Amelius Beauclerk
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Amelius Wentworth Beauclerk (1815 - 1879)

Capt Lord Amelius Wentworth Beauclerk
Born in England, United Kingdommap
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Husband of — married 27 Jul 1853 (to 24 Mar 1879) [location unknown]
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Died at age 63 in Marylebone, Middlesex, England, United Kingdommap
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Lord Amelius Wentworth Beauclerk was the son of William Beauclerk, 8th Duke of St. Albans, and was the twelfth of his parents' thirteen children. He was a great-great-great-grandson of King Charles II by Charles's mistress Nell Gwyn.

He became Right Honourable Captain Lord Amelius Beucclerk in service of Britain's Royal Navy. [1] He retired in 1846. [2]

In 1853, on 27 July he married Frances Maria Harrison in St George's, Hanover Square, London. [3] Together they had seven children.


In 1879, he died at age 63 in London.[4][5]

A death notice was published in the Illustrated London News and read: Lord Amelius Wentworth Beauclerk died on the 24th ult., at 3, Bryanston Square, from the effects of an accident. His Lordship was born Ang 16, 1815, the fifth son of William, eighth Duke of St. Albans, by Maria Janetta, his second wife, only daughter and heir of John Nelthorpe, Esq., of Little Grimsby Hall, in the county of Lincoln; entered the Royal Navy in 1830, became Lieutenant 1841, Commander 1846, and Captain 1864. He had a medal for China. He married, July 27, 1853, Frances Maria, only daughter of Charles Harrison, Esq., whom he leaves three sons and three daughters. [6]

The Bicester Herald reported that his will had been proved, effects to his wife, estate valued at under £70,000 [7]

The Essex Herald of 1 April reports on the coroner's inquest: On Thursday Dr. Hardwicke, coroner, held an inquiry at 3 Bryanston-square, as to the death of Rear-Admiral Lord Amelius Wentworth Beauclerk, aged G 4. Mr. Charles Harrison, solicitor, and son- in-law of the late Ion , said be resided there. About three o’clock on Monday afternoon, hearing screams went down stairs and met Miss Frances Beauclerk, who said something bad happened to her father as the dining-room was full of smoke. The witness ran in and found Lord Beauclerk lying under the grate with his clothes fire. They extinguished the fire and placed him on the sofa. Medical aid was at once set for, bat he died at about nine o’clock the same evening. He bad of late been occasionally subject to sudden fainting fits, and it was the witness’s opinion that Lord Beauclerk, while standing with his back to the fire, had been seized with one and had fallen back on to the fire and was unable to help himself. His general health was good. Luke Hudson, a footman, corroborated. Dr. Henry Harrison stated that the back part of Lord Beauclerk’s body was much burnt... The jury returned verdict of death from shock to the system, from burns caused by falling into the fire whilst epileptic fit. [8] They refer to him as a Rear Admiral but he was a retired Captain (RN), unless it was a brevet position (where if you retire at one rank you can assume the next rank above to mark gallantry or good service)


  1. Illustrated London News Saturday 14 November 1846 pg 10
  2. Morning Post Wednesday 10 August 1864 pg 2
  3. London Evening Standard - Thursday 28 July 1853 pg 4
  4. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch ( : 31 December 2014), Amelius Wentworth Lord Beauclerk, 1879; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Death, Marylebone, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  5. "England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 August 2018), Amelius Wentworth Beauclerk, 1 May 1879; citing Probate, England, United Kingdom, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Great Britain.; FHL microfilm .
  6. Illustrated London News Saturday 5 April 1879 pg 20
  7. Bicester Herald Friday 23 May 1879 pg 5
  8. Essex Herald - Tuesday 1 April 1879 pg 7

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