|Marcus Beresford was born 28 July 1800, the second son of the Hon. George Beresford (1776-1842).
In 1817, he became a 2nd Lieutenant in the 21st Foot, then a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 3rd Foot from 1835 to 1842, when he was placed on half-pay. He was a Colonel in the 20th Foot from 1858 until his death, and a General from 4 March 1866.
He died at Leamington on 16 March 1876.
He married first 1 October 1828 Isabella Sewell (died August 1836) and secondly, 22 January 1838, Caroline Fane (died 1895).
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