Wentworth Beaumont, 1st Viscount Allendale

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The Right Honourable
The Viscount Allendale
File:Wentworth Beaumont.jpg
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
In office
29 April 1907 – 2 October 1911
Monarch Edward VII
George V
Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
H. H. Asquith
Preceded by The Earl Waldegrave
Succeeded by The Earl of Craven
Personal details
Born 2 December 1860
Bywell Hall, Northumberland
Died 12 December 1923
London, England
Nationality British
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Lady Alexandrina Louisa Maud Vane-Tempest
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
File:Arms of Viscount Allendale.svg
Arms of Beaumont, Viscount Allendale: Gules, a lion rampant or armed and langued azure an orle of eight crescents of the second[1]

Wentworth Canning Blackett Beaumont, 1st Viscount Allendale PC, JP, DL (2 December 1860 – 12 December 1923), styled The Honourable Wentworth Beaumont between 1906 and 1907, was a British Liberal politician.

Background and education

Beaumnont was born at Bywell Hall, Northumberland, the son of Wentworth Beaumont, 1st Baron Allendale, by his first wife Lady Margaret Anne de Burgh, daughter of Ulick de Burgh, 1st Marquess of Clanricarde, and his wife the Honourable Harriet Canning, daughter of George Canning. He was baptised in London. He attended Eton and graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with an MA in 1888.[2]

Political career

Beaumont was Member of Parliament for Hexham from 1895 to 1907 and served under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman as Vice-Chamberlain of the Household from 1905 to February 1907, when he succeeded his father in the barony of Allendale. He was appointed Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard in April 1907 and was sworn of the Privy Council the following month. On 5 July 1911 he was created Viscount Allendale, of Allendale and Hexham in the County of Northumberland,[3] and from October of that year to 1916 he was a Lord-in-Waiting under H. H. Asquith. Beaumont was also appointed a deputy lieutenant of Northumberland in September 1901.[4]


Lord Allendale married Lady Alexandrina Vane-Tempest, daughter of George Vane-Tempest, 5th Marquess of Londonderry, on 12 November 1889. They had six children:

Lord Allendale died in London in December 1923, aged 63, and was buried in the grounds of Bretton Hall, near Wakefield.


  1. Montague-Smith, P.W. (ed.), Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage, Kelly's Directories Ltd, Kingston-upon-Thames, 1968, p.56
  2. "Beaumont, Wentworth Canning Blackett (BMNT879WC)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. The London Gazette: no. 28519. p. 5803. 4 August 1911. Retrieved 11 December 2008.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27352. p. 5879. 6 September 1901.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Miles MacInnes
Members of Parliament for Hexham
Succeeded by
Richard Durning Holt
Political offices
Preceded by
Frederick Glyn
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
Succeeded by
John Fuller
Preceded by
The Earl Waldegrave
Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard
Succeeded by
The Earl of Craven
Preceded by
The Lord Hamilton of Dalzell
Succeeded by
The Lord Kenyon
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Viscount Allendale
Succeeded by
Wentworth Henry Canning Beaumont
Preceded by
Wentworth Blackett Beaumont
Baron Allendale