Robert Monckton-Arundell, 4th Viscount Galway

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The Viscount Galway

Sir Robert Monckton-Arundell, 4th Viscount Galway PC (4 July 1752 – 23 July 1810), was a British politician of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. [1]

He was a younger son of William Monckton-Arundell, 2nd Viscount Galway and succeeded his elder brother Henry to the title in 1774.

He was elected Member of Parliament to represent Pontefract from 1780-1783, made a Privy Counsellor in 1784 and knighted in 1786. He was MP for York from 1783 to 1790 and again for Pontefract from 1796 to 1802.

His career also included service as Comptroller of the Household (1784–87) during the reign of King George III.[2]

He married twice:firstly Elizabeth, the daughter of Daniel Mathew of Felix Hall, Essex, with whom he had 5 sons and 4 daughters and secondly Mary Bridget, the daughter and heiress of Pemberton Milnes of Bawtry Hall, Yorkshire and the widow of P. A. Hay Drummond. He was succeeded by his son William Monckton-Arundell, 5th Viscount Galway.

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir John Goodricke, Bt
Charles Mellish
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
1780–1783
With: William Nedham
Succeeded by
William Nedham
Nathaniel Smith
Preceded by
Charles Turner
Lord John Cavendish
Member of Parliament for York
1783–1790
With: Lord John Cavendish 1783–1784
Richard Slater Milnes 1784–1790
Succeeded by
Sir William Mordaunt Milner, Bt
Richard Slater Milnes
Preceded by
William Sotheron
John Smyth
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
1796–1801
With: John Smyth
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
1801–1802
With: John Smyth
Succeeded by
John Smyth
Richard Benyon
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl Ludlow
Comptroller of the Household
1784–1787
Succeeded by
Hon. John Villiers
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry William Monckton-Arundell
Viscount Galway
1774–1810
Succeeded by
William George Monckton-Arundell