Henry BRIDGES

Male - Yes, date unknown


Personal Information

  • Name Henry BRIDGES 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I26379  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2014 

    Father Rev. George Wilson BRIDGES, ,Rector of St. Annes,Jamaica,later Incumbent at Beachley,   b. 1788, Leyton, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Raby BROOKS,   b. 1796, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1862, Ealing, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1816  St George Hanover Square, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Westminster Marriages Transcription

      The elopement and later marriage to Elizabeth Raby Brooks caused a family split and gave a poor start to the marriage. In 1834 Bridges' wife left him, taking their son, Henry, for company. Elizabeth left for Britain leaving Bridges with four children to parent. At the time of this estrangement, they had six children. The last child was in England. After some months Bridges returned to England to find his wife and his missing son and daughter.

      In 1837 the separated couple were to face a disaster when a boat accident resulted in the loss of all four of their daughters. Some small consolation was that their son was saved. Bridges and his son turned their backs on England and on Jamaica and set out for Canada.Bridges and his son were there for a number of years and they had an octagonal house built at Lake Rice. In 1842, William Bridges was ill so they returned to England.
    Family ID F8876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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