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Captain Frederick Edward Blackett Beaumont, R.E.
1833 Born in Darfield, Barnsley
1851 Cadet at Woolwich
1852 Joined the Royal Engineers with rank of Second Lieutenant
1854-5 Served in the Crimea
1855-6 Served in the Turkish Contingent Engineers
Served in the Royal Engineers during the Indian Mutiny
Served with Thaddeus Lowe’s Balloon Corps in the American Civil War
1865 Birth of daughter Fredericka Eliza Lillie Beaumont in Farnworth, Prescot, Lancs., to Frederick and Emma Beaumont
1866 Promoted to Captain
1867 Royal Engineer Office, Sheerness.
1869 Dissolution of the Partnership between Frederick Edward Blackett Beaumont and Herbert Locock, carrying on business as Manufacturers of Patent Machinery for boring Rock and Contractors for boring Rock, under the style or firm of Beaumont and Locock, at Sheerness. in the county of Kent. Debts due to and owing by the said partnership will be received and paid by the said Frederick Edward Blackett Beaumont, by whom the said business will henceforth be carried on..
c.1870 A member of the Balloon Committee
1872 F. E. B. Beaumont M.P., House of Commons, London.
1874 Major Beaumont R.E. MP, was a member of a sub-committee on balloons which conducted trials of a method of inflating a balloon on the battlefield
1899 Colonel Frederick Edward Blackett Beaumont died in London; buried in Kensal Green Cemetery