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Note for:   Charles William de la Poer Beresford - 1st Baron Beresford,   10 Feb 1846 - 6 Sep 1919         Index

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     1st and last Baron Beresford, Admiral, unmarried - Notes from ThePeerage.com:

Admiral Sir Charles William de la Poer Beresford, 1st and last Baron Beresford was styled as Lord Charles Beresford between 1846 and 1916. He was educated in Bayford School. He was educated in Mr. Foster's School, Stubbington, Hampshire, England.

He gained the rank of Cadet in 1859 in the service of the Royal Navy, on H.M.S. Britannia. He gained the rank of Sub-Lieutenant in 1866. He gained the rank of Lieutenant in 1868. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Waterford between 1874 and 1880. He held the office of Naval Aide-de-Camp to the Prince of Wales in 1875, on his visit to India. He gained the rank of Commander in 1875. He was Commander of the Royal Yacht Osborne between 1879 and 1881. He gained the rank of Captain in 1882. He was Captain of the H.M.S. Condor in 1882.

He fought in the Egyptian Campaign in 1882. He fought in the Nile Expedition between 1884 and 1885, on Lord Wolsely's staff, and was in command of the Naval Brigade at the battles of Abu Klea, Abu Kru and Metemmeh. He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.) in 1885. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for East Marylebone between 1885 and 1889. He held the office of a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty between 1886 and 1888.1 He held the office of Naval Aide-de-Camp to HM Queen Victoria in 1897. He gained the rank of Rear-Admiral in 1897. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for York between 1897 and 1900.

He wrote the book The Break-up of China, published 1899. He was Rear-Admiral of the Mediterranean Fleet between 1900 and 1902. He gained the rank of Vice-Admiral in 1902. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Woolwich between 1902 and 1903.

He was invested as a Knight Commander, Royal Victorian Order (K.C.V.O.) in 1903. He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) in 1903. He was Commander of the Channel Squadron between 1903 and 1905. He was Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet between 1905 and 1907. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order (G.C.V.O.) in 1906.

He was Commander-in-Chief of the Channel Fleet between 1907 and 1909. He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Portsmouth between 1910 and 1916. He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Bath (G.C.B.) in 1911. He wrote the book The Betrayal, published 1912. He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in 1914 in the service of the Royal Marine Brigade. He wrote the book Memoirs, published 1914. He graduated from Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England , with a honorary Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.). He graduated from Liverpool University, Liverpool, England with a honorary Doctor of Law (LL.D.). He was created 1st Baron Beresford, of Metemmeh and Curarghmore, co. Waterford [U.K.] on 22 January 1916. On his death, his peerage became extinct. He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.



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Note for:   Augusta Finch,    - 1 Dec 1900         Index

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     Daughter of 5th Earl of Aylesford



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Note for:   William Heneage Legge - 6th Earl of Dartmouth,   6 May 1851 - 11 Mar 1936         Index

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     6th Earl of Dartmouth
NB ThePeerage.com spells his middle name Henage, but his maternal grandfather was Heneage and that is presumably after whom he was named.



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Note for:   Meriel Sarah Lyttelton,   1840 - 22 Apr 1925         Index

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     Daughter of 4th Baron Lyttelton
She and her sister Lavinia married the Talbot brothers John Gilbert and Edward Stuart.



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Note for:   Sir Francis Blake,   1639 - 8 Jan 1717         Index

Birth Note: Source:    Submission 846536-0502100112959

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     IGI Pedigree Resource File has Francis born at Ford Castle in 1639. This is highly unlikely, since at the time the castle was owned by the Carr family. Sir Francis was from Cogges, Oxfordshire, and only took ownership of the caste on his marriage in 1661.