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Decies, Baron (I, 1812)

 

Creation: let. pat. 21 Dec 1812

 

Family name: Beresford

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Arms:

Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent semée of Cross Crosslets fitchée three Fleurs-de-lis within a Bordure engrailed all Sable (Beresford);  2nd and 3rd, Argent a Chief indented Sable (de la Poer);  a Mullet Argent for difference

Crest:

A Dragon's Head erased Azure transfixed in the neck with a broken Tilting Spear Or the Point broken off Argent transfixing the upper jaw charged with a Mullet for difference

Supporters:

On either side an Angel proper vested Argent crined and winged Or each holding in the exterior hand a Sword erect of the first pommelled and hilted of the second and charged on the breast with a Mullet for difference

Motto:

Nil Nisi Cruce (Nothing without the Cross)

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William [Beresford], Archbishop of Tuam later 1st Baron Decies, PC

3rd son of Marcus [Beresford], 1st Earl of Tyrone, by his wife Lady Catharine Power, suo jure Baroness La Poer, only dau. and hrss. of James [Power], 3rd Earl of Tyrone and 3rd Viscount Decies

born

16 Apr 1743

mar.

16 Jun 1763 Elizabeth FitzGibbon (d. 24 Aug 1804), sister of John [FitzGibbon], 1st Earl of Clare, 2nd dau. of John FitzGibbon, of Mount Shannon, co. Limerick, by his wife Elinor Grove, dau. of John Grove, of Ballyhimmock, co. Cork

children

1. Hon John Beresford later Horsley-Beresford, later 2nd Baron Decies

2. Rev Hon George Beresford (b. 21 May 1776; d. 10 Aug 1842), mar. 21 May 1798 Susan Gorges, 3rd dau. of Hamilton Gorges, of Kilbrew, co. Meath, and had issue

3. Rev Hon William Beresford (b. 20 Nov 1780; d. 27 Jun 1830), mar. 19 Jul 1804 Lady Anna Bennet (d. Sep 1836), 2nd dau. of Charles [Bennet], 4th Earl of Tankerville, by his wife Emma Colebrooke, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Sir James Colebrooke, 1st Bt., of Gatton, co. Surrey, and had issue

1. Hon Catherine Eleanor Beresford (d. 1837), mar. 1791 Rev William Armstrong, of Mealiffe, co. Tipperary

2. Hon Araminta Anne Beresford (d. 1816), mar. 1794 Very Rev Arthur John Preston DD, Dean of Limerick

3. Hon Harriet Beresford (d. 11 Jun 1834), mar. Jan 1796 Col Thomas Bermingham Daly Henry Sewell, a claimant to the Barony of Athenry (b. 13 Feb 1774), only son of Thomas Baily Heath Sewell, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Bermingham, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Bermingham], 1st Earl of Louth and 15th Baron Athenry, by his second wife Margaret Daly, yst. dau. and eventual cohrss. of Peter Daly, of Quansbury, co. Galway

4. Hon Frances Beresford (7 Oct 1864), mar. 1797 Col Thomas Burrowes, of Dangan Castle, co. Meath

5. Hon Louisa Beresford (d. 21 Jul 1851), mar. (1) 10 Apr 1806 Thomas Hope, of Deepdene, co. Surrey (d. 2 Feb 1831), and (2) 29 Nov 1832 her first cousin William Carr [Beresford], 1st Viscount Beresford, and had issue by her first husband

died

6 Sep 1819

created

21 Dec 1812 Baron Decies, of Decies in the County of Waterford

suc. by

son

note

Rector of Urney, co. Derry; Bishop of Dromore 1780-82;  Bishop of Ossory 1782-94;  Archbishop of Tuam 1794-1819; Privy Councillor [I] 1794

 

John [Beresford later Horsley-Beresford], 2nd Baron Decies

born

20 Jan 1774

mar.

26 Jul 1810 Charlotte Philadelphia Horsley (d. 9 Mar 1852), only dau. and hrss. of Robert Horsley, of Bolam House, co. Northumberland

children

1. Hon William Robert John Horsley-Beresford, later 3rd Baron Decies

1. Hon Georgiana Catherine Horsley-Beresford, mar. (1) William Watson, of North Seaton, co. Northumberland, and (2) 25 Sep 1845 Henry Edward Brown

2. Hon Louisa Elizabeth Horsley-Beresford (b. Apr 1814; d. 14 Oct 1891), mar. 25 Nov 1834 Ernest Augustus Charles [Brudenell-Bruce], 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury, and had issue

3. Hon Caroline Agnes Horsley-Beresford (b. 1818; d. 16 Nov 1894), mar. (1) 15 Oct 1836 James [Graham], 4th Duke of Montrose, (2) 22 Jan 1876 William Stuart Stirling-Crawfurd, of Milton, co. Lanark (d. 23 Feb 1883), and (3) 26 Jul 1888 her second cousin twice removed Marcus Henry Milner MVO DSO (b. 16 Apr 1864; d. 16 Jan 1939), 3rd son of Henry Beilby William Milner, of West Retford House, co. Nottingham (by his wife Charlotte Henrietta Beresford, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Most Rev Marcus Gervais Beresford DD, Archbishop of Armagh), 2nd son by his second wife of Sir William Mordaunt Sturt Milner, 4th Bt., and had issue by her first husband

died

1 Mar 1865

suc. by

son

note

Rector of Tuam

 

William Robert John [Horsley-Beresford], 3rd Baron Decies

born

Jun 1811

mar.

31 Jul 1860 Catharine Anne Dent (d. 27 Feb 1941), 2nd dau. of Cmdr William Dent Hedley later Dent, RN, of Shortflatt Tower, co. Northumberland, by his wife Ellen Mary Kerr, dau. of Andrew Seton Kerr, of Kippilaw, co. Roxburgh

children

1. Hon William Marcus de la Poer Horsley-Beresford, later 4th Baron Decies

2. Hon John Graham Hope de la Poer Horsley-Beresford later Beresford, later 5th Baron Decies

3. Hon Seton Robert de la Poer Horsley-Beresford (b. 1868; dsp. 28 May 1928), mar. (1) 1899 (div. 1909) Delia Dorothy O'Sullivan (d. 28 Sep 1966), dau. of Daniel John O'Sullivan, of The Grange, Killarney, co. Kerry, and (2) 28 Jun 1915 Joan Rosemary Graves-Sawle (b. 3 Sep 1890; mar. (2) 28 Feb 1929 Col Ralph Patterson Cobbold later Sawle DSO), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles John Graves-Sawle, 4th Bt. MVO, of Penrice, co. Cornwall, by his wife Constance Mary Daniell, dau. of Gen Charles Frederick Torrens Daniell CB

4. Capt Hon Henry William Walter Horsley-Beresford (b. 22 Apr 1876; dsp. 28 Jan 1924), mar. 6 Oct 1904 Constance Levenston, widow of Michael Levenston

5. T/Lt Hon William Arthur de la Poer Horsley-Beresford (b. 9 Aug 1878; d. 11 Jul 1949), mar. (1) 17 Jun 1901 (div. 1919) Florence Miller (d. 1969), dau. of Gardner L Miller, of Providence, Rhode Island, USA, (2) 22 Jul 1919 (div. 1928) Laura Coventry (b. 31 Aug 1899; d. 1958), 1st dau. of Capt St John Halford Coventry, of The Knoll and Henbury Manor, co. Dorset, by his wife Lilian Emmeline Russell, dau. of George Russell, (3) 18 Aug 1933 (div. 1940) Georgina Leonora de Saurigny (former wife of (a) ..... Barnard, (b) Lord Sholto George Douglas, (c) HIH Prince Mehmed Burhameddin of Turkey, and (d) Count Ferdinand de Saurigny; d. 30 Apr 1969), only dau. of Richard Frederick Hendrick Mosselmans, and (4) 1941 Ida Kaye ....., and had issue by his first, second and fourth wives

1. Hon Caroline Catherine Horsley-Beresford (b. 11 Oct 1861; d. 9 Feb 1929), mar. 14 Jul 1886 Col George Alexander Eason Wilkinson CBE DSO, of Middlethorpe Hall and Dringhouse Manor, co. York (d. 13 Jan 1941)

2. Hon Louisa Horsley-Beresford (b. 20 Mar 1863; dvp. 5 Dec 1866)

3. Hon Catherine Elizabeth Ellen Horsley-Beresford (b. 9 May 1870; dsp. 11 Mar 1948), mar. 16 Sep 1902 Lt Col Edward Machel Lumb JP, of Homeward, co. Cumberland

4. Hon Charlotte Ernestine Horsley-Beresford (b. 3 Sep 1871; d. 28 Sep 1923), mar. 8 Oct 1892 Maj Cameron Barclay, of The Orchard, York (d. 3 Aug 1954), 4th son of Henry Ford Barclay DL, of Markham, co. Essex, and had issue

died

3 Jul 1893

suc. by

son

 

William Marcus de la Poer [Horsley-Beresford], 4th Baron Decies, DL JP

born

12 Jan 1865

mar.

12 Mar 1901 Maria Gertrude Willoughby (d. 4 Apr 1939), 2nd dau. of Sir John Pollard Willoughby, 4th Bt., by his second wife Maria Elizabeth Hawkes, dau. of Thomas Hawkes, of Himley House, co. Stafford

died

s.p. 30 Jul 1910 (bur. at Stoke Poges, co. Buckingham)

suc. by

brother

 

John Graham Hope de la Poer [Horsley-Beresford later Beresford], 5th Baron Decies, DSO PC

born

5 Dec 1866

mar. (1)

7 Feb 1911 Helen Vivien Gould (d. 3 Feb 1931), dau. of George Jay Gould, of New York, New York, USA

children by first wife

1. Hon Arthur George Marcus Douglas de la Poer Beresford, later 6th Baron Decies

1. Hon Eileen Vivien de la Poer Beresford (b. 17 Aug 1912; d. 10 May 1975), mar. 21 Apr 1931 Maj Robert Alfred O'Brien MVO KStJ, and had issue

2. Hon Catherine Moya de la Poer Beresford (b. 21 Sep 1913; d. 26 May 1967), mar. (1) 16 Apr 1936 (div. 1946) Hon Patrick Herbert Bellew (b. 2 Apr 1905; d. 1984), half brother of Bryan Bertram [Bellew], 6th Baron Bellew, and 3rd son of Hon Richard Eustace Bellew, of Mount Firoda, Castlecomer, co. Kilkenny, by his second wife Gwendoline Marie Josephine Herbert-Huddleston, dau. of William Reginald Joseph FitzHerbert Herbert-Huddleston, of Clytha, and (2) 1946 Dr Max Wilhelm Johannsen, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (d. Feb 1965), and had issue by both husbands

mar. (2)

25 May 1936 Elizabeth Wharton Lehr (widow of Henry Symes Lehr;  d. Jun 1944), dau. of Joseph Wilhelm Drexel, of Philadelphia, USA

died

31 Jan 1944

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Arthur George Marcus Douglas de la Poer [Beresford], 6th Baron Decies

born

24 Apr 1915

mar. (1)

21 Oct 1937 Ann Christina Margo Trevor (dsp. 28 Mar 1945), dau. of Sidney Walter Trevor, of Camperdown, Victoria, Australia

mar. (2)

12 Sep 1945 Diana Galsworthy (widow of Maj David W A Galsworthy; d. 14 Mar 2004), dau. of W/Cdr George Turner-Cain, of Marsh House, Wells, co. Norfolk

children by second wife

1. Hon Marcus Hugh Tristram de la Poer Beresford, later 7th Baron Decies

1. Hon Sarah Ann Vivien de la Poer Beresford (b. 23 Jun 1949), mar. (1) 1975 (div. 1982) Joerg B Schnapka, son of Dr Herbert Schnapka, of Bochum, West Germany, and (2) 1992 Andrew McMeekan, and has issue by her first husband

2. Hon Clare Antoinette Gabrielle de la Poer Beresford, model (b. 31 Dec 1956), mar. 1986 (div. 1997) Jorge Koechlin, son of Jose Edmondo Koechlin, of Lima, Peru, and has issue

died

7 Nov 1992

suc. by

son by second wife

 

Marcus Hugh Tristram de la Poer [Beresford], 7th Baron Decies

born

5 Aug 1948

mar. (1)

11 Apr 1970 (div. 1974) Sarah Jane Gunnel, only dau. of Col Basil Gunnel, of Gun House, New Romney, co. Hampshire

mar. (2)

1981 Edel Jeannette Hendron, dau. of Vincent Ambrose Hendron, of Dublin

children by second wife

1. Hon Robert Marcus Duncan de la Poer Beresford (b. 14 Jul 1988)

2. Hon David George Morley Hugh de la Poer Beresford (b. 4 May 1991)

1. Hon Louisa Katherine de la Poer Beresford (b. 23 Oct 1984)

2. Hon Jessica Laragh de la Poer Beresford (b. 16 Nov 1996)

 

Last updated 19 Jan 2012

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Title:

7th Baron Decies, of Decies in the County of Waterford

(Ireland, let. pat. 21 Dec 1812)

 

Address:

Straffan Lodge, Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland

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