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Beresford, John Poo

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Title Admiral (RN)
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Birth 1766 Death 02/10/1844
Place (nk) Place Bedale
Area (nk) Area Yorkshire
Country (nk) Country UK
 
Titles Baronet
Honours KCB. GCH. Order of the Tower & Sword (Brazil).
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Biography
He was a natural son of Lord de la Poer (Marquess of Waterford). He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Coleraine 1809-12 & 1814-23 & 1832. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Northallerton 1826-32. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for Chatham 1835.
 
Military Service
He joined the Royal Navy. He served in HMS Alexander in 1782. He was appointed as a Lieutenant RN (With seniority dated 04/11/1790). He served in H.M.S. Lapwing 1790. He served in H.M.S. Resolution 1794. He served in H.M.S. Lynx (In command) in 1794. He was appointed as Acting Captain RN in 1794 serving in H.M.S. Hussar (In command). He was appointed as a Captain RN (With seniority dated 25/06/1795). He served in H.M.S. Raison (In command) 1795. He served in H.M.S. Unite (In command) 1798. He served in H.M.S. Diana (In command). He served in H.M.S. Virginie (In command) 1803. He served in H.M.S. Cambrian (In command) 1803. He was appointed as a Commodore RN 1806. He was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief in the River St. Lawrence, along the Coast of Nova Scotia, the islands of St. John and Cape Breton and in the Bay of Fundy and the Islands of Bermuda (on the death of Sir Andrew Mitchell) in 26/02/1806. He served in H.M.S. Theseus (In command) 1808. He served in H.M.S. Poitiers (In command) 1810. He sered on to the staff of Lord Wellington at Lisbon Portugal 1810. He was appointed as a Commodore RN in 1813. He served in HMS Royal Sovereign (In command) 1814. He was appointed as a Rear Admiral of the Blue (With seniority dated 04/06/1814). He was appointed as Commander-in-Chief at Leith 1820-23. He was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief at The Nore 1830-33. He was appointed as a Vice Admiral RN (With seniority dated 27/05/1825). He was appointed as a Junior Lord of the Admiralty in 1835. He was appointed as a Admiral RN (With seniority dated 28/06/1838).
 
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References
MacFarlane, John M. (1994);
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2011-01-05

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