George Bridgeman, 4th Earl of Bradford

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The Earl of Bradford
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Arms of the Earl of Bradford
Born (1845-02-03)3 February 1845
Died 2 January 1915(1915-01-02) (aged 69)
Title Earl of Bradford
Spouse(s) Lady Ida Annabella Frances Lumley
Parents Orlando Bridgeman, 3rd Earl of Bradford
The Hon. Selina Louisa Weld-Forester

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

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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27382. p. 8559. 3 December 1901.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Ormsby-Gore
Adelbert Brownlow-Cust
Member of Parliament for North Shropshire
With: John Ormsby-Gore 1867–1876
Stanley Leighton 1876–1885
Constituency abolished
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Orlando Bridgeman
Earl of Bradford
2nd creation
Succeeded by
Orlando Bridgeman