Viscount Wolseley

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Garnet Wolseley,
1st Viscount Wolseley

Viscount Wolseley, of Wolseley in the County of Stafford, was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.


It was created in 1885 for the distinguished military commander Garnet Wolseley, 1st Baron Wolseley, with remainder, in default of male issue, to his daughter and only child Frances, and the heirs male of her body. He had already been created Baron Wolseley, of Cairo and of Wolseley in the County of Stafford, in 1882, with normal remainder to the heirs male of his body.

Wolseley rose to the position of Field Marshal, the highest executive position in the British Army, then Commander-in-Chief of the Forces for a period of six years from 1895.


On Lord Wolseley's death the barony became extinct and he was succeeded in the viscountcy according to the special remainder by his daughter Frances, author of ‘Gardens – Their Form and Design’ (1919). On her death in 1936 the viscountcy became extinct as well.

Viscounts Wolseley (1885)[edit]