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Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London

Colonel Francis Marcus Beresford (August 1818 – 1 August 1890) was a British Conservative Party politician

He was born at Aylestone, Leicestershire, and was Member of Parliament (MP) for Southwark from 1870 to 1880.

He died on 1 August 1890 at Cliftonthorpe, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.

He married twice. Firstly, Elizabeth Green, daughter of George Green, on 20 September 1848 at St. Oswald Parish Church, Durham. They had six children. Secondly, Eleanor Richardson on 2 June 1881 at St. George, Hanover Square, London. His daughter Selina (1859–1938) married Sir Hay Frederick Donaldson, son of Sir Stuart Donaldson.

Beresford was commissioned into the 7th Surrey Rifle Volunteers (later 4th Volunteer Battalion, East Surrey Regiment). He became Captain-Commandant in February 1860 and was promoted Major-Commandant later the same month. In 1864 he was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel. By 1874 he was a Colonel.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Locke
Austen Henry Layard
Member of Parliament for Southwark
1870 – 1880
With: John Locke to 1880
Edward George Clarke 1880
Succeeded by
Arthur Cohen
Thorold Rogers


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