Sidney Beauclerk MA DCL
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Sidney Beauclerk MA DCL (1703 - 1744)

Lord Sidney Beauclerk MA DCL
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Husband of — married 9 Dec 1736 in Englandmap
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Died at age 41 in Englandmap
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European Aristocracy
Lord Sidney Beauclerk was a member of the aristocracy in British Isles.
Notables Project
Sidney Beauclerk MA DCL is Notable.
Sidney was a Georgia Trustee.

Lord Sidney Beauclerk was the fifth son of of Charles Beauclerk KG (abt.1670-abt.1726), 1st Duke of St Albans, and his wife Lady Diana (de Vere) Beauclerk (1679-1742) and was born 27 February 1702/03. Lord Sidney was a notorious fortune-hunter. [1]


Lord Sidney married 9 December 1736, Mary Norris, the daughter and eventual heir of Thomas Norris, MP, of Speke Hall, Lancashire, and his wife, Magdalen Aston. [2] She may have been born 22 March 1698 at Speke.


They had one son;

  1. Topham Beauclerk (1739-1780)

Life Story

Sidney was educated at Eton and Trinity College, University of Oxford, where he achieved the degrees of MA in 1727 and Doctor of Civil Law in 1733.

He was returned as MP for New Windsor in the Parliament of 1733. He was also a courtier who acquired the posts of Master of His Majesty’s Harriers and Lord of the Bedchamber to George II. He was Vice Chamberlain of His Majesty’s Household 1740–42, which gave him membership of the Privy Council.

Sidney had a home in Windsor, and in Pall Mall London. He also had access to his wife's inherited property, Speke Hall in Liverpool. [3]

Sidney had smallpox in November 1734.


Sidney died 23 November 1744, [1] and Mary died 20 November 1766.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lea, R.S. 'Beauclerk, Lord Sidney (1703-44).' in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970. Digitised by The History of Parliament website ( : viewed 22 May 2016).
  2. Cruickshanks, Evelyn & Richard Harrison. 'Norris, Thomas (1653-1700), of Speke Hall, Lancs.' in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks. Digitised at The History of Parliament website ( : viewed 22 May 2016).
  3. Noy, David. Dr Johnson’s Friend and Robert Adam’s Client Topham Beauclerk. Cambridge [1]pg 6

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