Baron Monkswell

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Baron Monkswell, of Monkswell in the County of Devon,[1] 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.[2] He had earlier been a member of the Essex County Council. As of 2010 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.

The artist John Collier was the younger son of the first Baron. His son Sir Laurence Collier was British Ambassador to Norway from 1939 to 1950.

Barons Monkswell (1885)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present the holder's son, James Adrian Collier (b. 1977)


  1. ^ "No. 25486". The London Gazette. 3 July 1885. p. 3060.
  2. ^ "No. 43293". The London Gazette. 10 April 1964. p. 3085.

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