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 Edmund Beckett

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Edmund Beckett

  • Birth 12 May 1816
  • Death 29 Apr 1905
  • Burial St Albans, St Albans District, Hertfordshire, England
  • Plot Churchyard
  • Memorial ID 20155

British Peer. Born at Carlton Hall, Nottinghamshire, the son of Sir Edmund Beckett, 4th Baronet Beckett. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was called to the bar in 1841, eventually becoming a very successful litigator. He was also a noted amateur horologist and published ‘Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks, Watches, and Bells' in 1850. He served as the president of the Horology Society from 1868 to 1905. He succeeded to the title of 5th Baronet in May 1874; legally changing his name to Edmund Beckett-Denison at the same time. He was created 1st Baron Grimthorpe, in February 1886. An amateur architect, he took responsibility for rebuilding the west front, roof, and transept windows of St Albans Cathedral at his own expense although some accused him of changing the cathedral's character. Upon his death, he bequeathed a turret clock to Trinity College, Cambridge.

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  • Added: 7 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20155
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund Beckett (12 May 1816–29 Apr 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20155, citing St. Alban's Cathedral, St Albans, St Albans District, Hertfordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .