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Henry De La Poer Beresford

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Henry De La Poer Beresford

Birth
City of London, Greater London, England
Death
29 Mar 1859 (aged 47)
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Burial
Portlaw, County Waterford, Ireland GPS-Latitude: 52.3, Longitude: -7.3511111
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3rd Marquis of Waterford

Became Earl of Tyrone and heir to the second Marquis on the death of his brother George in 1824

His exploits as a young man are legendary and include tales of the original "painting the town red". The Eton whipping stool (he purloined as he left the school) and chips out of the main staircase ( made when he rode his horse through the house) are features of tours of his family home "Curraghmore."

In 1842 Henry married Louisa Stuart, daughter of the 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay. They never had any children but became forward thinking and beloved employers and landlords to the people of Curraghmore and the surrounding lands.

Henry died as the result of a fall from his horse while hunting in Corbally Woods near Carrick on Suir. His groom George Thompson and steeplechase rider Johnny Ryan were with Lord Waterford when he fell. Newspapers at the time record that Johnny Ryan cradled the Marquis and Thompson chaffed his hands as he died.

Clonagam parish burials record " Henry de la Poer, fall of horse, Curraghmore, buried 6 April 1859"

The magnificent bronze effigy inside the Clonagam Church is of Henry dressed in his "Knight of the Dragon" armour worn for the 1839 Eglington Tournament. A portrait of Henry in this armour is the picture usually shown in biographies about him.

As well as the bronze effigy inside Clonagan Church and the flat stone on the Beresford Mausoleum marking his grave outside the church, Lady Louisa erected two monuments to her husband:
- a celtic cross at the side of the road by Corbally Wood where the Marquis had his fatal fall
- a memorial fountain in the main street of Ford Village adjacent to Ford Castle where she lived after being widowed

Lady Louisa also included a painting of her late husband in the murals inside the Ford Village Schoolroom now known as Lady Waterford hall.
3rd Marquis of Waterford

Became Earl of Tyrone and heir to the second Marquis on the death of his brother George in 1824

His exploits as a young man are legendary and include tales of the original "painting the town red". The Eton whipping stool (he purloined as he left the school) and chips out of the main staircase ( made when he rode his horse through the house) are features of tours of his family home "Curraghmore."

In 1842 Henry married Louisa Stuart, daughter of the 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay. They never had any children but became forward thinking and beloved employers and landlords to the people of Curraghmore and the surrounding lands.

Henry died as the result of a fall from his horse while hunting in Corbally Woods near Carrick on Suir. His groom George Thompson and steeplechase rider Johnny Ryan were with Lord Waterford when he fell. Newspapers at the time record that Johnny Ryan cradled the Marquis and Thompson chaffed his hands as he died.

Clonagam parish burials record " Henry de la Poer, fall of horse, Curraghmore, buried 6 April 1859"

The magnificent bronze effigy inside the Clonagam Church is of Henry dressed in his "Knight of the Dragon" armour worn for the 1839 Eglington Tournament. A portrait of Henry in this armour is the picture usually shown in biographies about him.

As well as the bronze effigy inside Clonagan Church and the flat stone on the Beresford Mausoleum marking his grave outside the church, Lady Louisa erected two monuments to her husband:
- a celtic cross at the side of the road by Corbally Wood where the Marquis had his fatal fall
- a memorial fountain in the main street of Ford Village adjacent to Ford Castle where she lived after being widowed

Lady Louisa also included a painting of her late husband in the murals inside the Ford Village Schoolroom now known as Lady Waterford hall.


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