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S. Williams of Denver, Colorado : —
George Edward Benson, Gentleman, i. 1883; m. 1907,
Juliana, d. of Hans W. Wolter of Denver, Colorado ;
and has issue — Constance Lucy. J?es. — Low Meadows,
Arvarda, Jefferson co. , Colorado, U.S.A.

Robert Crewdson Benson, Gentleman, d. 1885; m. 1911,
L. J. Pointer. Res. — 2217 gth Avenue, Los Angeles.
Joseph Williams Benson, Gentleman, l>. 1893.

Son of Robert Braithwaite Benson, d. 1817; d. 1892;

m. 1855, Eleanora Seymour, d. of David Stewart: —
Robert Seymour Benson, Esq., J. P. co. Durham, fi,
1858; m. 1895, Lilian Dora, d. of Theodore Crewdson,
Esq., J.P. ; and has issue — (i) Stewart Seymour Benson,
Gentleman, d. 1896; (2) John Seymour Benson, Gentleman,
d. 1911 ; Lilian Rachel Sylvia; Dorothy Cicely; Janet
Mary ; Gwendolen Seymour ; and Margaret Eleanor. Seat
— Riverside, Middleton-St. George, co. Durham.

Son of William Thomas Benson. -M.P. Dom. of Canada,

i. 1824; d. 1885; m. 1858, Helen, d. of Frederick

Wilson : —
George Frederick Benson, Gentleman, l>. 1864; m. 1890,
Etheldred Norton, d. of George Henry Frothingham of
Montreal ; and has issue — (i) George Frothingham Benson,
Gentleman, fi. 1896; (2) William Davenport Benson,
Gentleman, 1^. 1898; and Etheldred Dorothy. Estate —
Cardinal, Ontario. Seat — " Mississagna," Thousand

Islands, Canada. /^es. — 15 Ontario Avenue, Montreal,

Eld. son of Davis Benson, Gentleman, d. 1820; d.

1892; m. 1859, Jane, d. of George Edmondson of

Queenwood, Hants. : —
Davis Edmondson Benson, Gentleman, d. i860; m. 1889,
Florence, d. of Nathaniel Dodd. Res. — 12 Irton Road,
Southport. Clu6—R.A.C,

Son of Robert Benson, i. 1814; d. 1875; m. 1847;

Eleanor Sara, d. of Admiral Moorsom, K.C. B. : —
Robert Henry Benson, Gentleman, M.A. (Oxon.), i.
1850; m. 1887, Evelyn, d. of Robert Stayner Holford of
Dorchester House, Park Lane, W. , and Weston Birt, co.
Gloucs. ; and has issue (i) — Guy Holford Benson, Gentle-
man, t. 1888; (2) Regmald Lindsay Benson, Gentleman,
i. 1889 ; and Constantine. lies. — Buckhurst, Withyham,
Sussex; and 16 South Street, Park Lane, W. CJuds —
Brooks's, Turf, Bath, Burlington Fine Arts'.

Son of Constantine William Benson, d. 1852 ; d. IQ05 ;

m. 1881, Emily, d. of Rev. G. F. Weston of Crosby

Ravensworth, Westmorland (son of Robert Benson,

d. 1814; d. 1875; m. 1847, Eleanor Sara, d. of Admiral

Moorsom, K.C.B.— see above) : —
Robert Benson, Gentleman, R.A., d. 1881 ; m. 1907;
and has issue — two daus. Post. add. — School of Signalling,
Bulford Camp, and Hynings, Milnethorpe, Westmorland.

Sons of William Benson, Esq., J.P. , of Langtons,

Alresford, Hants., <?. 1816 ; d. 1887 ; m. 1852, Elizabeth

Soulsby, d. of Thomas Smith of Colebrooke Park,

Tonbridge ; —
Cecil Foster Benson, Esq., J.P. Liberty of Peterborough,
b. 1857; m. 1881, Constance Mary, d. of George Bernard
O'Neill; and has surv. issue — Ralph Francis Benson,
Gentleman, 6. 1885. 7?^^.— Ludwick, Hatfield, Herts.

Sir Francis Robert Benson, Knt. Bach. (1916), LL.D.,
has Croix de Guerre, 6. 1858 ; m. 1886, Gertrude Constance,
d. of the late Capt. Morshead Samwell ; and has surv.
issue — Brynhild Lucy [w. 1917, Hugh Chalmers, of Avochie,
Rothiemay, Scotland], /^es. — i Scarsdale Villas, Kensing-
ton, W.8. CIu6s—Ga.Tnck, Bath, Queen's, Green Room.

Rt. Hon. Godfrey Rathbone Benson, ist Baron Charn-
wood, of Castle Donington, co. Leicester (29 June 191 1),
J. P., D.L. CO. Stafford, M.A. (Oxon.), M.P. Mid. Oxford-
shire 1892-5 [Supporters — On either side a roebuck sup-
porting a staff all proper, therefrom flying a banner charged
with the arms of Thorpe, namely : Sable, an oak-tree
eradicated or, over all two bars dancett^e argent],
6. 1864 rn. 1897, Dorothea Mary Roby, d. of the late
Roby Thorpe of Nottingham ; and has surv. issue — Hon.
John Roby Benson, d. 1901 ; Hon. Antonia Mary Roby ;
and Hon. Eleanor Theodora Roby. /^es. — Stowe House,
Lichfield; 108 Eaton Square, London, S.W. C/ui —

BENSON of Lutwyche(H. Coll., 1788). Argent, a ship
under sail at sea, the colours hoisted proper, out of a chief
wavy azure, a cubit arm vested gules, cuffed or, in the hand
a sword argent, pommel and hilt gold, sustaining on the
point a balance of the last between two pine-apples of the
second. Mantling azure and argent. Crest — On a wreath
of the colours, a war-horse of a bay colour, caparisoned
proper, on the breast an escutcheon argent, charged with
a pine-apple vert. MottO — " Leges arma tenent sanctas
commercia leges."

Sons of Ralph Beaumont Benson, Esq., J.P. , late

Capt. Salop Yeomanry, 6. 1862; d. 191 1; m. 1886,

Caroline Essex, d. of Rev. R. H. Cholmondeley,

Rector of Hodnet : —

George Reginald Benson, Esq., Major late R..-\., of

Lutwyche Hall, Salop, Lord of the Manor of Stretton-en-

le-Dale, Hope Bowdler and Easthope, d. 1888 ; m. 1917,

Violet Martha Helena, d. of W. Estorffe of New Zealand,

and has issue — Ralph Benson, Gentleman, d. 1919; and

Georgina. Seat — Lutwyche Hall, near Wenlock, Shri/p-


Stephen Riou Benson, Gentleman, 6. 1896.

Son of Ralph Augustus Benson, Esq., J. P., Barr.-at-
Law, Recorder of Shrewsbury, i. 1828 ; d. 1886 ; m.
i860, Henrietta Selina, only d. of Charles Robert
Cockerell, R.A. :—
Robert Edmund Ross Benson, Esq., C.B., Adm. (ret.),
R.N., />. 1864 ; rn. 1897, Williama Margaret, eld. d. of Lt.-
Col. St. John Edwarti Daubeny of The Beacon, Kingswear^
S. Devon ; and has issue— Robert Evelyn Benson, Gentle-
man, 6. 1899. Res. — Snail Creep, Houghton, Stockbridge,
Hants. Club — Naval and Military.




Sons of Rev. Riou George Benson, Rector of Hope
Bowdler, co. Salop, d. 1834; d. 1S96; m. 1861, Mary
{d 1913), d. of 1 homas Brooke of Northgate House : —

Brig. -Gen. Riou Philip Benson, C.B., C.M.G., late R.A.,
i. 1863; m. 1897, Helen Mary. d. of Gen. Currie ; and has
had issue -(i) Philip Riou Benson, Gentlemun, Lieut. R. E,,
/>. ; d. 1928 ; (2) Edward Riou Benson, Gentleman,

/>. ; Helen Mary Cortland; and Ann. /fes — Dell

Cottage, Victoria Road, Fleet, Hants. C/ud—M.C.C.

Edward Riou Benson, Esq., J. P. W.R. Yorks., i>. 1865;
m. 1902, Grace Fanny, d of Major Weston ; and has issue —
Elizabeth Mary. /^es. — Southfield, Almondbury, Yorks.

Francis Riou Benson, Gentleman, fi. 1874; w. 1914,
Susan Lambert, d. of H. A. Black of Long Wittenham,
Abingdon, Berks. J?es. — The Bank House, Stapleford,

Geoffrey Ralph Benson, Gentleman, d. \ m.

Mabel Simmonds ; and has issue — One son and three daus.
Res. —The Mere, Little Houglilon, Northampton.

John Ingham Benson, Gentleman, late Lieut. 5th Fus. ,
b. 1880 ; m. igog, Mary Beatrice, d. of Walker Leveson
Levett, son of R. Boyd Levett of Milford Hall, Stafford;
and has issue — (i) John Lambert Benson, Gentleman, i'
1910; (2) Riou George Benson, Gentleman, 6. 1914 ; (3)
Thomas Brooke Benson, Gentleman, fi. 1916; (4) David
Benson. Gentleman, 3. 1919. J^es. — Aston Hall, Craven
Arms, Salop.

Son of Moses George Benson, Esq., of Lutwvche
Hall, J. P., D.L..i^. 1797; d. 1871 ; m. 1826, Charlotte
Riou, only d. and h. of Col. Lyde Browne : —

Lyde Benson, Esq., J. P., Barrister-at-Law, 6. 1845;
m. 1885, Emily Harriet, third siirv. d. of late Rev. F.
H. Hotham, Rector of Rushbury ; and has issue — Lyde
Benson, Gentleman, fi. 1895. Seai—l^nrden, Much

BENSON (H. Coll.). Argent, a quatrefoil between two
trefoils slipped in bend sable, between four bendlets gules.
Mantling sable and argent. Crest — On a wreath of the

D.C.L. , by his wife Mary, dau. of Rev. William
Sidgwick of Skipton, co. Yorks. : —
Edward Frederic Benson, Gentleman, B.A. (Cantab.),
First-Class Classics, fi. 1867, A'es. — 25 Bronipton Square,
S.W.I. CIufis—Ganick, Balh.

BENSON of Newbrough Hall (H. CoU., 30 Dec. 1916).
Argent, on a chevron couped gules, between three goats'
heads sable erased of the second, a fleur-de-lys between
two escallops or. Mantling gules and argent. Crest —
On a wreath of the colours, in front of a hurt ensigned
with clouds, the sun in splendour proper. Motto —
" Nullius in verba."

Son of Benson, of , b. ;

m. : —

Walter John Benson, Esq., J. P., b. . Res. —

Newbrough Hall, Warden, Northumberland.


Barrister-at-Law, B.A. Exeter Coll., Oxon., J. P. Devon,
Born Jan. 7, 1852, being the second but only surviving son
of the late Charles Aldenburg Bentinck, Esq., J. P. co.
Devon, by his wife Harriet, third dau. of Baldwin Fulford
of Great Fulford, Devon. Armorial bearings — Azure, a
cross moline argent. Mantling azure and argent. Crest-
Out of a ducal coronet or, two arms counter-embowed,
vested gules, on the hands gloves or, each holding an
ostrich feather argent. Married, July 9, 1890, Alma
Martha, eldest dau. of Admiral Lord Clarence Edward
Paget, G.C.B., P.C. Residences — Indio House, Bovey
Tracey, Devon ; 60 Cadogan Square, S.W.

BENTLEY (H. Coll.). Or, a bend vair between two
bendlets engrailed sable, a martlet for difference. Mantling

colours, a bear's head argent, erased gules, gorged with a
collar gemel, and muzzled of the second, and h Iding in the
mouth a trefoil slipped, as in the arms. Motto — " Fay
bien crain rien."

Son of the late Rt. Hon. and Most Rev. Edward
White Benson. Lord .Archbishop of ' anterbury ; Lord
Primate of All England and Metropolitan, D.D., P.C,

azure and or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a talbot

passant argent, the dexter forefoot resting upon an ancient

shield vair charged with an annulet or. Motto — " Fide et


Son of Rev. Samuel Bentley, formerly Rector of
Newent, Glos.,^. 1823; d. 1908; m. 2nd, 1864, Fanny,
d. of late Andrew Baden : —
Edward Samuel Bentley, Gentleman, fi. 1867. Kes. —

Caledonia, Babbacombe Road, Torquay.

Only son of Thomas Charles Bentley, fi. 1827 ; d. 1886;
nt. 1857, Julia Munk : —
Ernest William Bentley, Gentleman, fi. i860; m. 1883,

Alice Margaret, d. of Dr. Wren ; and has issue. Res. —

N.S. Wales.

Only son of George Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to
Queen Victoria and for many years Editor of the
"Temple Bar Magazine, " ^. 1828; d, 1905; m. 1853,
Anne, d. of William Williams of Aberystwyth, co.
Cardigan : —




Richard Bentley, Gentleman, Fellow of the Society of
Antiquaries, of the Royal Statistical, of the Royal Geo-
graphical, of the Linnean, and of the Royal Botanic
Societies, President of the Royal Meteorological Society
1904-5, formerly publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty
Queen Victoria, and one time Editor of the " Temple Bar
Magazine," 6. 1854; m. 1905, his cousin, Lucy Rosa-
mond, ygst. d. of the late Rev. Horatio Bentley, Vicar of
Little Marsden, Lancashire. Estate— Ths Mere, Upton.
Post. add. — The Mere, Upton, Slough, Bucks. Club —
Burlington Fine Arts.

Son of Rev. Frederick William Bentley, M.A. , Vicar

of Worle, Somerset, b. 1861 ; d. 1910 ; m. 1895, Mary,

d. of Charles William Crouch: —
Roger Bentley, Gentleman, b. 1900.

Only son of Rev. Horatio Bentley, Vicar of Little

Marsden, Lanes., b. 1833; d. 1891 ; m. 1873, Clara, d.

of Henry Gi ddard and widow ot George Clegg; —
Horatio Haliburton Bentley, Gentleman, b. 1877; m.
1911, Evelyn, fourth d. of the late James Weir; and has
issue — Richard Haliburton Bentley, Gentleman, b. igii.
Res. — Belfast, Ireland.

Sons of John Bentley, b. 1819 ; d. 1897 ; nt. 1846,

Eliza Skinner :^

Christopher Bentley, Gentleman, b. 1856 ; m. 1880, Emma

Thorpe Stucley ; and has issue. Res. — New South Wales.

Geoffiey William Bentley, Gentleman, b. 1862 ; m. 1885,

Louise, eld. d. of John Howe; and has issue. Res.—Hevi

South Wales.

JAMES HERBERT BENYON, Esquire, of Englefield,
Berks., and Kingston, Dorset ; was educated at Eton
and Magdalene Coll., Camb. (B.A. 1873, M.A. 1876), and
called to the Bar at the Inner Temple 1875, J. P, and D. L. for
Dorset (High Sheriff 1892), and Loni-Lieut. and J. P. Berks. ;
assumed the surname of Benyon, and the arms of Benyon
quarterly with those of Fellowes, by Royal Licence 1897.
Born Oct. 3, 1849, being the only son of James Fellowes of
Kingston, who died 1889, by Gertrude Charlotte, dau. of the
late Nathaniel Micklethwait, Esq., of Taverham Hall, Nor-

wich. Armorial bearings— Quarterly, i and 4, vair6 sable
and or, on a chief wavy of the second, an Eastern crown be-
tween two mullets gules (for Benyon) ; 2 and 3, azure, a fesse
indented ermine between three lions' heads erased murally
crowned argent (for Fellowes), and impaling the arms of
Walrond, namely argent, three bulls' heads caboshed sable.
Mantling sable and or. Crests — i. on a wreath of the
colours, a mount vert, thereon a gryphon sejant or, gorged
with an Eastern crown gules, in the beak a gillyflower
leaved and slipped proper (for Benyon) ; 2. upon a wreath
of the colours, a lion's head erased and crowned, as in the
arms, charged with a fesse indented ermine (for Fellowes).
Motto — " Vincam vel moriar." Married, 1875, Edith
Isabel, youngest dau. of Sir. J. Walrond Walrond, 1st
Baronet, of Bradfield, Devon ; and has Issue — Henry Arthur

Benyon, Gentleman, Lieut. Berks. Yeomanry, b. 1884 [m.
1915, Violet, d. of the late Sir Cuthbert' Peek] ; Ger-
trude [m. 1897, Rev. F. E. Rooke, and has issue]; Edith
Marion ; and Winifred. Seat — Englefield House, Read-
ing. Clubs — NeA' University, Oxford and Cambridge.
Tmvn residence— 2)S Pont Street, S.W.

Jan. 26, 1861, being the second but eldest surviving son of the
late Montague Bere, Esq. , Recorder of Penzance, Southamp-
ton, and Bristol, and Judge of Cornwall and Devon, Q.C. ,
by his wife Cecil Henrietta, second dau. and coheiress of
Capt. Thomas Wentworth Buller, R.N., of Whimple,
Devon. Armorial bearings— Argent, three bears' heads
couped sable, muzzled or. Motto — "Bear and forbear."

BERENS-DOWDESWELL (H. CoU., 29 May 1916).
Or, two barrulets wavy between six billets sable. Mant-
ling sable and or. Crest — On a wreath of the colours,
an eagle's head couped or, biUettee sable and collared

Eld. surv. son of Richard Benyon Berens, Esq.,

J.P., D.L., of Kevington, St. Mary Cray, Kent, h.

1834 ; d. 1916 ; m. i860, Fanny Georgina, d. of

Alexander A. Park, of Wimpole St. : —

Rev. George Berens-Dowdeswell, Clerk in Holy Orders,

M.A. (Oxon), formerly Rector of Foot's Cray, and St.

Andrew, Bethnal Green, Lord of the Manor of Bushley,

assumed the additional surname of Dowdeswell 1916,

h. 1866 ; m. 1918, Eveleen Mary, d. of William Hunter,

M.D., of Bute, N.B. Res. — Pull Court, Tewkesbury.


BERESFORD. Quarterly, i and 4, argent, sem6e
of cross crosslets fitchee and three fleurs-de-lys within
a bordure engrailed sable (for Beresford) ; 2 and 3, argent,
a chief indented sable (for De la Poer). Mantling sable and
argent. Crest — On a wreath of the colours, a dragon's
head erased azure, the neck pierced with a broken spear
and holding the point broken ofi in the mouth. Motto —
" Nil nisi cruce."

Sons of Rt. Hon. Henry de la Poer Beresford, 6th
Marquess of Waterford, h. 1875 ; d. 191 1 ; m. 1897,
Lady Beatrice Fitzmaurice,G.B.E., d. of 5th Marquess
of Lansdowne : —

Most Hon. Sir John Charles De la Poer Beresford,
7th Marquess of Waterford (19 Aug. 1789), Earl of (1746),
and Viscount (1720), Tyrone, Baron Beresford (1665), of
Beresford, co. Cavan, Baron La Poer (1375), of Curragh-
more, co. Waterford, Ireland ; Baron Tyrone (1786), of
Haverfordwest, co. Pembroke, G.B., Lieut. R.H. Gds.
[Sapporters — On either side an angel proper, habited
argent, crined and winged or, holding in the exterior
hand a sword erect, also proper], b. igoi. Seai —
Cmraghmore, Portlaw, co. Waterford. Club — Bucks.

Lord William Mostyn De la Poer Beresford, and Lieut.
R.F.A., b. 1905.

Lord Hugh Tristram De la Poer Beresford, R.N., 6.
1908. Res. —

BERESFORD (H. Coll., Confd. Vn. Derbysh., 1611 and
1634 ; Ped. rec > ded H. Cell. 1908). Quarterly, i. and 4, ar-
gent, crusilly fitchee, thee fleurs-de-lys and a bordure en-
grailed sable (Beresford); 2. argent, a bear rampant sable,
muzzled, collared, ana lined or (Beresford); 3. parted per
chevron argent and or, th ee pheons sable (Has^el). Mant-
ling sable and argent. Crests — I. on a wreath of the colours,
a dragon's head azure, pierced through the neck with a brt ken
spear or, the broken p int argent thrust through the upper
jaw ; 2. on a wreath wt the coh urs, a bear rampant, as in
the arms. Motto — " Nil sine cruce."

Second s n of Henry Browne Beresford, H.E.I.C.S.,

b. 1809; d. 1869; m. 1845. Emily, d. and c h. of Dr.

F. Pemble Str ng, Chief Med. Officer of Calcutta : —

William Hugh Be.estord, Gentleman, M.R.C.S., has

3rd class Medjiiiie and 3rd class Osmanieh, b. 1849 ; m. 1901,

Matilda, d. and c h. of W. A. Hubbuck of Rosenthal,

Catf' rd. Res. — Alstonfield, Esher, Surrey.

Sons of Rev. Ji hn Jervis Beresford, M.A. (Cambs.),

Recti r ot East' n Grey, b. 1853 \ d. \ m. 1880,

Marjory, d. and h. of Rev. R. H. llinsed : —

Richard Jervis Hugh FitzHerbert Beresford, Gentleman,

b. 1882 ; m. , Doris, d. of Col. Sandilands. Res. —

Jack Baldwyn Beresford, Gentleman, b. 1888 ; m. 1915,




Janet, d. of Rt. Hon. Sir Albert Spicer. ist Bart., P.C, ;
and has issue — i son ; 2 daus. J^es. —

Fourth son of Henry Browne Beresford (see above): —

Rev. Edward Aden Beresford, M.A. (C'amb. ), late Rector

of H(. by-cum-Rotherby, Leics. , 6. 1855 ; m. 1883, Annie

Mary, d. and h. of Capt. Hans Busk, J. P. D.L., of Culver-

dens ; and has snrv. issue — Rev. Hans Aden Beresford,
M.A. (Camb.) (Rector of Hoby, Leics.); Judith Mabel;
and Mary Evelyn. Jfes. — The Rectory, Hoby-cum-
Rolherby, Leics.

Sons of Francis Marcus Beresford, M.P. for South-

wark, 6. ; d. ; m. : —

Aden Beresford, Gentleman, 6. \ m. ; and has

issue. Res. —

Son of Rev. John James Beresford, Minor Canon of

Peterborough, b. \ d. ; m. : —
Richard Jack Beresford, Gentleman. J?gs. — Hunstanton,

BERESFORD (R.L.. ). Argent, sem^e of cross

crosslets fitch^e and three fleurs-de-lys sable, all within a
bordure wavy ermines. Mantling sable and argent. Crest
— Out of a naval crown or, a dragon's head per fesse wavy
azure and gules, the lower part of the neck transfixed by a
broken tilting-spear in bend sinister, and in the mouth the
remaining part of the spear, point upwards, or. Motto —
" Nil nisi cruce."

Son of John Peirse De la Poer Beresford, Gentleman,

Lieut, (reserve) late S. Wales Borderers, 6. 1846 ; d.

1902; m. 1881, Mary Elizabeth Thomasina, d. of Col.

H. S. B. Bruce:—
George Wilfred Bruce De la Poer Beresford, Gentleman,
t. 1888. Res.—

Yr. son of Rev. John George Beresford, M.A. , Rector

of Bedale, i. 1821 ; d. 1899; m. 1846, Hon. Caroline

.'\melia, d. of 1st Lord Denman : —
Henry William De la Poer Beresford, Gentleman, late
Indian Marine, 6. 1862. Res. —

Sons of Rev. Walter Vevers De la Poer Beresford,

Acting Chaplain to Forces in Natal 1902-5, 3. 1864;

d. 1908 ; m. 1902, Eleanor Mary, d. of W. R. Staveley

of Beverley, Yorks. : —
Charles Denman de la Poer Beresford, Gentleman, i.
1906. Post. add. — Grinton, Yorks.

Marcus Walter de la Poer Beresford, Gentleman, i.
(pKJSthumous) 1909.

ASH (formerly Beresford), Esquire, Col. late Royal
Welsh Fusiliers, D. L. co. Londonderry; assumed the

additional surname and arms of Ash by Royal Licence
dated June 26, 1901. Born July 19, 1859, being the third
son of the late John Barr6 Beresford, Esq., of Learmount
and -Vshbrook, co. Derry, J. P. and D.L., M.A. Oxon., late
Vice-Lieutenant co. Derry, and J. P. co. Donegal, High
Sheriff 1846, and the eldest by his second wife Caroline,
only child and heiress of the late William Hamilton Ash
of Ashbrook, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Emma, sister of
George Sholto, Earl of Morton. Armorial bearings-
Quarterly, I and 4, argent, two chevronels gules, in the
dexter chief a trefoil slipped vert (for Ash) ; 2 and 3, quar-
terly, i. and iiii. , argent, crusilly fitch^e, three fleurs-de-lys, a
border engrailed sable (for Beresford); ii. and iii., argent,
a chief indented sable (for de la Poer), a crescent for dif-
ference, or. Mantling gules, doubled argent. Cresta— i.
on a wreath of the colours, a squirrel sejant proper, holding
in its paws a trefoil slipped vert (for Ash) ; 2. on a wreath
of the colours, a dragon's head erased vert, piercea through
the neck with a broken tilting-spear, the point thrust
through the upper jaw all proper, a crescent or for differ-
ence (for Beresford). Motto— " Nil nisi cruce." Married,
Oct. 23, 1886, Lady Florence Marion Browne, d. of the sth
Marquis of Sligo ; and has issue— Douglas Beresford-Ash,
Esq., Maj. Res. of Officers, late Royal Fusiliers, b. Sept. 8,
1887. Residence — .\shbrook, Derry.

BERESFORD-PEIRSE (R.L., 15 Sept. 1851, H. Coll.).
Quarterly, i and 4, azure, a ducal coronet, between three
cross crosslets fitch^e or (Peirse); 2 and 3, argent, sem6e
of cross crosslets fitch^e and three tleurs-de-lys sable, all
within a bordure wavy ermines (Beresford). Mantling
azure and or. Crests — i. on a wreath of the colours, a cross
crosslet fitch^e or, ensigned by a mural crown gules (Peirse) ;
2. out of a naval crown or, a dragon's head per fesse wavy
azure and gules, the lower part of the neck transfixed by a
broken tilting-spear in bend sinister, and in the mouth the
remaining part of the spear, point upwards, or. Mottoes
— " Non sine pulvere palma " (Peirse); "Nil nisi cruce"

Sons of Sir Henry Monson De la Poer Beresford-Peirse,

3rd Bart., J.P., D.L., b. 1850; d. 1926; m. ist, 1873,

Lady Adelaide Mary Lucy Bernard [d. 1884), d. of

3rd Earl of Bandon; 2nd, 1886, Henrietta, d. of Sir

Matthew Smith Dodsworth, 4th Bart.

Sir Henry Bernard De la Poer Beresford-Peirse, 4th Bart.

(21 May, 1814), D.S.O., Hon. Maj. in Army, late Lieut.

Yorks. Hussars I.Y. , served in S. Africa 1900-1, B. A.

(Oxon.), b. 187s ; m. 1904, Lady Mabel M. Campbell, 2ndd.

of 3rd Earl Cawdor ; and has issue : — Henry Campbell

De la Poer Beresford-Peirse, Esq., b. 1905 ; Peter de

la Poer Beresford-Peirse, Gentleman, b. 1907. Seat —

Aiskew House, Bedale, Yorks. Res. — Melcombe House,

Oatlands Avenue, Weybridge.

Rev. Richard Windham De la Poer Beresford-Peirse, M.A.
(Oxon.), Vicar of Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, formerly
Vicar of St. John's, Middlesbrough, N.R. Yorks., b. 1876;
m. ist, 1910, Lady Lilian Katharine Campbell (d. 191 8),
third d. of 3rd Earl Cawdor, and has surv. issue— Francis
Campbell De la Poer Beresford Peirse, Gentleman, b.
1911 ; Sybil Adelaide ; Barbara; and Lilian Bridget ; 2nd,
1924, Katherine Mabel, d. of William J. T Scarlett, of
Fyfield House, Andover. Res. — 29 Lancaster Gate, W.2.
Evelyn Francis De la Poer Beresford-Peirse, Esq.,
Capt. Yorks. Regt. T.F. , b. 1877; m. iqi2, Marian
Annette Owen, youngest d. of the late Rev. Walter
Charles Edward Kynaston, M.A. , of Hardwick, co.

Ernest Arthur De la Poer Beresford-Peirse, Esq., b. 1879.
Rev. John William De la Poer Beresford-Peirse, Hon.
Chaplain to Bishop of Kimberley,^. 1883. Res. — Bishops-
garth, Kimberley, S. Africa.

Sixth son of Henry William De la Poer Beresford-
Peirse, of Bedale, Yorks., b. 1820; d. 1859 ; m. 1848,
Henrietta (d. 1921), d. of Rev. the Hon. Thomas
Monson : —
Rev. Windham de la Poer Beresford-Peirse, M.A.
(Oxon.), Rector of Bedale, Yorks, Hon. Canon of
Ripon, b. 1858 ; w. 1889, Ethel Milman Proctor,
only d. of the late W. Proctor Baker of Brislington,
Somerset; and has issue— (i) Arthur Cecil Proctor de la
Poer Beresford-Peirse. Esq., M.B.E. , Capt. 5th Batt.
Durham L. I., b. 1890 [m. 1916, Gertrude Ann, d. of Henry
Wallis Prior Wandesforde, of Kirklington Hall. Yorks. ;
and has issue — Michael Wandesforde de la Poer Beresford-
Peirse, Gentleman, b. 1917; Robert Henry Windham de la
Poer Beresford-Peirse, Gentleman, b. 1922 ; and Anne




Ethel Mary] ; (2) Raymond Windham de la Poer Beres-
ford-Peirse, Gentleman, 6. 1896 [m. 1923, Aileen Phyllis,
d. of Lt.-Col. W. Tomlinsoii, D.L., J. P. of The Green,
Seaton Carew, and has issue — John Raymond de la Poer
Beresford-Peirse, Gentleman, d. 1924 {J?es. — The White
House, Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees)]; and Mary Ethel.

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