Monsell, William
b. 1812
d. 1894
Born in Ireland, educated at Winchester College, Monsell entered the House of Commons in 1847 as a moderate Liberal for county Limerick.1 After joining the Roman Catholic Church in 1850, he frequently spoke as a representative of the hierarchy.2 Liberal Prime Minister William Gladstone appointed him parliamentary undersecretary of state for the colonies in December 1868, a position he held for two years.3 After serving the following two and a half years as postmaster general, Monsell was raised to the peerage by Gladstone as 1st Baron Emly.4
Mentions of this person in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Monsell, William. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/monsell_w.html.

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