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Lady Lilian Warren "Lily" Price Beresford
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1854
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1909
Mole Valley District
Surrey, England

Page 4 Lancaster, Garrard County.
The Duke and Duchess of Marlborough have been visiting Lexington, Louisville and Middlesboro, the Duke having interests at the latter place. The Duchess is the daughter of Commodore Cicero Price, of the U. S. navy, who died in New York several years ago. Commodore Price was born and raised near Lancaster, in Garrard county, Ky.; was a graduate of the Naval Academy and spent his life in the services of his country. He died at an advanced age, honored and respected by all who knew him. He was the son of William Price, whose family consisted of Cicero, Jennings, Absolom, Napoleon, Johnson and Emily. The latter married Benjamin F. Graham, a lawyer, who was appointed quarter master by President Polk and was killed at Cerabro, near Monterey, in Mexico, by Urrea's cavalry, about the time of the battle of Buena Vista. He was assisting in defending the train and fell while exposing himself to the fire of the enemy. Dr. Johnson Price, one of the brothers of Commodore Price, commanded Co. A from Garrard county in Col. Humphrey Marshall's regiment of Kentucky cavalry and was conspicuous for his gallantry at the battle of Buena Vista. Upon his return to Kentucky he was elected a delegate to the convention that framed the present constitution, but after serving for some time, he left for California without signing the instrument upon its adoption. He filled positions of honor in the West and died some years since in California. Absalom removed to Lexington, Ky., acquired a fortune and has been dead several years. Napoleon resided at the old homestead in Garrard county until his death some three years since. Dr. Jennings Price is living comfortably at his home in Lancaster at the advanced age of 82 and enjoys the confidence and respect of the entire community. He was a successful practitioner of medicine and was for several years president of the Garrard County Deposit Bank. It will be seen that the Duke and Duchess have a large train of distinguished connection in Central Kentucky, and will no doubt be glad to meet them during their sojourn.

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1895
Lancaster, Garrard County.
The marriage of Lillian, the American Duchess of Marlborough to Lord William Beresford was read of here with much interest. The father of the late Duchess was Commodore Cicero Price, who was born and reared two miles east of this place at the old Price homestead. Messrs. Ashburn, Johnson, Ed and Napoleon Price, of this vicinity, and Mrs. Mattie P. Frisbie and Mrs. J. W. Grant, of this city, are cousins to the former distinguished Duchess, now Lady Wm. Beresford.

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The death of Lady Lily Beresford who was formerly the Duchess of Marlborough, and the daughter of Commodore Cicero Price, a native of Lancaster, occurred on January 11th at Brighton, a famous South Britain resort where she had gone seeking restoration to health. Lady Beresford had been on a decline for over a year, with little hope of recovery.
She leaves a 12 year-old son and was the widow of Lord Wm. Beresford, an English naval officer. She was married 3 times, her first husband being Louis C. Hammersley, a New York millionaire and her second, the late Geo. Chas. Spencer, former Duke of Marlborough.
The remains were taken to Curraghmore, the Irish seat of the Waterford family, to rest beside her last husband, Lord Wm. Beresford.
Lady Beresford was sister-in-law of Mrs. Geo. Cornwalle West, formerly Lady Randolph Churchill and was said to have contracted the marriage between Consuelo Vanderbilt and her step-son, the present Duke of Marlborough. Her mother was a Miss Warren, of Troy, NY, and her father, Commodore Cicero Price, the eldest brother of the late Dr. Jennings Price and N. B. Price, of this place, the late Ashburn Price, of Lexington, and Johnson Price, of California. Lady Beresford was first cousin of Ashburn, Johnson, Ed, A. S. and N. B. Price, Mrs. M. Frisbie and Mrs. J. W. Grant, of this city, Cicero Price, of Clark county, W. C. Price, of Danville and Mrs. S. P. Grant, also of Danville, and to whom Lady Beresford bore a striking resemblance.

The approaching marriage of Howard Price Renshaw to Miss Lillian B. Gilbert a $15,000,000 heir of New York will be of interest here to relatives. The prospective groom is a grandson of the late Commodore Cicero Price his mother being Miss Lucy Price of New York, a sister of the former Duchess of Marlborough, he is a second cousin of the Messr's Price and Mesdames Mattie Price Frisbie and Emma P. Grant of this city.
(Kentuckiana Digital Library)
I was just wandering through google looking to see what references were posted these days relating to my recent book, "Lily, Duchess of Marlborough," and came upon your Find a Grave entry. I had not seen most of the newspaper extracts, which, while not always accurate, were certainly interesting.
I can suggest a few additions and corrections that might be made to your entry.
Eliza Warren Price was born in Troy, New York, on 10 June 1854. Her title when she died would have been "Lady William Beresford," as she was titled by marriage and not in her own right.
She died, not in Brighton (although she owned a home in adjoining Hove), but at her home, "Deepdene," in the town of Dorking, Surrey.
Her first husband, Louis Hamersley, was born in 1840.
Best, Sally Svenson 
Family links: 
  Cicero Price (1805 - 1888)
  Elizabeth Homer Paine Price (1828 - 1910)
  Louis Carre Hamersley (____ - 1883)
  George Charles Spencer-Churchill (1844 - 1892)
  William Leslie de la Poer Beresford (1847 - 1900)
  Lilian Warren Price Beresford (1854 - 1909)
  Lucy Jennings Price Renshaw (1858 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Clonagem Churchyard, Curraghmore
County Waterford, Ireland
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Record added: Nov 12, 2012
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