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Accession Number: 93-1004

Title

Outlines and notes of twenty-nineyears / George W. Bridges. -- 1834-1862. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

George W. Bridges married, had a number ofchildren and his family lived in Jamaica. When his wife desertedher family she took with her two children, the oldest son anddaughter, and left behind three (four?) young daughters and aninfant son. When George eventually followed his wife to Englandhe found that he was barred from his family. He managed to regainhis eldest daughter. Unfortunately all his daughters drowned uponhis return to Jamaica. He eventually moved to Canada but due theclimate's affect upon his young son he moved to a more temperateclimate. He went to Palermo, Naples and eventually Malta. Hisyoungest son William joined the British Navy and was always withhis father when possible. George's wife died at age fifty-fiveat which point George found out a little about why she had desertedhim in 1834.

Custodial History

Unknown

Scope and Content

This item is a privately published book inscribedto "my dear friend Mrs. Traill" from "George W.Bridges, Beachly Parsonage June 18, 1862." The book tellsof the desertion of Mr. Bridges' wife and the drowning of theirdaughters in an accident near Jamaica and his efforts to effecta reconciliation.

Notes

This item was donated from an unknown source.

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