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|11th June 2003||Wolseley car connection|
By ed coan
I'm part way through a biography of Sir Garnet Wolseley, and given the phrase 'All Sir Garnet' which was prevalent at the time, meaning everything was working well, just wondered if the Wolseley car was in any way named after him? Anyone shed any light?
|15th June 2003||Martin Everett|
An interesting question.
Frederick York Wolseley (who the car was named after) was born in Co Dublin on 16 March 1837 and died 8 January 1899 (see the internet). So he was same generation as the Field Marshal. Lord Wolseley was also born in Co Dublin - Golden Bridge House. Garnet was the eldest son - my notes do not indicate whether Frederick was from the same Wolseley family.
|1st August 2003||Peter Richardson|
Frederick York Wolseley was indeed the youngest brother of Garnet Wolseley. He migrated to Australia in 1854 aged 17. He went on to become the owner of Euroka station in Walgett NSW and founder of the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company with Herbert Austin. He died in London in 1899, and is buried in Beckenham Cemetery.