Social Victorians/People/Wolseley

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Wolseley
  • Viscount Wolseley (in the U.K. peerage, with special remainder to his daughter)[1]
    • Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (25 November 1882 – 25 March 1913)
  • Baron Wolseley (in the U.K. peerage)
    • Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (28 September 1885 – 25 March 1913)[1]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: Anglo-Irish[2]

Residences[edit | edit source]

  • Mount Wolseley, County Carlow[2]

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley (4 June 1833 – 25 March 1913)
  • Louisa Erskine Wolseley (1843 – 10 April 1920)[3]
    • Frances Garnet Wolseley, Viscountess Wolseley (15 September 1872 – 24 December 1936)

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

  • British Army; present for the following:
    • Indian Mutiny (1857–1859)[2]
    • China War (1860–1861)[2]
    • U.S. Civil War, sympathized with the South[2]
    • Canada (1865–1870)[2]
    • Ashanti Campaign (1873–1874)[2]
    • Natal (24 February 1875–1876)[2]
    • Egypt (August 1882 – 1 September 1884)[2]
    • Khartoum (1884 to rescue Gordon, too late)[2]
    • Commander-in-Chief, Ireland (1890–1895)[2]
    • Commander-in-Chief, British Army (1895–1899)[2]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1897 July 2, Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, Lady Wolseley, and Miss Wolseley attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

1901, February, Garnet Wolseley took part in Queen Victoria's funeral procession.[2]

1913 March 31, Garnet Wolseley was buried in St. Paul's.[2]

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Garnet Wolseley (at 171) sat at Table 6. Lady Wolseley (at 541) is not listed at the first supper seating.

  • "Viscountess Wolseley was wearing a polonaise of cream and flowered brocade, with a Watteau back, and opening over a mauve and green shot moiré underdress."[4]:Col. 1

Miss Wolseley (at 542) also attended.

Notes and Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. Garnet Wolseley was the model for the "model Major-General" of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance because of his reputation for efficiency; George Grossmith modeled his characterization of the Major-General on Wolseley as well.
  2. Garnet Wolseley died of the flu in 1913; they were vacationing on the French Riviera.

Works by Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley[edit | edit source]

  • Narrative of the War with China in 1860 (1862)[2]
  • The Soldier's Pocket-Book for field service (1869)[1]
  • "General Lee." Macmillan's Magazine March 1887 (55:329): 321–331.[2]
  • The Life of John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, to the Accession of Queen Anne (1894)[1]
  • The Decline and Fall of Napoleon (1895)[1]
  • The Story of a Soldier's Life, Vol. I (1903)[1]
  • The Story of a Soldier's Life, Vol. II (1904)[2]
  • General Lee (1906)

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 "Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley". Wikipedia. 2021-03-13. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Garnet_Wolseley,_1st_Viscount_Wolseley&oldid=1011914733. 
  3. "Louisa Erskine." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  4. “The Duchess’s Costume Ball.” Westminster Gazette 03 July 1897 Saturday: 5 [of 8], Cols. 1a–3b [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0002947/18970703/035/0005.