John Bridgman

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Biographical Note

The identity of this man, presumably a lawyer, has not been traced in the university or inns of court lists. He is not the John Bridgeman, son of John Bridgeman of Prinknash Park, Gloucestershire, who was MP for Gloucester in 1701, as he died in 1729.


We only know that "the library of the eminent John Bridgman, Esq; lately deceas'd, consisting of a choice collection of many valuable books of the common and statute law, history, &c (amongst which is a curious collection of law manuscripts" was sold by retail sale in London, beginning 14.7.1715. No catalogue survives, but the sale was advertised in The Daily Courant.


  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues 1676-1800. St Philip, 2010.