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Sir Leicester Paul Beaufort (13 December 1853 - 12 August 1926), was a barrister and colonial governor of North Borneo.[1][2]

Beaufort was the second son of the Reverend Daniel Augustus Beaufort of Cheshire and his wife Emily Newel, daughter of a former Governor of Hong Kong.[3]

Beaufort was educated at Westminster School and the University of Oxford.[2] He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1879.[2][3] In 1883 he married Edith Mary Griffith, daughter of an Anglican clergyman.[2][3] In 1888 he was elected to the London School Board as one of the representatives of Greenwich.[4]

He resigned from the school board in January 1889 when he left England for a career in colonial administration in British North Borneo and Northern Rhodesia.[1][3] He retired in 1918, moving in Cape Colony.[1][3] He was knighted in 1919.[1][3][5]

The Wikipedia page is [1].

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Death Of Sir Leicester Beaufort". The Times: p. 10. 14 August 1926. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kelly's Handbook to the Titled, Landed and Official Classes. 1899. p. 126. http://archive.org/stream/kellyshandbookto1899londuoft#page/126/mode/2up. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 BEAUFORT, Sir Leicester Paul. Who Was Who.
  4. "The London School Board. Result of the Polls". The Morning Post: p. 53. 28 November 1888. 
  5. London Gazette: no. 31271. p. 4414. 4 April 1919.

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