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Monk Bretton, Baron (UK, 1884)


Creation: let. pat. 4 Nov 1884


Family name: Dodson




Argent on a Fess raguly plain cotised between six Fleurs-de-lis all Gules a Sword fesswise point to the dexter proper Pommel and Hilt Or


Two Lion's Jambs erased and in saltire Gules entwined by a Serpent head to the dexter proper


On either side a Female Figure proper vested Argent mantled Azure resting the exterior hand on an Antique Shield also Azure garnished Gold that on the dexter charged with a Balance suspended and that on the sinister with a Staff erect entwined by a Serpent all Or


Benigno Numine Enisus (Successful by favour of Providence)



John George [Dodson], 1st Baron Monk Bretton, PC

only son and heir of Rt Hon Sir John Dodson MP, of Conyboro, nr. Lewes, co. Sussex, Judge of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, by his wife Frances Priscilla Pearson, dau. of Dr George Pearson


18 Oct 1825


3 Jan 1846 Florence Campion (d. 17 Feb 1912), 2nd dau. of William John Campion, of Danny, co. Sussex, by his wife Harriet Kemp, dau. of Thomas Read Kemp, of Kemptown, Brighton, co. Sussex


25 May 1897


4 Nov 1884 Baron Monk Bretton, of Conyboro and Hurstpierpoint in the County of Sussex

suc. by



Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons 1865-72;  Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1873-74;  President of the Local Government Board 1880-82, 1874-80;  Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1882-84


John William [Dodson], 2nd Baron Monk Bretton, CB


22 Sep 1869


19 Aug 1911 Ruth Brand (d. 5 Aug 1967), 2nd dau. of Hon Charles Brand, of Little Dene, Lewes, co. Sussex (by his wife Alice Emma Sturgis Van de Weyer, dau. of HE Sylvan Van de Weyer), 4th son of Henry Bouverie William [Brand], 1st Viscount Hampden


29 Jul 1933

suc. by



John Charles [Dodson], 3rd Baron Monk Bretton, DL


17 Jul 1924


29 Jan 1958 Zoe Diana Mary Alicia Scott, only dau. of Ian Douglas Murray Scott


1. Hon Christopher Mark Dodson (b. 2 Aug 1958), mar. 1988 Karen L McKelvain, only dau. of B J McKelvain, of Fairfield, Connecticut, USA, and has issue:

1a. Ben Dodson (b. 1989)

2a. James Dodson (b. 1994)

1a. Emma Dodson (b. 1990)

2. Hon Henry George Murray Dodson (b. 11 Feb 1960)


 Last updated 9 Aug 2004




3rd Baron Monk Bretton, of Conyboro and Hurstpierpoint in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 4 Nov 1884)



Shelley's Folly, Cooksbridge, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 4SU

Tel:  01273 400231



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