Hugh Beeston

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Sir Hugh Beeston (ca. 1547 – February 1626) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1589 and 1614.

Beeston was the second son of Sir George Beeston of Beeston and his first wife. Sir George baptised both his two eldest sons Hugh which leads to confusion. Hugh Beeston was awarded BA at Oxford University in 1563 and entered Lincoln's Inn in 1565. This is taken to be the younger Hugh who was deputy comptroller for Cheshire and Flintshire in 1585 and in 1589. It is likely that he was also the Member of Parliament for several constituencies that were open to court influence. In 1589, he was elected Member of Parliament for Bodmin. He was J.P. for Cheshire from about 1592. In 1593 he was elected MP for West Looe in 1593.[1]

Beeston was granted the estate of Plas Cadwgan, Denbighshire after its owner, Edward Jones, was executed for involvement in the Babington plot, and it became his main residence. By April 1595 he was receiver general of the revenue in the Exchequer for Cheshire and North Wales. He became JP for Denbighshire in 1596. In 1597 he was elected MP for Knaresborough and in 1601 he was elected MP for Winchelsea. He was knighted in 1603. In 1604 he was elected MP for New Shoreham. He succeeded to the estates of Beeston on the death of his brother in 1608. In 1614 he was elected MP for Liverpool.[1]

Beeston died at the age of about 78.[1]

Beeston married Margaret Worth, widow of Philip Worth of Titherington and daughter of Roger Downes. They had two sons and a daughter.[1]

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Emmanuel Chamond
Brutus Browne
Member of Parliament for Bodmin
With: Emmanuel Chamond
Succeeded by
Anthony Bennet
Richard Cannock
Preceded by
Matthew Patteson
Robert Sanderson
Member of Parliament for West Looe
With: John Shelbury
Succeeded by
Robert Hitcham
Sir Henry Lennard
Preceded by
Samuel Foxe
Simon Willis
Member of Parliament for Knaresborough
With: William Slingsby
Succeeded by
Henry Slingsby
William Slingsby
Preceded by
Ralph Ewens
Thomas Colepeper
Member of Parliament for Winchelsea
With: Moyle Finch
Succeeded by
Adam White
Thomas Unton
Preceded by
John Morley
Robert Booth
Member of Parliament for New Shoreham
With: Sir Bernard Whetston
Succeeded by
Lord Howard of Effingham
Thomas Shelley
Preceded by
Giles Brook
Thomas Remchinge
Member of Parliament for Liverpool
With: Thomas Ireland
Succeeded by
Thomas May
William Johnson