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Friday, September 04, 2009

Death of John Wellesley, 47, kinsman of the Duke of Wellington

John Wellesley, who died 29 August, 2009, after a long illness, aged
47, was a scion of the Dukes of Wellington. He was b 1962, son of Maj
Richard Wellesley, MC (1920-84), by his 1st wife the former Ruth Haig
Thomas (b 1924), descended from the Earls of Normanton, dau of Peter
Haig-Thomas, by his wife Lady Alexandra Agar.

John's paternal grandfather was Lt-Col Lord George Wellesley
(1889-1967), a yr son of the 4th Duke of Wellington (1949-1934) and a
brother of the 5th Duke (1876-1941), and of the 7th Duke (1885-1972).


John Wellesley married in 1994 (Sarah) Catriona Grantham Duncan, dau.
of Dr. David Duncan, and he is survived by her and by a son, Thomas
Richard H. Wellesley, who was born in 2000.

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