Manuscripts and Special Collections

Biography of Richard Arundell (1696-1758)

Richard was the younger son of John Arundell, 2nd Baron Arundell of Trerise, and his wife Barbara née Slingsby, widow of Sir Richard Mauleverer. In 1708 Barbara Arundell married Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke.

Richard undertook a number of administrative positions, including Surveyor-General of the Office of Works, 1726-1736; Master of the Mint, 1737-1745; and Treasurer of the Chamber, Royal Household, 1746-1756.


In 1732 he married Lady Frances Manners, younger daughter of the 2nd Duke of Rutland. Lady Frances's sister Elizabeth married John Monckton, 1st Viscount Galway. Another sister, Catherine Manners, was the wife of the politician Henry Pelham.

Archive Collections

  • Accounts relating to Arundell's various appointments, correspondence and miscellaneous papers are part of the first deposit of Galway papers held in Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham (Ga 9201-13257)
  • Letters to the Cavendish family, 1736-1757, are held at Chatsworth House
  • The British Library, Manuscript Collections, holds correspondence with the Duke of Newcastle, 1736-56 (Reference: Add MSS 32690-868 passim)

Published sources

  • There do not appear to be any published works about Richard Arundell.

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