BEAKE, Gregory (d.1749), of St. James's, Westminster.
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2nd s. of Charles Beake of Golden Sq., Westminster. unm. suc. to part of estate of e. bro. Thomas Beake, clerk of the Council and director of the Charitable Corporation 1733.1
Ensign 3 Ft. 1702, lt. 1706, capt. 1711; capt. lt. R. Horse Gds. 1715, capt. 1721, maj. 1734, lt.-col. 1739-45; a.-d.-c. extraordinary to forces with brevet of col. 1742; lt.-gov. Jersey 1745-d.
A brave officer,2 who distinguished himself at the battle of Malplaquet, Beake was appointed captain lieutenant in the Horse Guards through the interest of its colonel, the Duke of Argyll,3 rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Returned for St. Ives on the Hobart interest in 1741, he voted consistently with the Government. He fought at Dettingen and at Fontenoy, where he was wounded, becoming lieutenant governor of Jersey shortly afterwards. He died 19 June 1749.