Charles Stanley Monck

Charles Stanley Monck

Male 1819 - 1894  (75 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and 4 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Charles Stanley Monck 
    Born 10 Oct 1819 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Oct 1894 
    Person ID I579976  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2010 

    Father Charles Joseph Kelly Monck,   b. 12 Jul 1791,   d. 20 Apr 1849  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Bridget Willington,   d. 1843 
    Married 29 Nov 1817 
    Family ID F249616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Louise Mary Monck,   d. 16 Jun 1892 
    Married 23 Jul 1844 
    Children 
     1. Henry Power Charles Stanley Monck,   b. 8 Jan 1849,   d. 18 Aug 1927  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2007 
    Family ID F249617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 4th Viscount Monck

      last Governor General of the Province of Canada and the first Governor General of Canada after Canadian Confederation. Prior to Confederation he was concurrently Lieutenant Governor of both Canada West and Canada East.

      Monck obtained a law degree from Trinity College, Dublin. He married his cousin Elizabeth Monck in 1844, and in 1849 he inherited his father's title of Viscount Monck. In 1852 he was elected MP for Portsmouth, and from 1855 to 1858 he served as Lord of the Treasury under Lord Palmerston.

      In 1861 he was appointed Governor General of British North America as well as Governor of the Province of Canada. During this time, the Canadian colonies were beginning to organize themselves into a confederation. The American Civil War had just broken out, and the Trent Affair caused diplomatic tension between the United States and Britain. The Canadian government was eager to gain some measure of independence during this turbulent period. The Quebec Conference, the Charlottetown Conference, and the London Conference, at which the details of confederation were discussed, all took place during Monck's time as governor. Monck supported the idea, and worked closely with John A. Macdonald, George Brown, George-Étienne Cartier, and Étienne-Paschal Taché, who formed the "Great Coalition" in 1864.

      In 1866 Viscount Monck became a peer with the title Baron Monck. When the Canadian colonies became a semi-independent confederation the next year, Monck became the country's first Governor General. Monck was also responsible for establishing Rideau Hall as the residence of the Governor General in Ottawa.

      In 1868 Monck was succeeded by John Young, 1st Baron Lisgar. He returned home to Ireland, where he became Lord Lieutenant of Dublin in 1874.


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