Cecil Francis Joseph Beausire was the grandson of Birkenhead businessman, patron and collector Joseph Beausire (1833 - 1907). Joseph Beausire had set up a trading company that operated between Liverpool, the West Indies and Latin America. He was chairman of the West India and Pacific Steamship Company and Director of the North and South Wales Bank in Liverpool.
Cecil Beausire served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery during World War I. He later became the director of the 'Royal Insurance Company', at the Royal Insurance Building in Liverpool and was also head of the firm 'Joseph Beausire and Company'.
The Beausire family were generous patrons of the arts. C F J Beausire bequeathed his collection of English watercolours to Walker Art Gallery in 1970. The collection included notable works by artists including J M W Turner (1775 - 1851), David Cox (1783 - 1859) and Edward Lear (1812 - 1888).