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Orlando Bridgeman, 3rd Earl of Bradford

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The Earl of Bradford by Carlo Pellegrini, 1874.

Orlando George Charles Bridgeman, 3rd Earl of Bradford, PC, (24 April 1819 – 12 March 1898) was a British peer.

The oldest son of the 2nd Earl of Bradford and Georgina Elizabeth Moncreiffe was born in Reynosa in Mexico. He was educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] He succeeded his father's titles in 1865.

Lord Bradford was Member of Parliament (MP) (Conservative) for South Shropshire between 1842 and 1865. He was Vice-Chamberlain of the Household between February 1852 and December 1852 and from 1858 to 1859, Lord Chamberlain from 1866 to 1868 and 1885 to 1886 and Master of the Horse from 1874 to 1880 and 1885 to 1886.

On 5 March 1852, Bridgeman was invested as a Privy Counsellor and later commissioned as Honorary Colonel of the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the Shropshire Light Infantry. He was also Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire between 1875 and 1896.

Lord Bradford died in Weston Park, Staffordshire and was buried on 12 March 1898 at Weston-under-Lizard.


On 20 April 1844 he married Hon. Selina Weld-Forester, daughter of Cecil Weld-Forester, 1st Baron Forester. They had four children:

  • Lady Mabel Selina Bridgeman (d. 1933), married Colonel Rt. Hon. William Slaney Kenyon-Slaney on 22 February 1887
  • Lady Florence Katharine Bridgeman (1859-1943), married the 5th Earl of Harewood on 5 November 1881
  • Sir George Cecil Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Earl of Bradford (1845–1915)
  • Brigadier Hon. Francis Charles Bridgeman (1846–1917)


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