Lt-Col Thomas Braddyll (Biographical details)

Lt-Col Thomas Braddyll (military/naval; British; Male; 1776 - 1862)

Also known as

Braddyll, Thomas Richmond Gale

Biography

Son of Wilson Gale Braddyll (q.v.); lieutenant colonel in the Coldstream Guards. As a young amateur supplied designs for satirical prints to James Gillray (q.v.). In 1818, he inherited the family seat, Conishead Priory, Lancashire, and had it rebuilt by PhilipWyatt at a cost of £140,000. The remainder of his fortune was lost to speculation in the Durham coal mines and in 1848 he was declared bankrupt. His portrait as a child painted with his parents by Reynolds is in the Fitzwilliam Museum.