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Henry Hugh Peter Deasy

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Henry Hugh Peter Deasy (1866 - February 1947) was an army officer, founder of H. H. P. Deasy and Co and the Deasy Motor Car Manufacturing Co and a writer.

1866 Born in Dublin the son of Richard Deasy, the Lord Justice of Appeal in Ireland.

1888-97 He served as a British Army officer in the 16th Lancers, mostly in India. Most references list him as retiring as a Captain, although his Times obituary lists him as Major.

After his army service he became one of the first westerners to write a detailed account of Tibet, covering his travels between 1897 and 1899.

1900 He won The Royal Geographical Society Gold Medal for surveying nearly 40,000 square miles of the Himalayas. He also provided photographs for a book by Percy W. Church.

1901 Married Delore Hickie and had a son and daughter.

1903 He helped promote the Rochet-Schneider Company by driving a car from London to Glasgow non-stop. He also drove a Martini car up a mountain rock railway near Montreaux, Switzerland.

1903 February. Formed H. H. P. Deasy and Co to import both Rochet-Schneider and Martini cars into the UK.

1905 Director of the London Power Omnibus Co. Captain Henry Hugh Peter Deasy of 24 Evelyn Gardens, South Kensington. [1]

1906 The Deasy Motor Car Manufacturing Co was formed, and took over the factory formerly used by the Iden Car Co at Parkside, Coventry.

1908 March 9th. Deasy became increasingly frustrated after clashes with his chief designer, Edmund W. Lewis (formerly of Rover and Daimler) and resigned.

Became managing director of the A1 Tyre Co

1910 Biographical information and image at Automotor Journal 19100319

1911 Living at Hill Croft, Overton Road, Sutton, Surrey: Henry Hugh Peter Deasy (age 44 born Dublin), Managing Director "A1" Tyre Centre. With his wife (married ten years with two children) Dolores Deasy (age 39 born Dublin) and their daughters Monica Deasy (age 9 born Dublin) and Lucila Deasy (age 6 Born Wimbledon). Four servants.[2]

1947 Obituary[3] Died aged 80 years.


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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Friday 10 March 1905
  2. 1911 Census
  3. The Times, Wednesday, Feb 05, 1947