Michael Knatchbull, 5th Baron Brabourne
|His Excellency The Right Honourable
The Lord Brabourne
GCSI GCIE MC
Michael Knatchbull in 1929
|Member of Parliament for Ashford|
27 October 1931 – 17 March 1933
|Preceded by||Roderick Kedward|
|Succeeded by||Sir Patrick Spens|
|Governor of Bombay|
|Preceded by||Sir Frederick Sykes|
|Succeeded by||Sir Lawrence Lumley|
|Governor of Bengal|
|Preceded by||Sir John Anderson|
|Succeeded by||John Arthur Herbert|
|Born||8 May 1895|
|Died||23 February 1939(aged 43)|
|Spouse(s)||Lady Doreen Browne|
Baptised Michael Herbert Rudolf Knatchbull-Hugessen, he dropped the Hugessen part of his surname by deed poll in 1919. Knatchbull was educated at Wellington College and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
He served in the Royal Artillery, rising to the rank of Lieutenant and in the RAF, rising to Captain. He fought in the First World War (where he was mentioned in dispatches three times) and was awarded the Military Cross.
House of Commons
House of Lords
In 1933, upon his father's death, he succeeded as Baron Brabourne following which he was made Governor of Bombay and was invested as a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire.
Governor of Bombay
While Governor of Bombay he laid the foundation stone at the historic Brabourne Stadium cricket ground in 1936 after conducting negotiations for the land with Anthony de Mello of the Cricket Club of India (CCI).
Governor of Bengal
In 1937 he also became a Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India and served as Governor of Bengal until 1939, the year he died.
- Norton Cecil Michael Knatchbull, 6th Baron Brabourne (1922–1943)
- John Ulick Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne (1924–2005). In 1946 he married The Hon. Patricia Mountbatten (later 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma) and had issue.
His widow, The Dowager Lady Brabourne, was murdered in the 1979 bombing by the Provisional Irish Republican Army of The 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma's boat. One of their grandsons also died in the bombing.
Styles of address
- 1895-1915: Mr Michael Knatchbull-Hugessen
- 1915-1919: The Honourable Michael Knatchbull-Hugessen
- 1919-1931: The Honourable Michael Knatchbull
- 1931-1933: The Honourable Michael Knatchbull MP
- 1933: The Right Honourable The Lord Brabourne[a]
- 1933-1937: His Excellency The Right Honourable The Lord Brabourne GCIE
- 1937-1939: His Excellency The Right Honourable The Lord Brabourne GCSI GCIE
- Although The Lord Brabourne was a baronet, by custom the post-nominal of "Bt" is omitted, as Peers of the Realm do not list subsidiary hereditary titles.
- Lundy, Darryl. "ThePeerage.com His details & photo". The Peerage].[unreliable source]
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Lord Brabourne
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Ashford
Sir Patrick Spens
Sir Frederick Sykes
|Governor of Bombay
Sir Lawrence Lumley
Sir John Anderson
|Governor of Bengal
John Arthur Herbert
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|