Thomas William Bramston

T.W. (Thomas William) Bramston (30 October 1796 – 21 May 1871) was Conservative and Protectionist Member for South Essex, 1835–1865. He was a trustee of the Royal Agricultural Society of England and a noted cattle breeder at the family estate, Skreens (established by Lord Chief Justice Sir John Bramston in 1635), near Roxwell, Essex. In 1830 he married Elizabeth Harvey, daughter of Admiral Sir Eliab Harvey Nugent, commander of HMS Temeraire at the Battle of Trafalgar.[1][2][3]

Their second son was Sir John Bramston, a Queensland politician who was a minister in the Herbert government, Attorney-General in the Palmer Ministry, later Attorney-General in Hong Kong and Assistant Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies.[4]


  1. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard (1871). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. 1. London: Harrison. p. 141. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  2. ^ The Marquis of Ruvigny and Ranieva (1911). The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal: The Mortimer-Percy Volume. London: T.C. & E. C. Jack. p. 530. ISBN 9780788418723.
  3. ^ A Member of the Middle Temple (1838). "Bramston (South Essex)". The assembled Commons; or, Parliamentary biographer, with an abstract of the law of election. London: Scott, Webster, and Geary. p. 37. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Part 2.15 – Alphabetical Register of Members of the Legislative Assembly 1860–2017 and the Legislative Council 1860–1922" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2015–2017: The 55th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original on 26 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)