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George Bridgeman, 4th Earl of Bradford

George Cecil Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Earl of Bradford DL JP (3 February 1845 – 2 January 1915) was a British soldier and peer.

The Earl of Bradford
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Born(1845-02-03)3 February 1845
Died2 January 1915(1915-01-02) (aged 69)
TitleEarl of Bradford
Spouse(s)Lady Ida Annabella Frances Lumley
ParentsOrlando Bridgeman, 3rd Earl of Bradford
The Hon. Selina Louisa Weld-Forester

The elder son of the 3rd Earl of Bradford and the Hon. Selina Louisa Forester, Bridgeman was educated at Harrow School, and served in the 1st Life Guards and the Shropshire Yeomanry, reaching the rank of Captain. He succeeded his father in his titles on 9 March 1898.

Bridgeman was Member of Parliament (MP) for North Shropshire from 1867 to 1885. He was Deputy Lieutenant of Warwickshire and Shropshire, as well as Justice of Peace for Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Shropshire.

He died in London, and was buried in Weston Park, Staffordshire, on 6 January 1915.


On 7 September 1869, the then-Viscount Newport, married Lady Ida Frances Annabella Lumley (28 November 1848 – 22 August 1936), daughter of Richard Lumley, 9th Earl of Scarbrough (7 May 1813 – 5 December 1884), and Frederica Mary Adeliza Drummond (16 December 1826 – 2 April 1907) in Maltby, Yorkshire. They had seven children:

The Countess of Bradford was a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Wales (later Queen Mary) from 1901.[2]


  1. ^ "Casualty Details: Bridgeman, Richard Orlando Beaconsfield". CWGC. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  2. ^ "No. 27382". The London Gazette. 3 December 1901. p. 8559.


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