Marcus Beresford (British Army officer, born 1800)

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General Marcus Beresford (28 July 1800 – 16 March 1876)[1] was an officer of the British Army and politician in England.

He was the second son of the Rev. George Beresford and his wife Susan. His grandfathers were Archbishop William Beresford, 1st Baron Decies and Hamilton Gorges MP, of Kilbrew.[2]

He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Northallerton from 1824 to 1826,[1] and for Berwick-upon-Tweed from 1826 to 1832.[3]

He was made a full General on 4 March 1866 and given the colonelcy of the 20th Foot from 1858 to his death in 1876.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "N" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  2. ^ Martin Casey, BERESFORD, Marcus (1800-1876), of 16 Cavendish Square, Mdx. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832, 2009.
  3. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with "B" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  4. ^ "The Lancashire Fusiliers [UK]". Archived from the original on 3 January 2006. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Lascelles
Henry Peirse (younger)
Member of Parliament for Northallerton
1824–1826
With: William Lascelles
Succeeded by
Sir John Poo Beresford
Henry Lascelles
Preceded by
Sir Francis Blake
Sir John Beresford
Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed
1826–1832
With: John Gladstone 1826–1827
Sir Francis Blake 1827–1832
Succeeded by
Sir Rufane Shaw Donkin
Sir Francis Blake
Military offices
Preceded by
Henry Thomas
Colonel of the 20th (the East Devonshire) Regiment of Foot
1858–1876
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick Horn