Report – Newcastle Journal – 23 Dec 1848

Document Type: Report
Date: 23 Dec 1848
Correspondent: Newcastle Journal
Archive Source: Misc Newspaper cutting
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DEATH of T. W. BEAUMONT, ESQ. - The Newcastle Journal records the untimely death (by his own hand), in Hampshire, yesterday week, of Thomas Wentworth Beaumont, Esq., of Bretton Hall, Yorkshire, and Bywell Hall, Northumberland.   Mr. Beaumont, by means of his vast possessions in land and minerals, took his rank amongst the most wealthy commoners of England, and was, in all respects, a man of mark and consideration.  He represented the county of Northumberland in parliament for several years, and was engaged in more than one electioneering contest, the character and circumstances of which will not be readily forgotten by the present generation.  The deceased was a man of high spirit and intelligence, of great frankness of manners, and of a munificence and generosity of disposition which always won the respect and admiration of opponents as well as friends.  Mr. Beaumont is succeeded in his estates by his son, Mr. Blackett Beaumont, who is nearly of age, and an undergraduate of St. John’s College, Cambridge.  The remains of Mr. Beaumont have been brought back to Yorkshire for interment.  The body arrived at the Wakefield station on Sunday evening.
From the Newcastle Journal of 23rd Dec 1848. When repeated in the Bradford Observer’s edition of 28 December ‘(by his own hand)’ was added after ‘untimely death’, a claim not repeated elsewhere, nor substantiated by his death certificate.

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