Somerset Beaumont

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Somerset Archibald Beaumont DL, FRGS (6 February 1835 – 8 December 1921) was a British Liberal politician.

Beaumont was the third son of the politician Thomas Wentworth Beaumont and his wife Henrietta Jane Emma Hawks Atkinson, daughter of John Atkinson.[1] His younger brother was Wentworth Beaumont, 1st Baron Allendale.[1] Beaumont was educated at Harrow School and then at Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] He stood successfully in a by-election for Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1860, a seat he held until 1865.[3] In the general election of 1868 Beaumont was returned to the House of Commons again and sat as Member of Parliament (MP) for Wakefield until 1874.[4] He was one of the founders of the Anglo-Austrian Bank.[5]

Beaumont was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland.[6] He died in 1921, unmarried and childless.[6]


  1. ^ a b Debrett, John (1870). Robert Henry Mair (ed.). Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench. London: Dean & Son.
  2. ^ "Beaumont, [Richard] Somerset Archibald (BMNT853RS)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Newcastle-upon-Tyne". Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Wakefield". Retrieved 30 April 2009.
  5. ^ Who is Who 1914. London: Adam & Charles Black Ltd. 1914. p. 136.
  6. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Somerset Archibald Beaumont". Retrieved 15 February 2009.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Emerson Headlam
George Ridley
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1860 – 1865
With: Thomas Emerson Headlam
Succeeded by
Thomas Emerson Headlam
Joseph Cowen
Preceded by
William Henry Leatham
Member of Parliament for Wakefield
Succeeded by
Edward Green