William Monckton-Arundell, 2nd Viscount Galway

William Monckton-Arundell, 2nd Viscount Galway (died 18 November 1772) was an English peer and MP.

Serlby Hall, a Galway seat

He was born c. 1725, the eldest surviving son of John Monckton, 1st Viscount Galway and the elder brother of Lieutenant-General Robert Monckton, Governor of New York. William was educated at Westminster School and succeeded his father as Viscount Galway in July 1751. His inheritance included the Grade I listed Serlby Hall in Nottinghamshire. In 1769 he inherited further estates from his maternal aunt, Lady Frances Arundell of Allerton Mauleverer, adopting the additional surname of Arundell in accordance with the terms of her will.

He was MP for Pontefract, a seat controlled by the Galway family, from 1747 to 1748. He was then elected MP for Thirsk (1749–1754) before being returned a second time for Pontefract (1754–1772). He was made Master of the Staghounds from 1765 to 1770.

He died in 1772. He had married Elizabeth, the daughter of Kitty da Costa and Joseph Isaac Villareal,[1] with whom he had 3 sons and 2 daughters. He was succeeded as Viscount in turn by his sons Henry William (1749–1774) and Robert Monckton-Arundell, 4th Viscount Galway (1752–1810).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mellish [née da Costa; other married name Villareal], Catherine Rachel [Kitty] [known as Kitty da Costa Villareal]". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/39731. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Morton Pitt
John Monckton, 1st Viscount Galway
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
1747–1748
With: George Morton Pitt
Succeeded by
George Morton Pitt
John Monckton, 1st Viscount Galway
Preceded by
Frederick Meinhardt Frankland
Thomas Frankland
Member of Parliament for Thirsk
1749–1754
With: Thomas Frankland
Succeeded by
Roger Talbot
Thomas Frankland
Preceded by
George Morton Pitt
Robert Monckton
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
1754–1772
With: Sambrooke Freeman
William Gerard Hamilton
Rowland Winn
Henry Strachey
Succeeded by
Henry Strachey
Henry William Monckton Arundell
Political offices
Preceded by
William Byron, 5th Baron Byron
Master of the Staghounds
1765–1770
Succeeded by
William Capell, 4th Earl of Essex
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Monckton
Viscount Galway
1751–1775
Succeeded by
Henry William Monckton Arundell