William Monson, 1st Viscount Oxenbridge

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The Right Honourable
The Viscount Oxenbridge
PC
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
In office
3 May 1880 – 9 June 1885
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone
Preceded by The Lord Skelmersdale
Succeeded by The Viscount Barrington
In office
10 February 1886 – 20 July 1886
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone
Preceded by The Viscount Barrington
Succeeded by The Earl of Kintore
Personal details
Born 18 February 1829 (1829-02-18)
Died 16 April 1898 (1898-04-17)
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Hon. Maria Maude
(c. 1820-1897)

William John Monson, 1st Viscount Oxenbridge PC (18 February 1829 – 16 April 1898), known as The Lord Monson between 1862 and 1886, was a British Liberal politician. He served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard between 1880 and 1885 and in 1886 under William Ewart Gladstone.

Background[edit]

Monson was the son of William Monson, 6th Baron Monson, and Eliza, daughter of Edmund Larken. The diplomat Sir Edmund Monson, 1st Baronet, was his younger brother.[1]

Political career[edit]

Monson was elected Member of Parliament for Reigate in 1858, a seat he held until he succeeded his father in the peerage in 1862 and entered the House of Lords.[1][2] He served under William Ewart Gladstone as Treasurer of the Household in 1874 and as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard between 1880 and 1885 and in 1886[1] and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1874.[3] In 1886 he was created Viscount Oxenbridge, of Burton in the County of Lincoln.[4] He again held office under Gladstone as Master of the Horse between 1892 and 1894.[1] From 1880 to 1892 he was Chief Liberal Whip in the House of Lords.[5]

Family[edit]

Lord Oxenbridge married Maria, Dowager Countess of Yarborough, daughter of Cornwallis Maude, 3rd Viscount Hawarden and widow of Charles Pelham, 2nd Earl of Yarborough, on 7 August 1869. The marriage was childless. She died in December 1897. Lord Oxebridge only survived her by a few months and died in April 1898, aged 69. As he had no children the viscountcy became extinct on his death, while he was succeeded in the barony by his younger brother, Debonnaire Monson.[1]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Rawlinson
Member of Parliament for Reigate
1858–1862
Succeeded by
Granville Leveson-Gower
Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Poltimore
Treasurer of the Household
1874
Succeeded by
Earl Percy
Preceded by
The Lord Skelmersdale
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1880–1885
Succeeded by
The Viscount Barrington
Preceded by
The Viscount Barrington
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
1886
Succeeded by
The Earl of Kintore
Preceded by
The Duke of Portland
Master of the Horse
1892–1894
Succeeded by
The Earl of Cork
Party political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Bessborough
Liberal Chief Whip in the House of Lords
1880–1892
Succeeded by
The Lord Kensington
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Viscount Oxenbridge
1886–1898
Extinct
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Monson
Baron Monson
1862–1898
Succeeded by
Debonnaire Monson