Robert Collier, 2nd Baron Monkswell
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Monkswell
Lord Monkswell, 1885
|Under-Secretary of State for War|
5 January 1895 – 21 June 1895
|Prime Minister||The Earl of Rosebery|
|Preceded by||The Lord Sandhurst|
|Succeeded by||Hon. St John Brodrick|
|Born||26 January 1845|
|Died||22 December 1909 (aged 64)|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Josephine Hardcastle
Robert Collier, 2nd Baron Monkswell (26 March 1845 – 22 December 1909), was a British Liberal politician. He was briefly Under-Secretary of State for War under The Earl of Rosebery in 1895. As a young man, he was a first-class cricketer active from 1866 to 1867. He was born and died in Chelsea.
Monkswell did not succeed to his title until 1886 and so was known as Robert Collier during his cricket career. He appeared for Cambridge Town Club (aka Cambridgeshire) in three first-class matches, scoring 33 runs with a highest score of 14.
Lord Monkswell entered the House of Lords on his father's death in 1886, and later served in the Liberal administrations of William Ewart Gladstone and Lord Rosebery as a Lord-in-Waiting from 1892 to 1895 and as Under-Secretary of State for War from January to June 1895. He was also a member of the London County Council for the Progressive Party, and served as Vice-Chairman 1902-03, and Chairman 1903-04.
Lord Monkswell married Mary Josephine Hardcastle, daughter of Joseph Hardcastle, in 1873. He died in December 1909, aged 64, and was succeeded in the barony by his eldest son Robert. Lady Monkswell died in May 1930.
- cracroftspeerage.co.uk Monkswell, Baron (UK, 1885)
- Robert Collier at CricketArchive
- The London Gazette: . 20 September 1892.
- The London Gazette: . 5 February 1895.
The Earl of Romney
The Earl Granville
The Lord Sandhurst
|Under-Secretary of State for War
Hon. St John Brodrick
Andrew Mitchell Torrance
|Chairman of the London County Council
1903 – 1904
John Williams Benn
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
Robert Porrett Monkswell
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