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Mary (Norris) Beauclerk (1698 - 1766)

Mary Beauclerk formerly Norris
Born in Speke, Lancashire, Englandmap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 9 Dec 1736 in Englandmap
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Died at age 68 [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 26 Nov 2008
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European Aristocracy
Mary Norris was a member of the aristocracy in England.

Mary Norris was the daughter and eventual heir of Thomas Norris, MP, of Speke Hall, Lancashire, and his wife Magdalen Aston.[1] She may have been born 22 March 1698 at Speke.[2]

Her father died in June 1700 and left the Speke estates to his younger brothers, but gave his widow and daughter one third of the income each, though this caused a number of disputes and litigations.[1] In 1730,[1] or 1736, after the death of her uncles, Mary succeeded to the Speke estates.

She married on 9 December 1736, Lord Sidney Beauclerk, the fifth son of of Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, and his wife Lady Diana de Vere. Lord Sidney was a notorious fortune-hunter[3]

They had one son;

  1. Topham Beauclerk, born 1739

Her husband died 23 November 1744,[3] and Mary died 20 November 1766.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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).
  2. Not sure of source for this
  3. 3.0 3.1 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).

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It would appear this Mary Norris has been mixed up with a different person. The birth, death and marriage dates are about a century later than possible if she is married to Sidney Beauclerk 1703-1744 and mother of Topham Beauclerk 1739-1780.

Also, if her maiden name is Norris then it's more likely her father's last name is also Norris, not Beauclerk; and that Beauclerk is her married name since she married Sidney Beauclerk.

I suggest the dates in this WorldConnect record are plausible and representative of many other people's conclusion re those dates. Birth: 22 Mar 1697/98 in Speke, Lancashire, England Death: 20 Nov 1766

posted by Rod Carty

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