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Brassey of Apethorpe, Baron (UK, 1938)

 

Creation: let. pat. 1938

 

Family name: Brassey

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Arms:

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

Crest:

A Mallard proper

Supporters:

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

Motto:

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

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

2nd but 1st surv. son and heir of Henry Arthur Brassey JP DL 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

born

7 Mar 1870

mar.

30 Jun 1894 Lady Violet Mary Gordon-Lennox (b. 15 Jan 1874; 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

children

1. Ronald Henry Brassey (b. 21 May 1895; dvp. 29 May 1895)

2. Capt Hon Cecil Henry Brassey JP (b. 3 Oct 1896; dsp. and vp. 11 Sep 1949), mar. 10 Nov 1920 Hon Victoria Ivy Louise Spencer, 1st dau. of 1st Viscount Chelsea

3. Lieut Gerard Charles Brassey (b. 28 Dec 1898; killed in action vp. 27 Aug 1918)

4. John Leonard Brassey (b. 1903; dvp. 9 Mar 1903)

5. Hon Bernard Thomas Brassey, later 2nd Baron Brassey of Apethorpe

6. Hon Peter Esmé Brassey JP DL, barrister Inner Temple 1930, Lt-Col Northamptonshire Yeomanry, High Sheriff of Huntingdonshire and Peterborough 1966, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire 1975-81, Chairman Southend Waterworks Company (b. 5 Dec 1907; d. 14 Mar 1995), mar. 12 Dec 1944 Lady Romayne Elizabeth Algitha Cecil (b. 22 Mar 1815; d. 2001), 2nd dau. of William Thomas Brownlow [Cecil], 5th Marquess of Exeter, by his wife Hon Myra Rowena Sibell Orde-Powlett CStJ, only surv. dau. of William Thomas [Orde-Powlett], 4th Baron Bolton, by his wife Lady Algitha Frederica Mary Lumley, 1st dau. of Richard George [Lumley], 9th Earl of Scarbrough, and had issue

died

22 Oct 1958

created

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

son

note

Maj, Northamptonshire Yeomanry and West Kent Yeoman Cavalry; High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1907; Member of Parliament for North Northampton 1910-18 and for Peterborough 1918-29

 

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

born

15 Feb 1905

mar. (1)

14 Apr 1931 Crystal Gloria Gore (d. 15 Mar 1962), 2nd dau. of Lt-Col Francis William George Gore TD JP, of Court-y-rala, co. Glamorgan (by his wife Lady Constance Grace Milles, 3rd dau. of George Watson [Milles], 1st Earl Sondes), 1st son and heir of Rev George Gore, Rector of Newton St Loe (by his wife Frances Anne Rous, dau. of Thomas Bates Rous, of Court-y-rala, co. Glamorgan), 3rd son of Rev Charles Gore, of Barrow Court, co. Somerset, Vicar of Henbury (by his wife Harriet Little, dau. of Richard Little, of Grosvenor Place, London), 2nd son of Edward Gore, by his wife Barbara Mostyn, widow of Sir Edward Mostyn, 5th Bt., and dau. and sole hrss. of Sir George Browne, of Kiddington Park, co. Oxford, by his wife Lady Barbara Lee, 4th dau. of Edward Henry [Lee], 1st Earl of Lichfield, by his wife Lady Charlotte Palmer later FitzRoy, 2nd illegitimate dau. of King Charles II by his mistress Lady Barbara Villiers later Palmer, suo jure Duchess of Cleveland

children

1. Hon David Henry Brassey, later 3rd Baron Brassey of Apethorpe

2. Hon Thomas Ian Brassey, of Preston House, Preston Capes, co. Northampton, Lieut Grenadier Guards 1952-57 (b. 14 Jun 1934), mar. 28 Sep 1960 Valerie Christine Finlason, only dau. of Alan David Finlason, and has issue

mar. (2)

4 Apr 1963 Barbara Westmorland (former wife of Lt-Col Herbert Campbell Westmorland DSO MC), 2nd dau. of Leonard Jorgenson, of West Tytherley, co. Hampshire

died

28 Jun 1967

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Lt-Col Leicestershire Yeomanry;  served in World War II (wounded); Hon Col, Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry

 

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

born

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 (b. 1945; d. 27 Aug 2019), 3rd dau. of Lt-Col Godfrey Ariel Evill TD, of Brynderwen, Chepstow, co. Gwent, by his wife Nesta Herbert, dau. of Thomas Richard Pendrell Herbert, of Newport, co. Monmouth

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)

died

... May 2015

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Maj, Grenadier Guards

 

Edward [Brassey], 4th Baron Brassey of Apethorpe

born

9 Mar 1964

mar.

1 Feb 2003 Joanna Pardoe, dau. of Julian Pardoe

only child

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

note

Capt, Grenadier Guards 1985-91; Public Affairs Consultant, Ludgate Communications since 1992

 

Last updated 7 Jan 2020

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Titles:

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)

 

Address:

The Manor House, Apethorpe, Peterborough PE8 5DL

Tel:  01780 470231

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