Michael Beaumont, 22nd Seigneur of Sark

22nd seigneur of Sark

John Michael Beaumont OBE (20 December 1927 – 3 July 2016)[1] was the twenty-second Seigneur of Sark in the Channel Islands.

Michael Beaumont
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Beaumont in July 2012
Seigneur of Sark
In office
14 July 1974 – 3 July 2016
Preceded bySibyl Hathaway
Succeeded byChristopher Beaumont
Personal details
John Michael Beaumont

(1927-12-20)20 December 1927
Died3 July 2016(2016-07-03) (aged 88)
Spouse(s)Diana Beaumont
ChildrenChristopher Beaumont
Anthony Beaumont
ParentsFrancis William Beaumont
Enid Beaumont

He worked as a civil engineer before replacing his paternal grandmother, Sibyl Hathaway, the 21st Dame of Sark, in 1974.

During his rule, Beaumont saw the loss of many feudal rights enjoyed by the seigneurs, and was consequently often described as the "last feudal baron".


  1. "Michael Beaumont: Seigneur of Sark dies aged 88". BBC News. 3 July 2016. Retrieved 4 July 2016.