Sir Richard Beaumont, 1st Baronet

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Sir Richard Beaumont, 1st Baronet JP (2 August 1574 – 28 October 1631)[1] was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1625.

Beaumont was a son of Edward Beaumont and Elizabeth Ramsden, daughter of John Ramsden.[2] He was knighted by James I of England in 1609. In 1613, he commanded two hundred train-band soldiers per commission.[2] Two years later he was a Justice of the Peace of the County of York.[3] In 1625 Beaumont was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Pontefract in the Useless Parliament.[3] On 15 August 1628 Charles I created him a baronet, of Whitley, in the County of York.[1]

He built the stately home, Whitley Hall at Grenoside, south Yorkshire.[4]

Beaumont died unmarried and with his death the baronetcy became extinct.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 27 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Burke, John (1841). John Bernhard Burke, ed. A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland (2nd ed.). London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 49. 
  3. ^ a b c "ThePeerage - Sir Richard Beaumont, 1st and last Bt". Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Law, Edward. "HUDDERSFIELD & DISTRICT HISTORY CONNECTIONS WITH TITLED CLASSES IN MODERN TIMES:". 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Thomas Wentworth
Sir John Jackson
Member of Parliament for Pontefract
1625
With: Sir John Jackson
Succeeded by
Sir John Jackson
Sir Francis Foljambe, 1st Baronet 1626
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Whitley)
1628–1631
Extinct