Beaufoy, Henry Benjamin Hanbury (1785 -1851)

Henry Benjamin Hanbury Beaufoy F.R.S., F.L.S. was the eldest son of Mark Beaufoy the astronomer He was the owner of a vinegar distillery, Member of Parliament for Hackney Wick, and founder of four scholarships at Cambridge. He also gave £10,000 to the City of London School, and established ragged schools in Lambeth, which were opened on 5 March 1851 at the cost of £14,000. He died on 12 July 1851, in his 66th year. His library contained some 25,000 volumes part of which (2033 lots) was sold at auction by Christie's of London in June 7-10, 15-17, 1909., and a further portion (644 lots) by Puttick and Simpson, London, 13-14 May 1912. Beaufoy's copies of the first four folios of Shakespeare were auctioned separately by Christies 16 July 1912. His collection of London traders, tavern, and coffee-house tokens was donated to the Corporation of London

Seat / Residence(s): Lambeth, London
Library Auction Details: Christies, Puttick and Simpson, Christies (7-10, 15-17 June 1909), (13-14 May 1912), (16 July 1912)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Beaufoy, Henry Benjamin Hanbury (1785 - 1851) (Stamp 1) Motto: Sub tegmine fagi
Helmet: Esquire
Crest: A tree
Arms: Ermine on a bend azure three quatrefoils
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: quatrefoils (3), Heraldic Charges: tree
Beaufoy, Henry Benjamin Hanbury (1785 - 1851) (Stamp 2) Motto: Sub tegmine fagi
Helmet: Esquire
Crest: A tree
Arms: Ermine on a bend azure three quatrefoils
Heraldic Charges: bend, on a, Heraldic Charges: quatrefoils (3), Heraldic Charges: tree