Monday, 27 May 2013

Primatial Sitting

His Grace the Lord Primate, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Lord John Beresford, poses for that indefatigable photographer, Timothy William, Earl of Belmont.
Lord John George de la Poer Beresford was 2nd son of the 1st Marquess of Waterford. He was the 106th Lord Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, 1822-62. Lord John's ancestors, the Beresford Baronets, were founders of Coleraine, County Londonderry.
Lord Belmont's reflection appears in the glass whilst holding his camera.

This image of Lord John is, I believe, is one of very few indeed on the Internet.

The Lord Primate wears his badge and sky-blue riband as Prelate of the Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick.

Lord John possessed immense wealth, thereby enabling him to indulge his clergy, diocese, buildings, land, art and many other interests with extraordinary largesse and beneficence.

His official residence was the Palace, Armagh, where His Grace lived in great opulence and splendour.

1 comment :

Seamus Bellew said...


James Stevens Curl is to publish a book on the monuments in St Patrick's Cathedral in June

Further details:

All the best,

Seamus Bellew.