John Beresford, 4th Marquess of Waterford

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Reverend John de la Poer Beresford, 4th Marquess of Waterford (27 April 1814 – 6 November 1866) was an Irish peer and Church of Ireland minister.

Beresford was the third son of the Henry Beresford, 2nd Marquess of Waterford and his wife, Susanna.[1] He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] He later entered the ministry and was the incumbent of Mullaghbrack, County Armagh and a Prebendary of St Patrick's Cathedral, serving under his uncle, Lord John.

On 20 February 1843, he married Christiana Leslie (a relative of the Leslie Baronets) and they had five sons:

Beresford inherited the marquessate from his childless brother in 1859. On his own death in 1866, the title passed to his eldest son, John.


  1. ^ Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses has him the third son.
  2. ^ "Beresford, Lord John De La Poer (BRST832JD)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Henry Beresford
Marquess of Waterford
Succeeded by
John Beresford