Sir George Beaumont, 4th Baronet

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Sir George Beaumont, 4th Baronet (c. 1664 – 9 April 1737[1]) was a British politician.

He was a younger son of Sir Thomas Beaumont, 1st Baronet and his wife Elizabeth Farmer, daughter of George Farmer.[2] Beaumont was educated at New College, Oxford and graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law in 1690.[2] In the same year he succeeded his older brother Thomas as baronet.[3] In 1713, he was awarded the degree of a Doctor of Civil Law by the University of Oxford.[2]

In 1702, Beaumont stood successfully as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicester.[4] He sat in both the Parliaments of England and Great Britain until his death in 1737.[4] In 1712, Beaumont was appointed a Commissioner of the Privy Seal,[5] and in 1714 a Lord of the Admiralty, a post held only for six months.[6]

Beaumont was unmarried and childless.[7] He was buried at Stoughton, Leicestershire and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother Lewis.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "ThePeerage - Sir George Beaumont, 4th Bt". Retrieved 15 February 2009. 
  3. ^ Debrett, John (1824). Debrett's Baronetage of England. vol. I (fifth ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 281. 
  4. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Leicester". Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
  5. ^ Haydn, Joseph (1851). The Book of Dignities: Containing Rolls of the Official Personages of the British Empire. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longman's. p. 159. 
  6. ^ Collins, Arthur (1741). The English Baronetage: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets, Now Existing. vol. III. London: Thomas Wotton. p. 242. 
  7. ^ a b Kimber, Edward (1771). Richard Johnson, ed. The Baronetage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the English Baronets. vol. II. London: Thomas Wotton. pp. 165–166. 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
James Winstanley
Lawrence Carter
Member of Parliament for Leicester
1702 – 1707
With: James Winstanley
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Leicester
1707 – 1737
With: James Winstanley 1707–1719
Thomas Noble 1719–1722
Sir Lawrence Carter 1722–1727
Thomas Boothby-Skrymsher 1727
George Wrighte 1727–1737
Succeeded by
George Wrighte
James Wigley
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Thomas Beaumont
Baronet
(of Stoughton Grange)
1690 – 1737
Succeeded by
Lewis Beaumont