Thursday, 3 July 2014

Honorary 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:-

1.  The Right Honourable William James [Pirrie], Viscount Pirrie, KP, PC ~ 1898

2.  Thomas Henry Ismay, Esq. ~ 1899

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