Accept and Continue

Cookies on this site

This site uses cookies. For more information, please see our privacy policy.
Skip to main content

1606 Sir Edward Montague - (Post Guy Fawkes), Helped legalise bowling. THANK YOU

By Mark Courtney Bowls is Bowls

Thursday, 18 January 2018


Bowls is Bowls Contributor


MONTAGU (MOUNTAGUE), Sir Edward (c.1562-1644), of Boughton, Weekley, Northants. and Little Britain, London

At the opening of the second session [of Parliament] Montagu was named to the privileges committee (5 Nov. 1605), and once proceedings resumed after the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, he was appointed to consider how best to prevent future Catholic conspiracies (21 Jan. 1606), and to attaint the plotters (30 April).60

He chaired the committee for a bill to legalize bowling, an activity prohibited by the Statute for the Maintenance of Artillery (26 Apr.), which he reported on 8 May and it passed after a division.68

Thank you, else us bowlers would be breaking the law INCLUDING KING CHARLES I when he played ay Boughton House.


Contact Information

Mark Courtney

Find Bowls is Bowls

Daventry Indoor Bowls Club, Daventry Sports Park, Browns Road, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 4NS


Additional Information

"Bowls is Bowls" is a new concept to PROMOTE all Formats of Bowls to EVERYONE, lawn bowls, crown green bowls, short mat bowls, Carpet Bowls, federation bowls, Boccia, Petanque ..................... with its inspiration taken from the highly successful "PARK RUN" which has transformed the way people go running in this country.