DEASY, Henry Hugh Peter

DEASY, Henry Hugh Peter. Dublin 1856 — ?.?.1947. British (Irish) Traveller in Central Asia. Captain. “Son of Right Hon. Richard Deasy, Lord Justice of Appeal (Ireland), 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. Married 1901 with Dolores Hickie, two daughters, one son.

Publications: In Tibet and Chinese Turkestan. L. 1901.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; The Catholic Who’s Who 1910 & 1930 in Br. Biogr. Arch.; Wikipedia with photo in Oriental costume.

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