Baron Monkswell, of Monkswell in the County of Devon, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1885 for the lawyer and Liberal politician Sir Robert Collier. His eldest son, the second Baron, served as Under-Secretary of State for War in 1895 in the Liberal administration of Lord Rosebery. His grandson, the fourth Baron (who succeeded his uncle in the title), disclaimed the peerage on 7 April 1964. He had earlier been a member of the Essex County Council. As of 2010[update] the title is held by his eldest son, the fifth Baron, who succeeded in 1984. He was previously a member of the Manchester City Council for the Labour Party.
Barons Monkswell (1885)
- Robert Porrett Collier, 1st Baron Monkswell (1817–1886)
- Robert Collier, 2nd Baron Monkswell (1845–1909)
- Robert Alfred Hardcastle Collier, 3rd Baron Monkswell (1875–1964)
- William Adrian Larry Collier, 4th Baron Monkswell (1913–1984) (disclaimed 1964)
- Gerard Collier, 5th Baron Monkswell (b. 1947)
The heir apparent is the present the holder's son, James Adrian Collier (b. 1977)
- Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Gerard Collier, 5th Baron Monkswell