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Bridgeman, Viscount (UK, 1929)


Creation: let. pat. 18 Jun 1929


Family name: Bridgeman




Sable ten Plates four three two and one on a Chief Argent a Lion passant Ermines


A Demi-Lion rampant Argent holding in the paws a Wreath of Laurel proper


On either side a Leopard guardant Gules pellety charged on the shoulder with a Portcullis Or


Nec Temere Nec Timide (Neither rashly not timidly)



William Clive [Bridgeman], 1st Viscount Bridgeman, JP DL PC

only son of Rev Hon John Robert Orlando Bridgeman, Rector of Weston-under-Lizard, co. Stafford (by his wife Marianne Caroline Clive, only dau. of Ven William Clive, Archdeacon of Montgomery), 3rd son by his first wife of George Augustus Frederick Henry [Bridgeman], 2nd Earl of Bradford


31 Dec 1864


30 Apr 1895 Dame Caroline Beatrix Parker DBE JP (d. 26 Dec 1961), 1st dau. of Hon Cecil Thomas Parker (by his wife Rosamond Esther Harriet Longley, dau. of Most Rev & Rt Hon C T Longley DD, Archbishop of Canterbury), 2nd son by his second wife of Thomas Augustus Wolstenholme [Parker], 6th Earl of Macclesfield


1. Hon Robert Clive Bridgeman, later 2nd Viscount Bridgeman

2. Brig Hon Geoffrey John Orlando Bridgeman MC FRCS LRCP, of Watley House, Sparsholt, Winchester, co. Hampshire ,Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at St George's Hospital (b. 3 Jul 1898; d. 15 Oct 1974), mar. 3 Jul 1929 Mary Meriel Gertrude Talbot (d. 5 Jul 1974), only dau. of Rt Hon Sir George John Talbot, and had issue:

1a. Robin John Orlando Bridgeman, later 3rd Viscount Bridgeman

1a. Helena Mary Bridgeman (b. 2 Nov 1932), mar. (1) 18 Jul 1953 (div. 1963) as his first wife Hon Paul Asquith (b. 4 Jan 1927; d. 12 Nov 1984), 2nd son of Cyril [Asquith], Baron Asquith of Bishopstone (Life Peer), by his wife Anne Stephanie Pollock, 1st dau. of Sir Adrian Donald Wilde Pollock KCMG, and (2) 15 Jul 1963 James Francis Lesley Bayley, of Wassall Houzse, Rolvenden, cranbrook, co. Kent, son of Thomas Eliot Bayley, of Edinburgh, and has issue by both husbands

2a. Daphne Bridgeman (b. 9 Apr 1940), mar. 4 Dec 1965 as his second wife William Howard Clive Montgomery, of Grey Abbey, Newtownards, co. Down, 1st son of Maj Hugh Edward Montgomery DL, of Grey Abbey, co. Down, and has issue

3. Hon Sir  Maurice Richard Bridgeman KBE, Chairman of British Petroleum 1960-69 (b. 26 Jan 1904; d. 18 Jun 1980), mar. 23 Feb 1933 Diana Mary Erica Wilson (d. in a motot accident 20 May 1979), 2nd dau. of Humphrey Minto Wilson, of 9 South Audley Street, London, and had issue

1. Anne Bridgeman (b. 23 Jul 1900; dvp. 24 Jul 1900)


14 Aug 1935


18 Jun 1929 Viscount Bridgeman, of Leigh in the County of Shropshire

suc. by



Private Secretary to the Colonial Secretary 1889-92 and the Chancellor of the Exchequer 1895-1902; Member of Parliament (Unionist) for Oswestry 1906-29; a Lord of the Treasury 1915-16; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour 1916-19 and the Board of Trade 1919-20; Privy Councillor 1920; First Secretary for Mines 1920-22; Secretary of State for Home Affairs 1922-24;  First Lord of the Admiralty 1924-29; Elder Brother of the Trinity House 1928


Robert Clive [Bridgeman], 2nd Viscount Bridgeman, KBE CB DSO MC JP DL


1 Apr 1896


12 Jun 1930 Hon Mary Kathleen Lane-Fox JP (d. 1981), 2nd dau. of George Richard [Lane-Fox], 1st Baron Bingley, by his wife Hon Mary Agnes Emily Wood, 2nd dau. of Charles Lindley [Wood], 2nd Viscount Halifax


1. Hon Anne Caroline Mary Bridgeman (b. 30 Jul 1932), mar. 19 Jul 1955 Rev Nicholas David Stacey, of The Old Vicarage, Selling, Faversham, co. Kent (d. 8 May 2017), 1st son of David Henry Stacey, of Knaphill Manor, Chobham, co. Surrey, by his wife Isobel Part, and has issue

2. Hon Susan Elizabeth Bridgeman JP, Lady-in-Waiting to Lady May Abel-Smith, wife of the Governor of Queensland 1958-60 (b. 19 Oct 1935; d. 26 Aug 2013), mar. 1 Aug 1962 David Kenneth Dudley Foster, of The Spicer's House, 101 Corve Street, Ludlow, co. Shropshire, 1st son of Kenneth Dudley Foster, of The Lodge, Claverley, co. Shropshire, and had issue

3. Hon Mary Selina Bridgeman CVO JP, Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire 2008-15 (b. 14 Jan 1940; d. 30 Mar 2019), mar. 14 Jul 1962 Jeremy David Bagot Bayliss FRICS, of Sheepbridge Court, Swallowfield, Reading, co. Berkshire (b. 1937), only son of Edmund Bayliss, of Guernsey, Channel Islands, and had issue


s.p.m. 17 Nov 1982

suc. by



joined the Rife Brigade 1914 and served in the First World War 1915-18; MC 1918; Capt 1921, Brevet Maj 1932, Brigade Maj 1932-34, Brevet Lt Col 1935, General Staff Officer 1935-37; DSO 1940; CB 1944; KBE 1954


Robin John Orlando [Bridgeman], 3rd Viscount Bridgeman


5 Dec 1930


10 Dec 1966 (Victoria) Harriet Lucy Turton, 3rd dau. of Ralph Meredyth Turton, of Kildale Hall, Whitby, co. York, by his wife Mary Blanche Chetwynd-Stapylton, 1st dau. of Col Bryan Henry Chetwynd-Stapylton CBE


1. Hon William Orlando Caspar Bridgeman (b. 15 Aug 1968; dvp. 12 Nov 2000)

2. Hon Luke Robinson Orlando Bridgeman (b. 1 May 1971), mar. 25 May 1996 Victoria Frost, yst. dau. of Henry Frost, and has issue:

1a. Valentine Henry Ralph Orlando Bridgeman (b. 11 Oct 1999)

2a. Felix Bridgeman (b. 30 Mar 2002)

1a. Artemis Mary Rosalind Margaret Bridgeman (b. 12 Nov 2004)

3. Hon Esmond Francis Ralph Orlando Bridgeman (b. 3 Oct 1974)

4. Hon Orlando Henry Geoffrey Bridgeman (b. 11 Apr 1983)


elected to the House of Lords 1999


 Last updated 11 Jun 2017




3rd Viscount Bridgeman, of Leigh in the County of Shropshire

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 18 Jun 1929)



Watley House, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2LU

19 Chepstow Road, London W2 5BP

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