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Wellington, Duke of (UK, 1814)

 

Creation: let. pat. 11 May 1814

 

Family name: Wellesley

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Gules a Cross Argent in each quarter five Plates in saltire (Wellesley);  2nd and 3rd, Or a Lion rampant Gules ducally collared Gold (Cowley);  over all in the centre chief point an Inescutcheon of Augmentation charged with the Union Badge

Crest:

Out of a Ducal Coronet Or a demi Lion rampant Gules holding in the paws a Forked Pennon Argent flowing to the sinister charged with the Cross of St George the Ends Gules

Supporters:

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

Motto:

Virtutis Fortuna Comes (Fortune is the companion of valour)

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Arthur [Wesley later Wellesley], 1st Viscount Wellington later 1st Earl of Wellington later 1st Marquess of Wellington later 1st Duke of Wellington, KG GCB GCH PC

3rd surv. son of Garret [Wesley], 1st Earl of Mornington, by his wife Hon Anne Hill-Trevor, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Arthur [Hill later Hill-Trevor], 1st Viscount Dungannon

born

29 Apr 1769

mar.

10 Apr 1806 Hon Catherine ("Kitty") Sarah Dorothea Pakenham (b. 1772;  d. 24 Apr 1831), sister of Thomas [Pakenham], 2nd Earl of Longford, and 2nd dau. of Edward Michael [Pakenham], 2nd Baron Longford, by his wife Hon Catherine Rowley, 2nd dau. of Rt Hon Hercules Langford Rowley MP, of Summerhill, co. Meath, by his wife Elizabeth Ormsby Upton later Rowley, suo jure Viscountess Langford

children:

1. Lord Arthur Richard Wellesley, later 2nd Duke of Wellington

2. Maj Gen Lord Charles Wellesley MP, Chief Equerry and Clerk Marshal to Queen Victoria, Member of Parliament for South Hampshire 1847, and for Windsor 1852 (b. 16 Jan 1808;  d. 9 Oct 1858), mar. 9 Jul 1844 Augusta Sophia Anne Pierrepont (b. 30 May 1820;  d. 13 Jul 1893), only child of Rt Hon Henry Manvers Pierrepont, of Conbolt Park, co. Hampshire (by his wife Lady Sophia Cecil, only dau. by his second wife of Henry [Cecil], 1st Marquess of Exeter), 3rd son of Charles [Medows later Pierrepont], 1st Earl Manvers, and had issue:

1a. Arthur Wellesley (b. 5 May 1845;  dvp. 7 Jul 1846)

2a. Henry Wellesley, later 3rd Duke of Wellington

3a. Lord Arthur Charles Wellesley, later 4th Duke of Wellington

1a. Lady Victoria Alexandrina Wellesley, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Duke by Royal Warrant 17 Nov 1884 (b. 2 Apr 1847;  d. 31 Jul 1933), mar. 6 Sep 1877 Ion Trant [Hamilton], 1st Baron Holmpatrick, and has issue

2a. Lady Mary Angela Wellesley, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Duke by Royal Warrant 17 Nov 1884 (b. 21 Oct 1850;  dsp. 26 Apr 1936), mar. 7 Sep 1875 George Arthur Jervoise Scott, of Rotherfield Park, co. Hampshire (b. 2 Nov 1833;  dsp. 5 Mar 1895)

3a. Georgina Wellesley (d. 3 Feb 1880), mar. 22 Jul 1874 as his first wife William Rolle Malcolm, of Walton Manor, Epsom, co. Surrey (b. 10 Jan 1840;  d. 3 Feb 1923), 4th son of John Malcolm, 14th of Poltalloch, and had issue

died

14 Sep 1852

created

4 Sep 1809 Baron Douro, of Wellesley in the County of Somerset, and Viscount Wellington, of Talavera and Wellington in the County of Somerset

18 Oct 1811 Conde do Vimiero

Jan 1812 Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo and Grandee of the First Class

28 Feb 1812 Earl of Wellington

Aug 1812 Marques de Torres Vedras

3 Oct 1812 Marquess of Wellington

18 Dec 1812 Duque da Vittoria

11 May 1814 Marquess Douro and Duke of Wellington

18 Jul 1815 Prince of Waterloo

suc. by

son

note

Ensign, 73rd Regt of Foot 1787;  Lieut, 76th Regt of Foot 1787, exch. to 41st Regt of Foot 1788 and 12th Light Dragoons 1789;  Member of Parliament for Trim 1790-97;  Capt, 58th Regt of Foot 1791, exch. to 18th Light Dragoons 1792;  Major, 33rd Regt of Foot 1793, and Lt Col of that Regt 1793-1806;  Col in the Army 1796;  Governor of Seringapatam and Mysore 1799-1805;  Maj Gen 1802;  won the victories of Assaye, Argaum and Gawilghur 1803;  KB 1804 and GCB 1815;  Colonel, 33rd Regt of Foot 1806-12, of the Royal Horse Guards 1813-27, and of the Grenadier Guards 1827-52;  Member of Parliament (Tory) for Rye 1806, for St Michael 1807, and for Newport (Isle of Wight) 1807-09;  Privy Councillor [UK] 1807;  Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1807-09;  Privy Councillor [I] 1807;  a Lord of the Treasury 1807-09;   Lieut Gen 1808;  won the victories of Rolica and Vimeiro 1808;  Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces in Portugal  and Marshal-General in the Portuguese Army 1809;  won the victory of Talavera 1809;  Captain-General in the Spanish Army 1809;  a Regent of Portugal 1810;  General 1811;  campaigned successfully in Spain and Generalissimo of the Armies of Spain  1812;  Knight of the Garter 1813;  Field Marshal 1813;  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Paris 1814-15;  First Plenipotentiary to the Congress of Vienna 1815;  Field Marshal of Hanover 1815;  Commander-in-Chief of the Forces on the Continent 1815;  victor of the Battle of Waterloo 1815;  Field Marshal in the Netherlands Army 1815;  Commander-in-Chief of the Allied Armies of Occupation in France 1815-18;  GCH 1816;  Joint Plenipotentiary to the Conference of Aix-la-Chapelle 1818;  Field Marshal of Austria, Russia and Prussia 1818;  Master-General of the Ordnance 1818-27;  Governor of Plymouth 1819-26;  Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifle Brigade 1820-52;  Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire 1820-52;  Lord High Constable of England at the Coronations of George IV 1821, William IV 1831 and Victoria 1838;  Constable of the Tower of London and Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets 1826-52;  Commander-in-Chief of the Forces 1827-28 and 1842-52;  First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Minister) 1828-30 and 1834;  Constable of Dover Castle and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1829-52;  Chancellor of the University of Oxford 1834-52;  Foreign Secretary 1834-35;  Master of the Trinity House 1837-52;  Ranger of St James's Park and of Hyde Park 1850-52

 

Arthur Richard [Wellesley], 2nd Duke of Wellington, KG PC

born

3 Feb 1807

mar.

19 Apr 1839 Lady Elizabeth Hay VA, Lady of the Bedchamber 1843-58 and Mistress of the Robes 1861-68 and 1874-80 (b. 27 Sep 1820;  dsp. 13 Aug 1904), 4th dau. of George [Hay], 8th Marquess of Tweeddale, by his wife Lady Susan Montagu, 3rd dau. of William [Montagu], 5th Duke of Manchester

died

s.p. 13 Aug 1884

suc. by

nephew

note

Ensign, 81st Regt of Foot 1823 and 71st (Highland) Regt of Foot 1825;  Cornet, Royal Horse Guards 1825, Lieut 1827, and Captain 1828;  Capt, 60th (KRRC) Regt of Foot 1828;  Member of Parliament (Tory) for Aldeburgh 1829-32 and for Norwich 1837-52;  Major 1830, exch. to The Rifle Brigade 1831;  Lt Col 1834;  ADC to his father 1842-52;  Brevet Col 1846;  Master of the Horse 1853-58;  Privy Councillor 1853;  Lt Col, Victoria (Middlesex) Rifle Volunteer Corps 1853-70;  Maj Gen 1854;  Knight of the Garter 1858;  Lt Gen 1862, retiring from the Army 1863;  suc. his first cousin once-removed 25 Jul 1863 as 6th Earl of Mornington, etc.;  Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex 1868-84

 

Henry [Wellesley], 3rd Duke of Wellington

born

5 Apr 1846

mar.

7 Mar 1882 Evelyn Katrine Gwenfra Williams (b. 1855;  mar. (2) 1904 as his third wife Col Hon Frederick Arthur Wellesley, 3rd son of Henry Richard [Wellesley], 1st Earl Cowley;  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

died

s.p. 8 Jun 1900

suc. by

brother

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Ensign and Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards 1865 and Lieutenant and Captain 1868;  Member of Parliament (Cons.) for Andover 1874-80;  Captain and Lt Col 1876;  Major, 2nd Battn Grenadier Guards 1881-82;  Hon Colonel 1884-1900

 

Arthur Charles [Wellesley], 4th Duke of Wellington, KG GCVO

born

15 Mar 1849

mar.

24 Oct 1872 Kathleen Emily Bulkeley Williams (b. 13 Jun 1848;  d. 24 Jun 1927), 4th dau. of Capt Robert Griffith Williams (by his wife Mary Anne Geale, dau. of Piers Geale, of Dublin), 2nd son of Sir Robert Williams, 9th Bt. MP, of Penrhyn, co. Carmarthen

children:

1. Lord Arthur Charles Wellesley, later 5th Duke of Wellington

2. Capt Lord Richard Wellesley (b. 30 Sep 1879;  dspm. 29 Oct 1914), mar. 30 Apr 1908 Louise Nesta Pamela FitzGerald (b. 8 Jan 1889;  mar. (2) 12 Mar 1917 her brother-in-law Lord George Wellesley;  d. 21 Feb 1946), only dau. of Capt Sir Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Bt. CVO JP DL, 20th Knight of Kerry, by his wife Amelia Catherine Bischoffsheim, dau. of Henri Louis Bischoffsheim, of Bute House, South Audley Street, London, and had issue:

1a. Pamela Wellesley (b. 14 May 1912; d. 31 Mar 1987), mar. (1) 12 Jun 1933 (div. 1943) Lt Charles Robert Archibald Grant RN, only son of General Sir Charles John Cecil Grant KCB KCVO DSO. and (2) 24 Jul 1947 as his second wife Maj Hon Denis Gomer Berry (b. 11 Jul 1911; d. 1983), 2nd son of James Gomer [Berry], 1st Viscount Kemsley, by his first wife Mary Lilian Holmes, dau. of Horace George Holmes, of Brondesbury Park, London, and had issue by both husbands

2a. Mary Wellesley (b. 8 Jan 1915)

3. Lord Gerald Wellesley, later 7th Duke of Wellington

4. Lt Col Lord George Wellesley MC (b. 29 Jul 1889;  d. 31 Jul 1967), mar. (1) 12 Mar 1917 his sister-in-law Louse Nesta Pamela Wellesley (widow of his brother Capt Lord Richard Wellesley; b. 8 Jan 1889; d. 21 Feb 1946), only dau. of Capt Sir Maurice FitzGerald, 2nd Bt. CVO JP DL, 20th Knight of Kerry, by his wife Amelia Catherine Bischoffsheim, dau. of Henri Louis Bischoffsheim, of Bute House, South Audley Street, London, and (2) 25 Nov 1955 Jean McGillvray, and had issue by his first wife

1. Lady Evelyn Kathleen Wellesley (b. 30 Jul 1873; d. 19 Jan 1922), mar. 18 Jun 1900 Hon Robert James, of St Nicholas, Richmond, co. York (b. 13 May 1873; d. 13 Dec 1960), 3rd son of Walter Henry [James], 2nd Baron Northbourne, by his wife Edith Emmeline Mary Lane, 3rd dau. of John Newton Lane, of King's Bromley Manor, co. Stafford, by his wife Hon Agnes Bagot, 2nd dau. by his second wife of William [Bagot], 2nd Baron Bagot, and had issue

2. Lady Eileen Wellesley (b. 13 Feb 1887;  d. 31 Oct 1952), mar. 11 Sep 1916 Capt Cuthbert Julian Orde (b. 18 Dec 1888;  d. 19 Dec 1968), 2nd son of Sir Julian Walter Orde, of Aveley House, Bromley, co. Kent, and had issue

died

18 Jun 1934

suc. by

son

note

Ensign and Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards 1868, Lieutenant and Captain 1871, Captain and Lt Col 1879, and Maj and Colonel 1887;  GCVO 1902;  Knight of the Garter 1902

 

Arthur Charles [Wellesley], 5th Duke of Wellington

born

9 Jun 1876

mar.

23 Mar 1909 Hon Lilian Maud Glen Coats (b. 3 Feb 1885;  d. 3 May 1946), 2nd dau. of George [Coats], 1st Baron Glentanar, by his wife Margaret Lothian Black, 1st dau. of James Tait Black, of Keswick, co. Cumberland

children:

1. Lord Henry Valerian George Wellesley, later 6th Duke of Wellington

1. Lady Anne Maud Wellesley, suo jure Duquesa de Ciudad Rodrigo and Grandee (1st Class) of Spain (b. 2 Feb 1910), mar. 23 Mar 1933 (div. 1963) as his first wife Hon David Reginald Rhys (b. 18 Mar 1907;  d. 1991), 3rd son of Walter FitzUryan [Rice later Rhys], 7th Baron Dynevor, and has issue

died

11 Dec 1941

suc. by

son

note

Lieut, Grenadier Guards 1900-03

 

Henry Valerian George [Wellesley], 6th Duke of Wellington

born

14 Jul 1912

died

s.p. 16 Sep 1943

suc. by

uncle

note

Lieut, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment 1935;  sec. to The King's African Rifles 1939-42;  killed in action;  on his death the Spanish Dukedom of Ciudad Rodrigo and the Grandeeship (1st Class) of Spain passed to his sister and heir general Lady Anne Maud Wellesley, whose husband, Hon David Reginald Rhys, became jure uxoris Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo and a Grandee (1st Class) of Spain;  in 1949 she resigned her Spanish honours to her uncle, Gerald [Wellesley], 7th Duke of Wellington.

 

Gerald [Wellesley], 7th Duke of Wellington, KG

born

21 Apr 1885

mar.

30 Apr 1914 Dorothy Violet Ashton (b. 21 Aug 1885;  d. 11 Jul 1956), dau. of Robert Ashton, of Croughton and Hyde, co. Chester, by his wife Lucy Horsfield, 1st dau. of Joseph Horsfield

children:

1. Lord Arthur Valerian Wellesley, later 8th Duke of Wellington

1. Lady Elizabeth Wellesley (b. 26 Dec 1918), mar. 18 Nov 1939 (div. 1960) Maj Thomas Clyde, of Ginge Manor, Wantage, co.Berkshire (b. 1917), son of William Pancoast Clyde, of New York, USA, and has issue

died

4 Jan 1972

suc. by

son

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Lt Col Grenadier Guards 1939-40;  Surveyor of the King's Works of Art 1936-44;  Lord Lieutenant of the County of London 1944-49, and of Hampshire 1949-72;  Knight of the Garter 1951;  Chancellor of Southampton University 1951-62;  Governor, Captain and Steward of the Isle of Wight 1957-65

 

Arthur Valerian [Wellesley], 8th Duke of Wellington, KG LVO OBE MC

born

2 Jul 1915

mar.

28 Jan 1944 Diana Ruth McConnel MBE (b. 1921; d. 1 Nov 2010), only dau. of Maj Gen Douglas Fitzgerald McConnel of Knockdolian CB CBE DSO, by his wife Ruth Garnett-Botfield, only child of Maj Walter Dutton Garnett-Botfield

children:

1. Lord Arthur Charles Valerian Wellesley, later 9th Duke of Wellington

2. Lord Richard Gerald Wellesley (b. 20 Jun 1949), m. 14 Jul 1973 Joanna Marion Sumner, 1st dau. of John Sumner, of Marston St Lawrence, co. Oxford, and has issue

3. Lord John Henry Wellesley (b. 20 Apr 1954), mar. 7 May 1977 Baroness Corinne Vaes, dau. of HE Baron Vaes KCMG, formerly Belgian Ambassador to the Court of St James, and has issue

4. Lord James Christopher Douglas Wellesley (b. 16 Dec 1964), mar. 1994 Laura Elizabeth Wedge, only dau. of T E Wedge, and has issue

1. Lady Caroline Jane Wellesley (b. 6 Jul 1951)

died

31 Dec 2014

suc. by

son

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Major, Royal Horse Guards 1939-45;  MC 1941;  LVO 1952;  Lt Col Comdg. Royal Horse Guards 1954-58;  OBE (Mil.) 1957;  Silver Stick-in-Waiting and Lt Col Comdg Household Cavalry 1959-60;  Lt Col Comdg 22nd Armoured Brigade 1960-61;  CRAC, 1st British Corps 1962-64;  Defence Attaché, Madrid 1964-67;  Col C-in-C, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment 1974;  Knight of the Garter 1990; Dep Col of the Blues and Royals 1998-2002

 

(Arthur) Charles Valerian [Wellesley], 9th Duke of Wellington

born

19 Aug 1945

mar.

3 Feb 1977 *HRH Princess Antonia Brigid Elizabeth Louise of Prussia (b. 28 Apr 1955), 2nd dau. of HRH Prince Frederick George William Christopher of Prussia, of Patmore Hall, Little Hadham, co. Hertford (by his wife Lady Brigid Katherine Rachel Guinness, 3rd dau. of Rupert Edward Cecil Lee [Guinness], 2nd Earl of Iveagh), 4th son of HI & RH Prince Frederick William Victor Augustus Ernest, Crown Prince of Germany

children:

1. *Lord Arthur Gerald Wellesley, styled Marquess Douro (b. 31 Jan 1978), mar. 4 Jun 2005 Jemma Madeleine Kidd (b. 20 Sep 1974), 1st dau. of John Edward Aitken Kidd, of Holders House, St James, Barbados (by his wife Wendy Madeleine Hodge, dau. of Sir John Hodge, 2nd Bt.), only son of Maj Thomas Edward Dealtry Kidd MBE, of Slythehurst, Ewehurst, co. Surrey, by his wife Hon Janet Gladys Montagu, former wife of Ian Douglas [Campbell], 11th Duke of Argyll, widow of Hon William Drogo Sturges Montagu, and only dau. of (William) Maxwell [Aitken], 1st Baron Beaverbrook, and has issue:

1a. *Lord Arthur Darcy Wellesley, styled Earl of Mornington (b. 9 Jan 2010)

2a. *Lord Alfred Wellesley (b. 10 Dec 2014)

1a. *Lady Mae Madeleine Wellesley (b. 9 Jan 2010)

2. *Lord Frederick Charles Wellesley (b. 30 Sep 1992)

1. *Lady Honor Victoria Wellesley (b. 25 Oct 1979), mar. 3 Jul 2004 as his second wife Hon Orlando William Montagu (b. 16 Jan 1971), 2nd son of John Edward Hollister [Montagu], 11th Earl of Sandwich, by his wife Susan Caroline Hayman, dau. of Rev Canon Perceval Ecroyd Cobham Hayman, of Petersfield, co. Hampshire

2. *Lady Mary Luise Wellesley (b. 16 Dec 1986)

3. *Lady Charlotte Wellesley (b. 8 Oct 1990), mar. 28 May 2016 Alejandro Santo Domingo, son of Julio Mario Santo Domingo

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Member of the European Parliament (Con.) 1979-89

 

 Last updated 31 May 2016

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Titles:

9th Duke of Wellington

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 May 1814)

9th Marquess of Wellington

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 3 Oct 1812)

9th Marquess Douro

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 11 May 1814)

13th Earl of Mornington

(Ireland, let. pat. 2 Oct 1760)

9th Earl of Wellington

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 28 Feb 1812)

13th Viscount Wellesley, of Dangan Castle in the County of Meath

(Ireland, let. pat. 2 Oct 1760)

9th Viscount Wellington, of Talavera and Wellington in the County of Somerset

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 4 Sep 1809)

14th Baron Mornington

(Ireland, let. pat. 9 Jul 1746)

9th Baron Douro, of Wellesley in the County of Somerset

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 4 Sep 1809)

9th Prince of Waterloo

(Netherlands, 1815)

9th Duque da Vittoria

(Portugal, 1812)

9th Marques de Torres Vedras

(Portugal, 1812)

10th Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo

(Spain, 1812)

9th Conde do Vimeiro

(Portugal, 1811)

10th Grandee of Spain (1st Class)

(Spain, 1812)

Premier Duke in the Peerage of the United Kingdom

 

Addresses:

Park Corner House, Heckfield, Hook, Hampshire RG27 0LJ

Stratfield Saye House, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG27 0AS

        Tel:  01256 882218

Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, London W1V 9FA

 

Website for Apsley House:

www.vam.ac.uk/infodome

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