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Beresford, Sir John Poo, first baronet (1766-1844), naval officer and politician

John Knox Laughton and Andrew D. Lambert

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/2197

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Beresford, Sir John Poo, first baronet (1766-1844), naval officer and politician, was an illegitimate son of George de la Poer Beresford, earl of Tyrone and afterwards first marquess of Waterford, and brother of William Carr Beresford, Viscount Beresford. He was educated at Catterick Bridge, Yorkshire. He entered the navy in ...

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