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Cowley, Earl (UK, 1857)

 

Creation: let. pat. 11 Apr 1857

 

Family name: Wellesley

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Gules a Cross Argent between twenty Plates five in each quarter saltirewise (Wellesley);  2nd and 3rd, Or a Lion rampant Gules ducally gorged Gold (Cowley);  at centre point an Annulet for difference

Crest:

Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Demi Lion rampant Gules holding a Spear erect proper and therefrom flowing a Pennon Argent charged with the Cross of St George

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Gules ducally gorged and chained Or, each charged on the shoulder with an Annulet for difference

Motto:

Porro Unum Est Necessarium (Moreover, one thing is necessary)

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Henry Richard [Wellesley], 2nd Baron Cowley later 1st Earl Cowley, KG GCB PC

1st son of Henry [Wellesley], 1st Baron Cowley, by his first wife Lady Charlotte Cadogan, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Charles Sloane [Cadogan], 1st Earl Cadogan

born

17 Jun 1804

mar.

23 Oct 1833 Hon Olivia Cecilia FitzGerald-de Ros (b. 11 Jan 1807; d. 21 Apr 1885), 1st dau. of Lord Henry FitzGerald (by his wife Charlotte Boyle-Walsingham, suo jure Baroness de Ros, dau. and hrss. of Hon Robert Boyle later Boyle-Walsingham (by his wife Charlotte Hanbury Williams, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir Charles Hanbury Williams KB), 5th son of Henry [Boyle], 1st Earl of Shannon), 4th son of James [FitzGerald], 1st Duke of Leinster

children

1. Hon William Henry Wellesley, later 2nd Earl Cowley

2. Hon Cecil Charles Foley Wellesley, an officer in the Royal Navy (b. 1842; d. 28 Mar 1916)

3. Col Hon Frederick Arthur Wellesley, First Secretary at Vienna, Military Attaché at St Petersburg (b. 24 May 1844; d. 9 Feb 1931), mar. (1) 15 Dec 1873 (div. 1882) Emma Anne Caroline Bloomfield Loftus (mar. (2) 14 Feb 1903 Leberecht Kurt von Koller), 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Lord Augustus William Spencer Loftus GCB, Governor of New South Wales 1879-85 (by his wife Emma Maria Greville, 1st dau. of Admiral Henry Francis Greville CB), 4th son of John [Tottenham later Loftus], 2nd Marquess of Ely, (2) 3 Jun 1884 (div. 1897) Catherine Candelin, and (3) 1904 Evelyn Katrine Gwenfra Wellesley (widow of Henry [Wellesley], 3rd Duke of Wellington; dsp. 11 Mar 1939), 6th dau. of Lt Col Thomas Peers Williams MP, of Temple House, co. Berkshire, and Craigydon, Anglesey, by his wife Emily Bacon, yst. dau. of Gen Anthony Bacon, of Elcott, co. Berkshire, and had issue by his first wife

1. Lady Feodorovna Cecilia Wellesley (d. 30 Mar 1920), mar. 11 Apr 1874 Francis Leveson [Bertie], 1st Viscount Bertie of Thame, and had issue

2. Lady Sophia Georgiana Robertina Wellesley (b. 1840; d. 3 Jun 1923), mar. 16 Feb 1863 Charles Philip [Yorke], 5th Earl of Hardwicke, and had issue

died

15 Jul 1884

created

11 Apr 1857 Viscount Dangan, of Dangan in the County of Meath, and Earl Cowley

suc. by

son

note

Attaché at Vienna 1824; Paid Attaché at The Hague 1829; Secretary of Legation at Stuttgart 1832-43; Secretary of Embassy at Constantinople 1843-48; suc. his father 27 Apr 1847 as 2nd Baron Cowley; Envoy to Switzerland 1848; CB 1848; Envoy to Stuttgart 1848; KCB 1851; Envoy to the Germanic Confederation 1851; Privy Councillor 1852; Ambassador to France 1852-67; GCB 1853; on the death of his paternal cousin William Richard Arthur [Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley], 5th Earl of Mornington in 1863 he inherited the estate of Draycott, co. Wiltshire, which for many centuries had been in the possession of the Long family and had come to Lord Mornington through his mother, the heiress of that family; Knight of the Garter 1866

 

William Henry [Wellesley], 2nd Earl Cowley

born

25 Aug 1834

mar.

8 Aug 1863 Emily Gwendolen Peers-Williams (d. 9 Nov 1932), 2nd dau. of Col Thomas Peers-Williams MP, of Temple House, Great Marlow, co. Berkshire, by his wife Emily Bacon, dau. of Anthony Bacon, of Elcott, co. Berkshire

children

1. Hon Henry Arthur Mornington Wellesley, later 3rd Earl Cowley

1. Lady Eva Cecilia Margaret Wellesley (d. 4 Mar 1948), mar. 23 Nov 1898 as his second wife Randolph Gordon Erskine-Wemyss of Wemyss DL (d. 17 Jul 1908), 1st son of James Hay Wemyss later Erskine-Wemyss of Wemyss MP (by his wife Millicent Ann Mary Erskine, dau. of Hon John Kennedy Erskine of Dun), 1st son of James Wemyss of Wemyss of Wemyss (by his wife Lady Emma Hay, 1st dau. by his second wife of William [Hay later Carr], 17th Earl of Erroll), 1st son of William Wemyss of Wemyss (by his wife Frances Erskine, dau. of Sir William Erskine, Bt., of Torrie), 1st son of Hon James Wemyss of Wemyss MP (by his wife and cousin Lady Elizabeth Sutherland, only dau. of William [Sutherland], 17th Earl of Sutherland), 3rd son of James [Wemyss], 5th Earl of Wemyss, an

died

28 Feb 1895

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, Coldstream Guards 1852; Captain 1854; served in the Crimea 1855 and the Oudh campaign 1858; Military Secretary to the Governor of Bombay 1859; Capt and Lt Col, Coldstream Guards 1860-63

 

Henry Arthur Mornington [Wellesley], 3rd Earl Cowley

born

14 Jan 1866

mar. (1)

17 Dec 1889 (div. 1897) Lady Violet Nevill (b. 7 Dec 1866; mar. (2) 19 Jul 1898 Robert Edward Myddleton, of Chirk Castle, co. Denbigh;  d. 28 Mar 1910), 6th dau. of William [Nevill], 1st Marquess of Abergavenny, by his wife Caroline Vanden-Bempde Johnstone, dau. of Sir John Vanden-Bempde Johnstone, 3rd Bt., of Hackness Hall, co. York

only child by first wife

1. Hon Christian Arthur Wellesley, later 4th Earl Cowley

mar. (2)

14 Dec 1895 (div. 1913) his third cousin Hon Millicent Florence Eleanor Cradock-Hartopp (b. 4 Dec 1872; former wife of Sir Charles Edward Cradock-Hartopp, 5th Bt.;  mar. (3) 25 Jul 1914 Maj Grey William Duberley, of Gaynes Hall, St Neots, co. Huntingdon;  d. 29 Nov 1952), 1st dau. of Charles Henry [Wilson], 1st Baron Nunburnholme, by his wife Florence Jane Helen Wellesley, 1st dau. of Col William Henry Charles Wellesley

only child by second wife

2. Hon (Henry) Gerald Valerian Francis Wellesley, of Priestown House, Mulhuddart, co. Dublin (b. 8 Aug 1907; d. 25 Dec 1981), mar. (1) 17 Jun 1929 (div. 1953) Doris Caroline Sabia Kennedy, 1st dau. of Edward Robert Kennedy, of Bishop's Court, Strafford, co. Kildare, by his wife Beryl Doris Lumsdaine, dau. of Rev Edwin Sandys Lumsdaine, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, (2) 11 Jan 1954 (annulled 1955) Nancy Joan Hilliam, only dau. of Bentley Collingwood Hilliam, (3) 30 Jan 1957 (div. 1969) Marina Isobel Sherlock Dundas (former wife of (1) Capt George James Wellwood Moncrieffe, widow of (2) Lieut Robert Charles Henry Dundas RN, and former wife of (3) Cdr John Bremer Richards Horne DSC RN), only dau. of Capt Rowland Francis Eustace, and (4) 1969 Valerie Rose Pitman (b. 26 Feb 1940; d. 7 Aug 2009), 2nd dau. of Christian Ernest Pitman CBE, of Doynton House, co. Gloucester (by his wife Eileen Winifred Clarke, only dau. of Charles Samuel Clarke, of Tracy Park, co. Somerset, and Kinloch Forest, co. Sutherland), 2nd son of Ernest Pitman, of The Cottage, Dyrham, co. Wiltshire (by his wife Frances Isabel Butler, dau. of James Butler, of Brownstown Park, co. Meath), 2nd son by his second wife of Sir Isaac Pitman, the famous publisher, and had issue by his fourth wife

mar. (3)

19 Jan 1914 Clare Florence Mary Buxton (former wife of Maj Geoffrey Charles Buxton;  d. 8 May 1949), only child of Sir Francis George Stapleton, 8th Bt., by his wife Mary Catherine Gladstone, dau. of Adam Steuart Gladstone, of Hazelwood, co. Hertford

children by third wife

1. Lady Diana Mary Wellesley (d. 1984), mar. 20 Jul 1933 Daniel Stewart Thomas Bingham [Dixon], 2nd Baron Glentoran, and had issue

2. Lady Cecilia Katherine Wellesley (d. 30 Sep 1952), mar. (1) 4 Dec 1936 (div. 1942) as his first wife Capt John Claude Smiley, of Grove House, Mundford, co. Norfolk, 2nd son of Sir John Smiley, 2nd Bt., by his wife Valerie de Crespigny, yst. dau. of Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny, 4th Bt., (2) 1942 (div. 1950) Lt Col Norman David Melville Johnstone MBE, son of Maj Charles Melville Johnstone, of Croy, co. Dunbarton, and (3) 18 Mar 1950 Norman Hyman Wachman, son of Woolf Wachman, and had issue by her first and second husbands

died

15 Jan 1919

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Christian Arthur [Wellesley], 4th Earl Cowley

born

25 Dec 1890

mar. (1)

23 Feb 1914 (div. 1933) Mae Pickard (d. 3 Jun 1946), of Memphis, Tennessee, USA

children by first wife

1. Hon Michael Wellesley, styled Viscount Dungan (b. 24 May 1915; dvp. 13 Feb 1922)

2. Hon Denis Arthur Wellesley, later 5th Earl Cowley

1. Lady Patricia Mary Anne Wellesley (b. 19 Feb 1918; dvp. 28 Aug 1944)

2. Lady Colleen Wellesley (b. 21 Mar 1925), mar. 9 Aug 1945 Dr Paul A Hanlon, of 543 Westmoreland Avenue, Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA, son of Dr Edward F Hanlon, of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, USA, and has issue

mar. (2)

1933 Mrs Mary Elsie May Himes, of San Francisco, California, USA

children by second wife

3. Hon Garret Graham Wellesley, later 7th Earl Cowley

4. Hon Brian Timothy Wellesley (b. 28 Feb 1938), mar. (1) Jun 1961 (div. 1964) Patricia Pearl Tribbey, of Tempi, Mesa, Arizona, USA, (2) 9 Apr 1966 (div. 1980) Karen Elizabeth Bradbury, of Reno, Nevada, USA, and (3) 4 Jun 1988 Katherine Samaniego, of New Mexico, USA

died

29 Aug 1962

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Denis Arthur [Wellesley], 5th Earl Cowley, BEM

born

25 Dec 1921

mar. (1)

16 Nov 1944 (div. 1950) Elizabeth Anne Hankey (widow of F/Lt Stephen Alers Hankey RAF; mar. (3) 1953 Freeman Winslow Hill), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Pelham Rawstorn Papillon DSO, of Crowhurst Park, co. Sussex

only child by first wife

1. Hon Richard Francis Wellesley, later 6th Earl Cowley

mar. (2)

11 Jul 1950 Annette Nancy Doughty Simmonds (former wife of Lt Arthur Simmonds;  d. 29 Oct 1959), dau. of Maj J J O'Hara, of Northumberland

mar. (3)

15 Feb 1961 Janet Elizabeth Mary Aiyar (mar. (2) 1976 (div. 1981) as his second wife Pierson John Shirley Dixon, son of Sir Pierson Dixon GCMG CB), dau. of Ramiah Doraswamy Aiyar, of Ystrad, co. Denbigh

died

23 Mar 1968

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Richard Francis [Wellesley], 6th Earl Cowley

born

12 Jun 1946

mar.

1971 Maria Della Buenano (mar. (2) 1980 as his second wife Maj Robin James Stirling Bullock-Webster OBE), 2nd dau. of Enrique Buenano, of Buenos Aires, Argentina

children

1. Lady Alexia Anne Elizabeth Wellesley (b. 30 Oct 1973)

2. Lady Caroline Maria Frances Wellesley (b. 11 May 1976)

died

s.p.m. 13 Dec 1975

suc. by

half-uncle

 

Garret Graham [Wellesley], 7th Earl Cowley

born

30 Jul 1934

mar. (1)

16 Sep 1960 (div. 1966) Elizabeth Suzanne Lennon, dau. of Haynes Lennon, of South Carolina, USA

children by first wife

1. Hon (Garret) Graham Wellesley, styled Viscount Dangan (b. 30 Mar 1965), mar. 30 Jun 1990 Claire L Brighton, only dau. of Peter W Brighton, of Stowbridge, co. Norfolk, by his wife Joan R James, and has issue:

1a. Hon Henry Arthur Peter Wellesley (b. 3 Dec 1991)

2a. Hon Bertram Garret Graham Wellesley (b. 12 Apr 1999)

1a. Hon Natasha Rose Wellesley (b. 28 Jun 1994)

1. Lady (Elizabeth) Tara Lennon Wellesley (b. 26 Aug 1962)

mar. (2)

1968 (div. 1981) Isabelle O'Bready, of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

mar. (3)

1981 as her second husband Paige Deming, dau. of Joseph Grove Deming, of Reno, Nevada, USA

only child by third wife

2. Lady Sarah Paige Wellesley, mar. 10 Aug 1996 Frank Mosier, 1st son of Frank Mosier, of Saratoga, New York, USA

mar. (4)

15 Feb 2012 Carola Marion Stormonth Darling (b. 6 Jun 1943; widow of Capt Robin Andrew Stormonth Darling), 1st dau. of Sir Robert Erskine-Hill of Quothquhan, 2nd Bt., by his wife Christine Alison Johnstone, only dau. of Capt Henry James Johnstone of Alva RN

 

 Last updated 17 Feb 2012

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Titles:

7th Earl Cowley

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 Apr 1857)

7th Viscount Dangan

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 Apr 1857)

8th Baron Cowley, of Wellesley in the County of Somerset

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 21 Jan 1828)

 

Address:

c/o Brooks's, St James, London SW1A 1LN

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