Manuscripts and Special Collections

Biography of William George Monckton-Arundell, later Monckton, 5th Viscount Galway (1782-1834)

William George Monckton-Arundell was the eldest son of Robert Monckton-Arundell, 4th Viscount Galway, and succeeded his father in 1810.

In 1826 he changed his surname to Monckton by Royal Licence. The licence stated that younger children would use the surname Monckton, but that persons succeeding to the Viscouncy after the 4th Viscount should retain the surname Monckton-Arundell.

Cockayne's Complete Peerage states that the 5th Viscount was an accomplished topographer and antiquary.


He married in 1804 Catherine Elizabeth (d 1862), only child of Captain George Handfield, and had:

  • George Edward Arundell Monckton-Arundell (1805-1876), later 6th Viscount Galway
  • Charles Gustavus Monckton (1806-1831), Captain in the 88th Foot
  • Augustus William Monckton (1808-1833), Commander in the Royal Navy
  • Edmund Gambier Monckton (1809-1872), Colonel in the West Yorkshire militia, m in 1845 Arabella Martha Robinson (d 1880), and had:
    • William Henry Monckton (1846-1900), of Southwell, m in 1885 Rose Ethel Vatcher (d 1939), and had:
      • William Arundell Monckton-Arundell (1894-1977), 10th Viscount Galway
      • Edmund Savile Monckton-Arundell (1900-1980), 11th Viscount Galway
      • Ethel Mary Monckton (1888-1964), m in 1921 Lt-Col. Claude Imbert-Terry
      • Joan Frances Monckton (1889-1959), m in 1914 Capt. Frederick Thomas de Mallet Morgan
      • Rosamund Vere Monckton (1892-1976), m in 1922 Vice-Admiral Arthur Duncan Read
    • Philip Edmund Monckton (1850-1911), m in 1884 Bessie Gertrude Vatcher (d 1885)
    • Marmaduke John Monckton (1853-1922), m in 1891 Kathleen Swan (d 1953), and had:
      • Philip Marmaduke Monckton (1892-1965), m in 1918 Lavender O'Hara, and had:
        • John Philip Monckton (1919-1943)
        • George Rupert Monckton-Arundell (1922-), 12th Viscount Galway
        • Sylvia Margaret Monckton (1921), m Thomas Bruce Wilson
    • Geoffrey Francis Monckton (1865-1927)
    • Caroline Emma Monckton (d 1919)
    • Alice Henrietta Monckton (d 1930)
    • Rosamond Isobel Monckton (d 1946)
  • Frederick Smith Monckton (1811-1861), clergyman at St Peter's Church, Kingsland
  • Horace Manners Monckton (1824-1904), m 1stly in 1856 Georgina (d 1879), daughter of Sir Thomas Woolaston White, 2nd Baronet; m 2ndly in 1885 Emily Sarah (d 1913), née Cooper, widow of W.T. Till. Children of his first marriage:
    • Horace Woollaston Monckton (1857-1931)
    • Augustus George Monckton (1860-1886)
    • Catherine Elizabeth Monckton (d 1936)
  • Elizabeth Celia Monckton (d 1892)
  • Caroline Isabella Monckton (d 1922), m in 1856 Rev. T.J. Monson, and had issue

Archive Collections

  • Correspondence relating to the 5th Viscount Galway is present in the second accrual of Galway papers (Ga C) held in Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham. Further correspondence of the 5th Viscount and of Catherine Elizabeth Monckton-Arundell, Viscountess Galway, is present in the third accrual (Ga 2)
  • Title deeds, settlements, estate and legal papers relating to the 5th Viscount's ownership of his estates are also part of the Galway papers

Published sources

  • There do not appear to be any published works about the 5th Viscount Galway

Manuscripts and Special Collections

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