Elizabeth Brydges

1578–7 October 1617 (Age 39)
Winchcomb, Gloucestershire, England

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Brydges was born in 1578, in Winchcomb, Gloucestershire, England, her father, Giles Brydges, was 30 and her mother, Frances Fiennes Clinton, was 29. She married Sir John Kennedy Duke of Bedford in 1603, in Sudeley Manor, Gloucestershire, England. She died on 7 October 1617, in Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 39.

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Sir John Kennedy Duke of Bedford
Elizabeth Brydges
Marriage: 1603

Spouse and Children

    Sir John Kennedy Duke of Bedford



Sudeley Manor, Gloucestershire, England

Parents and Siblings





    Frances Brydges



    Catharine Bruges Baroness Russell of Thornhaugh


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World Events (3)

1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 7

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.
1587 · Elizabeth I Signs Death Warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots

Age 9

Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1, 1587, as she was found guilty of plotting to assasinate Elizabeth. Mary, Queen of Scots, was beheaded at Fotheringhay Castle in England on February 8, 1587.
1600 · The Honourable East India Company

Age 22

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bridges, a variant of Bridge .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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