Thomas Beaumont

The following information has been extracted from a number of sources including Alumni Oxonienses, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage and the Clergy of the Church of England Database.

Thomas Beaumont was born in 1639. He was the second son of Sir Thomas Beaumont, a politician who was created 1st Baronet of Stoughton Grange, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Nicholas Trott and his wife Mary, of Quickswood in Hertfordshire.

Thomas was educated at Winchester College, and entered New College, Oxford in 1657. He was awarded the degree of B.A. in 1660 and that of M.A. in 1664.

Thomas was ordained both Deacon and Priest on 27 February 1670, and was appointed to the Vicarage of Great St Mary's, Sawbridgeworth in 1673. He resigned from Sawbridgeworth in 1678, when he became Vicar of St Mary's, Great Dunmow. Thomas was admitted a Prebandary of St Paul's in 1681 and, whilst still at Great Dunmow, was collated to the Rectory of Thorley in 1690.

Thomas held the benefices of both Great Dunmow and Thorley until his death, aged 71, on 15 January 1711. He is buried at Great Dunmow.

Thomas married Susannah, daughter of the Revd. William Oldys. They had four sons and two daughters. One of their son's, also named Thomas, entered New College, Oxford in 1693, and was awarded the degree of B.A. in 1697 and that of M.A. in 1701. He subsequently served as Vicar of High Easter in Essex from 1702 to 1723.

Philip Hargrave
November 2011


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