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 Christopher Monck

Christopher Monck

Birth
England
Death 6 Oct 1688 (aged 35)
Jamaica
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot South Aisle
Memorial ID 20908 · View Source
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English Aristocracy. Born the son of Sir George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle and Anne Clarges. He sat as Member of Parliament for Devon between 1667 and 1670. He married Lady Elizabeth Cavendish in December 1669, but they had no children. He held the office of Gentleman of the Bedchamber in 1670 and succeeded to the title of 2nd Duke of Albemarle that same year. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter in May 1671; as a Privy Counselor in 1675; and held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Devon between 1675 and 1685. He gained the rank of Colonel in 1679 in the service of the 1st Horse Guards. He held the offices of Chancellor of Cambridge University in 1682; Recorder of Sandwich in 1684; and Recorder of Harwich in 1685. During Monmouth's rebellion, he took the field with the king's forces and was said to have shown neither the capacity to command nor courage. Out of favor with the crown, he was effectively banished by way of an appointment as Governor of Jamaica in November 1686 he sailed on October 5, 1687. He died at age 35 in Jamaica but was returned home for burial on July 4, 1689 at Westminster Abbey, London.

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  • Added: 23 Mar 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20908
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christopher Monck (14 Aug 1653–6 Oct 1688), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20908, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .