Thomas Edward Dicey
- Sources yet to be consulted:
- Memorials of Albert Venn Dicey, Robert Sangster Rait, 1925.
- The Rule of Law: Albert Venn Dicey, Victorian jurist,
Richard A. Cosgrove, 1980.
- Albert Venn Dicey: The Man and His Times,
Trowbridge H. Ford, 1985.
Grave of Thomas Edward Dicey, Claybrooke Parva church.
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Thomas Edward Dicey
of Claybrooke Hall, Leicestershire
born at Claybrooke Hall on 11 October 1789.
matriculated at Oriel College
, Oxford, 17 October 1806.
inherited the family business and property 1807.
He "migrated" to Cambridge, admitted as a pensioner to
4 May 1808.
(highest-ranking student in mathematics)
Thomas Edward was an important railway entrepreneur.
He was a director from at least 1836
Midland Counties Railway,
which he helped develop.
He was Chairman of the Midland Counties Railway
from at least 1837.
A section of the Midland Counties Railway
ran through Ullesthorpe
(just E of Claybrooke).
This section opened 1840.
See entry in
Claybrooke in 1841 census.
The Diceys were still involved in patent medicines until at least the 1840s.
The Midland Counties Railway merged in 1844 into the
In 1847 the Diceys left the Midlands and moved to London.
The family continued to own the Northampton Mercury.
The family continued to own Claybrooke for many years but did not live there.
Thomas Edward dies, 1858:
He died on 20 February 1858, at Princes Terrace, Hyde Park, London, age 68 yrs.
bur in St. Peter's Church, Claybrooke Parva (opposite Claybrooke Hall).
Anne Mary died on October 28, 1878, age 81 yrs.
They had issue:
- Henry Thomas Stephen Dicey,
born 1831, eldest son,
educ Trinity College, Cambridge,
died Sun 30 Nov 1884, age 53 yrs,
bur St. Peter's Church, Claybrooke Parva.
- Edward Dicey
journalist and author,
Edward James Stephen Dicey,
born 1832, Claybrooke Hall,
educ Trinity College,
President of the Cambridge Union
foreign correspondent for the Daily Telegraph
and other publications,
editor of The Observer 1870-89,
author of many books on foreign affairs,
like his brother he was
an opponent of Irish Home Rule,
died 1911, age 79 yrs,
bur Brompton cemetery, London.
- Albert Venn Dicey,
legal scholar and writer,
born 4th Feb 1835,
educ Balliol College, Oxford,
lawyer and journalist,
the Dicey family continued to own the Northampton Mercury,
and he occasionally acted as temporary editor,
mar 1872 to
Eleanor Mary Bonham-Carter
[born 1837, aunt of
Maurice Bonham Carter,
and great-grandaunt of
Helena Bonham Carter],
Vinerian Professor of Law
at Oxford, 1882 to 1909,
fellow of All Souls College,
author of An Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution
strong opponent of Irish Home Rule,
became Q.C. in 1890,
post-1909 he became one of the first Professors of Law at the
London School of Economics
died 7th Apr 1922, age 87 yrs,
at his home, The Orchard, 80 Banbury Road, Oxford
(this house is now replaced by a block of flats,
and street view),
buried at St Sepulchre's cemetery, Oxford.
Francis William Dicey,
Arms of Midland Railway, Derby station, photo 2006.
Grave of Henry Thomas Stephen Dicey, Claybrooke Parva church.
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Edward Dicey, 1865.
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Albert Venn Dicey.
- The Dicey family apparently continued to own Claybrooke
until it was sold on 13 May 1885.
- The Dicey family continued to own the Northampton Mercury
- The Northampton Mercury still exists today
Northampton Mercury & Citizen.