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Lord Brassey

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Thomas Brassey (1836 - 1918) MP for Hastings, of Battle, Sussex[1]; particular interest in naval affairs

1836 Born, eldest of the three sons of railway contractor Thomas Brassey.

Trained for the Bar; then moved into politics where he contributed on various subjects including reform of the Navy.

1860 Married Anna Allnutt; they had one son, Thomas Allnutt Brassey, who later became second Earl Brassey, and four daughters.

1866 Associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers, of 4 Great George St, Westminster.

Sir Thomas Brassey

1882-3 Published 5-volume survey of the British Navy

1886 Raised to the peerage as Baron Brassey of Bulkeley.

1890 Married for a second time, to Sybil de Vere Capell

1893-6 President of the Institution of Naval Architects

1911 Created Earl Brassey

Had a steam yacht called Sunbeam. [2]

1918 Died in London

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Civil Engineer Lists
  2. The Engineer 1917/09/07
  • Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1903
  • Biography of Lord Brassey, ODNB