Duke chandos first
Duke chandos first
Duke James Brydges
(1673-1744)

1st Duke of Chandos (from 1719)

Died aged c. 71

James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, PC DL FRS (6 January 1673 in Dewsall, Herefordshire – 9 August 1744 in Cannons) was the first of fourteen children of Sir James Brydges, 3rd Baronet of Wilton Castle, Sheriff of Herefordshire, 8th Baron Chandos; and Elizabeth Barnard. Three days after his father's death on 16 October 1714, when he became 9th Baron Chandos, he was created 1st Viscount Wilton and 1st Earl of Carnarvon; the Marquessate of Carnarvon and the Dukedom of Chandos were created for him in 1719. He was a member of parliament for Hereford from 1698 to 1714. - DbPedia

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Photo of James Brydges and George Frideric Handel plaque
Robin Sones on Geograph
Photo of James Brydges brown plaque
Robin Sones on Geograph