Thomas Brassey, 2nd Earl Brassey

Thomas Brassey, 2nd Earl Brassey

Thomas Brassey, 2nd Earl Brassey

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Thomas Allnutt Brassey, 2nd Earl Brassey DL, JP, TD MInstNA AMICE (7 March 1863 – 12 November 1919), styled Viscount Hythe between 1911 and 1918, was a British peer, who was for many years editor or joint editor of Brassey's Naval Annual.

Brassey was the only son of Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey, by his first wife Anna, daughter of John Allnutt. He was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. He fought in the Second Boer War. He was editor of The Naval Annual from 1892–1899 and then either alone or jointly with J Leyland editor from 1902 to 1914, and finally in 1919.Ranft, Ironclad to Trident, p. v–vi. He was Mayor of Bexhill-on-Sea in 1909 and served as a Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace for Sussex. He was active in promoting a renewed Imperial Federation League.

Lord Barssey married Lady Idina Mary Nevill, daughter of William Nevill, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny, on 28 February 1889. They had no children. He succeeded to his father's title in 1918. He died childless already in November the following year, aged 56, when the titles became extinct. He was buried in Catsfield, Sussex. The Countess Brassey died in February 1951, aged 85.



  • Ranft, Bryan (ed.), Ironclad to Trident, 100 Years of Defence Commentary, BRASSEYS's 1886–1986, Brassey's Defence Publishing......
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