BRYDGES, William (aft.1548-1602), of Sudeley, Glos.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. aft. 1548, 2nd s. of Edmund Brydges, 2nd Baron Chandos, and bro. of Giles. educ. G. Inn 1571. m. Mary, da. of Owen Hopton, lt. of the Tower, by Anne, da. of Sir Edward Itchingham. suc. bro. as 4th Baron Chandos 1594.

Offices Held

Steward of Cricklade 1594; member, council in the marches of Wales 1594; keeper of Braydon forest 1594.


Until he succeeded his brother Giles to the bulk of the family estates in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, Brydges followed the comparatively obscure existence of a younger son. In Parliament he sat for Cricklade, the stewardship of which was in his family, and twice he represented Gloucestershire, where the influence of his brother was sufficient to secure the seat. As knight for Gloucestershire he was appointed to the subsidy committees on 24 Feb. 1585 and 22 Feb. 1587. He died 18 Nov. 1602.

Vis. Glos. (Harl. Soc. xxi), 237; Atkins, Glos. 369; C142/163/59; Bristol and Glos. Arch. Soc. Trans. vi. 287; xl. 120; l. 221; Wilts. Arch. Soc. recs. br. x. 97; D’Ewes, 409; Lansd. 43, anon. jnl. f. 171.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: W.J.J.