BEAUMONT, Nicholas (b.bef.1526-85), of Coleorton, Leics.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. bef. 1526, 1st s. of Richard Beaumont of Coleorton by Collett, da. and h. of Richard Clerke, of Bucks. m. Anne (d.1582), da. of William Saunders of Welford, Northants., 4s. inc. Henry Beaumont II. suc. fa. 1538.

Offices Held

J.p. Leics. from 1558, sheriff 1577-8; commr. musters 1583.


Of a family established at Coleorton since at least the beginning of the fifteenth century, Beaumont twice took a turn as knight of the shire when his relatives the Hastings were not pre-empting the seats. In 1584 he came in for Bramber, but why and by whom it was arranged has not been ascertained. Unless he was the Mr. Beaumont who served on some committees in the 1572 Parliament (and Francis would be a better guess), Nicholas Beaumont was i