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Bridge of Harwich, Baron (UK, 1980 - 2007)

 

Creation: let.pat. 29 Sep 1980

 

Extinct: 20 Nov 2007

 

Family name: Bridge

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Arms:

 Azure issuant from the centre of a Bar wavy of Water proper in the nombril point of a Bridge of three Arches embattled Argent masoned Sable the whole between as many Sealions naiant guardant and each crowned with a Mural Crown Gold

Crest:

 An Eagle rising proper the Beak Or holding therein a Sprig of Lilac also proper

Supporters:

 Dexter:  A Winged Horse in trian aspect Argent hooved Or resting the dexter hoof upon a Portcullis chained also Or;  Sinister:  a Sealion in trian aspect all Argent resting the sinister forepaw on a Portcullis chained Gold, the Compartment comprising a Grassy Mount growing therefrom on a Rose Gules barbed stalked and leaved proper another Rose Argent barbed and seeded also proper between on the dexter a Rose Argent and on the sinister a Rose Gules both barbed seeded stalked and leaved proper on the sinister side of the mount a Flat Rock proper

Motto:

 Me Juvat Ire Per Altem (I rejoice in treading the high path)

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Nigel Cyprian [Bridge], Baron Bridge of Harwich, PC

son of Cdr Cyprian Dunscomb Charles Bridge RN

born

26 Feb 1917

mar.

1944 Margaret Swinbank, dau. of Leonard Heseltine Swinbank, of Weybridge. co. Surrey

children

1. Hon Charles Cyprian Bridge (b. 1951), mar. 1971 Sheila Marie Street

1. Hon Jane Elizabeth Bridge (b. 1944), mar. 1978 Prof J M Kister

2. Hon Rachel Ann Bridge (b. 1946), mar. 1975 Martin Pick

died

20 Nov 2007

created

29 Sep 1980 for life Baron Bridge of Harwich, of Harwich in the County of Essex

note

Barrister, Inner Temple 1947, Bencher 1964; Junior Counsel HM Treasury 1964-68, knighted on appointment as a Judge of High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division 1968-75, Presiding Judge, Western Circuit 1972-74, Privy Councillor 1975 on appointment as a Lord Justice of Appeal 1975-80, and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary 1980-92

 

 Last updated 11 Jan 2008

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