Beauvoir, Osmund

Born in 1720, Osmund was educated at the King’s School and at St John’s College, Cambridge, graduating with a BA in 1742 and then with an MA in 1746; he was immediately elected Fellow of the college. In 1749, he was vicar of Calne, Wiltshire and then was elected headmaster of King’s School, Canterbury in 1750, a position that he held for thirty-two years, and during which period he acquired great celebrity. Also in 1750, he married Anne Boys (died 1752), by whom he had issue three sons and two daughters. He was presented with the income from two vicarages by the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury, firstly, in 1758, of Littlebourne, near Canterbury in 1758, and secondly, of Milton, near Sittingbourne in 1764. In addition to these, he was presented with the perpetual curacy of Wade-by-Milton by the Archdeacon of Canterbury in 1769. He married, secondly, Mary Share on 14th October 1784. He was created a Doctor of Divinity by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and two years later was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries. He retired to Bath. 

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