Bridges Family

 

 

John BRIDGES was born in 1841 at Flitcham, Norfolk, England.  He was the son of Charles Bridges and Elizabeth HIBKIN.

 

1841 Census - Flitcham with Appleton, Norfolk:

Charles Bridges

Head

Marr   

40

Blacksmith

Flitcham, Norfolk

Betsey Bridges

Wife

Marr

35

Blacksmith's Wife     

Flitcham, Norfolk

Frances Bridges

Dau

 

15

 

Flitcham, Norfolk

Richard Bridges

Son

 

13

 

Flitcham, Norfolk

Ruben Bridges

Son

 

11

 

Thornbourne, Norfolk             

Martin Bridges

Son

 

  8

 

Flitcham, Norfolk

Frederick Bridges

Son

 

  6

 

Flitcham, Norfolk

Hannah Bridges

Dau

 

  3

 

Flitcham, Norfolk

John Bridges

Son

 

  4 mths

 

Flitcham, Norfolk

Ruben Bridges

Lodger

 

27

Blacksmith

Norfolk

 

 

1851 Census - Flitcham, Norfolk:

Charles Bridges 

Head    

 Marr   

  50

 Blacksmith                        

Flitcham, Norfolk

Betsey Bridges

Wife

 Marr

  46

 Blacksmith's Wife

Flitcham, Norfolk

Ruben Bridges

Son

 Unm

  21

 Farm Labourer

Thornbourne, Norfolk 

Martin Bridges

Son

 Unm

  18

 Farm Labourer

Flitcham, Norfolk

Frederick Bridges

Son

 

  16

 Farm Servant

Flitcham, Norfolk

Hannah Bridges

Dau

 

  12

 

Flitcham, Norfolk

John Bridges

Son

 

  10

 

Flitcham, Norfolk

Charlotte Bridges

Dau

 

    8

 

Flitcham, Norfolk

Charles Bridges

Son

 

    5

 

Flitcham, Norfolk

Henry Bridges

Son

 

    2

 

Flitcham, Norfolk

John Mindem

G/Son

 

    4

 

Flitcham, Norfolk

 

1861 Census - Crown Hotel, Earl Sides, Church Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

John Bridges        

Serv      

Unm    

  24  

  Billiard Maker                  

Flitcham, Norfolk               

 

 

John Bridges married Rachel Rebecca CHAPMAN in 1863, at Camberwell, London,  England.  Their known children were all born in Surrey:

 

Charles Henry Bridges - born 22 September 1862 in Clapham.

John Edward Bridges - born 29 May 1866 in Clapham.

Alice Rachel Bridges - born 8 February 1868 in Clapham.

Arthur George Bridges - born 8 May 1870 in Clapham.

William Thomas Bridges- born circa 1876 in Clapham.

Percy Bridges - born 1880 in Brixton.

 

 

1871 Census - Clapham, Surrey, England:

John Bridges

Head

Marr

  31

  Fly Driver                    

Flitcham, Surrey

Rachel Bridges

Wife

Marr

  26

 

Saffron Walden, Essex             

Charles H Bridges

Son

 

    7

  Scholar

Clapham, Surrey

John E Bridges

Son

 

    4

  Scholar

Clapham, Surrey

Alice R Bridges

Dau

 

    3

  Scholar

Clapham, Surrey

Arthur G Bridges          

Son

 

    9 mths

 

Clapham, Surrey

 

 

1881 Census - 2 Lyham Road, Lambeth, Surrey, England:

John Henry Bridges

Head

Marr  

39

Coachman (Dom)

Flekham, Surrey

Rachel Bridges

Wife

Marr

34

Laundress

Saffron Walden, Essex             

Charles Henry Bridges

Son

 

17

Builders Apprentice      

Clapham, Surrey

John Edward Bridges

Son

 

15

Gardeners Boy

Clapham, Surrey

Arthur George Bridges

Son

 

10

Scholar

Clapham, Surrey

Percy Bridges

Son

 

4 mths     

 

Brixton, Surrey

 

 

Arthur George Bridges born 1870 married Maria Harriet DEWEY on 16th April 1893, at Finchley, Middlesex.  Arthur and Maria only had the one child, Charles Dewey BRIDGES on 29 January 1893.   Maria died from complications of childbirth on 4th February 1894 at Finchley, Middlesex.

 

 

On 15th September 1897 Arthur married Minnie Harriet HEWITT at Chipping Barnet, Hertfordshire, England.  Arthur and Minnie had a daughter Winifred Grace BRIDGES born in 1901 at Finchley, Middlesex.

 

Arthur George Bridges died at Finchley on 22 December 1902 of Sarcoma of the kidney system.

 

After George died, his son Charles Dewey BRIDGES was shipped to Canada under the British Home Children's Program.  Charles ended up living on a farm between Toronto and Kinston, Ontario, Canada.

 

Sometime between 1915 and 1920 Charles married Jessie GOTTS, another British Home Child, in Whitby, Ontario.  Charles and Jessie had five children, (four of whom are still living) and 12 grandchildren.

 

Special acknowledgement and thanks to Catherine Bridges of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada for all information provided on Arthur George Bridges and his descendants.

 

 

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