BRASSEY, Nathaniel (?1697-1765), of Roxford, Hertingfordbury, Herts. and Lombard St., London
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Family and Education
b. ?1697, 1st s. of John Brassey of Lombard St. by his w. Mary Lane. m. (1) Mary, 2s. d.v.p. 1da.; (2) 17 Oct. 1751, Martha Phillips, 1s. suc. fa. 1737.
Brassey, the son of a Quaker banker, joined his father’s firm as a young man, and became a prominent banker himself. His father, by his purchase of the manor of Roxford, just outside Hertford, had established an interest in the borough where in 1754, Nathaniel was re-elected unopposed.
In Dupplin’s list of 1754 Brassey was classed as an Administration supporter. He subscribed £10,000 to the loan of 1757.1 He did not stand again in 1761 and died 29 Sept. 1765, aged 68.
Ref Volumes: 1754-1790
Author: Mary M. Drummond
- 1. Devonshire mss.