BEAUCLERK, Lord William (1698-1733).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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20 Jan. 1724 - 23 Feb. 1733

Family and Education

b. 22 May 1698, 2nd s. of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St. Albans, and bro. of Charles Beauclerk, Earl of Burford, and Lords George, Henry, Sidney and Vere Beauclerk. educ. Eton 1707. m. 13 Dec. 1722, Charlotte, da. and coh. of Sir John Warden, 2nd Bt., 2s. 2da.

Offices Held

Lt. 2 Ft. 1716; capt. R. Horse Gds. 1721; vice-chamberlain of the Household to Queen Caroline 1728.


Lord William Beauclerk was brought in for Chichester by his cousin and brother officer, the 2nd Duke of Richmond, for whose own election there, as Earl of March, he had campaigned in 1722, when he was ‘forced to drink strong beer and smoke with all the voters twice a week’.1 He supported the Administration till his death, 23 Feb. 1733.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. Earl of March, A Duke and his Friends, i. 56, 63.