Charlotte Bridgeman's Journals

February 1846 - January 1857

Who is who?

Bridgeman Family

Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Bt, MP Shrewsbury; b 2 July 1695; m 9 April 1719 Lady Ann Newport (d 19 Aug 1752), dau of 2nd Earl of Bradford of the 1694 creation, and d 25 July 1764, having had with three other sons and two daus:

Sir Henry Bridgeman, 5th Bt, and 1st Baron Bradford of Bradford (GB), so created 13 Aug 1794; b 7 Sept 1725; MP Ludlow 1748-68 and Wenlock 1768-94; m 12 July 1755 Elizabeth (d 6 March 1806), dau and heir of Rev John Simpson, of Stoke Hall, Derbys, and had, with other issue:

  1. Charlotte Anne Bridgeman, b 29 Jan 1761, d 6 July 1832; m 15 May 1784 Henry Greswold Lewis, d 12 July 1829
  2. Orlando, 2nd Baron Bradford of Bradford and 1st Earl of Bradford, so created 20 Nov 1815, as also Viscount Newport, both Co Salop (both UK); b 19 March 1762, d 7 Sept 1825; educ Harrow and Trinity Coll, Cambridge; MP Wigan 1784-1800; m 29 May 1788 Hon Lucy Elizabeth Byng (b 27 Oct 1766, d 20 Sept 1844), dau and coheir of George Byng, 4th Viscount Torrington, and of Lucy Boyle. And had the following issue:
    1. George Augustus Frederick Henry Bridgeman, b 23 Oct 1789, d 22 March 1865; 2nd Earl of Bradford; educ Harrow and Trin Coll Camb; m 1st 5 March 1818 Georgiana Elizabeth (d 12 Oct 1842), only dau of Sir Thomas Moncreiffe, 5th Bt, and had the following issue:
      1. Orlando George Charles, b 24 April 1819, d 9 March 1898; 3rd Earl of Bradford; PC (1852); educ Harrow and Trin Coll Camb; Ld Chamberlain 1866-68, Master of the Horse 1874-80 and 1885-86, Ld-Lt Salop; MP S Shropshire 1842-65, Hon Col 1st Vol Bn Shropshire LI; m 30 April 1844 Hon Selina Louisa, yst dau of 1st Baron Foresterof Willey Park, and had the following issue:
        1. George Cecil Orlando Bridgeman, b 3 Febr 1845, d 2 Jan 1915; 4th Earl of Bradford
        2. Francis Charles Bridgeman, b 4 July 1846, d 14 Sept 1917
        3. Gerald Orlando Manners Bridgeman, b 5 Nov 1847, d 14 April 1870
        4. Mabel Selina Bridgeman, d 28 Jan 1933
        5. Florence Selina Bridgeman, d 5 May 1943
      2. Elizabeth Lucy Bridgeman, b 10 June 1820, d at The Hall, Wigan 3 Jan 1822
      3. George Thomas Orlando Bridgeman, b 21 Aug 1823, d 25 Nov 1895; (School, Harrow.) Matric. Michs. 1842; M.A. 1845. Ord. deacon (Rochester) 1849; priest (Hereford) 1850; R. of Willey, Salop, 1850-3; R. of St Mary's, Blymhill, Staffs., 1853-64; Rural Dean of Brewood, 1863; R. of Wigan, Lancs., 1864-95; J.P. for Staffs. and Salop; Hon. Canon of Chester, 1872-80; of Liverpool, 1880; Chaplain-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria, 1872-95; Trustee of the `William Salt' Library at Stafford; author, Some Account of the Manor and Parish of Blymhill (Hist. Coll. of Staffs., I. 289-384; II. 67-147); A History of the Church and Manor of Wigan; History of the Princes of South Wales; m 25 June 1850 Emily Mary Bagot, d 13 dec 1853; sister of Rev Frederick Bagot, dau of Rt Rev Richard Bagot. And had the following issue:
        1. Ernest Richard Orlando Bridgeman, b 9 May 1851, d after 1931
        2. NN, b 1852, d 1933
      4. Georgiana Elizabeth Bridgeman, b 22 March 1825; d 4 July 1843
      5. Lucy Caroline Bridgeman, b 13 Oct 1826; d 3 Dec 1858.
      6. Charlotte Anne Bridgeman, b 11 Nov 1827; d 26 Nov 1858.
      7. Mary Selina Louisa Bridgeman, b 24 Nov 1829
      8. Rev. John Robert Orlando Bridgeman, b 18 Aug 1831, d 26 Nov 1897; College: Trinity. Entered: Michs. 1850; Adm. pens. (age 19) at Trinity, Dec. 12, 1849; School, Eton. Matric. Michs. 1850; M.A. 1853. Ord. deacon, 1857; priest (Manchester) 1858; C. of Prestwich, 1857-9; Chaplain to the Prestwich Union, 1858-9; Domestic Chaplain to the Earl of Bradford, 1859-65; R. of Weston-under-Lizard, Staffs., 1859-97; Rural Dean of Brewood, 1869-85; m 5 June 1862 Marianne Caroline Clive, b 1841, dau of Archdeacon William Clive and Marianne Tollet.

      The 2nd Earl of Bradford m 2nd 30 Oct 1849, Helen (d 25 April 1869), widow of Sir David Moncreiffe, 6th Bt, and dau of Capt Aeneas MacKay of Scotstoun .

    2. Charles Orlando Bridgeman, b 5 Febr 1791, d 1860; m 2 Dec 1819 Eliza Caroline (b ca 1799, d 11 Dec 1887), dau of Sir Henry Chamberlain and Elizabeth Harrod. And had the following issue:
      1. Charles Orlando Henry Bridgeman, b 23 Aug 1821, d 11 May 1847
      2. Ursula Lucy Grace Bridgeman, b 22 May 1823, d 13 Nov 1883; m 1) 21 Dec 1847 Albert Denison Conyngham (later Denison by Royal Licence in 1849), 1st Baron Londesborough (1850), K.C.H., b 21 Oct 1805, d 15 Jan 1860; m 2) 14 Dec 1861 Lord Otho Augustus FitzGerald, b 10 Oct 1827, d 19 Nov 1882
      3. Edmund Wolryche Orlando Bridgeman, b 24 Jan 1825, d 25 Dec 1897, m 29 Dec 1853 Williama Frances Richards, d 2 Sept 1862
      4. Emily Louisa Gertrude Bridgeman, b 16 Sept 1826, d 6 Sep 1916; m 5 Jul 1859 Francis Beckford Ward
      5. Nano?, or is he the same as:
      6. Orlando Frederick Cavendish Bridgeman, b 16 July 1831, d 19 Dec 1858
      7. Caroline Elizabeth Anne Agnes Bridgeman, b 23 March 1833, d 13 Aug 1914; m 9 May 1854 Sir Vincent Rowland Corbet, 3rd Bt, b 1821, d 22 May 1891
      8. Charlotte Sobieski Isabel Bridgeman, b 20 May 1835, d 13 Jun 1914; m 19 May 1863 Sir Leopold Cust, 2nd Bt, b 22 July 1831d 3 Mar 1878
      9. Katrine Selina Bridgeman (=? Leila); b 26 Oct 1837, d 6 Dec 1915; m 1863 Arthur Philip Lloyd, b 1833, d 9 Febr 1893
    3. Lucy Elizabeth Georgiana Bridgeman, b 22 Jan 1792; d 1840; m 29 Jan 1810 William Wolryche Whitmore (Uncle Wolryche), of Dudmaston, b 1787; d 1858
    4. Orlando Henry Bridgeman, b 6 May 1794, d 28 Aug 1827; m 5 July 1817 Lady Selina Needham, b 5 July 1794; dau of Francis Needham and Anne Fisher. And had the following issue:
      1. Francis Orlando Henry Bridgeman, b 10 Sept 1819
      2. Orlando George Bridgeman, b 12 Oct 1820, d 1821
      3. Orlando Jack Charles Bridgeman, b Febr 1823
      4. Selina Bridgeman, b 12 Febr 1825, d 1886; m 1850 Sir Henry Fox Bristow, b 1824, d after 1890
    5. Rev. Henry Edmund Bridgeman, b 18 Oct 1795, d 1872; 25 Aug 1820 Louiza Elizabeth Bridgeman-Simpson, b Sept 1801; dau of John Bridgeman-Simpson and Grace Estwick (see under). And had the following issue:
      1. Henry Orlando Bridgeman, b 26 Jan 1825
      2. Frederick Henry Orlando Bridgeman, b 10 Nov 1826
      3. Wolryche Arthur Charles Orlando Bridgeman, b 5 June 1828
      4. Greswold Dudley Orlando Bridgeman, b 2 July 1829
      5. Granville Henry Orlando Bridgeman, b 9 Aug 1830, d after 1890
      6. Carloline Louisa Georgiana Sophia Bridgeman, b 22 Nov 1832
      7. Arthur William Bridgeman, b 1 Febr 1834

  3. John Bridgeman, later Simpson, of Babwordth Hall, Notts; b 13 May 1763, d 5 June 1850; took by Act of Parl name and arms of Simpson only; m 1st 3 June 1784 Henrietta Frances (d 25 July 1791), only dau of Sir Thomas Worsley, 6th Bt, of Appuldercombe, and had the following issue:
    1. Henry Bridgeman-Simpson, b 24 March 1785, d 7 June 1794
    2. Henrietta Elizabeth Charlotte Bridgeman-Simpson, b 21 May 1786, d July 1786
    3. Henrietta Anna Maria Charlotte Bridgeman-Simpson, b April 1788, d 30 Jun 1813; inherited the estates of her uncle Sir Richard Worsley, 7th Bt; m 11 Aug 1806 Charles Anderson Pelham, 1st Earl of Yarborough; b 8 Aug 1781, d after 1839, son of Charles Anderson-Pelham and Sophia Aufrère.

    John Bridgeman, later Simpson, m 2nd 27 Nov 1793 Grace (d 1 Jan 1839), dau of Samuel Estwick and Grace Langford. From the second marriage he had the following issue:

    1. Henry Bridgeman-Simpson, b Nov 1795
    2. Charlotte Bridgeman-Simpson, b 8 April 1797
    3. John Bridgeman-Simpson, b 17 Febr 1800
    4. Louisa Elizabeth Bridgeman-Simpson, b Sept 1801; m 25 Aug 1820 Rev. Henry Edmund Bridgeman, younger son of 1st Earl Bradford (see above)
    5. George Bridgeman-Simpson, b 25 Febr 1803, d 24 April 1806
    6. Charles Bridgeman-Simpson, b 15 Nov 1804, d 27 April 1806
    7. Caroline Bridgeman-Simpson, b 8 April 1806
    8. Isabella Bridgeman-Simpson, b 18 June 1807
    9. Georgiana Bridgeman-Simpson, b 3 Oct 1808; m 1841 Lt. Gen. Sir William Eyre, d 1859
    10. Emily Bridgeman-Simpson, b 6 Nov 1809
    11. Arthur Bridgeman-Simpson, b ca. 1810, d 7 Nov 1827
    12. Rev. William Bridgeman-Simpson, b 9 Sept 1813, d The Rectory, Babworth, Notts, 1 April 1895; m 23 June 1837 Lady Frances Laura Wentworth FitzWilliam, b 22 Oct 1813, d Babworth, Notts, 25 March 1887, dau of Charles William Wentworth FitzWilliam and Mary Dundas. And had the following issue:

      1. Mary Bridgeman-Simposon, b Babworth, Notts., 27 July 1851, d 18 Jan 1880; m London 22 Febr 1876 Maj. Walter Pleydell-Bouverie, b London 5 July 1848, d 20 May 1893
      2. Beatrice D.M. Bridgeman-Simpson, d after 1881; m 1881 Adolphus Montagu Duncombe, b 1852, d after 1890

  4. Elizabeth Diana Bridgeman, b 5 June 1764, d 5 May 1810; m 10 Febr 1794 Sir George William Gunning, 2nd Bt, b 1763, d 7 April 1834; son of Sir Robert Gunning and Ann Sutton. And had with other issue:
    1. Sir George Henry Gunning, 3rd Bt; b 26 Dec 1795, d unm 22 Sept 1862
    2. George Orlando Gunning, Lt 10th Hus; b 18 Dec 1796; k Waterloo
    3. Rev Sir Henry John Gunning, 4th Bt; MA, Rector Knockyn, Incumbent Horton, Wigan, RD; b 17 Dec 1797, d 30 June 1885; m 1st 27 Febr 1827 Mary Catherine (d 25 May 1877), 2nd dau of William Ralph Cartwright, of Aynho, Northants, and had with other issue:
      1. Sir George William Gunning, 5th Bt; b 10 Aug 1828, d 21 Oct 1903; JP Lancs, JP and CA Northants; MA Oxon, Maj 4th Bn Northants Regt; m 15 May 1851 Isabella Mary Frances Charlotte (d 12 May 1910), est dau of Col William Chester-Master, of Knowle Park, Bristol, and The Abbey, Cirencester.
    4. Orlando George Gunning (later Gunning-Sutton), b 12 May 1799, d 5 May 1852; of Blendworth, Hants; Capt RN; m 22 June 1830 Mary Dorothea (d 31 March 1900), sister of Sir John Hobart Culme Seymour, 2nd Bt., and had with other issue:
      1. Mary Diana Gunning (Di), d 8 Dec 1890, m 1852 Henry George Liddell, 2nd Earl of Ravensworth, son of Henry Thomas Liddell, 1st Earl of Ravensworth, and of Isabella Horatio Seymour (dau of Lord George Seymour).
    5. Rev Spencer Greswolde Gunning, b 27 Oct 1800, d 29 May 1867; m 20 March 1839 Anne Janette, dau of James Connell, of Conheath.
    6. John Gunning, Maj HEICS; b 21 Dec 1801, d 13 Oct 1845; m 8 Sept 1827 Jessie (d 1881), dau of Rev Charles Maitand Babington, and had, with four daugthers:
      1. Lily Anne Gunning, b 1829, m 1852 Rev. Granville Sykes Howard Vyse.
      2. Charles George Gunning, b 27 Febr 1834, d 13 June 1878
  5. Rev. George Bridgeman, Rector Wigan and Weston; b 11 Aug 1765, d 27 Oct 1832; m 1st London 28 July 1792 Lady Lucy Boyle (d 7 Sept 1801), dau of 7th Earl of Cork, and had the following issue:
    1. Elizabeth Isabella Bridgeman, b 17 April 1793, d 17 Nov 1824; m Weston 22 Oct 1822 Rev Egerton Arden Bagot, of Pype Hall, educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. b 3 Jan 1777, d 4 Feb 1861, son of Rev Walter Bagot and Anne Swinnerton.
    2. There are three tablets in the South Aisle of the Parish Church of Aston, the highest of which has this inscription : —

      In memory of the
      Rev. Egerton Arden Bagot,
      of Pype Hayes, in this Parish,
      where he resided 54 years,
      and died Feb. 4, 1861,
      Aged 84 years.
      He was the eldest son of the
      Rev. Walter Bagot,
      Late Rector of Blithfield and Leigh,
      in the County of Stafford.
      He was interred in Erdington Churchyard.
      Ps. 49, V. 10.

    3. Anne Charlotte Bridgeman, b 3 June 1794; m 7 Dec 1819 Charles Shirley; b 15 Nov 1792
    4. Edmund Henry Bridgeman, b 15 Sept 1796, d 17 Sept 1796
    5. Lt. Col. Edmund Henry Bridgeman, b 5 Nov 1797; m 18 Jan 1837 Harriet Elizabeth Frances Hervey Aston, dau of Col. Henry Charles Hervey Aston and Margaret Barron
    6. Lucy Elizabeth Bridgeman, b 14 Sept 1799, d 16 Nov 1799
    7. George Bridgeman, b 2 June 1801, d 15 Jan 1804
    8. Lucy Bridgeman, b 2 June 1801, d 4 June 1801

    Rev. George Bridgeman m 2nd 16 Aug 1809 Charlotte Louisa (dsp 26 Jan 1840), 2nd dau of William Poyntz, of Midgham Ho, Berks.