Lord Sidney Beauclerk

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Sidney Beauclerk (1703-1744) (Rosalba Carriera, circa 1720-1723)

Lord Sidney Beauclerk PC (27 February 1703 – 23 November 1744) was a British politician and fortune-hunter. He was the grandson of King Charles II.


Beauclerk was a younger son of the 1st Duke of St Albans. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford and he entered Parliament in 1733 as MP for Windsor, alongside his brother, Lord Vere Beauclerk. His fortune-hunting eventually gained him the estates of Richard Topham in and around Windsor and Old Windsor in 1737. He was admitted to the Privy Council in 1740 and made Vice-Chamberlain of the Household the same year.

On 9 December 1736, Beauclerk had married Mary the daughter and heiress of Thomas Norris MP. They had only one son, Topham Beauclerk.

Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Hervey
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
Succeeded by
Lord William Finch
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Viscount Malpas
and Lord Vere Beauclerk
Member for Windsor
with Lord Vere Beauclerk 1726–41, Henry Fox 1741–44

Succeeded by
Lord George Beauclerk
and Henry Fox