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]

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  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. 
  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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