MONSON, William (c.1655-1727), of Broxbourne, Herts. and Burton, Lincs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1695 - 1698
1702 - 1708
1708 - 1710
16 Apr. 1715 - 1722

Family and Education

b. c.1655, 2nd s. of Sir John Monson, K.B., of Burton, Lincs. by Judith, da. of Sir Thomas Pelham, 2nd Bt., M.P., of Halland, Suss. m. 12 Apr. 1688, Laetitia, da. of John Poulett, M.P., 3rd Baron Poulett, s.p. suc. bro. Sir Henry Monson, 3rd Bt., M.P., as 4th Bt. 6 Apr. 1718.

Offices Held


Monson, a Whig with an estate of £1,200-£1,500 p.a., was one of the guardians of the future Duke of Newcastle, by whom he was returned for Aldborough in 1715. He voted with the Administration on the septennial bill in 1716 and the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts in 1719, but against them on Lord Cadogan and on the peerage bill. In Sunderland’s plans for the 1722 Parliament he was to be replaced by Charles Stanhope at Aldborough.1 He died 7 Mar. 1727, his title and property passing to his nephew, John Monson.

T. Lawson-Tancred, Recs. of a Yorkshire Manor, 254, 256.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Sunderland (Blenheim) mss.