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Thomas Henry Ismay

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Maryport, Cumberland, England
Death: November 23, 1899 (62)
Dawpool, Thurstaston, Wirral, England
Place of Burial: Merseyside, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Ismay and Mary Ismay
Husband of Margaret Ismay
Father of Joseph Bruce Ismay; James Hainsworth Ismay; Ethel Sealby Drage; Ada Chandos-Pole-Gell; Dora Fielden and 2 others
Brother of Mary Ismay; Charlotte Ismay; Sarah Ismay and John Sealby Ismay

Occupation: Justice of Peace, Shipowner
Managed by: Private User
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About Thomas Henry Ismay

Thomas Henry Ismay (7 January 1837 – 23 November 1899) was the founder of the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, more commonly known as the White Star Line. His son was Joseph Bruce Ismay who travelled on (and survived) the maiden voyage of his company's ocean liner, the RMS Titanic in 1912.

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Name: Thomas Henry Ismay Gender: Male Christening Date: 02 Feb 1837 Christening Place: MARYPORT,CUMBERLAND,ENGLAND Father's Name: Joseph Ismay Mother's Name: Mary Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C03682-1 System Origin: England-ODM GS Film number: 90644, 90645

Citing this Record

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 Apr 2014), Thomas Henry Ismay, 02 Feb 1837; citing MARYPORT,CUMBERLAND,ENGLAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 90644, 90645.

He and his wife are commemorated with a large grave at St Bartholomew's Church, Thurstaston, Wirral, inscribed: "Great thoughts, great feelings came to him like instincts unawares" and "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God."

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Thomas Henry Ismay's Timeline

January 7, 1837
Maryport, Cumberland, England
February 2, 1837
Cumberland, England
December 12, 1862
Age 25
Crosby, Merseyside, UK
March 4, 1867
Age 30
Age 33
Waterloo, Lancashire, England
Age 34
Age 34
Waterloo, Lancashire, England
January 24, 1874
Age 37
Waterloo, Lancashire, England
Age 36