NameLieutenant-Colonel James BERRIDGE
Birth19 May 1774
Death7 Apr 1851
OccupationBusinessman; Postmaster and Treasurer of St Kitts; Aide-de-Camp to the Governor; Naval Officer of St Kitts
FatherWilliam BERRIDGE (1722-)
MotherElizabeth HOOD (-1812)
Misc. Notes
May have come from Bedford. Went to West Indies 1n 1794, ‘with no resources but his own abilities’. Owned several vessels trading through the islands and occasionally to Halifax and Bermuda or, in peacetime, to America. Had 21 slaves in 1817; had 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 where Dr Branch later lived. Was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Windward Regiment of Foot. Governor Maxwell appointed him Naval Officer of St Kitts in April 1823 (CO 239/9, no 57). By 1848 he was very feeble and his mind was failing.
Spouses
Birth1782, Statia, West Indies
Death20 Dec 1818, Duporte Estate, St Kitts
BurialBerridge family vault, St George's, St Kitts
ReligionDescendant of a Huguenot family
MotherRachel CUVELJE ? (-?1817)
Marriage26 May 1799, St Bartholomew
ChildrenElizabeth (ca1799-1867)
 James Samuel (1806-1885)
 Mary (ca1810-1854)
 Thomas Probyn (1818-1902)
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