Thomas Beaumont, 1st Viscount Beaumont of Swords
Beaumont was the son of Sir Henry Beaumont of Cole Orton, Leicestershire and his wife Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of John Lewis of London. He was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge (c. 1596) and studied law at the Inner Temple in 1610. He was knighted at Belvoir Castle on 23 April 1603.
In 1604, he was elected Member of Parliament for Tamworth. He was a Justice of the Peace for Leicestershire by 1608 to 1616 and from 1618 to at least 1623 and was appointed Sheriff of Leicestershire for 1610–11. He was a member of the Virginia Company by 1612.
Beaumont died as the result of his injuries in a duel. He had married in or before 1614 Elizabeth Sapcote, daughter of Henry Sapcote of Bracebridge, Lincolnshire and his wife Eleanor Sapcote of Huntingdonshire. They had 4 sons and 3 daughters. He was succeeded by his son Sapcote Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Beaumont of Swords.
- "BEAUMONT, Sir Thomas II (c.1582-1625), of Coleorton, Leics". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
|Parliament of England|
|Member of Parliament for Tamworth
With: John Ferrers
Sir Thomas Roe
Sir Percival Willoughby
|Peerage of Ireland|
|New creation||Viscount Beaumont of Swords
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(of Cole Orton)