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George Greville Wellesley R.N.Explanation
Third and youngest son of Gerald Valerian Wellesley DD (1770-1848), prebendary of Durham (the youngest brother of the duke of Wellington)
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
2 August 1814 Born
25 January 1853 Marrie Elizabeth Doughty (died 9 January 1906), youngest daughter of Robert Lukin
February 1856 C.B. (Companion of the Bath)
23 April 1880 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath)
21 June 1887 G.C.B. (Knight Grand Cross of the Bath)
6 April 1901 Died (London)
Obituary in the Times newspaper
 
DateRank
1828Entered Navy
22 April 1838Lieutenant
16 April 1842Commander
2 December 1844Captain
3 April 1863Rear-Admiral
26 July 1869Vice-Admiral
11 December 1875Admiral
2 August 1879Retired Admiral
 
Date fromDate toService
21 January 1839 Additional Lieutenant in Princess Charlotte, commanded by Arthur Fanshawe, flagship of Admiral Robert Stopford, Mediterranean
30 March 1839 Lieutenant in Castor, commanded by Edward Collier, Mediterranean
17 November 1841 Lieutenant in Thalia, commanded by Charles Hope, East Indies
16 April 184211 July 1844Commander in Childers (until paying off at Portsmouth), East Indies
27 July 1849 Captain in Daedalus, Pacific
9 February 185513 August 1856Captain in Cornwallis (from commissioning at Plymouth until paying off at Plymouth), the Baltic during the Russian War, then North America and West Indies
18571862Commander of the Indian Navy (until it was abolished)
June 18651869Admiral superintendent at Portsmouth
30 June 186913 September 1870Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies (flag in Royal Alfred)
25 October 18702 September 1871Commander-in-chief, Channel squadron (being relieved after a court martial on the grounding of the Agincourt off Gibraltar in July)
9 September 187322 December 1875Commander-in-chief, North America and West Indies (flag in Bellerophon)
6 November 187712 August 1879Commissioner of the Admiralty (1st Naval Lord)
1888 Commissioner of the Patriotic Fund
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