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Mornington, Baron (I, 1746)
Creation: let.pat. 9 Jul 1746
Family name: Colley or Cowley later Wesley
See Earl of Mornington
Richard [Colley or Cowley later Wesley], 1st Baron Mornington
6th but 2nd surv. son and heir male of Henry Colley, of Castle Carbery, co. Kildare, by his first wife Mary Usher, only dau. of Sir William Usher, of Dublin
23 Dec 1719 Elizabeth Sale (d. 17 Jun 1738), 1st dau. of John Sale MP, Registrar of the Diocese of Dublin
1. Hon Garret Wesley, later 2nd Baron Mornington later 1st Earl of Mornington
1. Hon Elizabeth Wesley, mar. 1743 Chichester Fortescue, of Dromisken, co. Louth, and had issue
2. Hon Francis Wesley, mar. 1750 William Francis Crosbie (d. 11 Sep 1768), and had issue
31 Jan 1758
9 Jul 1746 Baron Mornington, of Mornington in the County of Meath
second Chamberlain of the Irish Court of Exchequer 1713; took the surname of Wesley in 1728 on inheriting the estates of Dangan and Mornington, co. Meath from his cousin, Garret Wesley; Member of Parliament for Trim 1729-46; High Sheriff of co. Meath 1734
Garrett [Wesley], 2nd Baron Mornington later 1st Earl of Mornington
2 Oct 1760 Viscount Wellesley, of Dangan Castle in the County of Meath, and Earl of Mornington
The Barony of Mornington has been held by the Earls of Mornington since 2 Oct 1760, and by the Dukes of Wellington since 25 Jul 1863, when the 2nd Duke of Wellington inherited the Earldom of Mornington from his first cousin once-removed.
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