Piers de Montfort

( - before 4 March 1286/87)
     Piers de Montfort was the son of Sir Piers de Montfort Lord of Beaudesert and Alice de Audley.
     Piers de Montfort married Maud de la Mare, daughter of Henry de la Mare, circa 1260.
     Piers died before 4 March 1286/87. Sir Peter de Montfort and his wife, Alice de Audley, are the parents of the younger Sir Peter de Montfort (died 1287), whose wife, Maud de la Mare, has been the subject of other recent posts.

Child of Piers de Montfort and Maud de la Mare

Sir Piers de Montfort

( - before 21 November 1216)
     Sir Piers de Montfort was born. The Piers are muddled, needs more work. He was the son of Thurstan Montfort and (?) de Cantelou.
     Piers died before 21 November 1216.
     Piers wrote to Walter de Merton, Chancellor 1261-63, about the business of (Walter de Cauntelo) Lord (Bishop) of Worcester, "avunculi nostri".

Child of Sir Piers de Montfort

Sir Piers de Montfort Lord of Beaudesert

(after 1210 - 4 August 1265)
     Sir Piers de Montfort Lord of Beaudesert was born after 1210. He was a minor at his father's death in 1216 and still under age in 1231. He was the son of Sir Piers de Montfort.
     His wardship and marriage were granted by King John to William de Cauntelo. During his minority he had grants of markets at Henley and Beaudesert.
     Sir Piers de Montfort Lord of Beaudesert married Alice de Audley circa 1228. He married in or before 1228 Alice, daughter of Henry de Audley ...
Alice survived him." The source cited in Complete Peerage for Alice de Audley having survived her husband is a Close Rolls item dated 50 Henry III (1265/6). That Alice de Montfort lived after this date is proved by several records found in the published rolls of Richard Gravesend, Bishop of Lincoln. These items show that Lady Alice de Montfort presented to the church of Ridlington, Rutland in 1266/7; to the church of Preston, Rutland in 1276/7; and and to church of Martinsthorp [Thorp Martin], Rutland in 1276/7 [see F.N. Davis, ed., Rotuli Ricardi Gravesend Episcopi Lincolniensis, A.D. 1258-1279 (Lincoln Rec. Soc. 20) (1925): 108, 130].
     Piers died on 4 August 1265 in Evesham, Worcestershire. At the battle of Evesham, where his sons were taken prisoner.

Child of Sir Piers de Montfort Lord of Beaudesert and Alice de Audley

Children of Sir Piers de Montfort Lord of Beaudesert

Robert de Montfort

     Robert de Montfort was the son of Sir Piers de Montfort Lord of Beaudesert.

William de Montfort

     William de Montfort was the son of Thurstan Montfort and (?) de Cantelou.

Augusta Georgina Montfort

(5 October 1813 - 30 December 1911)
     Augusta Georgina Montfort was born on 5 October 1813 in Athboy, Meath, Ireland. She was the fourth daughter of Harman Montfort (1785-1831) and Georgina Augusta Little (1791-1854) who married in 1807 and had at least 10 children of whom some died young. She was christened on 10 October 1813 in Athboy.
     Augusta Georgina Montfort married Gustavus Drake Handcock, son of Rev Thomas Handcock MA and Olivia Potts, on 12 August 1841 in Athboy, Meath.
     Augusta's death was registered in the quarter ending on 30 December 1911 in Wexford RD, Wexford, Ireland.
     Henry & Ann Montfort wrote: They lived at Clondelever, near Mullingar but her grandfather, Henry Montfort (1741-1817) had leased a property called Frayne Castle, near Athboy, County Meath.

Children of Augusta Georgina Montfort and Gustavus Drake Handcock

Thurstan Montfort

(circa 1184 - between July 1216 and 21 November 1216)
     John Ravilious wrote: Certainly there is other evidence of a close relationship between the Montforts of Beaudesert and the Cantelou family; some of which does not immediately lend itself to assuming a marital or blood relationship, including the acquisition of the wardship of young Piers de Montfort by William de Cantelou following his father's death before 21 Nov. 1216. However, the long-term relationship between the family members, dating throught the turbulent period of the 1260's down to the Battle of Evesham in 1265, bears all the hallmarks of a familial relationship which the above statement by Piers de Montfort appears to finally resolve.
The existence of this relationship, while not identified in othercontemporaneous records to date, is supported by the writings of Adam Marsh in the 1250's. Margaret Howell wrote, concerning the aftermath of the June 1252 trial of Simon de Montfort, ' According to Adam Marsh, the three men on whose support Montfort could rely unfailingly were Peter de Montfort (not a relative), Walter Cantilupe bishop of Worcester, and Peter of Savoy. Peter de Montfort and Cantilupe were closely tied into Simon's affinity.... ' [1]
Given the birth range for Thurstan de Montfort (ca. 1184, as he was a minor on his father's death ca. 1199, with King John taking his homage in 1205 - with the proviso he demise his lands temporarily to William de Cantelou ! CP Vol. IX, p. 130-131) and his son Piers (after Oct. 1210), it is clear that Thurstan's wife was a sister of William de Cantelou 'the younger' and Walter de Cantelou, and not a niece. Walter de Cantelou was then uncle ['avunculus'] to Piers de Montfort, and not a great-uncle as might otherwise be theorised.
Ravilious outlines the relationships now evident between the Cantelou, Longchamp, Montfort (Beaudesert) and other families down to the 'daughtering-out' of the senior line of the Cantelous of Aston Cantlow, co. Warwick. Thurstan Montfort was born circa 1184. He was a minor on his father's death ca. 1199, with King John taking his homage in 1205 - with the proviso he demise his lands temporarily to William de Cantelou ! CP Vol. IX, p. 130-131) and his son Piers (after Oct. 1210), it is clear that Thurstan's wife was a sister of William de Cantelou 'the younger' and Walter de Cantelou, and not a niece. Walter de Cantelou was then uncle ['avunculus'] to Piers de Montfort, and not a great-uncle as might otherwise be theorised.
     Thurstan Montfort married (?) de Cantelou, daughter of William de Cantelou, circa 1209. He possibly married a daughter of William de Cauntelo the elder, steward of the household to King John. His son Piers wrote to Walter de Merton, Chancellor 1261-63, about the business of (Walter de Cauntelo) Lord (Bishop) of Worcester, "avunculi nostri".
     Carl Boyer 3rd`s Medieval English Ancestors of certain Americans (p 156) that He thought that Sir Peter I de Montfort`s father Sir Thurstan de Montfort who was a minor in 1199 and granted his land by King John in 1205 did so with the condition that the said Sir Thurstan should lease his land for two years to the King`s steward William I de Cantelou, who was father to William II de Cantelou who married Millicent de Gournay in 1213. Boyer suggests that Sir Thurstan de Montfort may have married an unidentified daughter of William I de Cantelou based on the King`s making the lease a condition of his granting Sir Thurstan his land.
     Thurstan died between July 1216 and 21 November 1216.

Children of Thurstan Montfort and (?) de Cantelou

Alexander Montgomerie Lord of Ardrossan

(1429 - circa 1470)
     Alexander was a Privy Counsellor. He was born in 1429. He was the son of Sir John Montgomery (of Ardrossan) and Margaret Maxwell.
     Alexander Montgomerie Lord of Ardrossan married Margaret Boyd, daughter of Sir Thomas Boyd. The Lords Montgomerie before the creation of the Earldom of Eglintoun.
A. Alexander, First Lord Montgomerie (1429-1470) married Margaret, second daughter of Sir Thomas Boyd of Kilmarnock, father of the first Lord Boyd, and by her had four sons and three daughters.
1. Alexander, Master of Montgomerie (see B)
2. George, ancestor of the Montgomeries of Skelmorlie
3. John (designed John de Montgomerie of Griffen)
4. Thomas, Parson of Eaglesha
5. Margaret, married John Stewart of Darnley, afterwards created Lord Darnley, and who became the Earl of Lennox.
6. Elizabeth, who married John, second Lord Kennedy
7. Agnes married William Cunningham of Glengarnock.
B. Alexander, Master of Montgomerie, Eldest son of First Lord (1430-1452) married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Hepburn of Hailes, and by her had:
1. Alexander, second Lord Montgomerie married Catherine Kennedy 2. Robert of Braidstone 3. Hugh of Hesilheid 4. Margaret became 2nd wife of Alexander, First Lord Home. Their eldest son was Thomas Home of Langshaw.
     Alexander died circa 1470.

Child of Alexander Montgomerie Lord of Ardrossan and Margaret Boyd

Anne Montgomerie (Cunningham)

     Anne Montgomerie (Cunningham) was the daughter of Sir John Montgomery (of Ardrossan) and Margaret Maxwell.

Hugh Montgomerie

     Hugh Montgomerie was the son of Sir John Montgomery (of Ardrossan) and Margaret Maxwell.

Margaret Montgomerie Countess of Lennox

(after 1430 - )
     Margaret Montgomerie Countess of Lennox was born after 1430. She was the daughter of Alexander Montgomerie Lord of Ardrossan and Margaret Boyd.
     A contract for the marriage of Margaret Montgomerie Countess of Lennox and John Stewart Earl of Lennox was signed on 15 May 1438 in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
     Margaret Montgomerie Countess of Lennox married John Stewart Earl of Lennox, son of Sir Alan Stewart and Catherine Seton (Stewart) (Maxwell), in 1438.

Children of Margaret Montgomerie Countess of Lennox and John Stewart Earl of Lennox

Robert Montgomerie

     Robert Montgomerie lived at Giffen, Beith, Ayr/Renfrewshire, Scotland. He was the son of Sir John Montgomery (of Ardrossan) and Margaret Maxwell.

(?) Montgomery

Children of (?) Montgomery

Alexander Montgomery

( - circa 1721)
     Alexander Montgomery was the son of (?) Montgomery.
     Alexander died circa 1721 in Monaghan, Ireland.

Anne Montgomery (Beaghan)

     Anne died. She married Thomas Beaghan of Dublin.. She was the daughter of Hugh Montgomery and Catherine Dunbar.

Elizabeth? Montgomery

(circa 1635 - )
     Elizabeth? Montgomery was born circa 1635. She was the daughter of daughter O'Neill (Montgomery).
     Elizabeth? Montgomery married Gilbert Kennedy on 10 July 1655 in Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland. June 10 1655 … Master Gilbert Kennedy Minister of Girvan and Elizabeth Montgomery …….July 10th
It is stated in Rev Carses’ History of Carland Presbyterian Church that at the burial of Rev Thomas Kennedy ( brother of Gilbert) in 1714 that an oration was delivered by the celebrated Chieftain O’Neill (possibly Anthony O’Neill) – “Here lies the last and best of the English race”.
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Children of Elizabeth? Montgomery and Gilbert Kennedy

Hugh Montgomery

(1779? - )
     Hugh Montgomery lived at Blessingbourn, Tyrone. He was born in 1779?. He was the son of Hugh Willoughby Montgomery and Elizabeth Amar.

Hugh Montgomery

(circa 1651 - 26 September 1722)
     Hugh Montgomery was born circa 1651. He was the son of (?) Montgomery.
     Hugh Montgomery married Catherine Dunbar, daughter of Richard Dunbar and Anna Catherina Grubbe-Stjernfelt. She was the beautiful granddaughter of Sir John Dunbar. He was the son of Rev Nicholas Montgomery, rector of Derrybrusk in 1636, sometimes described as a process server and ballet singer.
     He was a Captain of Horse under William III. Attainted by Parliament 1689. High Sheriff of Fermanagh 1713.
     Hugh Montgomery made a will dated 10 February 1720/21 in Fermanagh. Hugh Montgomery, Derrygonely, co. Fermanagh, Esq ... my wife executor, my eldest son Nicholas, second son Hugh, thrd son Richard; duaghter jane, daughter Margarett, daughter Sidney, daughter Sarah, her husband Brockill Green. Brother Robert Montgomery of Derrybruxk and my friend John Corry of Castle Cole, co. Fermanagh, executors. £5 to poor of parishes of Inishmacsaint and Devenish. Drumero [Drumcro] als Dunbarr als the estate of Derrygonelly. Lands in manor of Diranafogher als the estate of monea. Rosailton [Roscolton?] and church land. WitnessesL Robert Weir, Monaghan, John Trotter, Robinsotown, and Alexr Atchison, Corryard, all in co. Fermanagh, gents. Memorial witnessed by: Alexr Nesbitt,Dublin, genet and servant Daniel Byrne. Nich. Montgomery (seal).
     His will was proved on 8 March 1722 in Dublin.
     Hugh died on 26 September 1722 in Derrygonelly, Inishmacsaint, Fermanagh, Ireland.

Hugh Willoughby Montgomery

(circa 1706 - 1760)
     Hugh Willoughby Montgomery was born circa 1706. He was the son of Hugh Montgomery and Catherine Dunbar.
     Hugh Willoughby Montgomery married Elizabeth Amar. They had issue. She brought the Blessingbourne estate into the family..
     Hugh died in 1760.

Child of Hugh Willoughby Montgomery and Elizabeth Amar

Jane Montgomery (Dover)

     Jane died. She married Thomas Clarke Dover of Dublin.. She was the daughter of Hugh Montgomery and Catherine Dunbar.

Joan Montgomery

     Joan Montgomery was also known as Joan Montgomerie in records. Joan Montgomery was also known as Joanna in records. She was the daughter of Sir John Montgomery (of Ardrossan) and Margaret Maxwell.
     Joan Montgomery married Sir Thomas Boyd, son of Sir Thomas Boyd. She was the daughter of Sir John Montgomerie of Ardrossan.

Child of Joan Montgomery and Sir Thomas Boyd

Sir John Montgomery (of Ardrossan)

( - circa 1429)
     Sir John Montgomery (of Ardrossan) lived at Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland.
     Sir John Montgomery (of Ardrossan) married Agnes of the Isles,.
     Sir John Montgomery (of Ardrossan) married Margaret Maxwell.
     John died circa 1429.

Lady Margaret Montgomery

     Lady Margaret Montgomery was also reported as having married Sir David Dunbar 1st baronet of Baldoon, son of Archibald Dunbar. They had issue, but his heirs male failing the title became extinct.

Margaret Montgomery (O'Donnell)

     Margaret died. She married Hugh O'Donnell, of Larkfield, co. Leitrim.. She was born in Ireland. She was the daughter of Hugh Montgomery and Catherine Dunbar.

Maud Montgomery

(say 1388 - before 16 March 1456/57)
     Maud Montgomery was born say 1388 in Derbyshire. She was the daughter of Nicholas Montomgery, Knt, of Cubley and Marston Montgomery, Derbyshire.
     Maud Montgomery married Thomas Clarell Esquire.
     Defeasance of demise 18 July 1455.
1) Edmund Fitzwilliam, esq., and feoffees:-
John Wehetley, rector of Plumtre.
Thos. Fitzwilliam, rector of Sprotburgh, etc.

2) Rob. Nevyll, esq.
Wm. Skargill, jun., and others.

Demise of (1) and father Edmund F. of premises in Waddeworth and Bilham to be void if Rich. Fitzwilliam and wife make estate to (2) of either manor of Steton and lands there and in Milford worth £13 6s 8d p.a.

6 months after death of Matilda late wife of Thos. Clarell; or of manor of Haldenby worth £13 6s 8d p.a.

6 months after death of Eliz. wife of John Pillyngton (Pilkington) and late wife of Thos Clarell. On condition that (2) within 6 months after 7 years settle same on Thos. Fitzwilliam and Johanna d. of Wm. Mirfeld if they marry, or to Johanna for life with remainder to Eliz. wife of Richard Fitzwilliam.
Witn.: Rob. Drax, Thurstan Banastre, John Fitzwilliam, etc.
     Maud died before 16 March 1456/57 in Yorkshire.
     The administration of her estate was granted to John Clarell Esq on 17 March 1456/57 John Clarell, esq, of Marshburgh Hall administration of the effects of Matilda Clarell of Aldwark, who had died intestate. He was her only surviving son, Thomas & Robert having predeceased her.

Children of Maud Montgomery and Thomas Clarell Esquire

Nicholas Montgomery

(circa 1690 - 21 May 1763)
     Nicholas Montgomery was also known as Nicholas Archdall in records. He was born circa 1690 in Ireland. He was the son of Hugh Montgomery and Catherine Dunbar.
     Nicholas Montgomery married Angel Archdall, daughter of William Archdall, before 20 March 1724 in Ireland. Montgomery to Archdall 20/3/1724 - (1) Nicholas Montgomery and Catherine his mother & (2) Mervyn Archdall & (3) Guy Carleton in consideration of a marriage between Nicholas & Angell Montgomery alias Archdall his wife, sister of said Mervyn Archdall, for £1500, the manor & lordship of Derrygonelly & Castleton.
     Nicholas Montgomery married secondly Sarah Spurling after 1745.
     Nicholas died on 21 May 1763 in Dublin, Ireland. He is probably Nicholas Archdall, esq. of Mt Eccles, Dublin whose will was proved 1763.

Child of Nicholas Montgomery and Angel Archdall

Richard Montgomery

     Richard died in Monea, Fermanagh, Ireland. He married Sarah Spurling and had son Robert & Richard. He resided at Monea, co. Fermanagh.. He was the son of Hugh Montgomery and Catherine Dunbar.

Robert Montgomery

     Robert Montgomery was the son of (?) Montgomery.
     Robert Montgomery lived at Derrybrusk, Fermanagh, 1721.

Sarah Montgomery (Green)

     Sarah died. She married Brockhill Green.. She was the daughter of Hugh Montgomery and Catherine Dunbar.

Sidney Montgomery

     Sidney Montgomery was the son of Hugh Montgomery and Catherine Dunbar.