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Families covered: Wolseley of Mount Wolseley, Wolseley of Wolseley (Wiselei of Wiselei)

BP1934 starts its article on this family with the following: "There still remain in England a few families, and Wolseley of Wolseley is one, that can prove by authentic evidence an unbroken descent from Saxon times, and shew the inheritance of the same lands in the male line from a period long anterior to the Norman conquest. A legend in the family narrates that their ancestor was given the lands of Wiselei (now Wolseley), for destroying wolves in co. Stafford, in the reign of King Edward, when wolves were finally destroyed in England."
Siwardus, lord of Wiselei, co. Stafford
1. William de Wiselei
  A. Richard de Wiselei
  i. Stephen de Wiselei
  a. Robert de Wiselei, lord of Wiselei
  (1) Robert de Wiselei (a 1281)
  (A) Robert de Wiselei
  (i) William de Wiselei, lord of Wiselei (a 1307)
  (a) Richard de Wiselei or Wiselea
((1)) John de Wiselea, lord of Wiselea (a 1328)
  m. Eleanor
  ((A)) Ralph de Wiselea (a 1395)
  m. Maud
  ((i)) Thomas de Wiselea (a 1460)
  m. Margery Brocton (dau of William Brocton of Longdon)
  ((a)) Ralph Wolseley (baron of the Exchequer)
  m1. Agnes Blount (dsp, dau of Sir Thomas Blount of Elwaston, sister of 1st Lord Mountjoy)
  m2. Margaret Aston (dau of Sir Robert Aston of Heywood)
  (((1))) John Wolseley of Wolseley - continued below
  m. Elizabeth Stanley (dau of George Stanley of Bromwich)
  ((2)) William de Wiselea
  ii. Ralph de Wiselei



John Wolseley of Wolseley - continued above
m. Elizabeth Stanley (dau of George Stanley of Bromwich)
1. Anthony Wolseley of Wolseley
  m. Margaret Blythe (dau of William Blythe of Norton)
  A. Erasmus Wolseley
  m. Cassandra Giffard (dau of Sir Thomas Giffard of Chillington)
  i. Thomas Wolseley of Wolseley
  m1. (Grace) Griesley (dsp before 1598, dau of Griesley of Morton)
  m2. _ Moseley
  ii.+ other issue - Walter, John, Humphry, Edward
2. Ralph Wolseley of Shugborough
  m. Joyce Salwey (dau of John Salwey of Stanford)
A. John Wolseley of Morton, Staffordshire (a 1614)
  m. Isabella Porter (dau of John Porter of Chillington (Stallington?))
  i. William Wolseley (b c1568, a 1614)
  m. Eleanor Whitchurch (dau of Sir Marmaduke Whitchurch)
  a. issue (dsp?) - Charles (b c1609), other
  ii. Sir Robert Wolseley of Morton, 1st Bart (b 1587, d 21.09.1646)
  m. (1630) Mary Wroughton (dau of Sir George Wroughton of Wilcot)
  a. Sir Charles Wolseley, 2nd Bart of Wolseley (d 09.10.1714)
  m. (1649) Anne Fiennes (dau of William Fiennes, 1st Viscount of Saye & Sele, by Elizabeth Temple)
  (1) Sir William Wolseley, 3rd Bart of Wolseley (d unm 08.07.1728)
  (2) Sir Henry Wolseley, 4th Bart of Wolseley (d unm before 14.01.1730-1)
  (3) Richard Wolseley of Mount Arran = Mount Wolseley (d 1724, Captain)
  m. (c01.1688-9) Frances Burneston (dau of John Burneston)
(A) Sir William Wolseley, 5th Bart of Wolseley (b c1692, d 12.05.1779)
  m1. ?? (d 1752)
  (i) Sir William Wolseley, 6th Bart of Wolseley (b 24.08.1740, d 05.08.1817)
  m. (02.07.1765) Charlotte Barbara Chambers (dau of Zachary Chambers of Wimbledon)
  (a) Sir Charles Wolseley, 7th Bart of Wolseley (b 20.07.1769, d 03.10.1846)
  m1. (13.12.1792) Mary Clifford (d 16.07.1811, dau of Hon. Thomas Clifford of Tixall by Barbara, dau of John, 5th Lord Aston)
  ((1))+ issue (dvp) - Spencer William (b 10.1799, d 18.12.1832), son, daughter
  m2. (02.07.1812) Anne Wright (d 24.10.1838, dau of Anthony Wright of Wealdside)
  ((4)) Sir Charles Wolseley, 8th Bart of Wolseley (b 06.05.1813, d 15.05.1854) had issue
  m. (23.09.1839) Mary Anne Selby (d 18.01.1873, dau of Nicholas Selby of Acton House)
((5)) Marianne Wolseley (d 01.11.1884)
  m. (25.11.1834) Francis, Marquis de Lousada de San Miniato (d 17.03.1870)
  ((6)) Caroline Wolseley (d 23.09.1880)
  m. (22.08.1845) Marmaduke Salvin of Burnhall (d 27.12.1885)
  ((7))+ other issue - Henry (d 08.1843), Edward (d 1829)
  (b) Robert Wolseley (dsp 01.09.1815, Rev.)
  m. _ Hand (dau of Archdeacon _ Hand)
  (c) Henry Wolseley (d 1826, captain)
  m. (02.12.1793) Charlotte Elizabeth Halliday (d 1826, dau of Major John Delap Halliday of The Leasowes by Jane, dau of 4th Earl of Dysart)
  ((1)) William Bertie Wolseley (b 17.08.1797, d 07.01.1881, 2nd son) had issue
  m1. (11.07.1818) Eliza Earle Daniell (d 21.03.1851, dau of William Daniell of Montserrat)
m2. (14.09.1852, sp) Charlotte Prowest (dau of Rev. Charles Prowett of Stapleford)
  ((2))+ other issue - Henry John (b 1795, d 1823, RN), Pauline (b 1805, d 1840)
  (d) William Edward Wolseley (captain)
  (e) Maria Wolseley
  m. Rev. John Ryland of Yoxall
  (f) Charlotte Wolseley (b 1772-3, d 10.02.1861)
  m. Sir Thomas Browne (General)
(g) Caroline Wolseley (d 1833)
  m. (07.08.1798) Robert Haig of Roebuck & Kilan
  (h) Cecilia Wolseley (d 27.11.1857)
  m. (1812) Charles Prowett (rector of Stapleford)
  (ii) Sophia Wolseley (d 1801)
  m. William Pigott of Doddershall (d 26.02.1802)
  m2. (23.09.1752, sp) Anna Northey (dau of William Northey of Compton Basett, widow of John Whitby of Cresswell Hall, she m3. John Robins of Stafford, m4. ?? Hargrave)
  (B) Robert Wolseley (d 30.01.1733)
  m. Anne Warren (dau of Ebenezer Warren of Lodge)
  (i) William Neville Wolseley, Sheriff of Kilkenny (a 1768)
m. Anne Cosby
  (a) William Wolseley of Rostrevor (d 1842, Admiral of the Fleet)
  m. (1795) Jane Moore (dau of John Moore of Clough)
  ((1)) Mary Jervis Wolseley (d 24.01.1886)
  m. (15.05.1829) Arthur Innes of Dromantine (d 1835)
  ((2)) Sydney Anne Wolseley (d 24.09.1870)
  m. (08.10.1835) John Madden of Hilton Park (d 08.07.1844)
((3))+ other issue - John Hood (d 14.06.1827, RN), William Cosby (d 11.03.1868)
  (C) Sir Richard Wolseley, 1st Bart of Mount Wolseley (b 02.1696, d 08.04.1769)
  m1. (c02.1722-2) Anne (dsp, widow of _ Smith)
  m2. (c05.1727) Alice Molyneux (d 17.08.1778, dau of Sir Thomas Molyneux, 1st Bart of Castle Dillon, widow of William Rogerson)
(i) Sir Richard Wolseley, 2nd Bart of Mount Wolseley (b 10.01.1729, d 28.07.1781)
  m. (31.01.1765) Letitia Marlay (d 08.1788, dau of Anthony Marlay of Celbridge)
  (a) Sir William Wolseley, 3rd Bart of Mount Wolseley (b 26.01.1775, d unm 30.08.1819, 4th son)
  (b) Matilda Wolseley (d 1820)
  m. (1790) Clement Wolseley of Weston (d 1809) @@ below
  (c)+ other issue - Richard Ussher (b 08.04.1766, d 05.05.1770), son (b 27.03.1767, d infant), Anthony Ussher (bpt 23.09.1772, d infant)
  (ii) Clement Wolseley of Wolesley Bridge, Sheriff of Carlow (d 1811, Colonel)
  m. Catherine St. George (dau of Arthur St. George, Dean of Ross)
  (a) Sir Richard Wolseley, 4th Bart of Mount Wolseley (b 15.06.1760, dsp 03.05.1852, precentor of Down)
  m1. (08.1786) Mary Anne Symes (dau of Rev. Jeremiah Symes of Ballybeg)
m2. Mary Middlemore (dau of William Richard Middlemore of Grantham)
  m3. Elizabeth Smith (d 15.07.1880, dau of William Smith of Dublin)
  (b) John Rogerson Wolseley (Major)
  m. Mary Baillie (dau of Arthur Bailie of Kilbride)
  ((1)) Sir Clement Wolseley, Sheriff of co. Carlow, 5th Bart of Mount Wolseley (b 27.10.1794, d 30.10.1857) had issue
  m. (30.04.1833) Alice Elizabeth Van Homrigh (d 25.04.1889, dau of Peter Van Homrigh)
((2)) Katherine Wolseley (d unm)
  ((3)) Wilhelmina Wolseley (d 08.04.1883)
  m. (22.09.1821) Thomas Belmore St. George of Esker (d 14.01.1863)
  ((4)) Mary Joan Wolseley
  m. Rev. James Alexander Emerton of Hanwell House
  (c) Arthur Wolseley (d 28.05.1842) had issue
  m. (1800) Jane Griffiths (d 01.12.1843, dau of Arthur Griffiths of Tregarron)
  Their elder son became the 8th Baronet.
  (d) Clement Wolseley of Weston (d 1809)
  m. (1790) Matilda Wolseley (d 1820, dau of Sir Richard Wolseley, 2nd Bart of Mount Wolseley) @@ above
  ((1)) Clement Wolseley of Sandbrook (Rev.) had issue
  m. Maria Fetherston (d 1864, dau of Francis Fetherston of Whiterock)
(iii) William Wolseley (d 1800, captain, later rector of Tullycorbet)
  m. Jane Hulbert dau of Samuel Hulbert of Cosham)
  (a) William Wolseley (rector of Glenarm) had issue
  m. Winifred Edwards (d 03.10.1851, dau of Cadwallader Edwards of Ballyhire)
  Ancestors of the 9th and later Baronets.
  (b) Garnet Joseph Wolseley (Major, b 1778, d 1840, 5th son) had issue
  m. (1825) Frances Anne Smith (d 07.10.1883, dau of William Smith of Dublin)
  Their eldest son became a Field Marshall and was created Viscount Wolesley.
  (c) Robert Benjamin Wolseley (b 1790, d 1870, Major) had issue
  m. (1820) Alice Warren (d 1870, dau of Sir Robert Warren, 1st Bart of Warren's Court)
(d) Sophia Wolseley
  m. Robert Marsh (rector of Athenry)
  (e) Emily Wolseley
  m. John Kilkenny
  (f) Louisa Wolseley
  m. _ O'Beirne of Portora (doctor)
  (g) Maria Wolseley
  m. Marcus Falloon (rector of Cushendall)
  (h) Eliza Matilda Wolseley
  m. C. Falloon (rector of Ballynure)
  (i) Lucinda Wolseley
  m. _ Kelly
  (j)+ other issue - Henry (dsp, rector of Saintfield), Charles (dsp, curate of Tullycorbet), John (had issue), Caroline, Frances Charlotte
  (iv) Catharine Wolseley
m1. (06.1752) Thomas Burgh of Oldtown (d 23.06.1759)
  m2. Caulfeild Byrne Caulfeild (Archdeacon of Clogher)
  (4) Elizabeth Wolseley
  m. Robert Somerville of Edstone
  (5) Mary Wolseley
  m. Richard Edwards of Old Court
  (6) Anne Wolseley
  m. John Berry of London
  (7) Dorothy Wolseley who married ...
m. John Marshe (bpt 02.1653/4, dsp 05.1700)
  (8) Susan Wolseley
  m. Charles Wedgewood
  (9)+ other issue - Robert (b 1650, dvp unm 1697), Charles (dvpsp), Bridget, Penelope (d young), Penelope, Frances, Constance
  b. Penelope Wolseley
  m1. _ Fountaine
  m2. Richard Edwards of Oldcourt
  c. Frances Wolseley (d 1702)
  m. John Dives (son of Sir Lewis of Bromham)
  d. Mary Wolseley
  m. Thomas Nevill of Holt
  e. Anne Wolseley
  m. Copwood Hollins of Ditton
  f.+ other issue (d unm) - Robert, Thomas, Ralph, William (d 1697, Brigadier General, Lord Justice), Mary, Dorothy
iii. Mary Wolseley
  m. George Franke
  iv.+ other issue - (Richard?), Elizabeth, Anne
  B. George Wolseley (dsp)
3. Helen Wolseley
  m. _ Westcote of Handisacre
4. Isabel Wolseley
  m. Geoffrey Cawarden
5. Joan Wolseley
  m. _ Montgomery of Ecton Montgomery
6. Margery Wolseley
  m. John Barbor of Glasburgh
7. Ellen Wolseley
  m. George de Abney of Willeesley
8.+ other issue - John (rector of Ecton Montgomery), Mary (nun)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Wolseley of Wolseley), BP1934 (Wolseley of Mount Wolseley) with a (very) little support/input from Visitation (H. Sydney Gazebrook 1885, Staffordshire, 1614+1663-4, Wolseley of Wolseley) & Visitation (King 1912, Staffordshire, 1664-1700, Wolseley)
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