Marcus Beresford (1764–1797)

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Marcus Beresford (14 February 1764 – 16 November 1797) was an Irish politician.


A member of the Beresford family headed by the Marquess of Waterford, he was the eldest son of John Beresford. George Beresford and John Claudius Beresford were his younger brothers.[1]

Political career[edit]

Beresford was returned to the Irish House of Commons for Dungarvan in 1783, a seat he held until his death fourteen years later.[2]


Beresford married Frances Arabella, daughter of Joseph Leeson, 1st Earl of Milltown, in 1791. They had three children:

He died in November 1797, aged 33. His wife survived him by over 40 years and died in May 1840.[1]


Parliament of Ireland
Preceded by
Sir William Osborne, Bt
Godfrey Greene
Member of Parliament for Dungarvan
With: Godfrey Greene 1783–1790
Chambre Ponsonby 1790–1797
Succeeded by
Chambré Ponsonby
John Ponsonby