BRIDGEMAN, Orlando (1695-1764), of Blodwell, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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9 Apr. 1723 - 1727

Family and Education

b. 6 July 1695, 1st s. of Sir John Bridgeman, 3rd Bt., of Castle Bromwich, Warws. by Ursula, da. and h. of Roger Matthews of Blodwell, Salop. educ. Knockin, Salop; New Coll. Oxf. 1712; I. Temple 1713; travelled in Holland and Germany 1716. m. 9 Apr. 1719, Anne (d. 19 Aug. 1752), 2nd da. of Richard Newport, M.P., 2nd Earl of Bradford, sis. of Henry, Lord Newport, 4s. 2da. suc. fa. as 4th Bt. 23 July 1747.

Offices Held


Bridgeman, related to Robert Lloyd, entered politics as a Whig under the auspices of his father-in-law Lord Bradford. Defeated at Shrewsbury but returned on petition by the influence of the ministry, to whom he never gave a vote,1 he did not stand again. He died 25 July 1764.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. John Sambrooke to Wm. Forester, 4 Oct. 1733, Forester mss, Willey Park.