Wolseley baronets

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There have been two baronetcies created for members of the Wolseley family, one in the Baronetage of England and one in the Baronetage of Ireland. As of 2018 the Wolseley Baronetcy of Mount Wolseley is dormant.

The Wolseleys of Staffordshire (and later, Ireland) are an ancient family whose record goes back a thousand years, to Sewardus, Lord Wisele, and are descended from Edward III. Ralph Wolseley served as Baron of the Exchequer for Edward IV.[1][2]

The Wolseley Baronetcy, of Wolseley in the County of Stafford, was created in the Baronetage of England on 24 November 1628 for Robert Wolseley, the member of an ancient Staffordshire family and a Colonel in Charles I's army. The second Baronet represented Oxfordshire, Staffordshire and Stafford in the House of Commons and was a member of Oliver Cromwell's House of Lords. The sixth Baronet was a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King George III.[2]

The family seat was at Wolseley Park, near Rugeley, Staffordshire.

The Wolseley Baronetcy, of Mount Wolseley in the County of Carlow, was created in the Baronetage of Ireland on 19 January 1745 for Richard Wolseley, who sat as a member of the Irish House of Commons for Carlow. He was the younger brother of the fifth Baronet of the 1628 creation. Consequently, the holder of the baronetcy is also in remainder to the Wolseley Baronetcy of Wolseley.

As of 7 May 2018 there is "no clear or undisputed successor" to the baronetcy according to the Standing Council of the Baronetage.[3], with the title having sat dormant since the death of the 12th Baronet in 1991. The most senior known heir is James Douglas Wolseley (born 1937) of Texas.

The family seat was Mount Wolseley House, near Tullow, County Carlow.

Wolseley baronets, of Wolseley (1628)[edit]

Arms of Wolseley baronets, of Wolseley: Argent, a talbot passant gules

The heir apparent is the present holder's son Nicholas William Garnet Wolseley (born 2010).

Wolseley, of Mount Wolseley (1745)[edit]

Arms of Wolseley Baronets, of Mount Wolseley: Argent, a talbot passant gules, a crescent, for difference


  1. ^ The Royal Lineage of Our Noble and Gentle Families: Together with Their Paternal Ancestry. Hazell, Watson, and Viney. 1883. pp. 56–61. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage. 1878. pp. 503–504. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Current State of the Baronetage, 1 January 2018