George Brydges, 6th Baron Chandos

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George Brydges, 6th Baron Chandos (1620–1655) was a supporter of Charles I of England during his struggle with Parliament, and distinguished himself at the first Battle of Newbury in 1643.[1]

Afterwards he fought in the west of England. He paid a large fine to the parliament at the close of the First English Civil War. He killed Henry Compton in a duel at Putney on 13 May 1653, and was tried and found guilty of manslaughter after a long imprisonment, 17 May 1654. He died of smallpox in February 1655, and was buried at Sudeley Castle.

Lord Chandos was the son of Grey Brydges, 5th Baron Chandos and Lady Anne Stanley; his mother in her youth had been considered heiress to the English throne (as a descendent of King Henry VIII's sister Mary Tudor, Queen of France), but had been passed over for James VI of Scotland. His stepfather was Mervyn Tuchet, 2nd Earl of Castlehaven.

He married firstly Lady Susan Montagu, daughter of Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, by whom he had three daughters, and secondly Lady Jane Savage, daughter of John Savage, 2nd Earl Rivers, by whom he had another three daughters. His brother William succeeded him as 7th Baron Chandos. After William's death in 1676 the barony came to a kinsman, James, who was English ambassador to Constantinople from 1680 to 1685.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Chandos, Barons and Dukes of s.v. John Brydges, 1st Baron Chandos". Encyclopædia Britannica. 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 838. 
Attribution
Political offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Northampton
Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire
1641–1646
with The Earl of Northampton (1641–1643)
English Interregnum
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Grey Brydges
Baron Chandos
2nd creation
1621–1655
Succeeded by
William Brydges