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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, daughter of Sir Thomas FARNHAM of Stoughton Grange ( - ), was born on 14 February 1558. She died on 10 May 1621. She and Thomas BEAUMONT had the following children:



Henry BEAUMONT (1584-1646)

Second Generation

2. Sir Henry BEAUMONT of Stoughton Grange, Leics., Baronet (also known as [unnamed person]), son of Sir Thomas BEAUMONT of Stawton, Knyght and Katherine FARNHAM, was born in 1584. He died in April 1646. He was buried in Stoughton Church. He married Elizabeth TURPIN.


Sir Henry Beaumont, Knight, of Stoughton Grange, has a beautiful altar tomb to his memory in the south aisle of the church at Cole Orton. He was admitted to the Inner Temple 1603. He owned the entire parish. He endured the fate that most of the loyal friends of Charles I had to submit to, in compounding for his estate under the Commonwealth.


Elizabeth TURPIN, daughter of Sir William TURPIN Baronet ( - ) and Elizabeth FIENNES ( - ), died between 1640 and 1649. She and Henry BEAUMONT had the following children:



Thomas BEAUMONT (1608-1676)

Third Generation

3. Sir Thomas BEAUMONT Bart. (also known as [unnamed person]), son of Sir Henry BEAUMONT of Stoughton Grange, Leics., Baronet and Elizabeth TURPIN, was born in 1608. He died on 11 August 1676. He married Elizabeth TROTT. He married Jane BURTON.


He was the oldest son of Sir Henry Beaumont and Elizabeth Turpin, daughter of Sir William Turpin.[2] Beaumont sat as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Leicestershire between 1654 and 1659[1] and was High Sheriff of Leicestershire between 1668 and 1669.[3] On 5 March 1658, he was created a Baronet, of Stoughton Grange, in the County of Leicester by Oliver Cromwell.[3] After the Restoration however this creation was declared invalid and Beaumont received a new patent, dated on 21 February 1661.

A slab in Stoughton Church recorded, but is now lost "Hic jacet D'N'S. Thomas Beaumont, Baronettus, Pater Familiae, Dec. Aug. 11, Annon Domini 16761". A Knight of the Shire for the county of Leicester 1654; MP for Leicestershire 1654/9/ He fought on the Parliamentary side, and was a member of the Committee of the "New Model" 15th Feburary 1644/5/ Created a baronet by Oliver Cromwell 5th March 1657/8; this honour was disallowed at the Restoration but it was subsequently confirmed by Charles II 21st February, 1660/1.

He married firstly Elizabeth daughter and co-heir of Sir Nicholas Trott of Quickswood, Herts, Knight, adn secondly by licence, 17th April 1666, at Evington Church, Co. Leicester, Jane, relict of Hugh Watts, of Newark, and daughter of Sir Thomas Burton of Stockerston, Co. Leicester; she was buried with her first husband in S. Mary's Leicester 4th October 1670. Issue by the first wife three sons and three daughters, and by the second, two sons and one daughter.


Elizabeth TROTT, daughter of Nicholas TROTT Kt. ( - ), was born in Quickwood, Herts? She and Thomas BEAUMONT had the following children:



Thomas BEAUMONT (c. 1639-1710). Thomas was born circa [Julian] 1639. He was a Clergyman. He was a Clerk in Holy Orders. He died on [Julian] 15 January 1710.


Jane BURTON, daughter of Thomas BURTON of Stockerston, Co. Leicester ( - ), died in September 1670 (estimated).