BEAUCHAMP PROCTOR, Sir William (1722-73), of Tottenham, Mdx. and Langley, Norf.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1747 - 1768

Family and Education

bap. 11 May 1722, o.s. of Thomas Beauchamp of Tottenham by Anne, da. of William Proctor of Langley. educ. Magdalen, Oxf. 1738. m. (1) cos. Jane (d. 10 May 1761), da. of Christopher Tower of Huntsmoor Park, Bucks., 2s. 3da.; (2) 13 May 1762, Laetitia, da. and coh. of Henry Johnson of Great Berkhampstead, Herts., 4s. 2da. Her sis. Agneta m. 1762 Charles Yorke. suc. fa. 1724; gd.-fa. Ephraim Beauchamp, merchant 1728; uncle George Proctor of Langley 1744, and took add. name of Proctor; cr. Bt. 20 Feb. 1745; K.B. 23 Mar. 1761.

Offices Held


Beauchamp Proctor was successful for Middlesex, joined to Sir Hugh Smithson in 1747. A government supporter, he seconded the Address on 14 Nov. 1751, but opposed Hardwicke’s marriage bill in 1753.1

He died 13 Sept. 1773.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Add. 32732, f. 22.