William Bridges (politician)

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William Bridges (died 30 October 1714), of Wallington, Surrey, was a British politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons from 1695 to 1714.

Bridges was the son of Robert Bridges and his wife Mary (née Woodcock).[1]

Bridges was returned as Member of Parliament (MP) for Liskeard, Cornwall at the 1695 English general election and sat until 1714. He was a member of the Board of Ordnance.[1]

He acquired the estate of Kenwood House from Brook Bridges, rebuilding the house,[2] and selling it in 1705 to John Walter of London.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "BRIDGES, William (d. 1714), of Wallington, Surr. and the Tower of London". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ http://library.thehumanjourney.net/151/1/KDO09.pdf, at p.1.
  3. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65024
Military offices
Preceded by
Samuel Fortrey
Clerk of the Deliveries of the Ordnance
1682–1683
Succeeded by
Thomas Gardiner
Preceded by
Edward Conyers
Storekeeper of the Ordnance
1683–1685
Preceded by
John Charlton
Surveyor-General of the Ordnance
1702–1714
Succeeded by
Michael Richards
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Emanuel Pyper
Sir Bourchier Wrey
Member of Parliament for Liskeard
1695–1707
With: Sir Bourchier Wrey 1695–1696
Henry Darell 1696–1701
Thomas Dodson 1701–1707
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Liskeard
1707–1714
With: John Dolben 1707–1710
Philip Rashleigh 1710–1714
Succeeded by
Sir John Trelawny
Philip Rashleigh