James Samuel Berridge

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James Samuel Berridge was the governor of Saint Christopher between 1872–1873.

James Samuel Berridge was the son of James Berridge. He had several slaves in St Kitts and he could have obtained compensation for slaves in the state of Heldens, in San Cristóbal, although Samuel James Berridge had post-emancipation. He was President of the Legislative Council of San Cristobal in 1846. The following year, he was Senior Judge of the Superior Court and Common Pleas, and in 1860, he had a Postmaster, 1860. In 1870, he was President of the Legislative Assembly and, in 1872, a member of the Executive Council of the Leeward Islands, St. Kitts presiding between 1872-1873. He was married and died November 5, 1885, in Calera, St Kitts. (Boase.)

James Samuel Berridge had at least one daughter, Alice Emily, who married in 1864 to the Governor of Ceylon Sir James Robert Longden.[1]

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  1. ^ http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/26008 Legacies of British Slave-ownership.