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Mona Josephine Fitzalan-Howard (Tempest-Stapleton), 11th Baronness Beaumont

Birthdate: (77)
Death: 1971 (76)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Miles Stapleton, 10th Lord Beaumont of Carlton Towers and Ethel Mary Tempest
Wife of Bernard Edward Fitzalan-Howard, 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop
Mother of Miles Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk; Major General Lord Michael Fitzalan Howard; Lord Martin Fitzalan Howard; Lady Mariegold Magdalene Jamieson; Lady Miriam Hubbard and 3 others
Sister of Ivy Mary Stapleton, stillborn

Occupation: 11th Baroness Beaumont in 1896
Managed by: Adam Robert Brown
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About Mona Josephine Fitzalan-Howard, 11th Baronness Beaumont

Mona Fitzalan-Howard, 11th Baroness Beaumont

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Mona Josephine Tempest Fitzalan-Howard, 11th Baroness Beaumont, Baroness Howard of Glossop, OBE (née Stapleton; 1 August 1894 – 31 August 1971) was a British peeress.

Personal life

Mona was the elder of two daughters of Miles Stapleton, 10th Baron Beaumont and his wife, Mary. When her father accidentally shot and killed himself in 1895,[1] the Barony was suspended for three years and then fell into abeyance. There were two coheirs, Mona and her younger sister, Ivy Mary, but Ivy Mary was stillborn on 4 October 1895.[2] Almost a year later, Queen Victoria terminated the abeyance in the two year old's favour and Mona became the 11th Baroness Beaumont.[3]

On 5 September 1914 at St Mary's Church, Carlton, Yorkshire, she married the 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop (thus also becoming Baroness Howard of Glossop).[4] She and her husband were one of the few couples to both hold titles in their own right. They had eight children:

Hon. Miles Francis, later 17th Duke of Norfolk (1915–2002)

Hon. Michael (1916–2007) Hon. Mariegold Magdalene (1919–1992), married Jerrie Jamieson, Esq. (son of Sir Archibald Jamieson)

Hon. Martin (1922–2003)

Hon. Miriam (1924–1996), married Lt. - Cdr. Peregrine Hubbard and had issue.

Hon. Miranda Mary (b. 1927), married Hon. Christopher Emmett (son of the Baroness Emmet of Amberley).

Hon. Mirabel Magdalene (1931–2008), married Bernard Kelly (son of Sir David Victor Kelly) and has issue.

Hon. Mark (b. 1934)

In the New Years honours list for 1946, Lady Beaumont was awarded the OBE[5] for her services during World War II to the British Red Cross at York Military Hospital, Goole.[6]

Due to a spinal injury, in later life she used a wheelchair. After the passage of the Peerage Act 1963, Beaumont became the third peeress in her own right to take her seat in the House of Lords; her husband pushed her wheelchair when she took her seat.[3][7] She never spoke in the House of Lords. On her death in 1971 at the age of 77, her title passed to her eldest son, Miles, who inherited the dukedom of Norfolk from his father's cousin in 1975 and added his mother's maiden name to his own.


BEAUMONT, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007, accessed 1 Sept 2010. ^ "Fatal Accident To Lord Beaumont", The Times, 17 September 1895, p. 5. ^ Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday (eds.), "The Complete Peerage", vol II p 66. ^ a b Hansard, HL 5ser vol 253 col 961 ^ "Marriages", The Times, 7 September 1914, p. 11. ^ "New Year Honours Second List", The Times, 9 January 1946, p. 8. ^ London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 37412. p. 276. 9 January 1946. ^ "Baroness Beaumont" (obituary), The Times, 1 September 1971, p. 14.

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August 1, 1894
July 21, 1915
Age 20
49 Eaton Place, London, England
Age 21
August 29, 1919
Age 25
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December 12, 1924
Age 30
Age 76