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 – 9 August 1744) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the English and British House of Commons from 1698 until 1714, when he succeeded to the peerage as Baron Chandos, and vacated his seat in the House of Commons to sit in the House of Lords. He was subsequently created Earl of Carnarvon, and then Duke of Chandos in 1719.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

St Lawrence Whitchurch rebuilt 1715 with baroque interior by James Brydges, later Duke of Chandos, who lived in nearby 'Cannons' and employed G. F. Handel as composer-in-residence

St Lawrence’s Church, Whitchurch Lane, Canons Park, London, United Kingdom where they was

'Canons' gate pillars Entrance gate piers to 'Canons' from Old Turnpike Road Built in 1712 for James Brydges 1673-1744, 1st Duke of Chandos. House demolished 1740 and existing buildings constructed from salvaged materials. Piers refurbished 1998.

Canons Drive, Edgware, London, United Kingdom where they lived