Papers relating to the estate of the fifth Earl of Mornington

Scope and Content

Schedules of papers and deeds for property in Essex, Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Ireland, Yorkshire and St Ives, eighteenth century to twentieth century, relating to the trusts of the will of the fifth Earl of Mornington and Earl Cowley's settled estates trust, c.1863-1925 (2 vols.).

Account books for the revenues and payments of the estates of the fifth Earl of Mornington, 1860-3 (6 vols.), for property in Essex (Wanstead, Woodford and Leyton, Fyfield and High Ongar, Roydon and Parndon, Rochford, Felsted, Halstead, Tilbury and Gestingthorpe), Hampshire (Rotherwick, Weston Patrick and Liss), Wiltshire (Sutton Berenger, Kington St Michael, Langley, South Bradley, Draycot Cerne, Kington Langley) and St Ives.

Coloured plan of the fifth Earl of Mornington's estate in St Ives, Cornwall, 1856.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Richard Arthur Pole Tylney Long Wellesley, fifth Earl of Mornington (1813-1863) was educated at Eton, 1826 31. From 1845, when his father inherited the earldom of Mornington, until his father's death in 1857, he was styled Viscount Wellesley. He became fifth Earl of Mornington on 1 July 1857. He died unmarried in Paris. He was succeeded as sixth Earl of Mornington by his cousin the second Duke of Wellington.

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Compiled by Gwennyth Anderson

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