BRUDENELL, James Thomas, Lord Brudenell (1797-1868).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - Mar. 1829
1830 - 1832

Family and Education

b. 16 Oct. 1797, o. surv. s. of Robert Brudenell*, 6th Earl of Cardigan, by Penelope Anne, da. of George John Cooke of Harefield Park, Mdx. educ. Harrow 1811; Christ Church, Oxf. 1815; European tour 1818-19. m. (1) 19 June 1826, Elizabeth Jane Henrietta (d. 15 July 1838), da. of Adm. John Richard Delap Tollemache, div. w. of Lt.-Col. Christian Frederick Charles Alexander James Johnstone of Hilton, s.p.; (2) 28 Sept. 1858, Adeline Louisa Maria, da. of Spencer Horsey de Horsey† of Glemham Hall, Suff., s.p. suc. fa. as 7th Earl of Cardigan 14 Aug. 1837; KCB 5 July 1855.

Offices Held

Capt. Northants. yeoman cav. 1819; cornet 8 Hussars 1824, lt. 1825, capt. 1826, maj. 1830; lt.-col. 15 Hussars 1830, 11 Hussars 1836, brevet col. 1846, maj.-gen. 1854; inspector-gen. of cav. 1855-60; col. 5 Drag. Gds. 1859-60, 11 Hussars 1860-d.; lt.-gen. 1861.


Brudenell was not quite of age when he was returned for Marlborough by his cousin Charles, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury. He was expected to support administration, but made no mark in his first Parliament—no vote or speech is known. Subsequently he achieved notoriety, but not in Parliament. He died 27 Mar. 1868.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne