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Royal Naval Biography/Wellesley, William

[Captain of 1829.]

Son of Lord Cowley, H.M. late ambassador at the court of Vienna, by Lady Charlotte, second daughter of Charles, first Earl of Cadogan. He was made a lieutenant into the Weazle sloop, Commander Richard Beaumont, on the Mediterranean station, Oct. 3d, 1825; appointed to the Cambrian frigate, Captain Gawen W. Hamilton, C.B., Jan. 13th, 1820; to act as commander of the Rose sloop, shortly after the battle of Navarin, at which he appears to have had a trifling share; promoted to the command of the Weazle, Jan. 2d, 1825; removed to the Wasp sloop, on the 13th May following; and advanced to the rank of captain, Feb. 17th, 1829.