Thomas Fremantle, 2nd Baron Cottesloe

Thomas Francis Fremantle, 2nd Baron Cottesloe, 3rd Baron Fremantle (30 January 1830 – 13 April 1918), was a British businessman and Conservative politician.

The Lord Cottesloe
Born30 January 1830
Died13 April 1918 (1918-04-14) (aged 88)
Spouse(s)Augusta Henrietta
ChildrenThomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron Cottesloe
Parent(s)Thomas Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe
Louisa Elizabeth
RelativesJohn Scott, 2nd Earl of Eldon (father-in-law)


Early lifeEdit

Thomas Francis Fremantle was born on 30 January 1830. He was the eldest son of Thomas Fremantle, 1st Baron Cottesloe, and the grandson of Vice-Admiral Thomas Fremantle and Elizabeth Wynne Fremantle, the diarist. His mother was Louisa Elizabeth, daughter of Sir George Nugent and a descendant of the Schuyler family and the Van Cortlandt family of British North America.


He entered Parliament as one of three representatives for Buckinghamshire in an 1876 by-election (succeeding the ennobled Benjamin Disraeli), a seat he held until 1885. He was also involved in business and became a director of the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway in January 1868, and served as its Chairman from June 1896 to February 1908. He was Chairman of the Buckinghamshire County Council until 1904.

Personal life and deathEdit

He married Lady Augusta Henrietta, daughter of John Scott, 2nd Earl of Eldon, in 1859. She died in 1906. He survived her by twelve years and died in April 1918, at the age of eighty-eight. He was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son Thomas.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Benjamin Disraeli
Nathaniel Lambert
Sir Robert Harvey
Member of Parliament for Buckinghamshire
With: Nathaniel Lambert 1876–1880
Sir Robert Harvey 1876–1885
Rupert Carington 1880–1885
Constituency abolished
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Fremantle, 1st Baron
Baron Cottesloe
Succeeded by
Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron
Titles of nobility
of the Austrian Empire
Preceded by
Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron
Baron Fremantle
Succeeded by
Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron
Business positions
Preceded by
Samuel Laing
Chairman of the Board of Directors of the
London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

Succeeded by
The Earl of Bessborough