Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameWentworth Henry Canning BEAUMONT
Birth1890
Death1956
SpouseViolet Lucy Emily SEELY
Birth1892
Death1979
Notes for Wentworth Henry Canning BEAUMONT
Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale KG CB OBE MC DL JP (6 August 1890 – 16 December 1956), was a British peer.

Background and education

Allendale was the son of Wentworth Beaumont, 1st Viscount Allendale and was educated at Eton and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1912.

]Military service

Allendale was commissioned into the Territorial Force in 1912 and transferred to the 2nd Life Guards in 1913. He fought in the First World War, serving with the Guards Machine Gun Regiment, and rose the rank of Captain in 1915. From 1918 to 1919 he was an Acting Major while commanding a company.

Political career

Allendale succeeded his father in the viscountcy in 1923 was a Lord in Waiting between 1931 and 1932 in Ramsay MacDonald's ministry. From 1949 to 1956 he served as Lord-Lieutenant of Northumberland. In 1951, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of Civil Law from the University of Durham.

Family

Lord Allendale married Violet Lucy Emily Seely, daughter of Sir Charles Seely, 2nd Baronet, on 20 July 1921 at St Martin-in-the-Fields. They had six children:

Wentworth Hubert Charles Beaumont, 3rd Viscount Allendale (12 September 1922–27 December 2002)
Hon. Ela Hilda Aline Beaumont (27 May 1925 – 18 February 2002), married Charles Howard, 12th Earl of Carlisle.
Hon. Richard Blackett Beaumont (13 August 1926 – 2010)
Hon. Sir Edward Nicholas Canning Beaumont (14 December 1929 – 22 June 2011)
Hon. Matthew Henry Beaumont (b. 10 April 1933)
Hon. George Andrew Beaumont (21 June 1938 – 3 January 1960)
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