Members of the Wellesley Family

List of the members of the Wellesley family, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list includes the names of each famous person in the Wellesley family, along with information like where each person was born. If you're doing research on historic members of the Wellesley family, then this list is the perfect jumping off point for finding out which notable people are included. The Wellesley family has held prominence in the world dating back many years, so it's no wonder that many people have a fascination with its members. While this is not an exact family tree, it does show a list of many popular members of the Wellesley family.

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  • Arthur Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington
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    Lieutenant-General Arthur Richard Wellesley, 2nd Duke of Wellington, (3 February 1807 – 13 August 1884), styled Lord Douro between 1812 and 1814 and Marquess of Douro between 1814 and 1852, was a British soldier and politician. The eldest son of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, victor of Waterloo and Prime Minister, he succeeded his father in the dukedom in 1852 and held minor political office as Master of the Horse from 1853 to 1858. In 1858 he was made a Knight of the Garter.
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1807-1884)
    • Birthplace: London, England
  • Michael Jeremy Thomas Clyde (born 22 March 1941) is an English actor and musician. During the 1960s, he was one-half of the folk duo Chad & Jeremy, who had little success in the UK but were an object of interest to American audiences. He has enjoyed a long television acting career and continues to appear regularly, usually playing upper-middle class or aristocratic characters.
    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Dorney, United Kingdom
  • Brigadier Arthur Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, (2 July 1915 – 31 December 2014), styled Marquess of Douro between 1943 and 1972, was a senior British peer and a brigadier in the British Army. His main residence was Stratfield Saye House in Hampshire. He was a member of the House of Lords from 1972 until 1999, losing his seat by the House of Lords Act.
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
  • Jemma Madeleine Wellesley, Countess of Mornington (née Kidd; born 20 September 1974), more known by her maiden name Jemma Kidd, is a British make up artist, fashion model, and aristocrat. She currently resides on the Stratfield Saye estate, Hampshire.
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Guildford, United Kingdom
  • Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
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    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852) was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, serving twice as Prime Minister. He won a notable victory against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Wellesley was born in Dublin into the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland. He was commissioned as an ensign in the British Army in 1787, serving in Ireland as aide-de-camp to two successive Lords Lieutenant of Ireland. He was also elected as a Member of Parliament in the Irish House of Commons. He was a colonel by 1796 and saw action in the Netherlands and in India, where he fought in ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1769-1852)
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Richard Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley
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    Richard Colley Wellesley, 1st Marquess Wellesley, (20 June 1760 – 26 September 1842) was an Irish and British politician and colonial administrator. He was styled as Viscount Wellesley until 1781, when he succeeded his father as 2nd Earl of Mornington. In 1799, he was granted the Irish peerage title of Marquess Wellesley. He first made his name as Governor-General of Bengal between 1798 and 1805, and he later served as Foreign Secretary in the British Cabinet and as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. He was the eldest son of The 1st Earl of Mornington, an Irish peer, and Anne, the eldest daughter of The 1st Viscount Dungannon. His younger brother, Arthur, was Field Marshal The 1st Duke of ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1760-1842)
    • Birthplace: County Meath, Republic of Ireland