- Sir John Beresford, 1st Baronet
Sir John Poo Beresford, 1st Baronet, GCH (1766 –
2 October, 1844) was an Admiral in the Royal Navywho rose to the rank of Second Sea Lord. He was a Tory (subsequently Conservative) politicianin the United Kingdom.
Member of Parliament(MP) for Coleraine (1809–1812 and 1814–1823), Berwick-upon-Tweed (UK Parliament constituency)1823–1826, Northallerton (UK Parliament constituency)(1826–1832), and Chatham (UK Parliament constituency)1832–1844.
Beresford was an illegitimate son of
George Beresford, 1st Marquess of Waterford, and the brother of William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford. He was knightedin 1812, [cite web |url=http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/2197 |title=Beresford, Sir John Poo |work=Oxford Dictionary of National Biography |accessdate=2008-03-08] and made a Baronetin 1814, of Bagnall in the County of Staffordshire, and on his death was succeeded to the title by his son from his first marriage to Mary Molloy. He married secondly to Harriet Elizabeth Peirse, who died on February 28, 1825, and had issue who later inherited the Baronetcy.
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