BRIDGEMAN, Henry (1725-1800), of Weston Park, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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7 Dec. 1748 - 1768
1768 - 13 Aug. 1794

Family and Education

b. 7 Sept. 1725, 1st surv. s. of Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Bt.. educ. Queens’, Camb. 1744; L. Inn 1744. m. 12 July 1755, Elizabeth, da. and h. of Rev. John Simpson of Stoke Hall, Derbys., 5s. 3da. suc. to Weston estate of his uncle Thomas, 4th Earl of Bradford, 1762; and fa. as 5th Bt. 25 July 1764; cr. Baron Bradford 13 Aug. 1794.

Offices Held

Clerk of the household to the Prince of Wales 1756-60; clerk comptroller of the Green Cloth 1761-Apr. 1764.

Recorder, Wenlock 1774-d.


Bridgeman sat at Ludlow on the interest of Lord Powis whom he followed in Parliament as one of the Shropshire Whigs. He died 5 June 1800.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson