James Samuel Berridge

1806 - 1885

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident slave-owner, son of James Berridge (q.v.), awarded in his own right the compensation for two enslaved people on St Kitts. He may also have been the recipient of the compensation for the enslaved people on Heldens estate on St Kitts, which was given under 'James Berridge' in the compensation records but which James Samuel Berridge certainly owned post-Emancipation.

  1. Marriage "On the 20th [April] at Mancetter, Leicestershire, ..., James S. Berridge, Esq. of St. Kitts, to Jane, fifth daughter of John Hood Chapman, Esq. Atherstone, Warwickshire.

  2. Adm. Fell.-Com. at TRINITY HALL, July 1, 1837. S. of James, Esq., of the Island of St Kitt's. [B. 1806. School, Charterhouse.] Matric. Michs. 1837. President of the Legislative Council of St Christopher, 1846. Puisne Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench and Common Pleas, 1847. Postmaster, 1860. President of the Legislative Assembly, 1870. A member of the Executive Council of the Leeward Islands, 1872. Married and had issue. Died Nov. 5, 1885, at Limekiln, St Kitts. (Boase.)

  3. James Samuel Berridge's daughter Alice Emily married in 1864 Sir James Robert Longden, Governor of Ceylon.


  1. Derby Mercury 01/05/1833.

  2. Cambridge University Alumni 1261-1900.

  3. ODNB online, H.M.Chichester, rev. Lynn Milne, 'Longden, Sir James Robert (1827-1891), colonial governor.'

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Jane Chapman
Trinity College, Cambridge [1837 ]

Associated Claims (1)

£52 1s 7d

Legacies Summary

Imperial (1)

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Father-in-law to colonial administrator Sir James Robert Longden...

Relationships (2)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Son → Father