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John William Fisher Beaumont

John William Fisher Beaumont

Male 1877 - 1974  (96 years)


  • Name John William Fisher Beaumont  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Jack" 
    Birth 08 Sep 1877  St Pancras Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 4, 5
    Residence Apr 1881  6 Regents Park Rd, Primrose Hill Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Education 1891 - 1896  Winchester College Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 7
    Residence Apr 1891  Culvers Close, WInchester Find all individuals with events at this location ; School boarder  [6
    Education abt 1896 - 1899  Pembroke College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Degree/Qualif. 1899  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [8
    • History tripos - 1st class
    Occupation Mar 1901  Law Student  [2
    Residence Mar 1901  12 Inverness Terrace, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Degree/Qualif. aft Mar 1901  Lincoln's Inn, Holborn Find all individuals with events at this location ; Barrister  [8
    Degree/Qualif. 1902  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [7
    Marriage 16 Jul 1904  Holy Trinity, Sloane St, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location   [9, 10, 11, 12
    Mabel Edith Wallace,   b. 08 Feb 1877, 113 Ebury St, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1958, Princess Beatrice Hospital, Earls Court Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Apr 1911  Barrister-at-Law  [13
    Residence Apr 1911  6 Coleherne Court, Earls Court Find all individuals with events at this location   [14
    Military Service 1916 - 1919  Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery  [10
    • Anti-aircraft Defences
    Occupation 1919  Barrister-at-law  [3
    Post/Rank/Title abt 1928  KC  [8
    Occupation Jun 1930 - 1943  Bombay Find all individuals with events at this location ; Chief Justice  [8, 15
    Decoration 1931  Knight  [10
    Post/Rank/Title 1944  Privy Councillor  [10
    • Member of the Judicial Committee
    Post/Rank/Title 1951  Master, Cutlers' Company  [16
    John William Fisher Beaumont (1877-1974)
    John William Fisher Beaumont (1877-1974)
    Master of the Worshipful Company of Cutlers
    Residence - 1974  52 Dorset House, Gloucester Place, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Death 08 Feb 1974  Ashford, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 10
    • Beaumont - On 8th February, Sir John ("Jack") William Fisher, P.C., Q.C., aged 96, peacefully, at Top Hill Farm, Wittersham, Kent, home of Mrs Bunty Duff, daughter of his very old friends Mr and Mrs Campbell. He will be missed by all who knew him. Private funeral at St Michael's Church, South Grove, Highgate Village, N.6, at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 14th February. No flowers, please, but any donations to the Barristers' Benevolent Association. Details will shortly be announced of a memorial service to be held in due course. [17]
    Notes 
    • Sir John William Fisher Beaumont succeeded Sir Marten as Chief Justice in June 1930. Was born on September 4, 1877. After receiving his early education at the Winchester School, Sir John joined Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he had a brilliant academic career. Took the degree of B.A. in First Class in the History Tripos of 1899, securing a scholarship. In 1901 he was called to the Bar by the Lincoln's Inn. Was made a member of the Bar Council in 1927. Soon after he was made a K.C. He became the Chief Justice of the High Court of Bombay and was in office till 1943. His Lordship possessed the supreme attributes of a good Judge-quick grasp, clear perception, sound knowledge of legal principles, judicial patience, and freedom from prejudice or bias. His Lordship was rapid in the formation of his opinion and confident in the expression of it. However complicated a case, whatever the length of hearing, he rarely deferred judgment. His Lordship's keen ferret-like eyes, which were akin of uncommon shrewdness. His Lordship was undoubtedly a strong Judge and in dispensing justice in criminal cases . Any irregularity on the part of the Magistracy or the Judiciary was meted out with severe strictures. Not a single point in favour of the accused escaped his attention. Sir John maintained the highest traditions of the High Court guarding the rights of the people against the inroads of the executive. Sir John's judgments were lucid, logical, and clearly enunciate legal principles. Sir John was the eleventh Chief Justice since the establishment of the Bombay High Court in 1862, and held that office for the longest period in the history of the High Court. [8]
    • Sir John Beaumont, PC, QC, who died on Friday at the age of 96. was Chief Justice of Bombay from 1930 until the end of 1943, and an acting judge of the Federal Court of India from 1942 to 1943. In the following year he was appointed a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, under the Appellate Jurisdiction Act, 1929.
      John William Fisher Beaumont was the son of Edward Beaumont, one of the busiest and most respected figures of his day in Lincoln's Inn. He was born on September 4, 1877, and educated at Winchester and Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he took a first class in the History Tripos in 1899. He read, not in his father's chambers, but in those of McSwinney, best known as the author of the classic work on Mines, and he was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn in 1901.
      On leaving McSwinney's chambers, he returned to his father's, for whom he devilled, and soon acquired a substantial practice of his own.
      In the war of 1914 he held a commission in the RGA.
      On returning to the Bar, his work increased and he acquired a large practice, but did not apply for silk until 1930. Within a few weeks of his admission to the inner bar came the offer of the. Chief Justiceship at Bombay.
      Beaumont proved an excellent judge, learned, rapid and courteous. His decisions were usually confirmed when they came up on appeal to the Privy Council. He was several times called upon to act temporarily as a judge of the newly created Federal Court of India. Normally his term of office would have expired in 1942, but at the request of the Government he remained in Bombay until October, 1943.
      In October, 1944, he was selected to succeed Sir George Rankin as one of the two members of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council with long Indian experience. This was one of the last of such appointments; on gaining independence, India and Pakistan brought to an end appeals from their courts to the Privy Council.
      He was elected Treasurer of Lincoln's Inn for 1963.
      Beaumont married in 1904 Mabel Edith, daughter of William Wallace, of Chelsea. She died in 1958.
      Their only son, Oliver Beaumont, was formerly sporting editor of The Times. He died an 1953.
      Lord F writes:
      May I add a few words about the late Sir John Beaumont, whose career as Chief Justice of Bombay was recorded in the obituary notice in your issue of February 12 ?
      Apart from his eminence in the important positions which he occupied, he is well remembered by those of us who are left of the hunting fraternity in Bombay for his presence not only in the field but on the racecourse.
      A heavyweight in legal matters, he rode at less than 10 stone, and, always immaculate, went boldly and with style, both to hounds and on the flat, on his superb grey Arab. [18]
    • Beaumont, John William Fisher (entered in Short Half 1890) (D-1896/2), b. 7 March 1877, s. of Edward Beaumont, barrister-at-law, 1 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, and Elizabeth Helen, dau. of John Laurence Tatham, Treasurer of Gray's Inn. Pemb. Coll. Camb. 1896, 1 Hist. Tripos, Scholar and B.A. 1899, M.A. 1902; Barr. Linc. Inn 1901; R.G.A., Lieut 1916-1919; Anti-Aircraft Defence, etc.; Member of Bar Council 1927; K.C. 1930; Chief Justice High Court of Judicature, Bombay, 1930; Kt. 1931. Marr. 16 Jul 1904, Mabel Edith, d. of William Wallace, 5, Dalton Street, Chelsea. Address: High Court, Bombay. Clubs: Savile, Alpine, Wentworth. [Winchester College Register]
    Person ID I1630  Tatham | Morris branch | Descendant
    Last Modified 08 Nov 2012 

    Father Edward Beaumont,   b. abt Aug 1844, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1930, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Helen Tatham,   b. 19 Sep 1846, Highgate Hill, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1912, 29 Argyll Rd, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Marriage 17 Apr 1872  St Michael, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [19, 20
    Elizabeth Helen Tatham & Edward Beaumont
    Elizabeth Helen Tatham & Edward Beaumont
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • 3 children: 2 living, 1 died by Apr 1911 census
    Family ID F0364  Family Group Sheet

    Family Mabel Edith Wallace,   b. 08 Feb 1877, 113 Ebury St, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1958, Princess Beatrice Hospital, Earls Court Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage 16 Jul 1904  Holy Trinity, Sloane St, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location   [9, 10, 11, 12
    • On the 16th July, 1904, at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane-street, by the Rev. Chas. Wallace, assisted by the Revs. F. H. Tatham [his uncle] and E. H. Lisle Reeve, John William Fisher Beaumont, son of Edward Beaumont, of 12, Inverness-terrace, W., to Mabel Edith, only daughter of William Wallace, of 5, Robston-street [Ralston St], Chelsea.
    John William Fisher Beaumont & Mabel Edith Wallace
    John William Fisher Beaumont & Mabel Edith Wallace
    Marriage register
    Children 
     1. Oliver Hugh Wallace Beaumont,   b. 03 Nov 1906, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1953, Guy's Hospital, Southwark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 09 Apr 2011 
    Family ID F1310  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 08 Sep 1877 - St Pancras Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 6 Regents Park Rd, Primrose Hill Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1891 - 1896 - Winchester College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - School boarder - Apr 1891 - Culvers Close, WInchester Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1896 - 1899 - Pembroke College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1899 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 12 Inverness Terrace, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - Barrister - aft Mar 1901 - Lincoln's Inn, Holborn Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MA - 1902 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 16 Jul 1904 - Holy Trinity, Sloane St, Chelsea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 16 Jul 1904 - Holy Trinity, Sloane St, Chelsea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 6 Coleherne Court, Earls Court Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Chief Justice - Jun 1930 - 1943 - Bombay Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1974 - 52 Dorset House, Gloucester Place, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 08 Feb 1974 - Ashford, Kent Link to Google Earth
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    John William Fisher Beaumont (1877-1974)
    John William Fisher Beaumont (1877-1974)
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  • Sources 
    1. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 3 b St Pancras

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 23 b St Pancras

    3. [S14] National Probate Calendar, 1919.
      Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham

    4. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Pancras, 4Q1877.

    5. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Ashford, 1Q1974.
      b 08 Sep 1877

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 13 b London

    7. [S20] School and College Registers, Winchester College.

    8. [S07] Other Sources, Bombay High Court.
      website accessed 09 Apr 2011

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 6 yrs

    10. [S18] Who's Who / Who was Who.

    11. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Chelsea, 3Q1904.

    12. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 19 Jul 1904.

    13. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 34 b Regents Park

    14. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 33 b Regents Park

    15. [S05] The Times, obituary, 30 Apr 1930.
      father Edward Beaumont

    16. [S07] Other Sources, Cutlers Company.
      website accessed 09 Apr 2011

    17. [S05] The Times, death notice, 12 Feb 1974.

    18. [S05] The Times, obituary, 12 Feb 1974.
      and 18 Feb 1974

    19. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Edmonton, 2Q1873.

    20. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 27 yrs