Earl Thomas Brassey

Earl Thomas Brassey

Male 1836 - 1918  (82 years)    Has 5 ancestors and 35 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Thomas Brassey 
    Prefix Earl  
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 11 Feb 1836 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Feb 1918 
    Person ID I681176  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 9 Sep 2010 

    Father Thomas Brassey,   b. 07 Nov 1805,   d. 08 Dec 1870  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Maria Harrison 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F680596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie Allnutt,   b. 07 Oct 1839,   d. 14 Sep 1887  (Age 47 years) 
    Children 
     1. Earl Thomas Allnut Brassey,   b. 1863,   d. 1919  (Age 56 years)
     2. Mabel Annie Brassey,   b. 1865,   d. 12 Feb 1927  (Age 62 years)
     3. Marie Adelaide Brassey
     4. Muriel Agnes Brassey,   b. 2 Apr 1872, Park Lane, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1930  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F680594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey
    Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey

  • Notes 
    • 1st Earl Brassey

      a British Liberal Party politician.

      Brassey was the son of the railway contractor Thomas Brassey (1805?1870). He was educated at Rugby School and University College Oxford. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Devonport briefly in 1865, winning the seat at a by-election in June and then losing it again the general election in July. He was returned to Parliament three years later for Hastings at the 1868 general election, holding that seat until he retired from the House of Commons at the 1886 general election.[3] He became Lord of the Admiralty in 1880, and Secretary to the Admiralty in 1884. He was knighted in 1881, and was created Baron Brassey of Bulkeley in 1886. From 1895 to 1900 he was Governor of Victoria. He was created Earl Brassey in 1911.

      He served as President of the first day of the 1874 Co-operative Congress.

      Between 6 July 1876 and 27 May 1877 he circumnavigated the world in his steam-assisted three-masted topsail-yard schooner "Sunbeam". This voyage is said to have been the first circumnavigation by a private yacht. His son Thomas Allnut Brassey (1863?1919) left the "Sunbeam" at Rio de Janeiro in order to return to school in England. His wife Annie, Lady Brassey (1839-1887), published an account of the cruise entitled In The Trades, The Tropics, & The Roaring Forties, or alternatively A Voyage In The Sunbeam: Our Home On The Ocean For Eleven Months.

      In 1880 his book The British Navy was published. In 1886, he started The Naval Annual, generally referred to as Brassey's Naval Annual. He edited The Naval Annual until 1891. He was succeeded as editor by his son T A Brassey.

      He was President of the Royal Statistical Society, 1879-80.

      He was succeeded in the earldom by his son Thomas Brassey, 2nd Earl Brassey, who had been educated at Eton College and Balliol College Oxford and held the courtesy title of Viscount Hythe. The second earl died in 1919, when the titles became extinct.


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