Saturday, 18 November 2006

Sir George Beaumont

Another fine XVIIth c. English Heraldic Bookplate


Sir George Beaumont, 4th Bart., of Stoughton Grange (c. 1665-1737)

Frank’s #1958
Early armorial

Arms: Azure, semée of fleurs-de-lis and a lion rampant or.

Crest – on a chapeau azure, semée of fleurs-de-lis and turned up ermine, a lion passant or.

Sir George was M.P. for Leicester, Commissioner of the Privy Seal in 1712, and one of the Lords of the Admiralty, in 1714.

He was the son of Sir Henry Beaumont, 2nd Bart and grandson of Sir Thomas Beaumont, 1st Bart (d. 1676). Cr. 1660-61.

The Beaumonts of Stoughton Grange are of very ancient and noble lineage descending from direct male line from Lord Henry de Beaumont, Earl of Buchan, son of Louis "d'Acre" de BRIENNE, Viscount de Beaumont (-1297) and Agnes de Beaumont, Viscountess de Beaumont, descending from the feudal Lords of Beaumont-Maine.
Other sources, like Debrett’s Peerage, however make them descending of King Louis VIII, of France through his grandson Louis d’Anjou, but this seems an error, since the latter died young.

Seat: Cole Orton Hall, Ashby-de-la Zouche
Sources: Stirnet http://stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/bb4ae/beaumont03.htm; Peerage.com http://www.thepeerage.com/p12043.htm#i120429

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