Richard W. Bridgman

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Richard Whalley Bridgman (c.1761–1820) was an English attorney and writer on law.


Bridgman was born about 1761, and died at Bath, Somerset 16 November 1820, in his fifty-ninth year. He was an attorney, and acted as one of the clerks of the Grocers' Company.


He left the following works, published between 1798 and 1813:

  • 'Thesaurus Juridicus; containing the Decisions of the several Courts of Equity, &c., systematically digested from the Revolution to 1798,' 2 vols. 1799-1800.
  • 'Reflections on the Study of the Law,' 1804.
  • 'Dukes' Law of Charitable Uses,' &c., 1805.
  • 'An Analytical Digested Index of the Reported Cases in the several Courts of Equity,' 1805, 2 vols.; 2nd edition, 1813, 3 vols.; 3rd edition, edited by his son, R. O. Bridgman, 1822, 3 vols.
  • 'Supplement to the Analytical Digested Index,' &c., 1807.
  • 'A Short View of Legal Bibliography, to which is added a Plan for classifying a Public or Private Library,' 1807.
  • 'A Synthesis of the Law of Nisi Prius,' 1809, 8vo.
  • 'Judgment of the Common Pleas in Benyon against Evelyn,' 1811.
  • An annotated edition of Sir Francis Buller's Introduction to the Law relative to Trials at Nisi Prius, 1817.



 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Bridgman, Richard Whalley". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.