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John Bridgeman

Bishop of Chester
Bp John Bridgeman.jpg
DioceseDiocese of Chester
In office1619–1646 (abolition of episcopacy)
PredecessorThomas Morton
SuccessorBrian Walton
Personal details
Born2 November 1577
Exeter
Died11 November 1652(1652-11-11) (aged 75)
Morton, Shropshire
BuriedKinnerley, Shropshire
NationalityBritish
DenominationAnglican
SpouseElizabeth Helyar (m.1606)
Alma materMagdalene College, Cambridge

John Bridgeman (2 November 1577 – 11 November 1652)[1] was an English Anglican clergyman.

Born in Exeter, he was the eldest son of Thomas Bridgeman and grandson of Edward Bridgeman.[1] He was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Master of Arts,[2] and then at the University of Oxford, receiving there a Doctor of Divinity.[3] Bridgeman became rector of Wigan in 1615 and also of Bangor in 1621.[3] Two years before, he had been consecrated Bishop of Chester, a post he held until the abolition of episcopacy in 1646.[4] In 1633 Bridgeman was subject to a royal commission of enquiry led by Thomas Canon following complaints to the privy council that Bridgeman had embezzled fines taken for commuting penances.[5] During his tenure, he initialised suspensions against the puritans Thomas Paget, John Angier and Samuel Eaton.[6] He was deprived of his See by Parliament on 9 October 1646, as episcopacy was abolished for the duration of the Commonwealth and the Protectorate.[7][8]

On 29 April 1606, he married Elizabeth Helyar, daughter of Reverend William Helyar,[9] and had by her five sons.[3] Bridgeman died at Moreton, Shropshire and was buried at Kinnerley.[1] His oldest son Orlando was a judge and baronet[10] and his third son Henry Bridgeman a bishop.[3]

Arms: Sable ten plates in pile on a chief Argent a lion passant also Sable.[11]

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  2. ^ "Bridgeman, John (BRGN593J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ a b c d Collins, Arthur (1812). Sir Egerton Brydges (ed.). Collin's Peerage of England. vol. I. London: T. Bensley. pp. 367–369. |volume= has extra text (help)
  4. ^ Haydn, Joseph (1851). The Book of Dignities: Containing Rolls of the Official Personages of the British Empire. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longman's. pp. 377.
  5. ^ Papers for Sir Thomas Canon’s enquiry of 1633; Staffordshire Record Office D1287/18/2
  6. ^ Summers, Montague (2003). Geography of Witchcraft. Kessinger Publishing. p. 350. ISBN 0-7661-4536-0.
  7. ^ Plant, David (2002). "Episcopalians". BCW Project. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  8. ^ King, Peter (July 1968). "The Episcopate during the Civil Wars, 1642–1649". The English Historical Review. Oxford University Press. 83 (328): 523–537. doi:10.1093/ehr/lxxxiii.cccxxviii.523. JSTOR 564164.
  9. ^ "ThePeerage". Retrieved 29 November 2006.
  10. ^ Debrett, John (1828). Debrett's Peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. vol. I (17th ed.). London: G. Woodfall. p. 239. |volume= has extra text (help)
  11. ^ "The Armorial Bearings of the Bishops of Chester". Cheshire Heraldry Society. Retrieved 9 February 2021.


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BRIDGEMAN, JOHN (1577-1652), bishop of Chester; B.D. Peterhouse, Cambridge, 1596; foundation fellow of Magdalene College, 1599; M.A., and incorporated M.A. Oxford, 1600; D.D., 1612; canon residentiary of Exeter; prebendary of Peterborough; chaplain to James I; bishop of Chester, 1619; opposed nonconformity; lived in retirement after temporary overthrow of episcopacy.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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