MONCKTON, Hon. William (?1725-72), of Serlby, Notts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - Dec. 1748
1 Apr. 1749 - 1754
1754 - 18 Nov. 1772

Family and Education

b. ?1725, 1st surv. s. of John Monckton, 1st Visct. Galway [I], and bro. of Hon. Robert Monckton. educ. Westminster Sept. 1737, aged 12. m. 12 Aug. 1747, Elizabeth (formerly Sarah), da. of Joseph da Costa Villareal of College Hill, London,1 3s. 2da. suc. fa. as 2nd Visct. Galway [I] 15 July 1751; to estates of his maternal aunt, Lady Frances Arundell of Allerton Mauleverer 1769, and took add. name of Arundell.

Offices Held

Receiver gen. of crown rents, Yorks. and co. Dur. 1748; master of the staghounds 1765-70.


Succeeding to the family seat at Pontefract in 1747, Monckton was classed as a government supporter. Vacating his seat in favour of his father by temporarily accepting an office in 1748, he was returned next year for Thirsk on the Frankland interest.

He died 18 Nov. 1772.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. ‘Kitty Villareal, the Da Costas and Samson Gideon’, Jewish Hist. Soc. Trans. xiii. 273-4, 280, 282.