Robert Montagu ca.1710-1762

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Robert MONTAGU ca.1710-1762 3rd Duke of Manchester

Biographical Note

Son of Charles Montagu, 1st Duke of Manchester and Dodington (Greville). MP for Huntingdonshire 1734-9. Vice-chamberlain to Queen Caroline 1735-7; Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire 1739-62; Lord of the bedchamber 1739-61. Succeeded his brother William as 3rd Duke of Manchester in 1739. Married Harriet Dunch.


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.

He used engraved armorial bookplates: Franks 20873 (‘Earl of Manchester Viscount Mandevile and Baron Kimbolton’; a reworking of his father’s plate 20872); 20874 (‘Duke and Earl of Manchester, Viscount Mandevile and Baron Kimbolton’; a modern impression of 20873). Example: Bodleian Library, Arch.B.c.8.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.
  • History of Parliament