Wellington’s Ancestry

21/11/2010 at 1:54 am (Napoleonic)

He is supposed to have said about his Irishness, that being born in a stable, doesn’t mean you are a horse, though apparently this may be just an urban legend.

I always wondered about his ancestry so I had a (very quick) go a finding out his tree. Here it is.

Some of the figures, particularly the female side of the family not much is known about, but it does seem to give the impression his family could be Irish straight down the line from the Plantations in the early 1600’s or even older, dating back to Elizabethan times or an Old English family that converted to protestantism.

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