstname.lastname@example.org
|The Duchess of Windsor
My wife is Anita Lee Montague, a descendent of Richard Montague. Peter, below, was Richard's elder brother. To answer my wife's question, yes, you, and everyone else in the families of Peter and Richard Montague, are related, to some degree, to the Duchess of Windsor. Anita is, if my calculations are correct, the Duchesses' tenth cousin, twice removed. I'm sure that explains Anita's incredible sense of style. See (21) Thomas Montague (1719), below, for more.
Or Mountague/Mountecough. Peter was born on 21 January 1603 in Boveney, Burnham parish, Berkshire, England, the second son of Peter Montague and Ellenor Allen. Though his father was a farmer, or farmed an estate, Peter came from an educated family. His uncle, William, was at Eton and was a fellow at Kings College, Cambridge, and his father's cousin was the Bishop of Norwich.
In 1621, at the age of 18, Peter emigrated to the Virginia colony, in America, onboard the ship CHARLES.
"Peter Montague, servant, arrived at Virginia aboard the "Charles" in 1621." - from the "Muster Roll" of 23 January 1624In October 1621 a new governor of the colony, Sir Francis Wyatt, had arrived to succeed Sir George Yeardley. There were nine ships in company with him and in the succeeding year 21 more vessels arrived with thirteen hundred settlers to reinvigorate the colony. Wyatt also brought a new constitution which broadened the rights of the people versus those of the Virginia Company.
Peter was on one of the first ships to follow the new Governor, landing in Virginia in November 1621.
|The Virginia Colony
The first expedition to begin colonizing Virginia began on 20 December 1606. Almost from the start, however, investors in the Virginia Company in England were unhappy with the accomplishments of their Jamestown colonists and the profitibility of the colony. A new charter, granted in 1609, allowed the Company to make its own laws and regulations, subject only to their compatibility with English law. To avoid the disputes that had characterized Virginia in its first years, the Company gave full authority and nearly dictatorial powers to the colony's governor. These changes were nearly too little and too late, for Jamestown was just then experiencing its "starving time." The Company, however, was bent on persevering and sent a new batch of ships and colonists in 1611. Over the next five years, Sir Thomas Gates and then Sir Thomas Dale governed the colony with iron fists via the "Lawes Devine, Morall, and Martiall."
The harsh regimes of the Virginia governors were not especially attractive to potential colonists. What was more, the colonists who did go to Virginia often did not have the skills and knowledge to help the colony prosper. The colonists not only found little of value, they were remarkably unable even to feed themselves. As a result, huge numbers of colonists perished from disease (many of which they brought with them), unsanitary conditions, and malnutrition. Between 1614 and 1618 or so, potential colonists were much more attracted to the West Indies and Bermuda than they were Virginia.
Village of Jamestown, on the James River, Virginia, c1615
By 1618, the Virginia Company was forced to change course again. The Company had not solved the problem of profitability, nor that of settlers' morale. Sir Edwin Sandys became Company Treasurer and embarked on a series of reforms. He believed that the manufacturing enterprises the Company had begun were failing due to want of manpower. He embarked on a policy of granting sub-patents to land, which encouraged groups and wealthier individuals to go to Virginia. He sought to reward investors and so distributed 100 acres of land to each adventurer. He also distributed 50 acres to each person who paid his or her own way and 50 acres more for each additional person they brought along. This was known as the Virginia headright system.
With the experiments of John Rolfe, the colony finally discovered a staple product, tobacco. The colonists wanted to plant tobacco because it was a cash crop, even though the King opposed the use of the weed. But the Company constantly discouraged the cultivation of tobacco because its production seduced the colonists away from planting corn. The colony also continued to face the problem of lack of laborers and inability to feed itself. Indian relations, which seemed quiet for a time, finally spelled the end to the Virginia Company. In 1622, Indians rose up and massacred a large number of Virginia colonists. This led to an inquiry into Company affairs and finally the revocation of its charter.
What motivated Peter's emigration? A family tradition that can be traced back to at least 1730 has it that Pete was "rather wild" and that he ran away from home, selling his labor for the passage. The story goes on to say that, once in America, his master caught Peter reading one of his Latin texts and straight-away made Peter a school teacher for his children. If so, then he would have been one of the first teachers in the colony. However, as many did, he later became a planter.
Where Peter went, or what he did for the first two years after his arrival, no record has been found to say. In March 1622 the Indians had risen and killed 347 of the Virginia colonists; strife with the Indians, and the resultant dislocations, would continue for some time. Peter's name does not appear in the list of the "Living and Dead in Virginia," taken on 16 February 1623.
"On the muster roll of the inhabitants of Virginia, taken on Feb. 4, 1624," Peter was "on the muster roll of "Capt. Samuell Mathews plantation, James cityy. Va." as "Peter Montecue, age 21 years, came on the 'Charles' in 1621." . . . The pedigree preserved in the Heralds' College, London, places his [Peter's] name as the next older brother of Richard . . . Against his name on this pedigree in the Heralds' College was written, "was in America 1634."" - from "History and Genealogy of the Montague Family of America" by George W. Montague. Samuel Mathews would be Governor of the Colony in 1656.
Peter probably married three times with his last wife being Cicely. Tradition says she was a daughter of Governor Mathews. That would not be unusual if Peter had been employed as a teacher for Mathews' children.
The State Land Registry Office of Virginia at Richmond had these entries,
"Peter Montague was granted, Aug. 22, 1637, 150 acres of Land in the upper county of New Norfolk." - from Book 1, p. 463Peter probably received this patent in consideration for having induced three persons to emigrate to Virginia. This land was located at the juncture of the Elizabeth River and Oystershell Necke creek - however, I haven't been able to identify this creek in modern Virginia. The upper county of New Norfolk consisted of what was later called Nansemond County. This is downriver from Jamestown, on the southern shore, towards present-day Norfolk. The present Norfolk and Princess Anne counties were called Lower Norfolk until 1691. Nansemond county was consolidated into the city of Suffolk in 1974.
"Feb. 25, 1638, in the same county, 50 acres." - from Book 1, p. 610This was in the Lower Parish of what is now Isle of Wight County, on the west side of Tapsters Creek, alias Long Ponds. Isle of Wight county is on the other side of the James river from Jamestown.
"Dec. 18, 1645, in the same county, 150 acres." - from Book 2, p. 73
"Nov. 3, 1647, 100 acres, County Nansemond." - from Book 2, p. 130This brought his total land holdings to 450 acres. This latter property was, after several sales, acquired by John Camble [Campbell?] on 29 Apr 1693.
"Peter Montegue, headright, re patent by William Ewan, Merchant, of 1400 acres in James City County 8 Jul 1648."
Peter was a representative to the House of Burgesses for the County of Nansemond in 1652.
Then, on 4 December 1652, Peter acquired 200 acres in Middlesex County from George Ludlow Esqr. This was an area to the north of Jamestown, on the south bank of the Rappahannock river. Lancaster county is across the river, though at the time I think Lancaster county was considered to cover both sides of the river.
Sometime before 1654 Peter moved his family to Lancaster county and made a home on the north bank of the Rappahannock river, probably not far from the present county seat of Lancaster. The family would live there for many generations to come. Peter probably had a wharf at the water's edge on his property where sea-going ships could load tobacco.
A county located in the Northern Neck in the Commonwealth of Virginia, near the mouth of the Rappahannock river. Middlesex county is on the other side of the river. The county seat is Lancaster.
Peter was the Commissioner for Lancaster county in 1656 and was a representative for the county in the House of Burgesses from 1657 to 1658. At some point he was also a Justice of the Peace, a post that a man of prominence would be expected to take.
Mr. Peter Montague patented 200 acres adjoining land of Oliver Segar on the south side of the Rappahannock River at the mouth of Sandy Point Creek running to the land of Mr. George Ludlow now in possession of said Montague. 16 Jan 1658. Four persons transpoted [Recall that under the VA headright system, you received 50 acres for each person you transported, so 4 x 50 = 200 acres]. "Note: This patent hath a mistake in the recordinge which is rectified & recorded againe in folio 249. Thomas Brereton, C. Ct." Same date and virtually the same entry stating Lancaster [Middlesex] County. Land next to Randall Chamley and Oliver Segar. Recall that Middlesex County was formed in 1673 from old Lancaster County, i.e. the portion of old Lancaster on the south side of the Rappahannock River.
Cicely died in 1654 and Peter followed on 25 May 1658 . He was buried on the north bank of the Rappahannock, near his home in Lancaster county. His tombstone was standing as late as 1849, but much defaced by the hand of time. Peter's children were,
(18) Ann Montague (1630), who married John Jadwin
(18) Eleanor Montague (1632), who married William Thompson
(18) Peter Montague (1634)
(18) William Montague (1635)
(18) Elizabeth Montague (1636)
(18) Margaret Montague (1640)
Peter was born in about 1634 in Nansemond County, Virginia. He married (1) Elizabeth Morris, (2) Mary Minor, and (3) Mary Doodes in November 1665. The latter was born in 1642. Note that Mary Minor and Mary Doodes were probably the same person, the daughter of Maindort Doodes and Mary Geret, see below.
Peter Montague purchased 200 acres from Minor Doodes of Lancaster [Middlesex], mariner with consent of Mary Doodes on [20?] Nov 1665. Lancaster County. Recorded 1 Dec 1665. Montague of Lancaster, planter, then leased this land back to Minor Doodes sea captain for 54 years. 20 Nov 1665. Note--Maindort Doodes was a Dutch sea captain who, when he was naturalized, anglicized his and his wife's name to Doodes Minor and Mary Minor.
1701--Peter Montague, the son of Peter Montague deceased, patented 1,000 acres Middlesex County upon Rappahannock River beginning on the south side of the mouth of Sandy Point Creek. This land adjoined 200 acres late of Randall Camblett on south side of the mouth of Pins Creek and below land of James Arrock. Granted George Ludlow Esqr., 22 May 1651, assigned and acknowledged before the Grand Assembly to said Peter, deceased, 4 Dec 1652, and recorded in the Book of Deeds of the Gen. Court No. 24 &c. now renewed by order. See above for the original purchase by Peter Montague Sr.
Peter died in 1702 on Montague Island in Middlesex county [or 2 Dec 1695]. Montague island is a bit of land that juts out into the Rappahannock river. It is not really an island, separated as it is from the mainland only by a marsh. On it is the second oldest Montague home standing in America, built circa late 1700s by Col Philip Montague. It is officially on the books as dating from 1810. The last Montague property was sold at the death of William Latane Montague, in about 1838 - from "House of Montague." Peter's children were,
(19) Mary Montague (1665), who married Johnson, Thomas Paine, Colonel Joseph Ball
(19) Peter Montague (1666)
(19) William Montague (1670)
(19) John Montague (1682)
He was born in about 1666 in Middlesex county, Virginia. "A grand-son of Peter Montague was granted Oct. 24 1702, 1000 acres in Middlesex County." - from "History and Genealogy of the Montague Family in America" by Geore W. Montague. He married Elizabeth Morris. She was born in about 1670 in Middlesex county, Virginia, the daughter of the Reverend Thomas Morris. Peter died in January 1702 [or 1693]. Peter's children were,
(20) Thomas Montague (1694)
(20) Peter Montague (1696)
He was born in 1694 in Middlesex county, Virginia. He first married Grace Nicholson on 21 December 1716 . She was born in about 1699 and died on 20 March 1726. Second he married Penelopy Warwick on 31 August 1727. Thomas died in 1756 in Middlesex Virginia. His children were,
(21) Peter Montague (1718)
(21) Thomas Montague (1719)
(21) John Montague (1721)
(21) Clement Montague (1723)
(21) Colonel Philip Montague (1736) ??
Born on 28 March 1718. He married Anthorit [?]. He died on 27 December 1745 in Orange, Virginia. His children were,
(22) Sarah Montague (1739), who married John Stevens
(22) Elizabeth Montague (1744), who married James Daniel
He was born on 20 February 1719 in Middlesex county, Virginia. He married Jane Daniel in 1753. She was born on 17 August 1733, the daughter of Charles Daniel. Thomas died in June 1778. Jane died in 1812. Their children were,
(22) Catherine Montague, who married Lawrence Smith
(22) Jane Montague, who married a Netherland
(22) Thomas Montague (1754)
(22) John Montague (1755)
(22) Rice Daniel Montague (1756)
(22) Peter Montague (1758)
(22) Mickelborough Montague (1766)
(22) William Montague (1776)
He was born in 1754. He married Sarah Brown. Their children were,
(23) Mary Montague, who married Colonel James Isbell
(23) Elizabeth Montague, who married Jesse Carter
(23) Nancy Montague, who married Hull Hill
(23) Sarah Montague, who married a Palmer
He was born in 1755. He married Rebecca Brown on 7 January 1774 in Spottsylvania county, Virginia. He died on 20 September 1831 in Abbeville county, South Carolina. Their children were
(23) Nancy Montague (1774), who married Major Henry Walthall Watkins
(23) Thomas Montague (1776)
(23) Sallie Montague (1778)
(23) Susannah Custis Montague (1781), who married William Raiford
(23) Charlotte Montague (1783), who married Charles Moseley and Carr McGhee
(23) John Nicolesson Montague (1785)
(23) Mary Montague (1788), who married Richard Hughes Moseley
(23) Philip Montague (1790)
(23) Captain William Latane Montague (1792)
(23) Henry Brown Montague (1795)
(23) Jane Daniel Montague (1798), who married John Hopkins Power
He was born on 13 August 1795. He married Mary Anne Moody, the daughter of Captain John Moody, on 3 December 1816 at Richmond, Virignia. He died on 4 April 1855 in Baltimore, Maryland. Mary died on 24 June 1882 in Richmond. Their children were,
(24) Robert Montague
(24) Elizabeth Montague (1820)
(24) John Henry Montague (1822)
(24) William Latane Montague (1824)
(24) Douglas Montague (1826)
(24) General Charles Price Montague (1828)
(24) Henry B. Montague (1830)
(24) Dibrell P. Montague (1832)
(24) Kate B. Montague
(24) Mary Anne Montague (1836)
(24) Lieutenant Walter Powhatan Montague (1841)
He was born on 20 August 1824 in Buckingham county, Virginia. A merchant, and sometimes stockbroker, of Baltimore and New York. He married Sallie Howard Love on 25 February 1858. Sally died on 22 April 1876 in New York City. William's second wife was Mary E. Hazlett of Talbot county, Maryland. William died in 1909. His children were,
(25) Frank Howard Montague (1860)
(25) Mary Montague (1862)
(25) Bessie Love Montague (1864)
(25) William Latane Montague Jr. (1866)
(25) Alice M. Montague (1869)
She was born on 30 November 1869. She married Teakle Wallis Warfield, the son of Henry Matier Warfield and Anna Emery, on 15 November 1895 [or 1896]. He died of tuberculosis on 15 November 1896 [or 1897]. She later married John Freeman Rasin, and then Charles Gordon Allen. Her only child was Bessie Wallis.(26) Bessie Wallis Warfield (1896)
She was born Bessie Wallis Warfield on 19 June 1896 in Square Cottage at the Monterey Inn in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania. She was the only child of Teackle Wallis Warfield and Alice Montague. She was named in honor of her father and her mother's sister, Mrs Bessie Buchanan Merryman, and was generally known as Wallis. Her father died of tuberculosis on shortly after her birth and for her first few years she was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, dependent upon the charity of a wealthy uncle, Solomon Warfield. In 1901, her aunt Bessie Merryman was widowed and Alice and Wallis moved into her large and comfortable house. Between 1912 and 1914 Solomon Warfield paid for Wallis to attend Oldfields School, the most expensive girls' school in Maryland.
In May 1916 Wallis met Earl Winfield Spencer, Jr., a U.S. Navy pilot, at Pensacola, Florida, while visiting her cousin. On 8 November 1916 the couple married. After the United States entered World War I in 1917, Spencer was posted to San Diego as the first commanding officer of a training base on North Island, in San Diego Bay. This is generally accepted as the official beginning of Naval Air Station North Island. The facility was completely undeveloped at this time, the island being little more then acres of flat scrub, though perfect for the aircrft of the time. The couple remained there until 1920, living in the adjacent community of Coronado. In 1921 the couple was posted to Washington, D.C. They were separated in 1923, when Spencer was posted to the Far East as commander of the Pampanga, Wallis remained behind. In January 1924 she visited Paris with her recently widowed cousin Corinne Mustin, before sailing to the Far East. The couple divorced on 10 December 1927.
By the time her marriage to Spencer was dissolved, Wallis was already involved with Ernest Aldrich Simpson, a shipping executive and former captain in the Coldstream Guards. He divorced his first wife to marry Wallis Spencer on 21 July 1928 in Chelsea, London. The Simpsons temporarily set up home in a furnished house in Mayfair. In 1929, Wallis sailed back to the United States to visit her sick mother, who died on 2 November 1929. Wallis returned to England and the Simpsons moved into a larger flat.
She married Edward VIII, then Duke of Windsor, in 1937. The rest of her story is too well known to repeat here. The Duchess died on 24 April 1986 in Paris and was buried at Frogmore, Windsor.(22) Rice Daniel Montague (1756)
(22) Peter Montague (1758)
(22) Mickelborough Montague (1766)
(22) William Montague (1776)
(21) John Montague (1721)
Born on 23 November 1721.(21) Clement Montague (1723)
Born 29 December 1723 in Christchurch. Married Ann Bartlet on 1 Noveber 1746. She was born on 6 September 1737 in Spotslvania county, Virginia. At the age of 70, Clement married Widow Hannah Lewis on 22 September 1791. He died on 28 October 1791 in St. George parish, Spotslyvania county, Virginia.(22) Clement Montague (1761)
Born circa 1761 and died in 1813 in Barren county, Kentucky. Married Sarah Pemberton on 13 July 1789. She was born on 17 March 1772 in Spotsylvania county. Clement appears to have died before 1820 when Sarah was known as Sarah Davis.(23) John B. Montague (1790)
Was born after 1790. He died between 1864 and 1865 in home of sister Elizabeth.(23) Clement Montague (1746)
Born on 13 April 1736. He died in 1810. Married Francis Montague, a cousin, the daughter of Abraham Montague and Charlotte Latane, on 3 May 1763. May be brother of Col James Montague, above. Middlesex County, to-wit: Philip Montague, one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the Said County (1771).(22) Thomas Major Montague (1766)
Born in 1766 in Rappahannock, Middlesex county. Died in December 1799. First married Catherine Vass, the daughter of Henry Vass, on 22 December 1787. Thomas married secondly Ann Healy on 2 January 1795. Thomas and Catherine (Vass) Montague had sons Philip and Henry.(23) Thomas Healy Montague (1796)
Baptist clergyman.(24) Howard Williams Montague
Mercer college president, was born in Essex county, Virginia, September 27, 1854, son of Howard Williams and Mildred Columbia (Broaddus) Montague and a descendant of Peter Montague, who came from Bovenry, Buckinghamshire, England, to Virginia in 1621 and married Cicely, daughter of Governor Mathews of the Virginia colony.
His father and both his paternal and maternal grandfathers, Philip Montague and Andrew Broaddus, were distinguished Baptist clergymen. He was graduated at the University of Virginia in 1875 and in the same year went to Columbian College (now George Washington University), Washington, D.C., as an instructor in Latin and graduate student, obtaining the degrees of A.M. in 1879 and a Ph.D. in 1888. While in Washington he tutored in Latin the two sons of President Garfield, James R. and Harry A. Garfield. He was made professor of Latin at Columbian College in 1879 and became dean of the college in 1895. Two years later he was called to the presidency of Furman University, South Carolina, remaining there for five years. During his administration he was instrumental in erecting a new dormitory, Montague hall, named in honor of his mother, and the Judson Alumni hall was constructed. He also established the Furman fitting school, housed in its own building, in 1900, secured the abolition of co-education, emphasized the teaching of pedagogy, added to the endowment funds of the university and brought about a marked increase in administrative efficiency. Resigning the position in 1902 he spent ten fruitful years as president of Howard College, Birmingham, Alabama. Among the chief accomplishments of his administration there were the building of Renfroe hall and Montague hall (named in honor of his first wife), the raising of the curriculum to the fourteen "Carnegie units" standard, an increase of 75 percent in the student enrollment, the raising of a $100,000 endowment (the first the college had) and the popularizing of the college and denominational education in general by public speeches and through the press of the state.
During 1912-19 he was president of Columbia College, Lake City, Florida, and from there went to Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, as professor of Latin and public speaking, also becoming dean in 1923, vice-president in 1924, (the office being especially created for him), and acting president in 1927, holding the last position until June 1928.
As a Latin scholar and classicist Montague had few equals in the South and he was editor of "Selected Letters of Cicero" (1890) and "Selected Letters of Pliny" (1893). Richmond College awarded him a LL.D. degree in 1896. He was a member of the American Philological Association, American Anthropological Society, Florida Educational Association (president, 1915) and the Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C. While in Birmingham, Alabama, he was licensed to preach in the Baptist Church. Montague possessed indomitable energy and enthusiasm and strong personal magnetism and his distinctive qualities of courtesy, patience, gentleness and loyalty, his cultivated mind, chivalrous nature, and high ideals left their mark upon all who came under his influence.
He was married twice: (1) in Richmond, Virginia, November 3, 1881, to May, daughter of Judge Joseph Christian, of that city; she died in 1906, leaving two children: Maude, wife of Col. Meyrich Benjamin Hawkins, and Howard Christian Montague; (2) in Birmingham, Alabama, May 8, 1907, to Florence, daughter of Henry Wood, of that city. He died at Panama City, Florida, December 3, 1928.(22) Rev Philip Montague (1776)
Born on 18 June 1776. He died on 9 March 1857 in Fountain Run, Essex county, Virginia.(22) William Latane Montague (1781)
Born on 27 November 1781 in Rappahannock, Middlesex county. He died in 1839.(20) Peter Montague (1696)
He was born in 1696. He moved from Middlesex county to Spottsylvania county in 1730. The county was divided and he thus became the first settler in Orange county, Virginia.
He married Elizabeth Merry, the daughter of Samuel Merry, in 1728.
One of the more unusual punishments imposed by the Orange county Court was handed down on Thursday, January 23, 1745. Having found Eve, a Negro slave of Peter Montague, guilty of murdering her master by placing poison in the milk she served him, the court ordered: "Therefore it is considered by the court that the said Eve be drawn upon a hurdle to the place of execution and there to be burnt." The sentence was carried out.
Peter died in 1744, murdered I presume by his slave, Eve. His children were,
(21) Thomas Montague (1728)
(21) Peter Montague (1732)
(21) William Montague (1734)
(21) John Merry Montague (1736)
(21) Mary Ann Montague (1738)
(21) Catherine Montague (1740)
He was born on 28 October 1728 and died on 30 March 1730.(21) Peter Montague (1732)
He was born in 1732 in Orange county, Virginia. Peter Montague was one of the members serving on the first grand jury of the reconstituted County of Orange on 24 May 1750. He married Elizabeth Henderson. He died in 1820. His children were,
(22) Andrew Montague (1762)
He was born on 20 August 1762 in Fredicksburg, Spotsylvania county, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Darnell in 1785. He died on 26 September 1845 in Orange county, Virginia.(23) William Andrew Montague (1787)
Born 14 March 1787.(23) John Montague (1789)
Born on 14 Auguust 1789 and died on 11 May 1851. Married Nancy Grady.(23) Thomas Montague (1792)
Born on 16 April 1792 and died on 18 October 1876. He married first Elizabeth Karson. Second he married Sally Hunt Karson (?).(23) James Montague (1794)
Born on 20 October 1794.(23) David Montague (1800)
Born on 25 February 1800. He married Nancy Herndon.(24) Fielding Montague (1820)
Born on 4 June 1820. He married Elizabeth Baker.(25) James W. Montague
Born on 3 July 1831 and died on 30 December 1908. He married Olive Cooper on 24 May 1857.(22) John Montague (1777)
Born in 1777 and died on 16 April 1849. He married Pauline Grady.(21) William Montague (1734)
Married Nancy Humphries.(19) William Montague (1670)
Born about 1670/4 and lived in Middlesex county. William married Lettice Ledford Weeks on 3 January 1703 (or 1698) in Virginia. He died on 7 December 1713 in Middlesex.Children: Abraham, William.
The following comes from Annette Markward.
Hello Steve,(20) Abraham Montague (1701)
Came across your Hissem-Montague site. Superb! I'm writing as I have been working on my husband's line of WHITE, who stem back to Christ Church, Middlesex at the same time as your MONTAGUES. I want to mention the connection of these 2 families.
Your (19) WILLIAM MONTAGUE (1670) and LETTICE (WEEKS) also had a daughter:ELIZABETH MONTAGUE, b.abt.1699, Middlesex, d.1740, Middlesex. On Oct.24, 1717 in Christ Church m: JOHN PACE, Jr., b.abt.1696, d.1734, Christ Church, a tobacco planter and slave holder (son of John Pace, Sr., (d.1720, Christ Church) and Elizabeth (?)(d.1717, Christ Church). The Pace family another of the early Christ Church families). They had ch:After JOHN PACE, Jr., died,
WILLIAM PACE, b.abt.1724, Middlesex;
JOHN PACE, b.abt.1726, VA;
MARY PACE, bap'd.9/21/1731, Christ Church;
ABRAHAM PACE, bap'd.7/25/1733, Christ Church.ELIZABETH (MONTAGUE) PACE, on 9/15/1735 in Christ Church married JOHN WHITE, b.1696, Christ Church (son of JOHN & MARY (ELLIOT? ELBERT?) WHITE of New Kent and Spotsylvania Ctys;This is as far back as I have gone so far). John a plantation /slave holder, they resided in Christ Church Middlesex Cty. where at least three of Elizabeth's younger children by Pace were raised by her and John; they also had the following children together:JOHN WHITE, b.1735, VA;It is through this Elizabeth (Montague)(Pace) and John White, and their son, Joseph and Elizabeth (Hurt), from which my husband's line stems. The majority of this info comes from the Parish Register, Christ Church, Middlesex, which I'm sure you have utilized. Just wanted to bring this to your attention. Though I try to stay focused on the Joseph and Betsy (Hurt) White lines, and can answer questions you might have, I continue to root around other lines for further clues. I'd look forward to hearing from you anytime. --Annette Markward, Austin, TX
JOSEPH WHITE, b.7/18/1736, bap'd.8/22/1736, Christ Church, d.1802, Nottway, Middlesex, VA. In 1755, Amelia Cty., VA married ELIZABETH "Betsy" (HURT);
FRANCES WHITE, b.abt.1742, VA. (Elizabeth and John White resided near the Moses Hurt, Jr., family who daughter Elizabeth married their son Joseph, described just above)
Born on 28 September 1701 in Middlesex county and died in 1740 in Essex county at the age of 39. Married Charlotte Latane in Essex county. She died after 1747 in Essex county. Their female children were Martha, Catherine and Frances. Frances married Colonel Philip Montague, her cousin.
In 1771 Abraham Montague signed a petition to free a Baptist preacher who was imprisoned for preaching the Bible in violation of Church of England teachings.
"William Montague of Middlesex Co. VA had sons William and Abraham. Abraham Montague, mentioned above, married Charlotte Latane d/o Lewis Latane, an early minister of South Farnham parish, Essex Co. VA. He lived at the glebe in lower Essex which was part of a 500 acre tract that descended to Anne Sharpe d/o John and Judith under the terms of the will of John Penn(e) who died in 1677." Male children included:(21) Abraham Montague (1729)
Born in 1728 in Essex county. He died in 1778 in Essex county. He married Elizabeth Corrie.(21) Latane Montague (1731)
Born in 1731 and died in October 1811 in Granville, NC. He married Catherine Young.(22) William Latane Montague (1781)
William Latane Montague has been cited as a son of Colonel Philip Montague, but it makes more sense to me that he should be here, as a son of Latane Montague.(21) Lewis Montague (1725)
Born in 1725 in Middlesex [Essex?] county. He married Bettie Daniel in 1746. She was born in 1725.(22) Lewis Montague (1759)
Born in 1759 in Middlesex county. He married Catherine Brooke in 1782. She was born in 1761.(23) Lewis Brook Montague (1793)
Born on 10 March 1793 in Middlesex county. He married Catherine Street Jesse on 14 June 1818 at Ellaslee, Middlesex county. He died on 13 June 1868 at Inglewood.(24) Robert Latane Montague (1818)
Born on 23 May 1819 in Middlesex county. Died on 2 March 1880 in Inglewood, Virginia. He married Cordelia Gay Eubank on 14 December 1852. President of the Virginia Secession Convention, Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia 1860-1864, Confederate Congress Representative. Fleetwood Academy; law degree from College of William and Mary, 1842.
Acquired a large plantation near Saluda, VA, and there built his home, named Inglewood. Campaigned throughout Virginia for election of president Polk, 1844; in Virginia legislature (House of Delagates) as Democrat, 1850-1852; presidential elector, 1853 and 1857; commonwealth attorney of Middlesex county, 1852; Lieutenant-Governor of Virginia, 1860; President of Virginia Secession Convention, 1861; On executive council organizing Virginia's Confederate troops and appointing officers; Virginia representative to Confederate Congress, 1863-1865;
Virginia state delegate for Middlesex county, 1873 (for the Conservative Party); judge of eighth Judicial District of Virginia, 1875-1880 (until his death).(25) Andrew Jackson Montague (1862)
Born on 3 October 1862 in Mount Prospect, Essex county, Virginia. Home-schooled. He later graduated from Richmond (Va.) College in 1882 and from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1885 with an LL.B.
A loyal Democrat and distinguished orator, he was appointed by President Cleveland as U.S. district attorney for western Virginia from 1893 to 1897. He was Attorney General of Virginia from 1898 to 1902. He believed in the Democratic political machine headed by railroad lobbyist Thomas Martin was corrupt. He ran as an Independent for Governor and won. A Progressive, he was Governor of Virginia from 1902 to 1906. As Attorney General participated in writing a new Virginian constitution. He proclaimed the new constitution the first year he was governor and called the general assembly to make the statute laws conform to the new constitution. A progressive of the times, he pressed for regulation of companies and railroads, prison reform, highway improvements, and for direct primaries and direct election of Senators. Direct elections were seen as the means of eliminating the corrupting influence of lobbyists on political `machines' that then delivered the vote. He led a campaign in 1905 to institute public schools.
He ran against Martin for the U.S. Senate in 1906 and was defeated by the Martin machine. Afterwards, he was the U.S. delegate to Pan-American Conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1906 and to the Third International Conference on Maritime Law in Brussels, which lasted from 1909 to 1910. He led the Virginia faction supporting Woodrow Wilson at the Democratic National Convention, 1912.
He was finally elected to Congress in 1912, representing the 63 district of Virginia, and served for 12 terms, until his death in 1937. Served on the judiciary committee for much of his service in the House; played a large role in creating the Federal Trade Commission and the National Bankruptcy Act; conducted an impeachment against a U.S. district court judge; obtained a Federal Reserve Bank for Richmond, the Seven Days Battlefield park, and the National Monuments at Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Jamestown. He was a strong opponent of Prohibition, but voted for the Amendment.
He was president of the American Society for Judicial Settlement of International Disputes from 1920 to 1924, an executive in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, president of the American Peace Society, from 1920 to 1924, on the executive committee of the American Institute of Law and served for 3 years as Dean of University of Richmond law school. He wrote "The Life of John Marshall, Secretary of State." Montague was also president of the American Peace Society from 1920 to 1924. Oddly in light of this, his daughter Gay sponsored the launching of the USS VIRGINIA, BB-13, in 1904.
He died in 1937.(25) Robert Lynch Montague (1864)
Born on 4 September 1864 in Mount Prospect.(24) John Adolphus Montague (1821)
Born on 12 June 1821 in Middlesex county. He died on 3 March 1862 in Inglewood, Virginia.(24) Andrew Jackson Montague (1822)
Born on 4 July 1822 in Richmond, Virginia. He died in July 1862 in Richmond.(24) William Julius Montague (1824)
Born on 8 July 1824 in Middlesex county. He died on 26 July 1846 in Matamoras, Mexico.(24) Lewis Brooke Montague (1837)
Born on 17 September 1837 in Middlesex county. He died in Atlantic city, Norfolk county, Viriginia.(24) Thomas Jesse Montague (1826)
Born on 14 December 1826 in Middlesex county. He died on 15 May 1829.(24) Colonel Edgar Burwell Montague (1832)
Born on 2 August 1832 in Essex county, Virginia. He died on 21 February 1885 in Aftron, King & Queen county, Virginia. He is buried at Inglewood, in Middlesex county. He married Virginia Eubank on 28 October 1858 in Nesting, Middlesex county. A sister of his brother's wife, above?
Commandig the 32nd Virginia Artillery (or Infantry?) Regiment, of BGen Paul J. Semmes Brigade, MGen Lafayette McLaws Division, MGen James Longstreet right wing of the Army of Northern Virginia. He fought at Antietam, Fredricksburg, Sharpsburg, etc.
His sons were,(25) Fairfax Eubank Montague (1861)
Born in 1728 and died in 1778 in Essex county. He married Elizabeth Corrie.(21) Latane Montague (1731)
Born in Essex county in about 1731. He died in about 1813 in Granville county, North Carolina. He married Catherine Young in Essex county in about 1754. She died about 1815 in Maurey county, Tennessee.(22) William Montague (1760)
Born in Granville county in 1760. He married Mary Ann "Polly" Owen.(23) Thomas E. Montague (1795)
Born on 18 December 1795 in Granville county, North Carolina. He died on 1 February 1860. He married first Diana Carr and then Mary Webb Owen. His sons were,(24) William Henry Montague (a1839)
Born on 13 December 1798 at Granville county, North Carolina. He married Clarissa Jones in on 7 January 1819 in Maury county, Tennessee. She was born on 26 May 1797. His sons were,(24) William James Montague (1828)
Born on 23 February 1801 in Granville county. Died in 1867 in Wayne county, Tennessee. He married first Nancy Johnson and then Mary Ann Owen (sister of Owen above?).(23) John Montague (1805)
Born on 6 October 1805 in Breckenridge, Kentucky. He died on 23 August 1881. He married Nancy Elliot on 16 November 1826 in Wayne county, Tennessee.(20) Abraham Montague (1701)
Born on 28 September 1701 in Christ Church, Middlesex county. He married Charlotte Latane in 1723. He died in July 1770 in Essex county.(21) Francis Montague
She married Colonel Philip Montague, her cousin.(20) William Montague (1706)
Gentleman. Born about 1706. "Son William (b.c. 1706) married 1728 Jane, last name unknown. After the death of her first husband, Jane married secondly Vincent Vass. By her first husband, Jane had son Col. James Montague (b. 18 Feb 1741) who m. 1760 Mary Elizabeth Chinn. Their daughter, Jane Montague (b.c. 1767) m. 27 Feb 1782 Harry Beverley Yates." Died 2 July 1754. His estate, including a number of slaves, came to 1806 pounds (his slaves were his chief asset, valued at between 20 and 50 pounds each). Lewis Montague is listed as a witness and John Montague as executor. Appears to have been living principally at Urbanna, on the Rappahanock river.(21) Colonel James Montague (1741)
Born on 18 February 1741, he died on 28 January 1782. He married Mary Elizabeth Chinn. Colonel, Virginia Militia, 1779-1781. At his death he had 22 slaves. The value of his estate was 1782 pounds. John Montague executor. Phil Montague was a witness. Middlesx, ss: James Montague one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the said County (1771).(19) John Montague (1682)
Born on 21 May 1682 in , Middlesex, VA. He was christened on 21 May 1682 in Christ Church, Middlesex, VA. He died on 6 Mar 1733 in Essex.(18) William Montague (1635)
He was born in 1635 in Nansemond county, Viriginia. He died on 7 December 1713 on Montague Island, in Middlesex county.
1700--William Montague was granted 170 acres in Middlesex County which were granted to Mr. Richard Parrott Sr. 20 Apr 1685, deserted and now granted by order to said Montague etc. Four persons imported.
His children were,
(19) William Montague Jr. (1673)
(19) Thomas Montague (1675)
"William Montague, Jr. was granted May 24, 1701, 250 acres in Essex County." - from "History and Genealogy of the Montague Family in America" by George W. Montague.(20) William Montague III (1707)
He married Hannah Ball on 16 October 1727. His children were Captain William Montague IV (1728) and Thomas (1730).(19) Thomas Montague (1675)