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Mornington, Earl of (I, 1760)

 

Creation: let.pat. 2 Oct 1760

 

Family name: Wesley later Wellesley later Wellesley-Pole later Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley later Wellesley

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Arms:

Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Azure semée-de-lis Or a Lion rampant Argent (Pole); 2nd, Gules a Cross Argent between five Plates in each quarter saltirewise (Wellesley); 3rd, Or a Lion rampant Gules (Colley)

Crests:

1st:  A Lion's Gamb erect and erased Gules armed Or (Pole); 2nd: Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a Demi Lion rampant Gules holding a Forked Pennon also Gules flowing to the sinister one-third per pale from the staff Argent charged with a Cross of St George (Wellesley)' 3rd: A Cubit Arm erect vested Gules cuffed Argent holding in the hand a Scimitar proper pommelled and hilted Or the arm enfiled with a Ducal Coronet Gold (Colley)

Supporters:

On either side a Lion Gules gorged with an Eastern Crown and chained Or

Motto:

Pollet Virtus

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Garret [Wesley], 2nd Baron Mornington later 1st Earl of Mornington, PC

only surv. son and heir of Richard [Colley or Cowley later Wesley], 1st Baron Mornington, by his wife Elizabeth Sale, 1st dau. of John Sale MP, Registrar of the Diocese of Dublin

born

19 Jul 1735

mar.

6 Feb 1759 Hon Anne Hill-Trevor (b. 23 Jun 1742; d. 10 Sep 1831), 1st dau. of Arthur [Hill later Hill-Trevor], 1st Viscount Dungannon, by his second wife Anne Stafford, dau. of Edmund Francis Stafford, of Brownstown, co. Meath

children

1. Hon Richard Wesley later Wellesley, later 2nd Earl of Mornington later 1st Marquess Wellesley

2. Hon William Wesley later Wellesley, later 1st Baron Maryborough later 3rd Earl of Mornington

3. Hon Arthur Wesley later Wellesley, later 1st Duke of Wellington, etc.

4. Rev Hon Gerald Valerian Wesley later Wellesley DD, Rector of Chelsea, Prebendary of Durham and Chaplain to the Royal Household (b. 7 Dec 1770; d. 24 Oct 1848), mar. 2 Jun 1802 Lady Emily Mary Cadogan (d. 22 Dec 1839), 1st dau. by his second wife of Charles Sloane [Cadogan], 1st Earl Cadogan, and had issue

5. Hon Henry Wesley later Wellesley, later 1st Baron Cowley

1. Lady Anne Wesley later Wellesley (d. 16 Dec 1844), mar. (1) 7 Jan 1790 Hon Henry FitzRoy (d. 19 Mar 1794), 4th son of Charles [FitzRoy], 1st Baron Southampton, and (2) 2 Aug 1799 Charles Culling Smith, of Hampton, co. Middlesex, and had issue by both her husbands

died

22 May 1781

created

2 Oct 1760 Viscount Wellesley, of Dangan Castle in the County of Meath, and Earl of Mornington

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Trim 1757-58; suc. his father 31 Jan 1758 as 2nd Baron Mornington; Custos Rotulorum for co. Meath 1759; Professor of Music 1764-74; Privy Councillor [I] 1776; Grand Master of Freemasons of Ireland 1776-77

 

Richard [Wesley later Wellesley], 2nd Earl of Mornington later 1st Marquess Wellesley, KG KP PC

created

20 Oct 1797 Baron Wellesley, of Wellesley in the County of Somerset [GB]

2 Dec 1799 Marquess Wellesley

 

The Earldom of Mornington was held by the 1st Marquess Wellesley from 2 Dec 1799 until his death on 26 Sep 1842 with no legitimate issue, when the Barony and Marquessate of Wellesley became extinct and the Earldom of Mornington passed to his brother:

 

William [Wesley later Wellesley later Wellesley-Pole], 1st Baron Maryborough later 3rd Earl of Mornington, GCH PC

born

20 May 1763

mar.

17 May 1784 Katherine Elizabeth Forbes (b. c.1760; d. 23 Oct 1851), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Adm Hon John Forbes (by his wife Lady Mary Capell, 2nd surv. dau. by his first wife of William [Capell], 3rd Earl of Essex), 2nd son of George [Forbes], 3rd Earl of Granard

children

1. Hon William Wellesley-Pole later Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley, later 4th Earl of Mornington

1. Lady Mary Anne Charlotte Wellesley-Pole (d. 2 Feb 1845), mar. 22 Jul 1806 Rt Hon Sir Charles Bagot GCB MP. Governor-General of Canada 1841 (b. 23 Sep 1781; d. 19 May 1843), 2nd son of William [Bagot], 1st Baron Bagot, and had issue

2. Lady Emily Harriet Wellesley-Pole (b. 13 Mar 1792; d. 6 Mar 1881), mar. 13 Mar 1814 Fitzroy James Henry [Somerset], 1st Baron Raglan, and had issue

3. Lady Priscilla Anne Wellesley-Pole (b. 13 Mar 1793; d. 18 Feb 1879), mar. 26 Jun 1811 John [Fane], 11th Earl of Westmorland, and had issue

died

22 Feb 1845

created

17 Jul 1821 Baron Maryborough, of Maryborough in Queen's County (Peerage of Ireland)

suc. by

son

note

assumed the additional name of Pole in 1781 on succeeding to the estates of his cousin, William Pole, of Ballyfin, in Queen's County; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Trim 1783-90, for East Looe 1790-95 and for Queen's County 1801-21; Clerk of the Ordnance 1802-06 and 1807; Secretary to the Admiralty 1807-09; Privy Councillor [I] 1809 and [GB] 1809; Chief Secretary for Ireland 1809-12; a Lord of the Irish Treasury 1809-11 and 1834; Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer 1811-12; Master of the Mint 1814-23; Custos Rotulorum of Queen's County and Constable of Maryborough Castle 1823-45; Master of the Buckhounds 1823-30; GCH 1830; Postmaster-General 1834-35; Captain of Deal Castle 1838-43; suc. his brother 26 Sep 1842 as 3rd Earl of Mornington

 

William [Wellesley-Pole later Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley], 4th Earl of Mornington

born

22 May 1788

mar. (1)

14 Mar 1812 Catherine Tylney-Long (b. 2 Oct 1789; d. 12 Sep 1825), sister and cohrss of Sir James Tylney-Long, 8th Bt., of Draycot, co. Wiltshire, and 1st dau. of Sir James Tylney-Long, 7th Bt., of Tylney Park, Rotherfield, co. Hampshire, by his second wife Lady Catherine Sidney Windsor, 1st dau. of Other Lewis [Windsor], 4th Earl of Plymouth

children by first wife

1. Hon William Richard Arthur Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley, later 5th Earl of Mornington

2. Hon James FitzRoy Henry William Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley (b. 11 Aug 1815; d. 30 Oct 1851)

mar. (2)

10 Nov 1828 Helena Bligh (widow of Capt Thomas Bligh; d. 7 Apr 1869), dau. of Col Thomas Paterson, by his wife Anne Porterfield, dau. of Boyd Porterfield, of Porterfield, co. Renfrew

died

1 Jul 1857

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Member of Parliament for St Ives 1812-18 and 1830-31, for Wiltshire 1818-20 and for Essex 1831-32; a Gentleman Usher and Daily Waiter 1822-24; took the additional surnames of Tylney and Long by Royal Licence 1812

 

William Richard Arthur [Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley], 5th Earl of Mornington

born

7 Oct 1813

died

25 Jul 1863

suc. by

first cousin once-removed

note

 

On the death of the 5th Earl of Mornington the Barony of Maryborough became extinct and he was succeeded in the Earldom of Mornington, etc. by his first cousin once-removed, Arthur Richard [Wellesley], 2nd Duke of Wellington.

 

The Earldom of Mornington has been held by the Dukes of Wellington since 25 Jul 1863.

 

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