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William Brydges Bruges (Chandos), 4th Baron Chandos

Birthplace: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Stepney, London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund Brydges, 2nd Baron Chandos; Dorothy Knollys (Bray), Baroness Knollys of Greys and Dorothy Brydges
Husband of Mary Hopton and Mary Brydges
Father of Grey Brydges, 5th Baron Chandos of Sudeley; Frances Cecil; William Brydges, II and Beata Poole
Brother of Giles Brydges, 3rd Baron Chandos; Eleanor Brydges and Katherine Sandys
Half brother of Edmund Brydges (?Little) and Elizabeth Little

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About William Brydges Bruges (Chandos), 4th Baron Chandos

Family and Education b. aft. 1548, 2nd s. of Edmund Brydges, 2nd Baron Chandos, and bro. of Giles. educ. G. Inn 1571. m. Mary, da. of Owen Hopton, lt. of the Tower, by Anne, da. of Sir Edward Itchingham. suc. bro. as 4th Baron Chandos 1594.

Offices Held

Steward of Cricklade 1594; member, council in the marches of Wales 1594; keeper of Braydon forest 1594.

Biography Until he succeeded his brother Giles to the bulk of the family estates in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, Brydges followed the comparatively obscure existence of a younger son. In Parliament he sat for Cricklade, the stewardship of which was in his family, and twice he represented Gloucestershire, where the influence of his brother was sufficient to secure the seat. As knight for Gloucestershire he was appointed to the subsidy committees on 24 Feb. 1585 and 22 Feb. 1587. He died 18 Nov. 1602.

Vis. Glos. (Harl. Soc. xxi), 237; Atkins, Glos. 369; C142/163/59; Bristol and Glos. Arch. Soc. Trans. vi. 287; xl. 120; l. 221; Wilts. Arch. Soc. recs. br. x. 97; D’Ewes, 409; Lansd. 43, anon. jnl. f. 171.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603 Author: W.J.J. Notes

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Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Age 28
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Age 28
Age 32
November 18, 1602
Age 50
Stepney, London, Middlesex, England