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  1. 30 de sept. de 2021 · Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, KG, PC (14 August 1653 – 6 October 1688) was an English statesman and failed soldier. He was the son of George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle. Monck entered politics in January 1667 (at the age of thirteen), when he became a Member of Parliament (MP) for Devonshire.

  2. Torrington was unable to take his seat in the Lords as 2nd Duke of Albemarle till he was 21. He supported the court candidate in the by-election, but for some years took little part in politics, devoting himself to extravagance and pleasure.

    • Origins
    • Youth
    • Career
    • Boxing Pioneer
    • Residences
    • Marriage and Succession
    • Death and Succession

    Monck was the son and heir of George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608–1670) by his wife Anne Clarges (d.1700), a daughter of John Clarges, "Farrier in the Savoy", of Drury Lane, Westminster. Anne's brother was Sir Thomas Clarges (c. 1618–1695), MP, who greatly assisted his brother-in-law, then before his elevation to the dukedom, General George M...

    Monck was educated privately and entered Gray's Inn in 1662. From 1660 until his father's death ten years later in 1670, he was known by the courtesy title of Earl of Torrington, one of his father's subsidiary titles.

    At the age of 13, Monck entered politics, having been elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Devon in January 1667. In 1670 he was elevated to the peerage and thus entered the House of Lords, following the death of his father, and thereby also inherited his father's peerage titles. He became a Gentleman of the Bedchamber and inherited his father's g...

    On 6 January 1681, Monck arranged a boxingmatch between his butler and his butcher. This was the first recorded boxing match in England. The butcher won the match.

    Potheridge, Devon

    His Devonshire seat was Potheridge, 3 miles south-east of Great Torrington, a grand mansion re-built by his father circa 1660 on the site of the former manor house occupied by his family since at the latest 1287. It was mostly demolished after the death of the 2nd duchess in 1734 and the surviving section forms the present Great Potheridge farmhouse, inside which however some remnants of the former mansion remain, including two massive 17th-century classical-style doorcases, a colossal overma...

    Clarendon House, London

    In 1675 Monck purchased for £26,000 the very grand London townhouse Clarendon House from the heirs of its builder, Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609–1674). In 1683 he resold it to a consortium of investors led by Sir Thomas Bond, who demolished it and built on its site Albemarle Street, Bond Street and Dover Street.

    At the royal Palace of Whitehall in London on 30 December 1669, shortly before his father's death, Monck married Lady Elizabeth Cavendish (d.1734), eldest daughter and co-heiress of Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle. She gave birth to a son who died soon after his birth, and Monck left no further surviving children. In 1692 his widow remarried...

    Monck died in Jamaica on 6 October 1688, age 35. He was buried in Westminster Abbey on 4 July 1689.As the Duke left no children, all his titles became extinct on his death.

    • Origins
    • Youth
    • Career
    • Boxing Pioneer
    • Residences
    • Marriage and Succession
    • Death and Succession

    Monck was the son and heir of George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608–1670) by his wife Anne Clarges (d.1700), a daughter of John Clarges, "Farrier in the Savoy", of Drury Lane, Westminster. Anne's brother was Sir Thomas Clarges (c. 1618–1695), MP, who greatly assisted his brother-in-law, then before his elevation to the dukedom, General George M...

    Monck was educated privately and entered Gray's Inn in 1662. From 1660 until his father's death ten years later in 1670, he was known by the courtesy title of Earl of Torrington, one of his father's subsidiary titles.

    At the age of 13, Monck entered politics, having been elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Devon in January 1667. In 1670 he was elevated to the peerage and thus entered the House of Lords, following the death of his father, and thereby also inherited his father's peerage titles. He became a Gentleman of the Bedchamber and inherited his father's g...

    On 6 January 1681, Monck arranged a boxingmatch between his butler and his butcher. This was the first recorded boxing match in England. The butcher won the match.

    Potheridge, Devon

    His Devonshire seat was Potheridge, 3 miles south-east of Great Torrington, a grand mansion re-built by his father circa 1660 on the site of the former manor house occupied by his family since at the latest 1287. It was mostly demolished after the death of the 2nd duchess in 1734 and the surviving section forms the present Great Potheridge farmhouse, inside which however some remnants of the former mansion remain, including two massive 17th-century classical-style doorcases, a colossal overma...

    Clarendon House, London

    In 1675 Monck purchased for £26,000 the very grand London townhouse Clarendon House from the heirs of its builder, Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609–1674). In 1683 he resold it to a consortium of investors led by Sir Thomas Bond, who demolished it and built on its site Albemarle Street, Bond Street and Dover Street.

    At the royal Palace of Whitehall in London on 30 December 1669, shortly before his father's death, Monck married Lady Elizabeth Cavendish (d.1734), eldest daughter and co-heiress of Henry Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Newcastle. She gave birth to a son who died soon after his birth, and Monck left no further surviving children. In 1692 his widow remarried...

    Monck died in Jamaica on 6 October 1688, age 35. He was buried in Westminster Abbey on 4 July 1689.As the Duke left no children, all his titles became extinct on his death.

  3. 27 de ene. de 2023 · Christopher was Member of Parliament for Devon and Gentleman of the Bedchamber to the King. He was also a Colonel in the Horse Guards. He died in Jamaica on 6th October 1688 and his body was returned to the Abbey for interment on 4th July 1689. After his death Elizabeth married Ralph, 1st Duke of Montagu and was well known as "the mad Duchess".

  4. Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle (1653–1688), only son of the 1st Duke, died childless. Dukes of Albemarle, first Jacobite creation (1696) also "Earl of Rochford" and "Baron Romney" (Jacobite, 1696) Henry FitzJames, "1st Duke of Albemarle" (1673–1702), illegitimate son of James II was created a peer by his father in exile

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