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Bradford, Baron (GB, 1794)
Creation: let.pat. 13 Aug 1794
Family name: Bridgeman
See Earl of Bradford
Henry [Bridgeman], 1st Baron Bradford
1st son and heir of Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Bt. MP, by his wife Lady Anne Newport, sister and cohrss. in her issue of Thomas [Newport], 4th Earl of Bradford, and 3rd dau. of Richard [Newport], 2nd Earl of Bradford
7 Feb 1725
12 Jul 1755 Elizabeth Simpson (b. 124 Nov 1735; d. 6 Mar 1806), dau. and hrss. of Rev John Simpson, of Stoke Hall, co. Derby, by his wife ..... Stringer
1. Hon Orlando Bridgeman, later 2nd Baron Bradford later 1st Earl of Bradford
2. Hon John Bridgeman later Bridgeman-Simpson, of Babworth Gall, co. Nottingham (b. 13 May 1763; d. 5 Jun 1850), mar. (1) 3 Jun 1784 Henrietta Frances Worsley (d. 25 Jul 1791), sister and hrss. in her issue of Sir Richard Worsley, 7th Bt., and only dau. of Sir Thomas Worsley, 6th Bt., of Appuldercombe in the Isle of Wight, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Boyle, only dau. by his first wife of John [Boyle], 5th Earl of Cork, and (2) 27 Nov 1793 Grace Estwicke (d. 1 Jan 1839), dau. of Samuel Estwicke, and had issue by both wives
3. Rev Hon George Bridgeman, Rector of Wigan and Weston (b. 11 Aug 1765; d. 27 Oct 1822), mar. (1) 28 Jul 1792 Lady Lucy Boyle (d. 7 Sep 1801), 1st dau. by his first wife of Edmund [Boyle], 7th Earl of Cork, and (2) 16 Aug 1809 Charlotte Louisa Poyntz (dsp. 26 Jan 1840), 2nd dau. of William Poyntz, of Midgham House, co. Berkshire, and had issue by his first wife
1. Hon Elizabeth Bridgeman (d. 5 May 1810), mar. 10 Feb 1794 Sir George William Gunning, 2nd Bt., and had issue
5 Jun 1800
13 Aug 1794 Baron Bradford, of Bradford in the County of Shropshire
Member of Parliament for Ludlow 1748-68 and for Wenlock 1768-94; Clerk Comptroller of the Board of Green Cloth 1761-64; suc. his maternal uncle in the Weston Park estate 1762; suc. his father 25 Jul 1764 as 5th Baronet "of Great Lever" and in the Castle Bromwich estates
Orlando [Bridgeman], 2nd Baron Bradford later 1st Earl of Bradford
30 Nov 1815 Viscount Newport and Earl of Bradford
The Barony of Bradford has been held by the Earls of Bradford since 30 Nov 1815.
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