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  1. Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington. Lady Elizabeth Clyde. Parent (s) Arthur Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington. Kathleen Bulkeley Williams. Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington, KG, DL, FRIBA (21 August 1885 – 4 January 1972), styled Lord Gerald Wellesley between 1900 and 1943, was an Anglo-Irish diplomat, soldier, and architect.

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    Wellesley was the third son of Lord Arthur Wellesley (later 4th Duke of Wellington) and Lady Arthur Wellesley (later Duchess of Wellington, née Kathleen Bulkeley Williams). He was baptised at St Jude's Church of Ireland parish church, Kilmainham, Dublin, on 27 September 1885.He was educated at Eton.

    Wellesley served as a diplomat in the Diplomatic Corps in 1908. He held the office of Third Secretary of the Diplomatic Service between 1910–17, and the office of Second Secretary of the Diplomatic Service between 1917–19. He was invested as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1921, and as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1935, and was Surveyor of the King's Works of Art, 1936–43. He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1939 in the service of the Grenadier Guards. He fought in the Second World War between 1939-45. As a somewhat elderly officer with a spinsterish manner, he earned the nickname'The Iron Duchess',but his diplomatic skills proved invaluable in dealing with the Allies. In 1943, he succeeded his nephew Henry as Duke of Wellington, Earl of Mornington, and Prince of Waterloo. His nephew's other title, Duke of Ciudad Rodrigo, passed to Henry's sister (his niece) Lady Anne Rhys, before she ceded it to him in 1949. He served as Lord Lieutenant...

    Among his architecture projects was the remodeling of the London home of Anglo-American member of Parliament Henry "Chips" Channon. Working with Trenwith Wills, Wellesley also remodeled Castle Hill, Filleigh, in Devon; Hinton Ampner in Hampshire; and Biddick Hall in County Durham and St Mary and St George Church in High Wycombe. Wellesley also designed the Faringdon Folly tower for Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners.[citation needed]Wellesley also built Portland House in Weymouth in 1935.

    He was the author of the following books : 1. The Iconography of the First Duke of Wellington(1935) 2. The Diary of a Desert Journey(1938) 3. The Journal of Mrs. Arbuthnot(1950) 4. A Selection from the Private Correspondence of the First Duke of Wellington(1952)

    Wellesley was bisexual or homosexual, but married Dorothy Violet Ashton (21 August 1885 – 11 July 1956) on 30 April 1914. The marriage was unhappy and they separated in 1922but never divorced. She was the daughter of Robert Ashton of Croughton, Cheshire (himself a second cousin of the 1st Baron Ashton of Hyde) and was descended from wealthy cotton manufacturers, and his wife (Lucy) Cecilia Dunn-Gardner, later Countess of Scarbrough. Her stepfather since 1899 was Aldred Lumley, 10th Earl of Scarbrough. They had two children: 1. Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington(2 July 1915 – 31 December 2014) 2. Lady Elizabeth Wellesley(26 December 1918 – 25 November 2013) Dorothy, a poet, became the lover of Vita Sackville-West, (who wrote her entry for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). Curiously, Gerald Wellesley had been engaged, before his marriage, to Sackville-West's lover Violet Trefusis.Dorothy later became the lover and long-time companion of Hilda Matheson, a prominent...

    Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Duke of Wellington
  2. Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington, KG, DL, FRIBA, styled Lord Gerald Wellesley between 1900 and 1943, was the third son of Lord Arthur Wellesley (later 4th Duke of Wellington) and his wife, Kathleen Emily Bulkeley Williams. He inherited the dukedom in 1943 upon the death of his nephew in battle during World War II.

    • 21 Aug 1885Inchicore, County Dublin, Ireland
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  3. Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington, was born 21 August 1885 in Inchicore, County Dublin, Ireland to Arthur Charles Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington (1849-1934) and Kathleen Emily Bulkeley Williams (1848-1927) and died 4 January 1972 of unspecified causes. He married Dorothy Violet Ashton (1889-1956) 30 April 1914 in London, Greater London, ...

  4. 26/09/2016 · Lt.-Col. Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington. Born on 21 August 1885. Son of Colonel Arthur Charles Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington and Kathleen Emily Bulkeley Williams. Married Dorothy Violet Ashton, daughter of Robert Ashton and Lucy Cecilia Gardner, on 30 April 1914.

    • Arthur Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington
    • Inchicore, Ireland
    • August 21, 1885
    • January 04, 1972 (86)
  5. Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington, Knight of the Order of the Garter, Doctor of Laws, Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, styled Lord Gerald Wellesley between 1900 and 1943, was a British diplomat, soldier, and architect.

  6. His Grace Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington (* 21. August 1885; † 4. Januar 1972) war ein britischer Peer und Diplomat.

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