Henry Brand, 2nd Viscount Hampden

Henry Brand, 2nd Viscount Hampden

Henry Robert Brand, 2nd Viscount Hampden, GCMG (2 May 1841 – 2 November 1906) was Governor of New South Wales from 1895 to 1899.

He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Hertfordshire 1868-1873 and for Stroud 1880-1886.

He succeeded his father Henry Brand, 1st Viscount Hampden on March 14, 1892 as 2nd Viscount Hampden and 24th Baron Dacre.

Brand arrived in Sydney, Australia on 21 November 1895, and served an uneventful term. He was the second-last Governor of New South Wales before the Federation of Australia. He left Sydney quietly and returned to London, where he died in 1906.

Brand had six children with his second wife, Susan Henrietta Cavendish, including Robert Henry Brand. Through his daughter Margaret, he is the great-great-grandfather of Sarah Ferguson

Hampden Bridge in Kangaroo Valley, NSW is named for him.


* [http://www.thepeerage.com/p10359.htm#i103586 thePeerage.com]
* [http://www.schools.nsw.edu.au/sites/nswconstitution/html/3rd/bgr/gov/hampden.html Hampden biography]

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