James Brudenell KCB

James Thomas Brudenell KCB (1797 - 1868)

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Lt. Gen. James Thomas "7th Earl of Cardigan" Brudenell KCB
Born in Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married (to ) in Chiswick, London, Englandmap
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Died in Northamptonshire, Englandmap
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He was the son of Robert Brudenell, 6th Earl of Cardigan and Penelope Anne Cooke.[1]He was born on the 16th of October 1797 at Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, England[1]He was baptised on the 5th of November 1797 at Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, England[1][2]He was married twice, firstly to Elizabeth Jane Henrietta Tollemache, daughter of the Lady Elizabeth Stratford and Admiral John Richard Delap Tollemache on the 9th of June 1826 at Chiswick, London, England.[1][3] He married, secondly, Adeline Louisa Maria de Horsey, daughter of the Lady Louisa Maria Judith Rous and Spencer Horsey de Horsey on the 20th of September 1858.[4]He and Elizabeth Jane Henrietta Tollemache were separated in 1846 after an unhappy marriage.[4]He died on 28 March 1868 at age 70 at Deene Park, Corby, Northamptonshire, England, from injuries sustained in a fall from his horse.[4][5]He has an extensive biographical entry in the Dictionary of National Biography.[6]


  • 7th Earl of Cardigan [E., 1661] on 14 August 1837.[1]
  • 7th Baron Brudenell of Stonton, co. Leicester [E., 1628] on 14 August 1837.[1]
  • 7th Baronet Brudenell, of Deene, co. Northampton [E., 1611] on 14 August 1837.[1]

Member of Parliament

  • (M.P.) (Tory) for Marlborough between 1818 and 1829.[7]
  • (M.P.) (Tory) for Fowey between 1830 and 1832.[7]
  • (M.P.) (Tory) for North Hampshire between 1832 and 1837.[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 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 III, page 16.
  2. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJDC-RQ8 : 6 December 2014), James Thomas Brudenell, 05 Nov 1797; citing Hambleden, Buckingham, England, reference item 6-11; FHL microfilm 1,967,097.
  3. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJWZ-KPG : 10 December 2014), James Thomas Brudenell and Elizabeth Jane Henrietta Holliday Tollemach, 09 Jun 1826; citing Middlesex, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 413,274.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 17.
  5. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J6G-KCP : 31 December 2014), James Thomas Brudenell, 1868; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Oundle, Northamptonshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  6. Leslie Stephen, editor, Dictionary of National Biography (London, U.K.: Smith, Elder & Company, 1908), volume II, page 136-138.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 http://historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1820-1832/member/brudenell-james-1797-1868.

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Equestrian portrait of James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797-1868)
Equestrian portrait of James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan (1797-1868)


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