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George Monck (1608 - 1670)

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George "1st Duke of Albemarle" Monck
Born in Tottington, Devon, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half] and [half]
Husband of — married (to ) in St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, Englandmap
Died in The Cockpit, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 30 Sep 2015
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George Monck was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.
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"George Monck was born at the manor house of Great Potheridge near Torrington in Devon on 6 December 1608. He was the fourth child and second son of Sir Thomas Monck, an impoverished landowner, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir George Smyth, a wealthy merchant of Maydworthy (Madford), near Exeter."

On 23 January 1653 he married Anne, daughter of John Clarges, farrier of Drury Lane, presumed widow of Thomas Radford, milliner of the New Exchange, The Strand. They had two sons. [1]

  • Supplemental profile data collected by Varnell-40 18:21, 30 September 2015 (EDT) from the BCW Project: British Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Protectorate 1638-1660[2]. It may not be 100% accurate, but it is as close to accurate as we can attain given the information and sources available to us.
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Family Members

  • Parents:
    • Father: Sir Thomas Monck, an impoverished landowner
    • Mother: Elizabeth Smyth, daughter of Sir George Smyth, a wealthy merchant
  • Siblings:
    • Dorothy Monck
    • Thomas Monck
    • Nicholas Monck
  • Spouse: Lady Anne
  • Children:


  1. History of Parliament online [1]

See also:

  • Maurice Ashley, Cromwell's Generals (London 1954)
  • Godfrey Davies, The Restoration of Charles II, 1658-60 (San Marino 1955)
  • C.H. Firth, George Monck, first Duke of Albemarle, DNB 1894
  • Ronald Hutton, George Monck, first duke of Albemarle, Oxford DNB, 2004
  • Ian Ryder, An English Army for Ireland (Partizan Press, n.d.)

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On 16 Sep 2018 at 17:19 GMT Beryl Meehan wrote:

During the Civil War Monck commanded in Scotland, but in 1660 he deserted the republican cause of the Protector Oliver Cromwell, marched his troops south to support Charles II. ..was rewarded with lands in North Carolina...

P. 166 "Turncoat, Benedict Arnold and the Crisis of American Liberty" by Stephen Brumwell 2018, Yale Unv Press, New Haven and London. Call #973.3 BRU

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