William Brydges, 4th Baron Chandos

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William Brydges, 4th Baron Chandos (ca. 1552 – 1602), was an English peer and politician.

He was the younger son and heir of Edmund Brydges, 2nd Baron Chandos and Dorothy Bray, the youngest daughter and child of Sir Edmund Braye, 1st Baron Braye.

In 1588 he was captain of a company of the Gloucestershire Trained Bands in Queen Elizabeth I's army facing the invasion threat of the Spanish Armada. [1]

He succeeded his elder brother as Baron Chandos, and served as Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and Member of Parliament for Cricklade.

Family

Chandos married Mary Hopton (d. 1624), daughter of Sir Owen Hopton of Cockfield, Yoxford, and Anne Echingham. Their children included;

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References

  1. Maj Wilfred Joseph Cripps (revised by Capt Hon M.H. Hicks-Beach & Maj B.N. Spraggett), The Royal North Gloucester Militia, 2nd Edn, Cirencester: Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard Printing Works, 1914, pp. 21–3.
  2. W R Williams Parliamentary History of the County of Gloucester
  3. Thomas Birch & Folkestone Williams, Court and Times of James the First, vol. 1 (London, 1848), p. 418.
Parliament of England
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Cricklade
1572
Succeeded by
Rowland Leigh
Political offices
Preceded by Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire
1595–1602
Succeeded by
Peerage of England
Preceded by Baron Chandos
2nd creation
1594–1602
Succeeded by