BEAGHAN, Edmund Hungate (1703-55), of Sissinghurst, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 1741

Family and Education

b. 1703, s. of Edmund Beaghan of Sissinghurst by his 2nd w. Margaret Hungate. educ. I. Temple 1721. m. Elizabeth, 1s.1

Offices Held


Beaghan’s sister married Bubb Dodington who brought him into Parliament when it suited him to do so and with whom he always voted.2 Following Dodington into opposition in 1740,3 he lost his seat at the ensuing general election. He was brought in for the seat vacated by John Tucker in 1747 but dropped when Tucker resumed it in 1754. He died 15 July 1755.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. PCC Admon. Act Bk. Aug. 1755; 4 Geo. III. c. 50.
  • 2. Dodington Diary, 466.
  • 3. Sir Dudley Ryder's diary, 9 Aug. 1740, Harrowby mss.