NameLieutenant-Colonel James BERRIDGE
Birth19 May 1774
Death7 Apr 1851
OccupationBusinessman; Treasurer of St Kitts; Aide-de-Camp to Governor
FatherWilliam BERRIDGE (1722-)
MotherElizabeth HOOD (<1732-1812)
Spouses
Birth1782, Statia, West Indies
Death20 Dec 1818, Duports, St Kitts
Burial21 Dec 1818, Berridge family vault, St George's, Basseterre, St Kitts
ReligionDescendant of a Huguenot family
FatherSamuel SKINNER (ca1750-<1788)
MotherRachel CUVILJE (1758-ca1817)
Marriage26 May 1799, St Barts
ChildrenElizabeth (1800-1857)
 James Samuel (1806-1885)
 Mary (ca1814-1854)
 Thomas Probyn (1818-1902)
Notes for Lieutenant-Colonel James BERRIDGE
May have come from Bedford. Went to West Indies in 1794, ‘with no resources but his own abilities’. Owned several vessels trading through the islands and occasionally to Halifax and Bermuda, or in peace time to America. Had 21 slaves in 1817; six slaves in 1831; had five in 1834, having sold one. A spare man with chestnut hair and dark eyes. Was living in Pall Mall Square, Basseterre, in 1813. Went to live at Lime Kiln in about 1820. He rented the house. In 1833 he moved to the house in Church Street, Basseterre, where Dr Branch later lived. Was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Windward Regiment of Foot.
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