Viscount Bridgeman

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Viscountcy of Bridgeman
Arms of Viscount Bridgeman
Creation date18 June 1929
MonarchKing George V
PeeragePeerage of the United Kingdom
First holderWilliam Bridgeman, 1st Viscount Bridgeman
Present holderRobin Bridgeman, 3rd Viscount Bridgeman
Heir apparentHon. Luke Robinson Orlando Bridgeman
Remainder tothe 1st Viscount's heirs male of the body lawfully begotten.

Viscount Bridgeman, of Leigh in the County of Shropshire, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1929 for the Conservative politician William Bridgeman, who had previously served as Home Secretary and First Lord of the Admiralty. He was the son of Reverend the Hon. John Robert Orlando Bridgeman, third son of George Bridgeman, 2nd Earl of Bradford. His son, the second Viscount, served as Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire from 1951 to 1969. As of 2014 the title is held by the latter's nephew, the third Viscount, who succeeded in 1982. He is one of the ninety elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, and sits as a Conservative. As a descendant of the second Earl of Bradford he is also in remainder to this peerage and its subsidiary titles.

The family seat is Watley House, near Winchester, Hampshire.

Coat of arms[edit]

The heraldic blazon for the coat of arms of the barony is: Sable, ten plates, four, three, two, and one, on a chief argent a lion passant ermines.

Viscounts Bridgeman (1929)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's second son Hon. Luke Robinson Orlando Bridgeman (b. 1971).
The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son Valentine Henry Ralph Orlando Bridgeman (b. 1999).

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