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Thomas Brassey (1836 - 1918) MP for Hastings, of Battle, Sussex; particular interest in naval affairs
1836 Born, eldest of the three sons of railway contractor Thomas Brassey.
Trained for the Bar; then moved into politics where he contributed on various subjects including reform of the Navy.
1860 Married Anna Allnutt; they had one son, Thomas Allnutt Brassey, who later became second Earl Brassey, and four daughters.
1866 Associate of the Institution of Civil Engineers, of 4 Great George St, Westminster.
Sir Thomas Brassey
1882-3 Published 5-volume survey of the British Navy
1886 Raised to the peerage as Baron Brassey of Bulkeley.
1890 Married for a second time, to Sybil de Vere Capell
1893-6 President of the Institution of Naval Architects
1911 Created Earl Brassey
Had a steam yacht called Sunbeam. 
1918 Died in London