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Brassey, Earl (UK, 1911 - 1919)


Creation: let.pat. 5 Jul 1911


Extinct: 12 Nov 1919


Family name: Brassey




Quarterly per fess indented Sable and Argent in the first quarter a Mallard Argent beaked and legged Gules


A Mallard Argent beaked and legged Gules


On either side a Mallard Argent beaked legged and collared Gules suspended from the collar an Escutcheon of the Arms of Bulkeley, viz. Sable a Chevron between three Bulls' Heads caboshed Argent


 Arduis saepe, metu nunquam



Thomas [Brassey], 1st Baron Brassey later 1st Earl Brassey, GCB

1st son and heir of Thomas Brassey, of Bulkeley, co. Chester, and Lowndes Square, London, one of the most swuccessful railway contractors of the 19th century, by his wife Mary Farrington Harrison, 2nd dau. of Thomas Harrison, of Liverpool, co. Lancaster


11 Feb 1836

mar. (1)

9 Oct 1860 Anna Allnutt (d. 14 Sep 1887), only child of John Allnutt, of Clapham, co. Surrey, by his first wife Elizabeth Harriet Burnett, dau. of John Fassett Burnett, of May Place, Crayford, co. Kent

children by first wife

1. Hon Thomas Allnutt Brassey, later 2nd Earl Brassey

1. Lady Mabel Annie Brassey (d. 18 Feb 1927), mar. 17 Apr 1888 Charles Augustus Egerton, of Mountfield Court, Robertsbridge, co. Sussex (b. 24 Aug 1846; d. 13 Oct 1912), 1st son and heir of Edward Christopher Egerton MP, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (by his wife Lady Mary Pierrepont, 1st dau. of Charles Herbert [Pierrepont], 2nd Earl Manvers), brother of William Tatton [Egerton], 1st Baron Egerton of Tatton, and 4th son of Lt Col Wilbraham Egerton MP, of Tatton Park, co. Chester, by his wife and second cousin Elizabeth Sykes, 2nd dau. of Sir Christopher Sykes, 2nd Bt., of Sledmere House, co. York, and had issue

2. Constance Alberta Brassey (dvp. 24 Jan 1873)

3. Lady Muriel Agnes Brassey (b. 21 Apr 1872; d. 8 Aug 1930), mar. 4 Aug 1891 (div. 1902) as his first wife Gilbert George Reginald [Sackville], 8th Earl De La Warr, and had issue

4. Lady Marie Adelaide Brassey GBE CI DStJ (d. 30 Jan 1960), mar. 20 Jul 1892 Freeman [Thomas later Freeman-Thomas], 1st Marquess of Willingdon, and had issue

mar. (2)

18 Sep 1890 Lady Sybil de Vere Capell, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of an earl by Royal Warrant 1893 (b. 29 Nov 1858; d. 20 Feb 1934), sister of George Devereux de Vere [Capell], 7th Earl of Essex, and 2nd dau. of Hon Arthur de Vere Capell, styled Viscount Malden (by his wife Emma Martha Meux, 3rd dau. of Sir Henry Meux, 1st Bt., of Theobald's Park, co. Hampshire), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Arthur Algernon [Capel later Capell], 6th Earl of Essex

only child by second wife

5. Lady Helen de Vere Brassey (b. 4 Sep 1892; d. 19...), mar. 14 Aug 1916 Maj John Murray


23 Feb 1918


16 Aug 1886 Baron Brassey, of Bulkeley in the County of Chester

5 Jul 1911 Viscount Hythe, of Hythe in the County of Kent, and Earl Brassey

suc. by

son by first wife


barrister, Lincoln's Inn 1864; Member of Parliament (Liberal) for Devonport 1865 and for Hastings 1868-86; a Lord of the Admiralty 1880-84; KCB 1881; Secretary to the Admiralty 1884-85; a Lord-in-Waiting 1893-95; Governor of Victoria 1895-1901; GCB 1906


Thomas Allnutt [Brassey], 2nd Earl Brassey


7 May 1863


27 Feb 1889 Lady Idina Mary Nevill (b. 5 May 1865; d. 22 Feb 1951), 3rd dau. of William [Nevill], 1st Marquess of Abergavenny, by his wife Caroline Vanden-Bempdé Johnstone, 1st dau. of Sir John Vanden-Bempdé Johnstone, 2nd Bt., of Hackness Hall, co. York


s.p. 12 Nov 1919


Assistant Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty; KStJ; Mayor of Bexhill 1909


On the death of the 2nd Earl Brassey the Earldom of Brassey became extinct.


 First written 2 Sep 2004



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