Document ReferenceGa 9201-13257
TitlePapers of the Monckton-Arundell Family, Viscounts Galway of Serlby Hall, Nottinghamshire, early 13th century-1943
DateEarly 13th century-1943
Extent95 boxes
Abstractdeeds, estate papers, accounts, ecclesiastical papers, inventories, genealogical papers, correspondence
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers. Access to some 20th century material is restricted; prospective readers should contact us for further advice.
Admin HistoryThese papers form part of the archive of the Monckton-Arundell family, Viscounts Galway. See the collection level record (Ga) for details of the history of the family and their papers.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was acquired in 1953.
DescriptionThe vast bulk of this collection consists of deeds and settlements covering the 13th to the 19th century. Most of the deeds relate to lands in Yorkshire but there are also deeds relating to North Nottinghamshire and to other counties such as Cornwall, Cheshire and Lincolnshire. There are also a number of manorial records relating to Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire including court rolls for South Newbald, Yorkshire.

The estate records consist of conveyances, surveys, rentals, accounts and correspondence and again relate to Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire, in particular Scrooby in Nottinghamshire and Cavil and Pontefract in Yorkshire. Also amongst the estate papers are several items relating to elections in Pontefract and elsewhere in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

The collection also includes a number of estate, personal and household accounts and the accounts of William Monckton, 2nd Viscount Galway (d 1772), as Receiver General of the Crown Lands. Legal papers, ecclesiastical papers including registers, wills and items concerning tithes, household inventories and genealogical papers are also present in the collection.

Of particular significance are the personal, political and diplomatic papers which include the English Civil War memoirs and correspondence of Philip Monckton (c.1620-1679), and papers of Richard Arundell (1696-1758), Surveyor General and Master of the Mint. There are items concerning a number of notable political and diplomatic figures including Henry Pelham and his brother the Duke of Newcastle, the Wentworth family, Earls Strafford, Sir John Goodricke and the Duke of Cumberland. Papers of George Vere Arundell, 8th Viscount Galway and Governor-General of New Zealand are also present in this section. (See also Ga 2G).

A final group of papers reflects the families coal mining interests and activities in Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire in the 19th and 20th centuries, centred upon the Hodroyd and Monckton Collieries.
MgtGroupFamily and estate collections
ArrangementThe listing order reflects an earlier arrangement and numbering system, made when the papers were still in private hands. The collection begins at the reference number Ga 9201.
TermAdministration of estates - England - Yorkshire - History
Great Britain - Politics and government - 17th century
Great Britain - Politics and government - 18th century
Coal mines and mining - England - History - 19th century
Coal trade - England - History - 19th century
Coal mines and mining - England - History - 18th century
Coal trade - England - History - 18th century
Great Britain - History - Civil War - 1642-1649
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue, 417 pp At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue, 417 pp Online: Catalogue available on the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue. Access to the old typescript catalogue was also made available online during the national Access to Archives (A2A) project in 2000-2004. This catalogue is now available through Discovery, hosted by The National Archives ( The version on our own Manuscripts Online Catalogue will be more up to date.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialSee also the collection level record (Ga 9201-Ga 2 I), catalogue entries for the other parts of the Galway collection (Ga C and Ga M).
Related RecordGaC

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA311Arundell; Richard (1696-1758); Surveyor General and Master of the Mint1696-1758
NA312Monckton; Philip (c.1620-1679); Sirc.1620-1679
NA313Arundell; William Monckton- (1725-1772); 2nd Viscount Galway; succ. 1751; M.P. for Pontefract and Thirsk; Receiver General of Crown Lands 1748; assumed name of Arundell by royal licence 17691725-1772
NA307Arundell; George Vere Monckton- (1882-1943); 8th Viscount Galway; succ. 19311882-1943
NA75936Monckton; family; of Serlby, Nottinghamshire; Viscounts Galway
PL213/Newbald South/Yorkshire/England
PL220/New Zealand
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