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Sir Thomas BEAUMONT of Stawton, Knyght (c. 1555-1614)

1. Sir Thomas BEAUMONT of Stawton, Knyght, son of Nicholas BEAUMONT of Cole Orton ( - ) and Anne SAUNDERS ( -1585), was born circa 1555. He was a Member of Parliament. He died on 27 November 1614. He married Katherine FARNHAM.

 

The third son of Nicholas Beaumont of Cole Orton, his father granted him the Bedworth estate in Co. Warwick; he also owned the manor of Thurnby, Co. Leicester.

They had ten children, of whom Henry was the first. In Stoughton Church, there is a black marble tablet, mounted on white marble, with kneeling figures of Sir Thomas and his wife and ten children, the incised lines being ornamented in gold, the inscription reads: "Neere to this place lyeth interred ye body of Sir Thomas Beaumont, of Stawton in the CO. of Leves, Knyght who dyed 27 of Novemb 1614, Dame Katherine, his wife, duaghter and heire of Thomas Farnham of Stawton, aforesaid, Esqr (she dyed the 10 of May 1621) leaving issue 3 sones and 7 daughters, viz. Sr. Henry Beaumont sonne and heire maried Elizabeth daughter of Sr William Turpyn of Knaptost: Farnham Beaumont, second sonne. Thomas Beaumont third sonne. Elizabeth wife to Sr. John Ashburnham, afterw. wife to Sr. Thomas Richardsone, Lord Cheife Justice of ye Kings Bench. Francis wife to Sir Wolston Dixie, Anne Wife to John Dillon, Hellen live unmarried, Isabell wife to Hugh Snazell; Jane wife to William Temple, Mary wife to Richard Paramoure. This monumnet was erected at the care and cost of the Lady Elizabeth Richardson, Baronis Carmond there eldest daughter Ano 1631."

In Cole Orton Church there was a handsome monumnet to their memories; they were shewn in the attitude of prayer. A memorial tablet was also placed in the nave of S. Botolph's Church, Aldersgate Street, EC, to the memory of Lady Katherine, but like that of her son's (Farnham) it was destroyed in the great fire of 1666. The inscription read:

"In memory of the religious and virtusous Lady Katherine Beaumont, late widow of Sir Thomas Beaumont of Stoughton in the county of Leiceester, Knight. Saughter and sole heiress of Thomas Farnham of Stoughton aforewaid. Esq. who deceased on Ascension day 1621 leaving issue, then alive as above written Three sonnes and seven daughters. This tablet was set up out of love and pure affection of Elizabeth, Lady Ashburnham, widow her eldest daughter, annon 1622. and Mary one of the daughters of the aforesaid Lady Ashburnham was likewise buried int he Church November 25, 1615."

Sir Thomas held lands in Devon and Somerset. He was a Teller of the Exchequer in the reign of Queen Elizabeth; MP for Co. Leicester 1603; knighted at Belvoir Castle by James I, 23rd April 1603. He married c 1588 Katherine daughter of Sir Thomas Farnham.

 

Katherine FARNHAM and Thomas BEAUMONT had the following children:

 

Henry BEAUMONT (1584-1646). Henry was born in 1584. He died in April 1646. He was buried in Stoughton Church.

Second Generation

2. Nicholas BEAUMONT of Cole Orton, son of Richard BEAUMONT and Collett CLERKE, married Anne SAUNDERS.

 

3. Anne SAUNDERS, daughter of William SAUNDERS of Welford, died on 7 September 1585. She and Nicholas BEAUMONT had the following children:

 

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Thomas BEAUMONT (c. 1555-1614)

Third Generation

4. Richard BEAUMONT, son of William BEAUMONT and Mary BASSET, died in 1539. He married Collett CLERKE.

 

5. Collett CLERKE was the daughter of Richard CLERKE of Willoughby.

 

It is presumed that this lady was the mother of Nicholas.

 

Richard BEAUMONT and Collett CLERKE had the following children:

 

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Nicholas BEAUMONT ( - )

 

6. William SAUNDERS of Welford has few details recorded about him.

 

William SAUNDERS had the following children:

 

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Anne SAUNDERS ( -1585)