Orlando Bridgeman, 1st Earl of Bradford

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The Earl of Bradford
Bridgeman arms.svg
Arms of the Earl of Bradford
Born (1762-03-19)19 March 1762
Died 7 September 1825(1825-09-07) (aged 63)
Title Earl of Bradford
Tenure 30 November 1815 – 7 September 1825
Other titles 1st Viscount Newport
2nd Baron Bradford
6th Baronet Bridgeman of Great Lever
Successor George Bridgeman, 2nd Earl
Spouse(s) Lucy Elizabeth Byng
Issue George Augustus Frederick Henry Bridgeman
Charles Orlando Bridgeman
Orlando Henry Bridgeman
Henry Edmund Bridgeman
Parents Henry Bridgeman, 1st Baron Bradford
Elizabeth Simpson

Orlando Bridgeman, 1st Earl of Bradford (19 March 1762 – 7 September 1825) was a British peer and politician.

The oldest son of the 1st Baron Bradford and Elizabeth Simpson, he was educated at Harrow School, London and at Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] From 1784 to 1800, he was Member of Parliament (MP) for Wigan. Bridgeman succeeded to his father's titles on 5 June 1800. On 30 November 1815, he was made Viscount Newport, in the County of Shropshire and Earl of Bradford, in the County of Shropshire. Bradford died aged 63 in Weston Park in Staffordshire.


Lord Bradford married Hon. Lucy Elizabeth Byng, daughter of the 4th Viscount Torrington on 29 May 1788. They had four children:


  1. ^ "Bridgeman, Orlando (BRGN782O)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Cotes
Horatio Walpole
Member of Parliament for Wigan
With: John Cotes
Succeeded by
John Cotes
George William Gunning
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Earl of Bradford
2nd creation
Succeeded by
George Bridgeman
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Bridgeman
Baron Bradford
Succeeded by
George Bridgeman