Sir Thomas Beaumont, 1st Baronet

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Sir Thomas Beaumont, 1st Baronet (died 11 August 1676)[1] was an English politician.

Biography[edit]

Beaumont was the oldest son of Sir Henry Beaumont and Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Turpin.[2] Beaumont sat as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicestershire between 1654 and 1659[1] and was High Sheriff of Leicestershire between 1668 and 1669.[3] On 5 March 1658, he was created a baronet, of Stoughton Grange, in the County of Leicester by the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell.[3] After the Restoration however this creation was declared invalid and Beaumont received a new patent, dated on 21 February 1661.[2]

Family[edit]

Beaumont married Elizabeth Trott, daughter of Sir Nicholas Trott.[4] They had three sons and three daughters.[4] Beaumont was buried at Stoughton, Leicestershire[3] and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his eldest son Henry.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leigh Rayment's list of baronets – Baronetcies beginning with "B" (part 2) [self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Burke 1832, p. 93.
  3. ^ a b c Lundy 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Kimber 1771, p. 164.

References[edit]

  • Burke, John (1832), A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire I (4th ed.), London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, p. 93 
  • Kimber, Edward (1771), Richard Johnson, ed., The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets II, London: Thomas Wotton, p. 164 
  • Lundy, Darryl (1 February 2011), Sir Thomas Beaumont, 1st Bt, The Peerage, p. 12041 § 120408, retrieved February 2009 [self-published source]

Further reading[edit]

Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Stoughton Grange)
1661 – 1676
Succeeded by
Henry Beaumont