John Wright, a Nottingham banker, Francis Beresford, the latter’s father in law and a rich attorney from a gentry family, and William Jessop, a well known civil engineer, partnered with the young surveyor and engineer Benjamin Outram who was the the initiator and sole active managing partner of the Butterley Iron Company from its foundation in 1791 until his untimely death in 1805. They had no part in the management and trusted Outram without suspecting the financial irregularities which he committed and which were revealed after his death. John Wright, who had supplied over one third of the capital remained a partner up to 1830.
John married Elizabeth Beresford, daughter of Francis Marcus Beresford and Fanny Reynolds, on 2 Apr 1791. (Elizabeth Beresford was born in 1762 and died on 17 Apr 1833 in Lenton Hall, Nottinghamshire.)
I wonder of this portrait I found of Miss Elizabeth Beresford by John Hoppner (1758 – 1810) is the same Elizabeth Beresford.