- Bolton Eyres-Monsell, 1st Viscount Monsell
Bolton Meredith Eyres-Monsell, 1st Viscount Monsell, GBE, PC (
22 February 1881– 21 March 1969) was a British Conservative Party politician who served as Chief Whipuntil 1931 and then as First Lord of the Admiralty.
His parents were Lt.Col. Bolton James Alfred Monsell, a soldier and a Chief Constable in the
Metropolitan Police, and Mary Beverley, daughter of Sir Edmund Ogle, 6th Bt. Bolton Monsell took the name Eyres upon his marriage to Caroline Mary Sybil Eyres in 1904.
He was created
Viscount Monsellin 1935, retaining his office in government until 1936.
Lord Monsell's second daughter, the Hon. Joan Eyres-Monsell (1912 - 2003) [http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article36610.ece] , was married for the second time in 1968 to
Patrick Leigh Fermor, the traveller and author.
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