Ida Bridgeman, Countess of Bradford

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Ida Bridgeman, Countess of Bradford (formerly Lady Ida Frances Annabella Lumley, 28 November 1848 – 22 August 1936)[1] was the wife of George Bridgeman, 4th Earl of Bradford, and the mother of Orlando Bridgeman, 5th Earl of Bradford.

Lady Ida was born at Tickhill Castle,[1] the daughter of Richard Lumley, 9th Earl of Scarbrough, and his wife, the former Frederica Mary Adeliza Drummond. She married the earl, then Viscount Newport, on 7 September 1869 at Maltby, Yorkshire. Their children were:

The countess was a Lady of the Bedchamber to Mary of Teck when Princess of Wales in 1901-2.[4]

After the death of her husband in 1915, she became known as Dowager Duchess of Bradford. She remained resident at the family home of Castle Bromwich Hall until her death, following which the house was rented out.[5] She is buried with her husband at St Andrew's Church, Weston-under-Lizard, near the family seat of Weston Park.


  1. ^ a b G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 277.
  2. ^ Mosley, Charles, editor. Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes. Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003. Page 483
  3. ^ "Casualty Details: Bridgeman, Richard Orlando Beaconsfield". CWGC. Retrieved 31 May 2010.
  4. ^ "No. 27382". The London Gazette. 3 December 1901. p. 8559.
  5. ^ "Castle Bromwich Hall". History of Castle Bromwich. Retrieved 16 August 2018.