BRIDGEMAN, Orlando (1762-1825), of Weston Park, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 5 June 1800

Family and Education

b. 19 Mar. 1762, 3rd but 1st surv. s. of Henry Bridgeman. educ. Harrow 1770-1; Hackney; Trinity, Camb. 1782. m. 29 May 1788, Hon. Lucy Elizabeth Byng, da. of George, 4th Visct. Torrington, 4s. 2da. suc. fa. as 2nd Baron Bradford, 5 June 1800; cr. Earl of Bradford 30 Nov. 1815.


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Bridgeman was returned unopposed on the family interest at Wigan, supported by the Duke of Portland. He voted with Opposition. There is no record of his having spoken in the House before 1790.

He died 7 Sept. 1825.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Mary M. Drummond