Monckton, Robert, 1726-1782

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Monckton, Robert, 1726-1782

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MONCKTON, HON. ROBERT, brother of William Monckton-Arundell, 2nd Viscount Galway (I) (qv); b. 24 Jun 1726; adm. Sep 1737; in school lists 1737-41; Ensign, 3rd Foot Guards 22 Apr 1741; Capt., 34th Foot 27 Jun 1744; Maj., 5 Feb 1746/7; Lieut. -Col., 47th Foot 28 Feb 1751; Col. commandant 60th Foot (Royal American Regt. ), 20 Dec 1757- Oct 1759; Brig. -Gen., 1759; Col., 17th Foot, from 24 Oct 1759; Major-Gen., 20 Feb 1761; Lieut. -Gen., 30 Apr 1770; served in Flanders 1742-5; present at battles of Dettingen and Fontenoy; sent to Nova Scotia 1752; Lieut. -Gov., Annapolis Royal 1754 (still 1769); captured Forts Beauséjour and Gaspereau (renamed Fort Monckton) from the French 1755; Lieut. -Gov., Nova Scotia Dec 1755; second in command of Wolfe’s expedition to Quebec, where he was wounded 13 Sep 1759; Governor and Commander-in-Chief, New York 20 Mar 1761; sailed with Rodney to West Indies and captured Martinique, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Vincent 1761-2; returned to England 1763; Governor of Berwick-upon-Tweed 14 Jun 1765-78, Portsmouth from 1778; MP Pontefract 26 Nov 1751-4, 24 Mar – 30 Sep 1774, Portsmouth from 10 Aug 1778; d. unm. 3 May 1782. DNB.


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Granted 4000 acres in St Vincent that he then sold in 1775. No specific mention of slave-owning in the Legacies of British Slave-ownership database.

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Monckton-Arundell, William, ca. 1725-1772 (ca. 1725-1772)

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Monckton-Arundell, William, ca. 1725-1772

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Monckton, Robert, 1726-1782

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Monckton, John, ca. 1716-1728 (ca. 1716-1728)

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Monckton, John, ca. 1716-1728

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Monckton, Robert, 1726-1782

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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition



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Prepared for import into AtoM by Westminster School Archive staff, 2019-2020
Revised by Bethany Duck, Archive Assistant, September 2020




Supplementary information drawn from UCL's Legacies of British Slave-ownership database. Entry URL:

Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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