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 William Beckford

William Beckford

Birth
Jamaica
Death 21 Jun 1770 (aged 60)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial London, City of London, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 20329 · View Source
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Memorial only. MP and twice Lord Mayor of London, noted for his radical and anti-monarchist opinions. He sided with the ultra-radical John Wilkes and his speech complaining to the King is engraved beneath this memorial. for the City of London he was an important symbol of 'the free Englishman'. Father of the eccentric author of 'Vathek' (also William Beckford).

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 22 Feb 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20329
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Beckford (19 Dec 1709–21 Jun 1770), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20329, citing Guildhall, London, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .