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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.

Family

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

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Earl of Darlington
Robert Henry Clive
Members of Parliament for South Shropshire
1842–1865
Served alongside: Robert Henry Clive 1842–1854
Robert Windsor Clive 1854–1859
Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bt 1859–1865
Succeeded by
Sir Baldwin Leighton, Bt
Sir Percy Egerton Herbert
Political offices
Preceded by
Lord Ernest Brudenell-Bruce
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1852
Succeeded by
Lord Ernest Brudenell-Bruce
Preceded by
Lord Ernest Brudenell-Bruce
Vice-Chamberlain of the Household
1858–1859
Succeeded by
Viscount Castlerosse
Preceded by
The Viscount Sydney
Lord Chamberlain
1866–1868
Succeeded by
The Viscount Sydney
Preceded by
The Marquess of Ailesbury
Master of the Horse
1874–1880
Succeeded by
The Duke of Westminster
Preceded by
The Duke of Westminster
Master of the Horse
1885–1886
Succeeded by
The Earl of Cork
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Viscount Hill
Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire
1875–1896
Succeeded by
The Earl of Powis
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Bridgeman
Earl of Bradford
1865–1898
Succeeded by
George Bridgeman
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