Henry F. Beaumont (1833-1913)

Henry Frederick Beaumont was born 10 March 1833 in Scarborough, the son of Henry Ralph Beaumont (1807–1838) and his wife Catherine (1812–1887), daughter of Sir George Cayley (1773–1857). His father died shortly after the birth and Katherine later married James Anlaby Legard.

He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and later became a Member of Parliament for the West Riding of Yorkshire South (1865–1874) and for Colne Valley (1885–1892).

In 1857 he married Maria Johanna Garthorpe (~1835–1925) and they had 10 children. They lived at Whitley Hall on the Whitley Beaumont estate, which was an inheritance from Richard Henry Beaumont, and also at Crosland Hall, South Crosland.

In May 1879, he offered to donate land in the South Crosland and Crosland Moor area for the purpose of creating the first public park in Huddersfield. After discussions with the Huddersfield Corporation, he instead donated an area of land near Lockwood, known as Dungeon Wood, and this became :Beaumont Park:.

He died on 6 October 1913 in Berkshire, aged 80.

Maria Johanna Beaumont, who cut the ceremonial first sod of Beaumont Park on 29 May 1880, died in 1925, aged 90.


  • As well as Beaumont Park, the Beaumont Arms pub in Netherton and the adjacent Henry Frederick Avenue are named after him.



1851 Census: Lenton Hall, Lenton, Radford, Nottinghamshire


1871 Census: Whitley Hall, Upper Whitley, Huddersfield


1881 Census: Whitley Hall, Upper Whitley, Huddersfield


1891 Census: Thornes House, Horbury Road, Thornes, Yorkshire


1901 Census: Maria Johanna Beaumont, Vicarage, Bighton, Alresford, Hampshire


1914: Probate Registry


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