Henry Beresford, 6th Marquess of Waterford

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Coming of Age Celebrations for 6th Marquess of Waterford, showing the invalid Dowager Marchioness of Waterford in front of Lord Waterford, who is next to his grandparents the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort

Henry de La Poer Beresford, 6th Marquess of Waterford KP (28 April 1875 – 1 December 1911) was an Irish peer, styled Earl of Tyrone until 1895.

Biography[edit]

Lord Tyrone was educated at Eton and held a commission in the 4th battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment before becoming Marquess of Waterford in 1895 on the death of his father by suicide. When Lord Waterford came of age in 1896 seven hundred invited guests, including the Duke of Beaufort attended the celebrations at the family seat of Curraghmore.[1]

He was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Northumberland on 21 May 1901,[2] and invested as a Knight of the Order of St Patrick on 15 March 1902.[3][4]

On 10 February 1902 he was appointed Lieutenant-colonel in command of the South of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry.[5] The following month he was seconded to the 37th Battalion of the Imperial Yeomanry,[6] with the temporary rank of Captain in the Army.[7] The battalion had been raised to provide soldiers for the Second Boer War, and left in late May 1902 for South Africa,[8] arriving in Cape Town the following month. Peace had been announced while they were at sea, however, and Lord Waterford soon returned home.

Family[edit]

On 16 October 1897, he married Beatrix Frances Petty-FitzMaurice. They had six children. After Lord Waterford's death, Beatrix remarried and became Lady Osborne Beauclerk, but was better known as Beatrix Beauclerk. She became the Duchess of St. Albans when her husband, Lord Osborne Beauclerk, succeeded to the ducal title in 1934.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Graphic (London, England) (12 September 1896). "The Coming of Age of the Marquis of Waterford". Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "No. 27317". The London Gazette. 24 May 1901. p. 3562. 
  3. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36717). London. 17 March 1902. p. 10. 
  4. ^ Rayment, Leigh. "Knights of the Order of St Patrick". Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  5. ^ "No. 27410". The London Gazette. 25 February 1902. p. 1204. 
  6. ^ "No. 27429". The London Gazette. 29 April 1902. p. 2865. 
  7. ^ "No. 27427". The London Gazette. 22 April 1902. p. 2690. 
  8. ^ "The War - The Reinforcements". The Times (36779). London. 28 May 1902. p. 9. 
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Beresford
Marquess of Waterford
1895–1911
Succeeded by
John Beresford