Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Freemen of Belfast: 1898-99

HONORARY BURGESSES OF THE CITY OF BELFAST

Elected and admitted by the Council of the City of Belfast under the municipal privilege (Ireland) Act, 1875:-

1898 The Right Hon William James, Viscount Pirrie KP PC

1899 Thomas Henry Ismay, Esq

First published in July, 2012.

2 comments :

The Earl-Bishop said...

Is this the same Ismay that had such dreadful publicity after the sinking of RMS Titanic ?

Anonymous said...

It was his Father - quite a different character, he was a great self-made man who brought a huge amount of business to Harland and Wolff. After his death, his son, J. Bruce Ismay (who'd been sent to Harrow...) sold his controlling stake in White Star to JP Morgan, and left the sinking Titanic. VC