Edward Collins Woodbridge

1794 - 11th Feb 1863

Claimant or beneficiary


Claimed with Frederick Woodbridge (q.v.) as owners for the compensation for the enslaved people on an estate on Dominica inferred to have been Goodwill. The brothers reached a settlement with the counterclaimants, two trustees of an indenture of 1829, in whose name the compensation was awarded.

  1. Son of James and Dorothy Woodbridge, baptised 1794. Cricketer. Died 11/02/1863 'formerly of St Omer in France but late of 6 Porchester Square', effects under £14,000.

  2. Born 17/09/1794, Eton, matriculated Trinity Cambridge 1813 BA 1819. 'Lived near Newport Pagnell Bucks.' 'Doubtless brother of the next' [=Frederick].


T71/881 Dominica no. 206.

  1. Pallots Baptisms Index of England 1780-1837, St Andrew Holborn 1794. London England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1538-1812 shows an Edward Collins Woodbridge, son of the same parents, baptised 10/05/1791 at St Olve Hart Street, but this first child must have died.

  2. Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900, which shows his date of birth as 17/09/1794.

Further Information

Elizabeth Herbert
Wealth at death
Cambridge (Trinity) [1813-1819 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£3,545 5s 4d
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1832 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (3)

Grandson → Grandfather
Son → Father