Benjamin Beaufoy (1814 - 1879) was a British topographical engineer and artist. Beaufoy joined the British Army in 1810 and served in Canada with the South Wales Borderers (24th Foot). He attained attaining the rank of Lieutenant in 1837, Captain in August 14, 1840, and Major in 1851, and honorary Lieutenant-Colonel in 1855, when he retired from military service at full pay. Beaufoy is elusive, as there were several individuals of this name active at the time in Canada and in the British Army.