John Monson, 1st Baron Monson
|Member of Parliament
|Preceded by||Sir John Tyrwhitt, Bt|
|Succeeded by||Charles Hall|
|Died||29 July 1748|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford,|
He was the son of Sir William Monson, 4th Baronet of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, and Anne, daughter of Charles Wren of the Isle of Ely. He was born in 1693. He matriculated from Christ Church, Oxford, on 26 January 1708. On 4 April 1722, he was returned to the House of Commons for the city of Lincoln, and was re-elected on 30 August 1727.
He was created a knight of the Bath on 17 June 1725, when that order was reconstituted by George I, he succeeded to the family baronetcy, in March 1727, on the death of his uncle Sir William. On 28 May of the following year he was created a peer, with the title of Baron Monson of Burton, Lincolnshire. Lord Hervey in mentioning him among the new creations, but calls him wrongly Sir William. In June 1733, Monson was named captain of the band of gentlemen pensioners, and in June 1737 was appointed first commissioner of trade and plantations. In this office, he was confirmed when the board was reconstituted in 1745, and he continued to hold it till his death. On 31 July 1737, He was made a privy councillor.
Monson died on 20 July 1748, and the Duke of Newcastle, in a letter to the Duke of Bedford, dated 12 Aug. 1748, condoles with him upon 'the loss of so valuable a man and so amiable a friend,' and Bedford in reply uses similar expressions of regret.
He married Lady Margaret Watson, youngest daughter of Lewis Watson, 1st Earl of Rockingham, on S April 1725; they had three sons: John, 2nd baron Monson (see below) ; Lewis Thomas, who assumed the name of Watson, and was created Baron Sondes in 1760 ; and George Monson.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Norgate, Gerald le Grys (1894). "Monson, John (1693-1748)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 38. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
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|Parliament of Great Britain|
Sir John Tyrwhitt, Bt
|Member of Parliament for Lincoln
with Sir John Tyrwhitt 1722–1727
Charles Hall 1727–1728
Sir John Tyrwhitt, Bt
The Earl FitzWalter
|President of the Board of Trade
The Earl of Halifax
|Peerage of Great Britain|
|New creation||Baron Monson
|Baronetage of England|