Deeds for the Irish estates and family settlements of the Earls of Mornington

Scope and Content

Deeds and family settlements for the Earls of Mornington, principally for William Wellesley Pole, third Earl of Mornington and first Baron Maryborough (1763-1845), his wife, sister, and children; including deeds for the settled estate of Admiral Hon. John Forbes in Ireland (properties in County Dublin, County Meath and County Wexford), 1681-1735, and other properties in Queen's County, King's County, County Westmeath and County Cavan, 1784-1876; settlements and related conveyances on the marriages of the children of the future third Earl of Mornington: (i) William Wellesley Pole, later Pole Tylney Long Wellesley, fourth Earl of Mornington (1788-1857), to Catherine Tylney Long (1789-1825) in 1812; (ii) Priscilla Anne Wellesley Pole (1793-1879) to John Fane, Lord Burghersh, later eleventh Earl of Westmorland (1784-1859), in 1811; and (iii) Emily Harriet Wellesley Pole (1792-1881) to Lord Fitzroy Somerset, later first Baron Raglan (1788-1854), in 1814; settlement on the marriage of Garret Wesley, first Earl of Mornington, with Anne Hill, including property in Trim and Dangan, 1759.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Wellesley Pole (1763-1845) was created first Baron Maryborough in 1821 and succeeded as third Earl of Mornington in 1842 on the death of his elder brother, the first Marquis Wellesley. Wellesley Pole was First Secretary to the Admiralty, 1807-9, Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1809-12, Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer, 1811-12, Master of the Mint 1814-23, and Postmaster General in the government of his brother, the first Duke of Wellington, in 1834-5.

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Compiled by Gwennyth Anderson

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