Thomas Richard Beaumont

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Arms of Beaumont, of Bretton Hall, Yorkshire: Gules, a lion rampant or armed and langued azure an orle of eight crescents of the second[1]

Colonel Thomas Richard Beaumont (29 April 1758 – 31 July 1829)[2] of Bretton Hall, Wakefield, Yorkshire, was a British Tory[3] politician and soldier.


He was the son of Thomas Beaumont of The Oaks, Darton, Yorkshire, by his wife Anne Ayscough, daughter of Edward Ayscough.[4]


In 1794 Beaumont raised the 21st Light Dragoons and served as the regiment's colonel until 1802.[5] He entered the British House of Commons in 1795 and sat for Northumberland first in the Parliament of Great Britain, then in Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1818.[2]

Marriage & progeny[edit]

Beaumont married Diana Wentworth, daughter of Sir Thomas Wentworth, 5th Baronet,[6] by whom he had three daughters and five sons,[6] including:

Death & burial[edit]

Beaumont died at his seat Bretton Hall in Yorkshire.[6]


  1. ^ Montague-Smith, P.W. (ed.), Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, Kelly's Directories Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, 1968, p.56
  2. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Northumberland". Retrieved 29 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "The National Archives - Beaumont family". Retrieved 29 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "ThePeerage - Colonel Thomas Richard Beaumont". Retrieved 15 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "No. 15499". The London Gazette. 20 July 1802. p. 765. 
  6. ^ a b c d Burke, John (1862). Bernhard Burke, ed. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. vol. I (4th ed.). London: Harrison. p. 78. 

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Military offices
New regiment Colonel of the 21st Light Dragoons
Succeeded by
Banastre Tarleton
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Hon. Charles Grey
Sir William Middleton
Member of Parliament for Northumberland
With: Hon. Charles Grey
Succeeded by
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Northumberland
With: Hon. Charles Grey 1801–1807
Earl Percy 1807–1812
Sir Charles Monck 1812–1818
Succeeded by
Charles John Brandling
Thomas Wentworth Beaumont