Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameRichard Colley WESLEY, 6453
Birth1690
Death1758
FatherHenry COLLEY , 6454
MotherMary USSHER , 6455
Spouses
Death1738
ChildrenGarret Colley , 1036 (1735-1781)
 Frances , 6456
 Elizabeth , 6457
Notes for Richard Colley WESLEY
Between 1729 and 1746 he represented Trim in the Irish House of Commons. He was created Baron Mornington in the Peerage of Ireland on 9 July 1746.
He married Elizabeth Sale, who died on 17 June 1738, on 23 December 1719.

He was son of Henry Colley, brother of Henry Colley, father of Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington , father-in-law to Chichester Fortescue and William Francis Crosbie, and grandfather of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. He took the name Wesley, which later generations changed back the older form Wellesley, on inheriting the estates of his cousin Garret Wesley.

In his Tour in Ireland (1752) Richard Pococke described Dangan Castle, Mornington's home, as follows: "We soon after came to Dangan the seat of Lord Mornington situated on a most beautiful flat, with an Amphitheater of hills rising round it, one over another, in a most beautiful manner; at the lower end is a very large piece of water, at one corner of which is an Island, it is a regular fortification, there is a ship a sloop and boats on the water, and a yard for building; the hill beyond it, is improved into a beautiful wilderness: on a round hill near the house is a Temple, and the hills round are adorned with obelisks: Pillars and some buildings, altogether the most beautiful thing I ever saw."
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