Hon. Louisa Beresford1

F, #32811, d. 21 July 1851
Last Edited=4 Jan 2013
     Hon. Louisa Beresford was the daughter of William Beresford, 1st Baron Decies and Elizabeth FitzGibbon.1 She married, firstly, Thomas Hope on 10 April 1806.1 She married, secondly, Lt.-Gen. William Carr Beresford, 1st and last Viscount Beresford of Beresford, son of George de la Poer Beresford, 1st Marquess of Waterford, on 29 November 1832 at Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, England.1 She died on 21 July 1851 at Bedgebury Park, Kent, England.1 She was buried at Kilndown, Kent, England.1 Her will was probated in September 1851.1
      From 10 April 1806, her married name became Hope. As a result of her marriage, Hon. Louisa Beresford was styled as Viscountess Beresford of Beresford on 29 November 1832. From 29 November 1832, her married name became Beresford.

Children of Hon. Louisa Beresford and Thomas Hope

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 118. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.

Thomas Hope1

M, #32812, b. 1769, d. 2 February 1831
Last Edited=4 Jan 2013
     Thomas Hope was born in 1769.2 He married Hon. Louisa Beresford, daughter of William Beresford, 1st Baron Decies and Elizabeth FitzGibbon, on 10 April 1806.1 He died on 2 February 1831.
     He wrote the book Anastasius.1 He lived at Deepdene, Surrey, England.1

Children of Thomas Hope and Hon. Louisa Beresford

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 118. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995). Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.

Lt.-Gen. William Carr Beresford, 1st and last Viscount Beresford of Beresford1

M, #32813, b. 2 October 1768, d. 8 January 1854
Last Edited=2 Dec 2010
Lt.-Gen. William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford of Beresford 2
     Lt.-Gen. William Carr Beresford, 1st and last Viscount Beresford of Beresford was born illegitimately on 2 October 1768.1 He was the son of George de la Poer Beresford, 1st Marquess of Waterford.1 He married Hon. Louisa Beresford, daughter of William Beresford, 1st Baron Decies and Elizabeth FitzGibbon, on 29 November 1832 at Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, England.3 He died on 8 January 1854 at age 85 at Bedgebury Park, Kent, England, without legitimate issue.3 He was buried on 17 January 1854 at New Church, Kilndown, Kent, England.3 His will was probated in February 1854.3
     He was educated at Catterick Bridge, England.1 He was educated in 1785 at Military School, Strasbourg, France.1 He gained the rank of Ensign in 1785 in the service of the 6th Foot.1 He gained the rank of Captain in 1791 in the service of the 69th Foot.1 He fought in the capture of Toulon in 1793.1 He gained the rank of Major in 1794.1 He fought in the capture of Bastia in 1795.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in 1799, serving under Baird in Egypt.1 He gained the rank of Colonel in 1800.1 He fought in the recapture of the Cape of Good Hope.1 He fought in the campaign in Buenos Aires in 1806, where he was captured, and escaped the following year.1 He fought in the capture of Madeira in 1807, where he was in command.1 He held the office of Governor of Madeira between 1807 and 1808, for the King of Portugal.1 He was Colonel of the 88th Foot between 1807 and 1819.1 In 1808 he was Marshal Commanding under Wellington in Portugal, and greatly distinguished himslef by organising the Portugese forces.1 He gained the rank of Major-General in 1808.1 He fought in the Battle of Corunna on 16 January 1809, serving under General Moore.1 He fought in the Battle of Busaco on 27 August 1810.1 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Bath (K.B.) on 16 October 1810.1 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for County Waterford between 1811 and 1814.1 He held the office of Governor of County Cork between 1811 and 1820.1 He was created Conde de Trancoso [Portugal] on 13 May 1811.1 He was Battle of Albuera of the where he commanded the bloody victory over Marshall Soult, for which he received the thanks of Parliament on 16 May 1811.1 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1812.1 He gained the rank of Captain-General in the service of the Spanish Army.1 He fought in the Siege of Badajoz in 1812.1 He was created Duque de Elbas [Spain].1 He fought in the Battle of Salamanca on 22 July 1812, where he was severely is wounded.1 He was created Marquez de Campo Mayor [Portugal] on 17 December 1812.1 He fought in the Battle of Vitoria on 21 June 1813.1 He fought in the Battle of Nive in December 1813.1 He fought in the Battle of Nivelle.1 He gained the rank of Marshal General in the service of the Portugese Army.1 He fought in the Battle of Ortiz.1 He fought in the Battle of Pyrennes.1 He was created 1st Baron Beresford of Albuera and Dungarvan, co. Waterford [U.K.] on 17 May 1814.4 He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) on 2 January 1815.4 He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Hanoverian Order (G.C.H.) in 1818.4 He was Colonel of the 69th Foot between 1819 and 1823.1 He held the office of Governor of Jersey between 1820 and 1854.3 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) on 6 February 1821.3 He held the office of Lieutenant-General of the Ordnance between 1823 and 1824.3 He was Colonel of the 16th Foot between 1823 and 1854.1 He was created 1st Viscount Beresford of Beresford, co. Stafford [U.K.] on 28 March 1823.3 He gained the rank of General in 1825.3 He held the office of Master-General of the Ordnance between 1828 and 1830, and Governor of the Military Academy at Woolwich.3 He was Colonel of the 60th Rfiles between 1852 and 1854.1
     On his death, his two peergaes became extinct.3 He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.5
     

Citations

  1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 116. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  2. [S3409] Caroline Maubois, "re: Penancoet Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 2 December 2008. Hereinafter cited as "re: Penancoet Family."
  3. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 118.
  4. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 117.
  5. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference: "Beresford, William Carr". Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.

William Robert John Horsley-Beresford, 3rd Baron Decies1

M, #32814, b. June 1811, d. 3 July 1893
Last Edited=23 Feb 2011
     William Robert John Horsley-Beresford, 3rd Baron Decies was born in June 1811.1 He was the son of John Horsley-Beresford, 2nd Baron Decies and Charlotte Philadelphia Horsley.1 He married Catherine Anne Dent, daughter of Commander William Dent Dent, on 31 July 1860.1 He died on 3 July 1893 at age 82.1
     He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the 10th Hussars and Grenadier Guards.1 He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baron Decies, of Decies, co. Waterford [I., 1812] on 1 March 1865.1

Children of William Robert John Horsley-Beresford, 3rd Baron Decies and Catherine Anne Dent

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1062. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Maria Gertrude Willoughby

F, #32815, d. 4 April 1939
Last Edited=3 Apr 2009
     Maria Gertrude Willoughby was the daughter of Sir John Pollard Willoughby, 4th Bt.1 She married William Marcus de la Poer Horsley-Beresford, 4th Baron Decies, son of William Robert John Horsley-Beresford, 3rd Baron Decies and Catherine Anne Dent, on 12 March 1901.1 She died on 4 April 1939.1
     As a result of her marriage, Maria Gertrude Willoughby was styled as Baroness Decies on 12 March 1901. From 12 March 1901, her married name became Horsley-Beresford.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1062. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]


William Marcus de la Poer Horsley-Beresford, 4th Baron Decies1

M, #32816, b. 12 January 1865, d. 30 July 1910
Last Edited=23 Feb 2011
     William Marcus de la Poer Horsley-Beresford, 4th Baron Decies was born on 12 January 1865.1 He was the son of William Robert John Horsley-Beresford, 3rd Baron Decies and Catherine Anne Dent.1 He married Maria Gertrude Willoughby, daughter of Sir John Pollard Willoughby, 4th Bt., on 12 March 1901.1 He died on 30 July 1910 at age 45, without issue.1
     He succeeded to the title of 4th Baron Decies, of Decies, co. Waterford [I., 1812] on 3 July 1893.1 He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of Northumberland.1 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Northumberland.1

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1062. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Sir John Pollard Willoughby, 4th Bt.1

M, #32817
Last Edited=13 Sep 2014
     Sir John Pollard Willoughby, 4th Bt. gained the title of 4th Baronet Willoughby.

Children of Sir John Pollard Willoughby, 4th Bt.

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1062. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Catherine Anne Dent1

F, #32818, d. 27 February 1941
Last Edited=3 Apr 2009
     Catherine Anne Dent was the daughter of Commander William Dent Dent.1 She married William Robert John Horsley-Beresford, 3rd Baron Decies, son of John Horsley-Beresford, 2nd Baron Decies and Charlotte Philadelphia Horsley, on 31 July 1860.1 She died on 27 February 1941.1
      From 31 July 1860, her married name became Horsley-Beresford.1 As a result of her marriage, Catherine Anne Dent was styled as Baroness Decies on 1 March 1865.

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1062. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Commander William Dent Dent1

M, #32819
Last Edited=2 Apr 2009
     Commander William Dent Dent gained the rank of Commander in the service of the Royal Navy.1 He lived at Shortflatt Tower, Northumberland, England.1

Child of Commander William Dent Dent

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1062. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

John Graham Hope de la Poer Beresford, 5th Baron Decies1

M, #32820, b. 5 December 1866, d. 31 January 1944
Last Edited=23 Feb 2011
     John Graham Hope de la Poer Beresford, 5th Baron Decies was born on 5 December 1866.2 He was the son of William Robert John Horsley-Beresford, 3rd Baron Decies and Catherine Anne Dent.1 He married, firstly, Helen Vivien Gould, daughter of George Jay Gould and Edith M. Kingdon, on 7 February 1911.2 He married, secondly, Elizabeth Wharton Drexel, daughter of Joseph William Drexel and Lucy Wharton, on 25 May 1936.2 He died on 31 January 1944 at age 77.2
     He fought in the Boer War.2 He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.2 He gained the rank of Colonel between 1886 and 1910 in the service of the 7th Hussars, reserve of Officers.2 He fought in the Matabeleland Relief between 1896 and 1897, where he was mentioned in despatches.2 He fought in the Somaliland Campaign between 1903 and 1904, where he was mentioned in despatches.2 He succeeded to the title of 5th Baron Decies, of Decies, co. Waterford [I., 1812] on 30 July 1910.1 He was invested as a Representative Peer [Ireland] between 1912 and 1944.2 He was Chief Press Censor of Ireland between 1916 and 1919.2 He was Colonel of the South Irish Force between 1916 and 1919.2 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1918.2

Children of John Graham Hope de la Poer Beresford, 5th Baron Decies and Helen Vivien Gould

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1062. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]