Thomas Brand Hollis

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Thomas Brand Hollis (1719–1804), born Thomas Brand, was a British political radical and dissenter.

Thomas Brand was born the only son of Timothy Brand of Ingatestone, Essex and was educated at Felsted School, Trinity College, Cambridge,[1] the Inner Temple and Glasgow University.

In 1748-9 he toured Europe with the political philosopher and writer Thomas Hollis who, on his death in 1774, left his estate at Corscombe and Halstock in Dorset to Brand on condition that Brand added the name of Hollis to his own name. He was supportive of the revolutionary activity in the American colonies.

In June 1756 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.[2]

On his death he left Corscombe and his own property in Ingatestone to John Disney, the father of John Disney.

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  1. ^ "Brand, Thomas (BRNT735T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 

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