John de la Poer Beresford

1796 - 16th Sep 1856

Claimant or beneficiary


Very likely John de la Poer Beresford, Colonial Secretary of St Vincent.

  1. Son and heir of George de la Poer, Bishop of Kilmore and Ardagh. Born April 1796 in Ireland. Matriculated University of Cambridge 1815. Colonial Secretary of the Island of St Vincent, West Indies, for 31 years. Married Harriet Eliza, daughter of Hon. William Wylly, Chief Justice of St Vincent, 06/05/1822. Died 16/09/1856 aged 61 at Shirley, Southampton.

  2. Beresford's mother was Frances, daughter of Jervis Parker Bushe of Kilfane.

  3. John Beresford of St Vincent was listed as a subscriber to Charles Shephard's An Historical Account of the Island of Saint Vincent, published in 1832.


  1., Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 [database online].

  2. Collen, George William (rev.), Debrett's Peerage of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 1840) p. 750.

  3. Charles Shephard, An Historical Account of the Island of Saint Vincent (1832) pp. vii-xii.

We are grateful to Marcus Beresford for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John Beresford
Harriet Eliza Wylly
Mary Bayley (-1909), George William de la Poer (1823-1903), Marcus Wylly de la Poer (1825-1902), John Hill de la Poer (1832-1863), Henry Clements (1835-1865)
Colonial administrator

Associated Claims (1)

£148 11s 2d
Awardee (Trustee)

Relationships (3)

Husband → Wife
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (2)

Shirley, Southampton, Hampshire, Wessex, England