Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameThomas Wentworth BEAUMONT
Birth1792
Death1848
FatherThomas Richard BEAUMONT (1758-1829)
SpouseHenrietta Jane Emma ATKINSON
Children
Notes for Thomas Wentworth BEAUMONT
Thomas Wentworth Beaumont (5 November 1792 – 20 December 1848)[1] was a British politician and soldier. In 1831, at the time he inherited his mother's estate, he was the richest commoner in England.[2]


Background

Born in Old Burlington Street in London, he was the oldest son of Thomas Richard Beaumont and Diana Wentworth, daughter of Sir Thomas Wentworth, 5th Baronet.[3] Beaumont was educated at Eton and St John's College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1813.[4] He served as lieutenant-colonel of the Northumberland Militia, but resigned in 1824.[3] In 1826, he fought a duel with John Lambton later Earl of Durham.[5] He was president of the Polish Literary Institution and a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

Career

In 1816, Beaumont stood as Member of Parliament (MP) for Northumberland, the same constituency his father had represented before.[6] He lost this seat in 1826, however was successful for Stafford in a by-election in 1826.[1] After the general election of 1830 Beaumont was returned again for Northumberland, until in 1832, the constituency was split into a north and south division.[6] Beaumont was elected for the latter, and sat then for South Northumberland until his retirement from politic in 1837.[6] Initially a Tory, he was considered a Liberal from 1820

Family

On 22 November 1827, Beaumont married Henrietta Jane Emma Hawks Atkinson, daughter of John Atkinson.[7] They had two daughters and four sons.[7] His oldest son Wentworth Blackett was created Baron Allendale in 1906, and his third son Somerset Archibald sat in the House of Commons for Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Wakefield.[7] Beaumont died, aged 56, at Bournemouth and was buried at Bretton Hall.
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