Montagu Proctor-Beauchamp

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Sir Montagu Harry Proctor-Beauchamp, 7th Baronet (19 April 1860 – 26 October 1939)[1] was a British Protestant Christian missionary.

Proctor-Beauchamp was the fourth son of Sir Thomas William Brograve Proctor-Beauchamp, 4th Baronet, and his wife the Hon. Catherine Esther, daughter of Granville Waldegrave, 2nd Baron Radstock. He was educated at Repton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] Proctor-Beauchamp was one of the Cambridge Seven, students from Cambridge University, who in 1885 decided to become missionaries in China. He served with the China Inland Mission during the late Qing Dynasty in China. He was evacuated from China during the Boxer Rising in 1900, but was back in China again from 1902 to 1911.[3]

On returning to England Beauchamp was ordained and had a few years parish work. He was a chaplain to the forces in the First World War, service in Egypt and Greece, and as a senior chaplain in Murmansk in northern Russia.

Proctor-Beauchamp married Florence, daughter of Robert Barclay, in 1892. They had several children. He succeeded in the Proctor-Beauchamp baronetcy in 1915 when his elder brother Horace was killed in the First World War. He died in October 1939, aged 79, and was succeeded in his title by his third but eldest surviving son, Ivor. Lady Proctor-Beauchamp died in May 1955.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Sir Montagu Harry Proctor-Beauchamp, 7th Bt". Retrieved 24 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Beauchamp [Proctor-Beauchamp], Montagu Harry [Proctor] (BCM879MH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ John Pollock. The Cambridge Seven. IVP 1955

References[edit]

  • Broomhall, Alfred (1985). Hudson Taylor and China's Open Century: Assault on the Nine. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Horace Proctor-Beauchamp
Baronet
(of Langley Park)
1915–1939
Succeeded by
Ivor Proctor-Beauchamp