- In the new portion of the burial-ground the
following tombstones are to be seen:--
Denis William Pack-Beresford of Fennagh
- To the Beloved Memory of Denis William
Pack-Beresford. Born July 7, 1818 and died December. 28,
- Captain Pack served for several years in the Royal
Artillery, and, on the death of his god-father,
Field-Marshal Lord Viscount Beresford, G.C.B. in 1864,
he assumed the name and arms of Beresford, in compliance
with his will.
Denis Robert Pack-Beresford of Fennagh
Robert Pack-Beresford, of Fenagh House, Co.
Carlow, J.P. and D.L., High Sheriff 1890, b. 23 March,
1864, educated at Rugby, B.A. Ch. Ch. Oxford; m. 11
Aug. 1891, Alice Harriet Cromie, only daughter of the late
James Acheson Lyle, of Portstewart House.
Lineage. Major-Gen Sir Denis Pack, K.C.B, son of
the Very Rev. Thomas Pack, Dean of Ossory, b.7 Oct.
1775; m. 10 July, 1816, Lady Elizabeth Louisa De la Poer
Beresford, daughter of George, 1st Marquess of Waterford,
and by her (whom. 2ndly, 12 Feb. 1831, Lieut.-Gen. Sir
Thomas Reynell, Bart., K.C.B., of Avisford, and d. 6
Jan. 1856) had issue,
1. Arthur John Reynell, his heir (see Reynell-Pack of Netherton).
2. Denis William, of whom hereafter. 1. Anne
Elizabeth, m. 28 Sept. 1869, Rev. George J. Mapletoft.
Paterson, Rector of Brome, Suffolk. 2. Elizabeth
Catherine, m. 7 July, 1842, Sir John William Hamilton
Hanson, Bart. He d. 2 Aug. 1873.
Sir Denis d. 24 July, 1823. His 2nd son, Denis
William Pack-Beresford, of Fenagh, J.P. and D.L., High
Sheriff 1856, M.P. Co. Carlow, Capt. R.A., b. 7 July,
1818; m. 12 Feb. 1863, Annette Caroline, only daughter of
Robert Clayton Browne, of Browne's Hill, Co. Carlow (see
that family), and by her (who d. n Feb. 1892) had issue,
Denis Robert, his heir.
2. Arthur William, Capt. and Brevet Major R.A., and
Major S. African Const., served throughout S. African
War 1899-1902 (twice mentioned in despatches), born. 23
April, 1868; died. on service, 4th March, 1902.
George, Major Royal West Kent Regt., served in the Malakand and Bunei field force (medal with clasp) Punjaub frontier 1897-98, S. African War (medal with
four clasps), mentioned in despatches Sept. 1900, b. 21
4. Henry John, Capt. Highland L.I., served in
the Malakand and Bunei field force (medal with clasp),
Punjaub frontier 1897-98, b. 22 Aug. 1871; m. 28 July,
1904, Sybil Maud, youngest daughter of the late John Bell,
of Rushpool Hall, Yorks, and has issue,
1. Denis John, born. 27 Oct. 1905.
2. Tristram Anthony, born. 8 May, 1907.
James, born. 21 Dec. 1872; m. 17 June, 1899, Florence,
only daughter of Frederick Leith, of Walmer, Kent, and has
Arthur Reynell, born. 28 April, 1906. Joyce Annette, b.
27 July, 1900.
6. Hugh de la Poer, b. 11 July, 1874.
Algernon Dunbar, born. 25 July, 1875, died. 5 Dec. 1908.
2. Annette Louisa.
This gentleman assumed, by Royal Licence dated 6
March, 1854, the additional name and arms of Beresford,
in compliance with the will of William Carr, Viscount
Beresford, G.C.B. He died.28th Dec. 1881.
Seat:- Fenagh House, Bagnalstown, Co. Carlow.
genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry
Keppel family of Fennagh
was born in 1712 during the reign
of Queen Anne (1702-1714). James' existence is
verifiable from his online death record which states his
date and place of death as 24 Sep 1789 Fennagh, Carlow,
Ireland; his spouse's name as Elizabeth Hayes; his
marriage year as 1747; and his year of birth as 1712.
James and Elizabeth had seven children born at Fennagh,
Carlow -- Ann Kepel (b. abt 1743), George Keppel (b. abt
1748), Mary Kepple (b. abt 1755), William Keppel (b. abt
1756), John Keppel (b. abt 1758), Anne Keppel (b. abt
1760) and Sally Keppel (b. abt 1762). Because of his
late appearance in Irish family history records, it is
likely that James was an immigrant from England or
Source: Michael Purcell
Pray Pardon 1923
Letter in the Pat Purcell Papers.
Merthur Road , New Farm,
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 26th October 1923.
To- Mr Pack Beresford, Fenagh
Dear Mr Beresford,
Pray pardon the liberty I am
taking in writing you, but under the circumstances it
seems the only thing to do.
Two months ago I married a man
who gave his name as Thomas de la Pour Pack-Beresford
and he says you are his brother.
I would deem it a very great
favour if you will write and tell me if this is true.
Of course you may not exist at
all, for this man has proved so untruthful and so devoid
of the instincts one expects to find in a gentleman that
I feel I cannot believe one word he says.
He also tells me he is a widower
and I am wondering whether he ever had a wife or if he
did is she still living.
If he did and the lady is still
alive please let me know and it will relieve me of a lot
If he has a wife living I have no
desire to see him in prison and will merely advise him
that I know and that Australia is not a healthy place
for him to live in.
Should this man who calls himself
your brother have been married before to your knowledge
will you please be so very kind as to send me proof.
I need hardly mention that at
present I am not living with this man who calls himself
my husband nor do I intend to.
Thanking you in anticipation.
With best wishes,
Yours Sincerely ,