Sir John Beckett, 2nd Baronet
Sir John Beckett, 2nd Baronet, PC, FRS (
17 May 1775– 31 May, 1847), was a British lawyer and Torypolitician.
Beckett was the son of
Sir John Beckett, 1st Baronet(1743–1826), and his wife Mary, daughter of Christopher Wilson. He was also a descendant of Edmund Gibson, Bishop of London.
Beckett was admitted to the Privy Council in 1817 and appointed Judge Advocate General by Prime Minister Lord Liverpool the same year. He held this office until 1827, and again under the Duke of Wellington from 1828 to 1830 and under
Sir Robert Peelfrom 1834 to 1835.
Beckett married Lady Anne Lowther, daughter of
William Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale, in 1817.
He died in
Brightonon 31 May 1847, aged 72, and is buried at All Saints Church, Fulham, London.
He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his younger brother, Thomas Beckett. Beckett's nephew (and the 5th baronet) was the architect
Edmund Beckett, 1st Baron Grimthorpe.
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