George Augustus Duncombe was the first treasurer of Beverley Golf Club, serving from 1893 to 1902. Previously the function had been carried out by the bank, Beckett & Co, in which George was in any case a partner.
George was born in London, the son of Arthur Duncombe, the fourth son of the 1st Baron Feversham. His family was full of high achievers and he was no exception. He was made a baronet in 1919, four years before his death in 1923. He became Honorary Colonel of the 3rd battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment in 1903, having previously been a captain.
Beckett’s bank was eventually to be come part of the Royal Bank of Scotland.