BECKFORD, Julines (?1717-64), of Steepleton Iwerne, Dorset

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1754 - 27 Nov. 1764

Family and Education

b. ?1717, 7th s. of Peter Beckford of Jamaica, and yr. bro. of William Beckford. educ. Westminster, June 1725, aged 7. m. 17 Jan. 1739, Elizabeth, da. of Solomon Ashley, M.P., of Ashby St. Ledgers, Northants., 1s.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Dorset 1749-50.


Julines Beckford purchased Steepleton Iwerne in 1745 for £12,600,1 and in 1759 added an estate at Shillingstone. In a list of landholders in Jamaica, drawn up in 1754, he is noted as owning over 8000 acres.2

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