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Wentworth Beaumont, 1st Viscount Allendale

The Viscount Allendale
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Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
In office
29 April 1907 – 2 October 1911
MonarchEdward VII
George V
Prime MinisterSir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
H. H. Asquith
Preceded byThe Earl Waldegrave
Succeeded byThe Earl of Craven
Personal details
Born2 December 1860
Bywell Hall, Northumberland
Died12 December 1923
London, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Lady Alexandrina Louisa Maud Vane-Tempest
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
Arms of Beaumont, Viscount Allendale: Gules, a lion rampant or armed and langued azure an orle of eight crescents of the second

Wentworth Canning Blackett Beaumont, 1st Viscount Allendale PC, JP, DL (2 December 1860 – 12 December 1923), styled The Hon. Wentworth Beaumont between 1906 and 1907, and Lord Allendale from 1907, was a British Liberal politician.

Background and education

Beaumont was born at Bywell Hall, Northumberland, the son of Wentworth Beaumont, 1st Baron Allendale, by his first wife Lady Margaret Anne de Burgh, daughter of Ulick de Burgh, 1st Marquess of Clanricarde, and his wife the Honourable Harriet Canning, daughter of George Canning. He was baptised in London. He attended Eton and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with an MA in 1888.

Political career

Beaumont was Member of Parliament for Hexham from 1895 to 1907 and served under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1905 to February 1907, when he succeeded his father in the barony of Allendale. He was appointed Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard in April 1907 and was sworn of the Privy Council the following month. On 5 July 1911 he was created Viscount Allendale, of Allendale and Hexham in the County of Northumberland, and from October of that year to 1916 he was a Lord-in-waiting under H. H. Asquith. Beaumont was also appointed a deputy lieutenant of Northumberland in September 1901.

Family

Lord Allendale married Lady Alexandrina Vane-Tempest, daughter of George Vane-Tempest, 5th Marquess of Londonderry, on 12 November 1889. They had six children:

Lord Allendale died in London in December 1923, aged 63, and was buried in the grounds of Bretton Hall, near Wakefield.

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