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Monk, Charles James, 1824-1900 (MP)



  • Existence: 1824 - 1900


Charles James Monk (1824-1900), barrister, MP and travel writer, was born at Peterborough on 30 November 1824. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1850, he was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn. He became Chancellor of the diocese of Bristol in 1855 and Chancellor of diocese of Gloucester in 1859. He was also a Deputy Lieutenant and J.P. for Gloucestershire. He was elected Member of Parliament for Gloucester in 1859 but was unseated on petition. He was re-elected for Gloucester in 1865 and held the seat until 1885.[3] He was author of the Revenue Officers' Disabilities Removal Act, 1868. Monk lived at Bedwell Park, Hatfield, Hertshire, where he died at the age of 75.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Charles James Monk: Letter to H.R. Luard, 1858

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/975
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1858
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