Baron Grimthorpe

Baron Grimthorpe, of Grimthorpe in the East Riding of the County of York, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1886 for the lawyer and architect Sir Edmund Beckett, 5th Baronet, of Leeds, with remainder to the heirs male of his father. He was succeeded according to the special remainder by his nephew, the second Baron. As of 2006 the titles are held by the latter's great-grandson, the fifth Baron.

The Baronetcy, of Leeds in the County of York, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom in 1813 for the first Baron's grandfather John Beckett. His eldest son, the second Baronet, was a Tory politician. On his death the title passed to his younger brother, the third Baronet, and then to another brother, the fourth Baronet. The latter represented the West Riding of Yorkshire in Parliament. He was succeeded by his eldest son, the fifth Baronet, who was raised to the peerage as Baron Grimthorpe in 1886.

Another member of the Beckett family was the Conservative politician Gervase Beckett. He was the younger brother of the second Baron Grimthorpe.

Beckett Baronets, of Leeds (1813)

*Sir John Beckett, 1st Baronet (1743–1826)
*Sir John Beckett, 2nd Baronet (1775–1847)
*Sir Thomas Beckett, 3rd Baronet (1779–1872)
*Sir Edmund Beckett, 4th Baronet (1787–1874)
*Sir Edmund Beckett, 5th Baronet (1816–1905) (created Baron Grimthorpe in 1886)

Barons Grimthorpe (1886)

*Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe QC (1816–1905)
*Ernest William Beckett, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe (1856–1917)
*Ralph William Ernest Beckett, 3rd Baron Grimthorpe (1891–1963)
*Christopher John Beckett, 4th Baron Grimthorpe OBE (1915–2003)
*Edward John Beckett, 5th Baron Grimthorpe (born 20 November 1954)

The Heir Apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Harry Maximillian Beckett (born 28 April 1993)

See also

*Beckett Baronets, of Kirkdale Manor

References

* Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
* [http://www.angeltowns.com/town/peerage/ Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page]


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