Herbert John Brinsmead was born 31 March 1872 the son of the piano maker Thomas James Brinsmead and his wife Elizabeth nee Goddard, in London. Herbert was the paternal grandson of the famous West Country piano maker John Brinsmead.
Leaving Merchant Taylors in 1889 he entered the family business becoming a ‘pianoforte supply merchant’, and becoming the third generation of the family to be so employed.
He was Master of the Lodge in 1911.
He died on 9 June 1954 at Hendon,