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1849 edition. Excerpt: ...the son and heir of John Bridges, of
Canterbury, Esq., the only surviving son and heir of Edward
Bridges, of Ospringe, the son and heir of Robert Bridges, Esq. of
Maidstone, son and heir of Anthony Bridges, 3rd son of John, Lord
Chandos. The said Anthony, according to a pedigree entered at the
Heralds' visitation of Herefordshire, anno 1634, had issue by his
wife, whose family name appears to have been Fortescue, a son,
Robert, and a daughter, Katherine, the wife of Sir John Astley,
Knt., of the Palace of Maidstone. The marriage of this Katherine
with a Kentish gentleman was assumed by the claimant to be the
reason why the branch of Anthony Bridges had taken up its root in
Kent, and thus he accounted for the circumstance. The first hearing
before the Lords was on the 21st of December, 1790, when the
Solicitor General, Sir John Scott, and Mr. J. S. Harvey, appeared
for the claimant, and the Attorney General, Sir Archibald
Macdonald, for the crown. The claimant tried to establish his right
by monumental inscriptions, parish registers, as well as oral
testimony, but after various hearings, over a space of thirteen
years, he totally and indisputably failed to do so. The late Mr.
Beltz, the Herald, has published a work upon the subject, in which
he analyzes the whole of the evidence with great professional
acuteness. " Edward Bridge or Bridges," says Mr. Beltz. " the
claimant's ancestor, so nearly connected, according to the
allegations, with the baronial house, removed, many years before
the death of Robert, the esquire, his presumed father, without any
assigned reason, from the parental roof at Maidstone, and the
powerful protection of the Astleys, and commenced yeoman at
Osprange, where, according to the parish registers, he found
several She is...
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