Garret Wellesley 1st Earl of Mornington

19 July 1735–22 May 1781 (Age 45)
Diocese of Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

The Life Summary of Garret

When Garret Wellesley 1st Earl of Mornington was born on 19 July 1735, in Diocese of Dublin, Leinster, Ireland, his father, Richard Wesley 1st Baron Mornington, was 45 and his mother, Elizabeth Sale Baroness of Mornington, was 37. He married Anne Hill-Trevor on 6 February 1759, in Dangan Castle, County Meath, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. In 1764, at the age of 29, his occupation is listed as 1st professor of music, trinity college in Dublin, Ireland. He died on 22 May 1781, in Kensington, Middlesex, England, at the age of 45, and was buried in Mayfair, London, England, United Kingdom.

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Garret Wellesley 1st Earl of Mornington
Anne Hill-Trevor
Marriage: 6 February 1759
Richard Wellesley 1st Marquess Wellesley
William Wellesley-Pole 3rd Earl of Mornington
Frances Seymour Wellesley
Lady Anne Wellesley
Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke Of Wellington
Gerald Valerian Wellesley
Mary Elizabeth Wellesley
Henry Wellesley 1st Baron Cowley of Wesley

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  • Marriage
    6 February 1759Dangan Castle, County Meath, Ireland
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    World Events (4)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
    Age 17
    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
    1754 · Seven Years' War
    Age 19
    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Age 35
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Wellesley Farm near Wells (Somerset). The placename probably derives from the genitive case of Old English wella ‘spring, stream’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. It was later interpreted as ‘woodland belonging to (the town of) Wells’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (22)

    • Garret Wellesley in entry for Arthur Richard Wellesley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Marriage and Children of Garret Wesley and Ann Hill Trevor
    • Earl Garrett Mornington in entry for Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquis, "British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries"

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