George Beaumont ca.1664-1737

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Sir George BEAUMONT, 4th bart, ca.1664-1737

Bookplate of Edmund Anderson (British Museum Franks Collection 526).

Biographical Note

2nd son of Sir Henry Beaumont, 2nd bart, of Stoughton Grange by Elizabeth Farmer, daughter of George Farmer of Holbeach, Lincs.. Educated at New College Oxford matriculated 9 February 1683, aged 18, BCL 1690, fellow, DCL (by diploma) 1714. Succeeded his elder brother as 4th bart, 5 December 1690; to the estates of his cousin Thomas Beaumont, 3rd Viscount Beaumont of Swords at Cole Orton, Leics. 1702. Member of Parliament for Leicester, 1702-1737, Commr. privy seal 1711–13, Lord of Admiralty Apr.–Oct. 1714, Trustee, Radcliffe Library 1714–death.


Used two engraved bookplates:

Franks 1957: Beaumont, Sr. George, Baronet. (A large plate with 42 quarterings. Sir George succeeded 1690 as 4th Bart ; died 1737.)

Franks 1958: Beaumont, Sir George, Baronet.


  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.