Garret Wesley

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Garret Wesley

  • Birth 19 Jul 1735
  • Death 22 May 1781 London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Burial Mayfair, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
  • Plot crypt
  • Memorial ID 29725327

1st Earl Mornington, politician, composer. Born in Dangan, Eire, he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and later elected its first Professor of Music. In 1760, in recognition of his musical and philanthropic achievements, he was created Viscount Wellesley and Earl of Mornington. He married Anne Hill-Trevor, eldest daughter of Lord Dungannon, and they had several children - the most famous of whom, Arthur Wellesley, became the famed Duke of Wellington. Wesley moved his family to London so that his sons could attend Eton, and they were suffering from the expense when Wesley died at the age of 45. The family fortunes were revived by the successes of his offspring, four of whom were eventually awarded peerages.


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  • Created by: Mark McManus
  • Added: 10 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29725327
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Garret Wesley (19 Jul 1735–22 May 1781), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29725327, citing Grosvenor Chapel, Mayfair, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Mark McManus (contributor 46593855) .