William Wellesley-Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington, GCH, PC, PC, known as Lord Maryborough between 1821 and 1842, was an Anglo-Irish politician and an elder brother of the Duke of Wellington. His surname changed twice: he was born with the name Wesley, which he changed to Wesley-Pole following an inheritance in 1781. In 1789 the spelling was updated to Wellesley-Pole, just as other members of the family had changed Wesley to Wellesley.
Retrato de William Wellesley-Pole, Barão Maryborough, por Thomas Lawrence. Secretário-chefe da Irlanda Período 1809 — 1812 Antecessor(a) Visconde Melville: Sucessor(a) Robert Peel: Dados pessoais Nome completo William Wellesley-Pole Nascimento 20 de maio de 1763 Castelo de Dangan Morte 22 de fevereiro de 1845 (81 anos) Londres: Progenitores
- Master of The Royal Mint 1814-1823
- An Energetic Master
- Administrative Reform
- Artistic Sensitivity
- Public Criticism
- Pole’s Legacy
Medallic portrait of William Wellesley Pole by Benedetto Pistrucci An elder brother of the Duke of Wellington, William Wellesley Pole was appointed Master of the Royal Mint in 1814. He took control of an ancient institution which had recently vacated its cramped traditional home within the walls of the Tower of London and re-established itself in s...
It was to prove a fortunate appointment, for Pole was a man of energy, ability and influence, and he arrived at the Royal Mint just as important decisions were about to be taken on the future of the British coinage. Within months of his arrival, the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815 brought peace to Europe and, in its wake, the British government sei...
At the same time, he embarked upon a major re-organisation of the Royal Mint establishment, bringing its ancient methods of government more into line with the professional management required of a mint which had at last entered the Industrial Age. The proposals in his detailed and critical report to a Committee of the Privy Council, promoting effic...
Pole was more than just an efficient administrator. There was also an artistic sensitivity which made him want to ensure that the Royal Mint ‘may not only have to boast of the most beautiful and correct machinery in the world, but that we may stand equally unrivalled for the perfect form and exquisite taste of our several coins’. To this end, he ob...
The patriotic British press, however, rebuked Pole for his neglect of British artists and for his ‘persevering disposition to shew an utter disregard of public taste and public opinion’. Popular criticism was also provoked by the insertion of Pole’s initials on some of the coins, even though the Mint indenture had long allowed the Master of the Roy...
Pole’s legacy to the modern Royal Mint includes the establishment of a Museum which has grown since 1816 to become one of the most important in the world. It is a tangible reminder of a man who wanted British coins not only to be perfectly produced but also works of art.
Pole, William Wellesley- (1763–1845), 3rd earl of Mornington , chief secretary for Ireland, was born William Wesley on 20 May 1763 at Dangan Castle, Co. Meath, second of four sons of Garret Wesley (qv), professor of music, politician, and 1st earl of Mornington, and Anne Wesley (née Hill-Trevor). Educated at Eton (1774–6), he was not a brilliant ...
When William Wellesley-Pole was born on 22 June 1788, in London, Monroe, Michigan, United States, his father, William Wellesley-Pole 3rd Earl of Mornington, was 25 and his mother, Catherine Elizabeth Forbes-Granard, was 29. He married Catherine Tylney Long on 14 March 1812. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.
- Catherine Tylney Long, Catherine S. Long
09/08/2014 · William Wellesley Pole. William Wellesley Pole was a career politician with many jobs in the British Government, including Secretary of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Postmaster General. Our interest, though, is his period as Master of the Mint, from 1814 to 1823.
The will of Pole required the family name to honour the inheritance, here Pole, thus William Wesley became in 1778 William Wesley-Pole. Wesley-Pole, born in 1763, also had an outstanding career, having been an Irish member of parliament for Trim, a Governor of Queen's County, and after the Union of 1800 a Westminster member for that county also, and having served as Chief Secretary for Ireland .