Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family 12/22 - Person Sheet
NameHenry Bouverie Wlliam BRAND, 1ST VISCOUNT HAMPDEN, 23RD LORD DACRE GCB PC , 1952
MotherPyne CROSBIE , 1986 (-1844)
FatherGeneral Robert ELLICE , 1970 (1784-1856)
MotherEliza COURTNEY , 2194 (1792-1859)
ChildrenHenry Robert , 1953 (1841-1906)
 Thomas Seymour , 4832 (1847-1916)
 Arthur George , 4833 (1853-1917)
 Charles , 13516 (1855-1912)
MP (Lib) Lewes 1852–68 and Cambs 1868–84, a Lord Treasury 1855–8, Parly Sec Treasury 1859–66, Speaker House of Commons 1872–84, Ld-Lt Sussex 1886–92;

When in 1851 Thomas, Lord Dacre, died without issue Henry Otway Trevor became 21st Baron Dacre and the Glynde estate passed to his younger son Henry Bouverie William Brand under the provision that the holder of the Barony of Dacre should always relinquish the Glynde estate in favour of the junior line. Henry Brand married Eliza, daughter of General Robert Ellice, in 1838. He first entered politics in 1846 at the age of 32 as private secretary to Sir George Grey (1799-1882 see D.N.B.) then Home Secretary in Lord John Russell's government. On 6 July 1852 he entered parliament as member for Lewes for which he sat until 1865 and for the remainder of his parliamentary career from 1868 to 1884 he was returned as member for Cambridgeshire. Brand was Lord of the Treasury under Palmerston 1855-58 and from 1859-66 parliamentary secretary to the treasury in the Liberal governments under Palmerston and Russell for which he acted as senior Liberal whip in the Commons. In 1872 he was elected Speaker of the House of Commons. 'Brand's long tenure of the position of party whip caused doubts as to his fitness for the speakership, but these were soon solved by Brand's impartial performance of his duties; he endeared himself to the House by his uniform suavity.' He held the Speakership at a critical time in parliamentary history when the rules of parliamentary procedure were being exploited for obstruction by Parnell's Irish party. Brand's most celbrated action as Speaker was his enforcement of the closure on his own responsibility after a sitting of 41 hours on a motion by W. E. Forster for leave to introduce his Coercion Bill for Ireland. Gladstone consulted the Speaker when drawing up resolutions for the reform of procedure.

Brand received the G.C.B. at the close of the 1881 session and on his retirement in 1884 was created Viscount Hampden of Glynde, thus reviving the Hampden title held by his ancestors. In 1890 he succeeded his brother Thomas as 23rd Baron Dacre and his youngest son Thomas inherited Glynde.

On his retirement he was created a Viscount and resurrected the title of Hampden. On his death he left Glynde to his younger son, Admiral Thomas Brand, who was succeeded by his son Humphrey who died in 1953. Humphrey Brand’s widow Aimee lived at Glynde until her death and, with no children, left the property to the present owner, Viscount Hampden.

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Henry Bouverie William Brand, 1st Viscount Hampden, GCB, PC (24 December 1814–14 March 1892), was a British Liberal politician. He served as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1872 to 1884.

Background and education

Brand was the second son of General Henry Trevor, 21st Baron Dacre, son of Thomas Brand and Gertrude Roper, 19th Baroness Dacre. His mother was Pyne, daughter of the Very Reverend the Hon. Maurice Crosbie, Dean of Limerick. He descended, indirectly, from John Hampden, the patriot. He was educated at Eton.

Political career

Brand entered parliament as a Liberal in 1852, and for some time was Chief Whip of his party. He was a Lord of the Treasury during the first Palmerston ministry, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury during the second. In 1872 he was elected speaker, and retained this post till February 1884. It fell to him to deal with the systematic obstruction of the Irish Nationalist Party, and his speakership is memorable for his action on 2 February 1881 in refusing further debate on W. E. Forster's Coercion Bill—a step which led to the formal introduction of the closure into parliamentary procedure. He was appointed a GCB in 1881 and on his retirement he was created Viscount Hampden, of Glynde in the County of Sussex. In 1890 he also succeeded in the barony of Dacre on the death of his brother.

Lord Hampden married Eliza (1818-8 March 1899, Pelham house, Lewes), daughter of General Robert Ellice by his wife Eliza, illegitimate daughter of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey by Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, in 1838. They had five sons and five daughters. His second son the Hon. Thomas Seymour Brand (1847-1916) was a Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy and inherited Glynde Place, while his third son the Hon. Arthur Brand was also a Liberal politician. Lord Hampden died on the 14th of March 1892, aged 77, and was succeeded in the viscountcy by his eldest son Henry. Lady Hampden died in March 1899.
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