July 2, 1833, Gayton Rectory, Northamptonshire, England.

January 14, 1918, Cambridge, England.

St. Mary Churchyard, Harrow-on-the-Hill, London, England.


Montagu’s parents were George Butler, head master of Harrow School, and Sarah Maria Gray Butler. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was a Fellow of Trinity. After graduation, he became private secretary for William Francis Cooper, and kept the minutes of the Royal Commission for rebuilding the National Gallery. He served as Curate of Great St. Mary’s, Cambridge; headmaster at Harrow School (1859–85); Dean of Gloucester (1885); Master of Trinity College, Cambridge (1886–1918); and Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University (1889–90). His works include:

  1. Lift Up Your Hearts
  2. O Merciful and Holy