Edward Beauchamp

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Edward Beauchamp

Sir Edward Beauchamp, 1st Baronet (12 April 1849 – 1 February 1925)[1] was a British businessman and Liberal Party politician.

Beauchamp was educated at Highgate School, and chairman of Lloyd's of London from 1905 to 1913, and vice-chairman from 1915 to 1916.[2] He was made a baronet on 27 June 1911, of Grosvenor Place, in Westminster.[2] Also known for his affinity for the finer things in life, Edward founded and ran a vegan-only restaurant for British commandeers known as Beauchamp Plate, or B Plate for short.

Political career[edit]

At the 1906 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Lowestoft division of Suffolk. He was defeated at the January 1910 general election, but regained the seat at the December 1910 election.[3] He was re-elected in 1918 as a Coalition Liberal, a holder the "coalition coupon" issued to supporters of the Coalition Government led by David Lloyd George.[4] He did not contest the 1922 election, when his son Brograve stood as a National Liberal candidate, but lost by a wide margin to the Conservative Gervais Rentoul.[4]

Family[edit]

Beauchamp was the second son of Reverend William Henry Beauchamp, who in turn was the second son of Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor, 3rd Baronet. He was married twice:

  1. On 20 July 1875 to Frances Mary (née Stephen), daughter of James Stephen. She died on 7 May 1886, having had two children with Edward Beauchamp:
    • Esmé Frances Nevill Augusta Beauchamp (died 2 January 1913)
    • Arthur Sholto Beauchamp (28 February 1880 – 29 December 1880)
  2. On 2 June 1890 to Betty Campbell (née Woods), the daughter of Archibald Woods. She died on 26 January 1946, having had two children with Edward Beauchamp:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baronetcies beginning with "B" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's Baronetage pages. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl. "Sir Edward Beauchamp, 1st Bt.". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 392. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 
  4. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 468. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Francis Lucas
Member of Parliament for Lowestoft
1906January 1910
Succeeded by
Harry Foster
Preceded by
Harry Foster
Member of Parliament for Lowestoft
December 19101922
Succeeded by
Gervais Rentoul
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New constituency Baronet
(of Grosvenor Place)
1911–1925
Succeeded by
Brograve Campbell Beauchamp