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Brassey of Apethorpe, Baron (UK, 1938)


Creation: let. pat. 1938


Family name: Brassey




Quarterly:  1st, Quarterly per pale and per fess indented Sable and Argent in the first quarter a Mallard of the second;  2nd, Gules in chief three Mullets Argent and in base a Dexter Hand apaumé couped at the wrist of the last;  3rd, Sable a Chevron between three Bulls' Heads cabossed Argent;  4th, Argent on a Chevron Gules three Trefoils slipped of the field


A Mallard proper


On either side a Mallard holding in the beak an Ear of Wheat slipped and leaved proper


Arduis Saepe Metu Nunquam (Often in difficulties, never in fear)



Henry Leonard Campbell [Brassey], 1st Baron Brassey of Apethorpe

2nd but 1st surv. son of Henry Arthur Brassey MP, of Preston Hall, co. Kent (by his wife Anna Harriet Stevenson, dau. of Maj George Robert Stevenson, of Tongswood, Hawkhurst, co. Kent), yr. brother of Thomas [Brassey], 1st Earl Brassey, and 3rd son of Thomas Brassey, of Bulkeley, co. Chester, and Lowndes Square, London, one of the most successful railway contractors of the 19th century


7 Mar 1870


30 Jun 1894 Lady Violet Mary Gordon-Lennox (d. 19 Nov 1946), 2nd dau. of Charles Henry [Gordon-Lennox], 7th Duke of Richmond, by his first wife Amy Mary Ricardo, 1st dau. of Percy Ricardo, of Bramley Park, co. Surrey


22 Oct 1958


29 Nov 1922 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Apethorpe"

26 Jan 1938 Baron Brassey of Apethorpe, of Apethorpe in the County of Northampton

suc. by



Bernard Thomas [Brassey], 2nd Baron Brassey of Apethorpe, MC


15 Feb 1905

mar. (1)

14 Apr 1931 Crystal Gloria Gore (d. 15 Mar 1962), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Francis William George Gore, of Courtyrala, co. Glamorgan, by his wife Lady Constance Grace Milles, 3rd dau. of George Watson [Milles], 1st Earl Sondes

mar. (2)

4 Apr 1963 Barbara Westmorland (former wife of Lt Col Herbert Campbell Westmorland), dau. of Leonard Jorgenson, of West Tytherley, co. Hampshire


28 Jun 1967

suc. by

son by first wife


David Henry [Brassey], 3rd Baron Brassey of Apethorpe, OBE JP DL


16 Sep 1932

mar. (1)

15 Oct 1958 Myrna Elizabeth Baskervyle-Clegg (d. Nov 1974), only dau. of Lt Col John Baskervyle-Clegg, of Withington Hall, co. Cheshire

only child by first wife

1. Hon Edward Brassey, later 4th Baron Brassey of Apethorpe

mar. (2)

17 Oct 1978 Caroline Evill, 3rd dau. of Lt Col Godfrey Ariel Evill, of 55 Elm Park Gardens, London

children by second wife

1. Hon Zara Brassey (b. 29 Feb 1980), mar. 12 Jun 2004 Richard Charles Stanley Chambers, 1st son of R J Chambers

2. Hon Chloe Brassey (b. 26 Feb 1982)


... May 2015

suc. by

son by first wife


Edward [Brassey], 4th Baron Brassey of Apethorpe


9 Mar 1964


1 Feb 2003 Joanna Pardoe, dau. of Julian Pardoe

only child

1. Hon Christian Brassey (b. 23 Dec 2003)


Last updated 29 Jun 2015




4th Baron Brassey of Apethorpe, of Apethorpe in the County of Northampton

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 26 Jan 1938)

4th Baronet, styled "of Apethorpe"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 29 Nov 1922)



The Manor House, Apethorpe, Peterborough PE8 5DL

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