Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron Cottesloe
The Lord Cottesloe
Photograph of Lord Cottesloe from the 1938 Slough Charter of Incorporation
|Born||5 February 1862|
Mayfair, London, England
|Died||9 July 1956 94) (aged|
|Known for||Baron, Olympian|
Thomas Francis Fremantle was born on 5 February 1862. He was the son of Thomas Fremantle, 2nd Baron Cottesloe, and a direct descendant of Admiral Thomas Fremantle, who was awarded the Australian title of Baron Fremantle. Through his grandmother Louisa Elizabeth Nugent he was a descendant of the Schuyler family and the Van Cortlandt family of British North America.
Fremantle had a lifelong devotion to the armed forces, and as well as commanding the Territorial Army he was also an Honorary Colonel of the Buckinghamshire battalion of the Oxfordshire Light Infantry. He was an expert shot using the rifle and published three books on the subject. He was also on the War Office Small Arms Committee. He shot in the English Eight for 27 years and was its Captain from 1920 until his death. He competed in the 1000 yard free rifle event at the 1908 Summer Olympics.
In 1911, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.
On the death of his friend and fellow rifleman Sir Henry St. John Halford, 3rd Baronet of Wistow Hall, Leicestershire, in 1897, he inherited the Wistow estate and continued there the ballistic trials they had jointly carried out on the Wistow rifle range. His descendants still occupy the Hall.
He resided in Swanbourne in Buckinghamshire. The house in which he lived is still the home of his descendants today. He died on 9 July 1956.
He married Frances (Anne) Tapling, daughter of the industrialist Thomas Tapling and sister of MP Thomas Tapling Jr., and was succeeded by his son John Fremantle, 4th Baron Cottesloe.
The Marquess of Lincolnshire
| Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire
Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Bt
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
| Baron Cottesloe
|Titles of nobility|
of the Austrian Empire
| Baron Fremantle