Sir Giles Brydges, 1st Baronet

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Sir Giles Brydges, 1st Baronet (1573 – August 1637) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1621 and 1629.

Brydges was the son of the Hon. Charles Brydges of Wilton Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, younger son of John Brydges, 1st Baron Chandos, and his wife Jane, daughter of Sir Edward Carne. He matriculated at St Alban Hall, Oxford on 27 Nov 1590 aged 17. He was created a baronet on 17 May 1627.[1]

In 1621, Brydges was elected Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury.[2] In 1625 he was High Sheriff of Herefordshire.[1] He was elected MP for Herefordshire in 1625 and 1628, and sat until 1629 when King Charles decided to rule without parliament for eleven years.[1]

Brydges married on 16 January 1620 Mary Scudamore, daughter of Sir James Scudamore MP of Holme Lacy, Hereford. His grandson, James, succeeded as the 8th Baron Chandos in 1676.

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir John Ratcliffe
Sir Dudley Digges
Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury
1621–1622
With: Sir Dudley Digges
Succeeded by
Sir Dudley Digges
Sir Baptist Hicks
Preceded by
Sir Robert Harley
Sir John Scudamore, Bt
Member of Parliament for Herefordshire
1625
With: John Rudhale
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Harley
Sir Walter Pye
Preceded by
Sir Robert Harley
Sir Walter Pye
Member of Parliament for Herefordshire
1628–1629
With: Sir Walter Pye
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Wilton)
1627–1637
Succeeded by
John Brydges