Edward Beauchamp

Sir Edward Beauchamp, 1st Baronet JP(12 April 1849 – 1 February 1925)[1] was a British businessman and Liberal Party politician.

Background

Beauchamp was educated at Highgate School. He served as a midshipman in the Royal Navy.[2] He was Chairman of Lloyd's of London from 1905 to 1913, and vice-chairman from 1915 to 1916.[3] He was made a baronet on 27 June 1911, of Grosvenor Place, in the City of Westminster.[4][3]

Political career

Beauchamp was a Justice of the peace for Norfolk.[5] At the 1906 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Lowestoft division of Suffolk. He was defeated at the January 1910 general election, but regained the seat at the December 1910 election.[6] He was re-elected in 1918 as a Coalition Liberal, a holder the "coalition coupon" issued to supporters of the Coalition Government led by David Lloyd George.[7] He did not contest the 1922 election, when his son Brograve stood as a National Liberal candidate, but lost by a wide margin to the Conservative Gervais Rentoul.[7]

Electoral record

General election 1906: Lowestoft[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Beauchamp 6,510 57.0 +17.3
Conservative Francis Lucas 4,905 43.0 17.3
Majority 1,605 14.0 n/a
Turnout 11,415 81.5 +15.0
Registered electors 14,002
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +17.3
General election January 1910: Lowestoft[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Harry Foster 6,530 50.9 +7.9
Liberal Edward Beauchamp 6,294 49.1 7.9
Majority 236 1.8 n/a
Turnout 12,824 85.0 +3.5
Registered electors 15,084
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing +7.9
General election December 1910: Lowestoft[9][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Edward Beauchamp 6,248 51.1 +2.0
Conservative Harry Foster 5,983 48.9 2.0
Majority 265 2.2 n/a
Turnout 12,231 81.1 3.9
Registered electors 15,084
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +2.0
General election 1918 Lowestoft[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
C Liberal Edward Beauchamp Unopposed
Liberal hold
C indicates candidate endorsed by the coalition government.

Family

Beauchamp was the second son of Reverend William Henry Beauchamp, who in turn was the second son of Sir William Beauchamp-Proctor, 3rd Baronet. He was married twice:

  1. On 20 July 1875 to Frances Mary (née Stephen), daughter of James Stephen. She died on 7 May 1886, having had two children with Edward Beauchamp:
    • Esmé Frances Nevill Augusta Beauchamp (died 2 January 1913)
    • Arthur Sholto Beauchamp (28 February 1880 – 29 December 1880)
  2. On 2 June 1890 to Betty Campbell (née Woods), the daughter of Archibald Woods. She died on 26 January 1946, having had two children with Edward Beauchamp:

References

  1. "Baronetcies beginning with "B" (part 2)". Leigh Rayment's Baronetage pages. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  2. The Liberal year book, 1907
  3. Lundy, Darryl. "Sir Edward Beauchamp, 1st Bt". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 28 April 2009.
  4. "No. 28566". The London Gazette. 29 December 1911. p. 9825.
  5. Debrett's House of Commons, 1922
  6. Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 392. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
  7. Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 468. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  8. Craig, FWS, ed. (1974). British Parliamentary Election Results: 1885-1918. London: Macmillan Press. ISBN 9781349022984.
  9. Debrett's House of Commons & Judicial Bench, 1916
  10. Craig, F. W. S. (1983). British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3 ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
  11. William Cross. Carnarvon, Carter and Tutankhamun Revisited: The Hidden Truths and Doomed Relationships. p. 77 Published by author. 2016. ISBN 9781905914364.
  12. Commonwealth War Graves Commission records
  13. Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British Parliamentary Election Results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 265, 468. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Francis Lucas
Member of Parliament for Lowestoft
1906January 1910
Succeeded by
Harry Foster
Preceded by
Harry Foster
Member of Parliament for Lowestoft
December 19101922
Succeeded by
Gervais Rentoul
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
New constituency Baronet
(of Grosvenor Place)
1911–1925
Succeeded by
Brograve Beauchamp
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