MONSON, Charles (?1695-1764), of Spring Gardens, London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 1754

Family and Education

b. ?1695, 3rd s. of George Monson of Broxbourne, Herts. by Anne, da. of Charles Wren of the Isle of Ely; bro. of George and John Monson, 1st Baron Monson. educ. Pembroke, Camb. 11 Feb. 1713, aged 17; G. Inn 1713, called 1720, bencher 1742. unm.

Offices Held

Dep. paymaster of the army 1737-46; recorder, Lincoln 1742.


Monson, a practising lawyer, unsuccessfully contested Lincoln in 1728, when his brother Lord Monson gave up to him an estate of £600 p.a. to enable him to stand.1 Returned on his brother’s interest in 1734, he voted consistently with the Administration. In 1737 he was appointed deputy paymaster of the army with a salary of £1,000 p.a. He resigned this post in 1746,2 as it had become inconsistent with a seat in the House of Commons under the Place Act of 1742. He died 26 Aug. 1764.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Monson mss 7/10/31, Lincs. Archives Office.
  • 2. Gent. Mag. 1739, p. 306; 1746, p. 45.