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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Lord Patrick Tristram de la Poer Beresford 1934-2020

_. Lord Patrick Beresford, polo playing socialite, scion of the Marquesses of Waterford, died 18 March, 2020. He was 85.

Lord Patrick Tristram de la Poer Beresford was born 16 June, 1934, second son of the 7th Marquess of Waterford [1901- d 25 Sept, 1934], by his wife the former Juliet Mary Lindsay [1904-87], scion of the Earls of Crawford & Balcarres.

He married 26 Nov, 1964 [div 1971], Julia Jill Williamson, daughter of Thomas Cromwell Williamson, of Beaumont Hall, Thorpe-le-Soken, co Essex, and former wife of Darel Sausmarez Carey. Julia later married Sir Nicholas Nuttall, 3rd Baronet [1933-2007].

Lord Patrick, whose elder brother was the late 8th Marquess of Waterford, leaves a son, Valentine Tristram de la Poer Beresford [born 1965], and a daughter, Samantha Julia de la Poer Beresford [born 1969].

Lord Patrick's ashes are to be interred close to the family seat at Curraghmore, Portlaw, County Waterford, followed by a memorial service at the Guards' Chapel.

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