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Richard Beresford
Birth: Jun. 3, 1755
Berkeley County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1803
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

Continental Congressman. Beresford grew up in a wealthy land owning family and was sent to attend Middle Temple school in London, England to study law. He graduated in 1773 and soon upon his return to South Carolina opened his law practice. He served under General Isaac Huger in Georgia during the Revolution and was a captain and an aide to General Moultrie. After he was captured at the fall of Charleston in May of 1780 he was exiled and imprisoned at St. Augustine, but later exchanged. Returning home he was elected by St. Philips & St. Michael parishes to the Fourth General Assembly in 1782 where he was chosen on Jan 30, 1782 for a two year term on the Privy Council. He was reelected by St. Philip and St. Michael to the Fifth General Assembly in 1783 and 1784, and resigned that seat upon being elected Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina on Feb 4, 1783. The legislature elected him on March 15, 1783 to the Confederation Congress, replacing Lewis Gervais, and served as a delegate from May 30, 1783 to June 3, 1784. He declined to serve in the Sixth General Assembly preferring to return to his planting activities. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
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Saint Thomas Cemetery
Berkeley County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 2010
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