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Stanley Brotherhood (c1876-1938)

c1876 Born the son of Peter Brotherhood and Eliza at Kensington

1881 Living with parents (age 5) at Kensington [1]

1891 Boarder at Charterhouse, Godalming (age 15) [2]

1902 On his father's death, he stepped up from General Manager to head the firm of Peter Brotherhood

1904 ' BROTHERHOOD, Stanley, M. Soc. Ing. Civ. (France), 15, Belvedere Road, Westminster Bridge, London, S.E.; New Place, Sunningdale. Is head of the firm of Peter Brotherhood, the well-known engineers and high-speed engine builders and Chairman of Brotherhood-Crocker Motors, Ltd. Commenced motoring in 1902, and has owned two Baby-Peugeots, 7-hp. Panhard, Darracq, now owns an 10-h.p. Brotherhood. Has motored extensively in Great Britain, France, Germany, and Switzerland. Believes in the future of the motor-car for nearly every purpose, and also in the future of the industry in England. Clubs: St. Stephen's, A.C.G.B.& I.' [3]

1911 Living in Stibbington, Lincs, a mechanical engineer and employer[4]

1917 S. Brotherhood, of Thornhaugh Hall, was nominated as Sheriff of Northants[5]

1920 Sheriff of Northamptonshire [6]

1927 Chairman of Humber

1937 Stanley Brotherhood M.I.Mech.E. of Thornhaugh Hall, Peterborough. Chairman of Peter Brotherhood [7]

1938 May 8th. Died. [8] [9]


1938 Obituary [10]

STANLEY BROTHERHOOD was chairman of Messrs. Peter Brotherhood, Ltd., of Peterborough. His father, Peter Brotherhood, M.I.Mech.E., was the son of Rowland Brotherhood, who was associated with Brunel during the construction of the Great Western Railway. After receiving his education at Charterhouse and University College, London, Stanley Brotherhood served his apprenticeship, first in the Crewe works of the London and North Western Railway, and during 1896-7 at Birkenhead, in Messrs. Cammell Laird and Company's shipyard.

In 1897 he entered the London works of his father's firm, then situated south of the Thames, near Westminster Bridge, and when his elder brother died in 1899 he was appointed general manager. Three years later, on the death of his father, he became sole owner, and took over the management of the business, which was subsequently moved to Peterborough. The firm was made into a limited liability company in 1907, with Mr. Brotherhood as governing director; he subsequently became chairman and held this position until his death, which occurred in London, on 8th May 1938, in his sixty-third year.

He was keenly interested in the financial and administrative side of the business of the firm, which was reconstituted as a public company in 1937. He was elected to Associate Membership of the Institution in 1901, and was transferred to Membership in 1905.


1938 Obituary [11]



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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. 1891 Census
  3. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  4. 1911 census
  5. The Times, Nov 13, 1917
  6. The Times, Friday, Mar 12, 1920
  7. The Times, Monday, Jul 05, 1937
  8. The Times, Monday, May 09, 1938
  9. The Times, Thursday, May 12, 1938
  10. 1938 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries
  11. The Engineer 1938 Jan-Jun: Index