Beaumont Hotham, 2nd Baron Hotham
Beaumont Hotham, 2nd Baron Hotham

Beaumont Hotham, 2nd Baron Hotham (1737–1814) was an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1768 to 1774.[1]

Life

He was the fourth son of Sir Beaumont Hotham, 7th Baronet and his wife Frances Thompson of Welton, Yorkshire; Sir Charles Hotham-Thompson, 8th Baronet was the eldest son.[1] He became a Lord Commissioner of the Great Seal in 1783 and a Baron of the Exchequer for thirty years, from 1784 until February 1805.[2] He became 2nd Baron Hotham in May 1813 upon the death of his elder brother, William Hotham, 1st Baron Hotham. He was succeeded as 3rd baron by his grandson, Beaumont Hotham, 3rd Baron Hotham (1794–1870).

He was an MP for Wigan from 1768 to 1774, and helped prepare the Madhouses Act 1774. He resigned for his appointment as Baron of the Exchequer; he was then succeeded in Parliament in the by-election of 1775 by John Morton.

Family

Hotham married in 1767 Susanna Hankey, daughter of Sir Thomas Hankey, as her second husband. They had threes sons and three daughters.[1] Of the children:

References

  1. ^ a b c "Hotham, Beaumont (1737–1814), History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ Monumental inscription, South Dalton church.
  3. ^ Stearn, Roger T. "Hotham, Beaumont". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/13846. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. ^ Lambert, Andrew. "Hotham, Sir Henry". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/13850. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  5. ^ s:Alumni Oxonienses: the Members of the University of Oxford, 1715-1886/Hotham, Frederick
  6. ^ a b c Burke, John (1838). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Enjoying Territorial Possessions Or High Official Rank: But Univested with Heritable Honours. H. Colburn. p. 118.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Fletcher Norton
Simon Luttrell
Member of Parliament for Wigan
17681774
With: George Byng
Succeeded by
George Byng
John Morton
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
William Hotham
Baron Hotham
1813–1814
Succeeded by
Beaumont Hotham


  1. ^ Monumental inscription in South Dalton church, Yorkshire