Thomas of Salisbury Montacute 4th Earl of Salisbury  24
- Born: 1388, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
- Marriage (1): Eleanor Holland  on 23 May 1399
- Marriage (2): Alice Chaucer 
- Died: 1428, Meung-sur-Loire, Orléans, France at age 40
- Buried: Conventual Church, Bisham, Montague, Somersetshire, England
Another name for Thomas was de Montague.
FamilySearch ID: LVWQ-4Y5.
Knight of the Garter http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Documents/Knights%20of%20the%20Garter.htm.
Was only twelve years of age at his father's Died, in 1401 received an annuity of £100 for his maintenance till he should be of age. Though the great estate, of which the last Earl had been possessed, was now forfeited, yet a considerable part of it was recovered BEF his son became of age and at last, in the reign of Henry V, he retained a reversion of his father's attainder and was restored in blood. On 14 Jun 1409, after he had proved his age and done fealty, all that his father had held in fee tail was restored to him; and he was sum. to Parl. as Earl of Salisbury, 26 Oct following. In 1411 William Stourton was a party to the transactions when Thomas Montagu, Earl of Salisbury, settled manors in Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on his mother, and Stourton also accepted similar employment from Sir John Berkeley. In 1412 he sailed with the expedition to France. K.G. From Jul to Oct 1414 he was occupied in treating for peace, and for the marriage of Henry V to Catherine of France. While waiting to sail at Southampton, 1415, a commissioner to try the conspirators on behalf of the Earl of Mar, and one of the body of peers who tried the Earl of Cambridge and Lord Scrope, when they claimed trial by their peers. On 26 Apr 1419, for his outstanding services, he received a grant of the Comte of Perche in tail male, and was app. Lt. General of Normandy and the Marches South of the Seine; in 1420, of the whole Duchy, with Maine. After the English defeat at Bauge', he made a notable raid through Maine into Anjou. In Mar 1426 he had a dispensation from his vow to revisit the Holy Sepulchre. In Nov he was in England as P.C. In Aug 1428 he proceeded to besiege Orleans; a shot from a cannon from the city wounded him, and he died a week later at Meung-sur-Loire. He married firstly Eleanor Holland. In 1401 she received an annuity of 100 lbs. out of the Wilts manors of the late Earl. Robes of the Garter were issued to her in 1413 and later. She was buried at Bisham. He married 2ndly, before Nov 1424, Alice, widow (having been 3rd wife) of Sir John Philip (died at Harfleur, 2 Oct 1415), only child and in 1434, heir of Thomas Chaucer, Chief Butler to Richard II and Henry IV, Speaker of the House of Commons, by Maud, dau. and coheir of Sir John Burghersh. He died s.p.m. (as above), 3 Nov 1428, "had his mass" at St. Paul's, 29 Nov, and was buried, in accordance with his will, at Bisham. His widow married 3rdly (royal lic., 11 Nov. 1430), William De La Pole, Earl (afterwards Duke) of Suffolk, who was murdered 2 May 1450. She died 20 May 1475, and was buried at Ewelme.
Noted events in his life were:
• Acceded, 1409.
Thomas married Eleanor Holland  [MRIN: 1007], daughter of Thomas Holland 2nd Earl of Kent  [KJ5F-XR2] and Alice of Arundel FitzAlan Lady  [LJTM-LBL], on 23 May 1399. (Eleanor Holland  was born in 1386 in Upholland, Lancashire, England, died after 1413 and was buried in Bisham Priory.)
Thomas next married Alice Chaucer  [MRIN: 3688], daughter of Thomas Chaucer Speaker House of Commons  and Maud de Burgersh . (Alice Chaucer  died on 20 May 1475.)