DEASY, Henry Hugh Peter

DEASY, Henry Hugh Peter. Dublin 29.6.1866 — Carrigahorig, Co. Tipperary 24.1.1947. British (Irish) Traveller in Central Asia. Captain. “Son of Right Hon. Richard Deasy, Lord Justice of Appeal (Ireland),” and Monica O’Connor. He was “educated at Bournemouth and Dublin. Joined the 16th Lancers, 1888, and resigned his commission, 1897. Explored Western Tibet, 1896. Received the Founder’s Gold Medal from the Royal Geographical Society for exploring and survey work in Central Asia for nearly three years. Created a record in motoring, by driving 450 miles in 21 hours.” Returned to Europe around 1900. Founder of the Deasy Motor Car Company. In 1903 drove a car from London to Moscow. In retirement lived in his estate, where also died. Married 1901 with Dolores Hickie, two daughters, one son.

Publications: In Tibet and Chinese Turkestan: Being the record of three years’ exploration. 420 p. L. 1901.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; D. Murphy, D.I.B. 3, 2009, 116f.; The Catholic Who’s Who 1910 & 1930 in Br. Biogr. Arch.; Wikipedia with photo in Oriental costume.

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