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Arthur Charles Wellesley KG GCVO (1849 - 1934)

Arthur Charles "4th Duke of Wellington" Wellesley KG GCVO
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Biography

Colonel Arthur Charles Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington was born on 15 March 1849. He was the son of Major-General Lord Charles Wellesley and Augusta Sophia Anne Pierrepont. He married Kathleen Emily Bulkeley Williams, daughter of Captain Robert Griffith Williams and Mary Anne Geale, on 24 October 1872. He died on 18 June 1934 at age 85 at Ewhurst Park, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. He was buried on 21 June 1934 at Stratfield Saye House, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.

He was educated between 1861 and 1866 at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England. He gained the rank of Ensign and Lieutenant on 13 June 1868 in the service of the Grenadier Guards. He gained the rank of Captain on 15 February 1871 in the service of the Grenadier Guards. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel on 5 April 1879 in the service of the Grenadier Guards.3 He gained the rank of Major and Colonel on 1 August 1887 in the service of the Grenadier Guards. He succeeded to the title of 4th Viscount Wellington of Talavera and of Wellington [U.K., 1809] on 8 June 1900. He succeeded to the title of 4th Earl of Wellington [U.K., 1812] on 8 June 1900. He succeeded to the title of 4th Duke of Wellington [U.K., 1814] on 8 June 1900. He succeeded to the title of 4th Baron Douro of Wellesley [U.K., 1809] on 8 June 1900. He succeeded to the title of 8th Viscount Wellesley of Dangan Castle [I., 1760] on 8 June 1900.4 He succeeded to the title of 8th Earl of Mornington [I., 1760] on 8 June 1900. He succeeded to the title of 4th Marquess of Douro [U.K., 1814] on 8 June 1900.4 He succeeded to the title of 9th Baron of Mornington [I., 1746] on 8 June 1900. He succeeded to the title of 4th Marquess of Wellington [U.K., 1812] on 8 June 1900. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) on 2 May 1902. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 8 August 1902. He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Hampshire. He was decorated with the award of the Grand Cross, Order of Charles III of Spain. He was decorated with the award of the Grand Cross, Order of the Tower and Sword of Portugal.[1]

Arthur Charles Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington, KG, GCVO, DL (15 March 1849 – 18 June 1934) was a member of the well-known Wellesley family. He joined the military and served in the Household Division. Upon his childless brother's death in 1900, he inherited the family title and estates.

From 1900 until 1934 Wellesley was a member of the House of Lords on the Conservative bench. He was also a member of the Marlborough Club, a gentleman's club.

He received the Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order (GCVO) on 2 May 1902,[8] and was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG) on 8 August 1902. Both of these awards were awarded to him by King Edward VII. He was also awarded the Spanish decoration of the Grand Cross of Charles III, and the Portuguese decoration of the Grand Cross of the Tower and Sword (GCTE).[2]

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  2. Wikipedia [2]
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  • Michael Rhodes, "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 8 February. Hereinafter cited as "re: Ernest Fawbert Collection."
  • G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume XII/2, page 460. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes. Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999.
  • Dod, Charles Roger; Robert Phipps Dod (1905). Dod's Parliamentary Companion [3] 73. Dod's Parliamentary Companion, Limited. p. 104. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  • Lindsay, David (Earl of Crawford), Vincent, John Russell, The Crawford papers: the journals of David Lindsay, twenty-seventh Earl of Crawford and tenth Earl of Balcarres (1871–1940), during the years 1892 to 1940 [4], Manchester University Press ND, 1984 ISBN 0-7190-0948-0
  • Murray, J., Hart's annual Army list, Militia list, and Imperial Yeomanry list [5], J. Murray, 1891
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