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Sir Simon de Montagu

Sir Simon de Montagu

Birth
Montacute, South Somerset District, Somerset, England
Death 26 Sep 1316
Montacute, South Somerset District, Somerset, England
Burial Bisham, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England
Memorial ID 59656251 · View Source
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Simon de Montagu married first Hawise, daughter of Amaury or Amalric de St. Amand, and second Isabel; one son by the first marriage:
Sir William de Montagu, 2nd Lord (died 1319), who married (c1292) Elizabeth (died 1354), daughter of Peter (Piers) de Montfort of Beaudesert.
Ten children:
William de Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury,
Sir Edward de Montagu, Baron Montacute or Montagu (died 1361), who married Alice Plantagenet of Norfolk and had a daughter Joan who married William de Ufford, Earl of Suffolk;
Catherine, married Sir William Carrington;
Alice, married Sir Ralph Daubeney of South Ingleby - our ancestor by his first wife;
Mary (died 1359), married Sir Richard de Cogan of Bampton, etc., Sheriff of Devon;
Hawise, whose married name was Bavent;
Simon, Bishop of Worcester and then Ely;
Elizabeth, prioress of Haliwell:
Maud, abbess of Berking;
Isabel, a nun at Berking.
Simon was in several expeditions into Wales, particularly in 1282, when Llewellen lost his territory and life.
Simom Montacute made several campaigns with reputation both in France and Scotland, in the reign of Edward I. He was also Governor of Corffe Castle in Devonshire. In the Reign of Edward II. he again served in Scotland and was governor of the Castle of Beaumaris in the isle of Anglesey, and Admiral of the King's fleet.
His Coat of Arms the original shield of his ancestor Drogo First, (Azure---a Gryphon Segreant, or, [gold] as also did his father and each of his ancestors.
However, this Sir Simon changed the Arms to "Argent (white) three fusils * in fess gules (red)."
It is however recorded that Sir Simon used both Coats of Arms, the one which he had made and the other which he received by inheritance. Fortunately we are not left in doubt as to what Arms he really bore, for the Pope had at that time made unwarranted pretensions with regard to Scotland and had issued an insolent bull, to which all the barons of England had made reply in a letter which was signed by all the Barons, who affixed to their names, as their seals, their Coat of Arms. This letter to Pope Boniface VIII. was written in 1301, and was signed by Sir Simon de Montagu, with the other barons. Sir Simon married Aufricia, daughter of Fergusius, King of the isle of Man, descended from Orry, King of Denmark.
Their issue was William and Simon de Montagu, the former succeeded his father and continued the line, the latter was married to Hawise, daughter of Almeric lord St. Amand.


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  • Maintained by: A.D.L
  • Originally Created by: Mad
  • Added: 5 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59656251
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Simon de Montagu (unknown–26 Sep 1316), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59656251, citing Bisham Priory, Bisham, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England ; Maintained by A.D.L (contributor 47895058) .