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This is page 1 of 3 showing the descendants of William Burridge & Mary Perkins of St. Albans, Hertfordshire. It shows the link by marriage to the Harris and Grover families. There are two more Harris families in our tree, from Brenchley & Halling, Kent. As far as we know they are not connected. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse by clicking the last page/next page buttons or following the numbered (e.g. [2]) or parental ([Parents]) links.

The Burridge Family of St Albans, Hertfordshire

First Generation

1.Link to census William BURRIDGE. Baptized 31/3/1793 in Sandridge, Hertfordshire, William died 1/7/1849 in St Albans, age about 56. He was the son of William Burridge and Elizabeth Cordwell. Apart from their marriage on 6/10/1792 in Sandridge, nothing further is known about them.


William served in the 2nd Battalion, 73rd Regiment of Light Infantry (Foot) at the Battle of Waterloo on 18/6/1815 where he was wounded. He was a member of Captain H. B. Lynch's Company. The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Regimental Registers of Pensioners, in an entry related to William’s admission on 3/5/1816, describes his injury as “wounded right hip at Waterloo” and gave a total length of service as 7 years. He appears in the British Army Muster Rolls and Pay Lists between 25/2/1815 and 24/3/1815 serving in the 85th Regiment at a rate of 6d. per day - total paid £2 5s. (around £171 today).


On 1/2/1817, when William was age about 23, he married Mary PERKINS at St Peter, St Albans. Mary was baptized 22/1/1792 in St Peter, St Allbans with the baptism register noted that she was “base born” or illegitimate (no father was named). Mary died quarter ending June 1873, aged 82.


They had the following children, all baptized at St Peter, St Albans:


(1) Joseph, baptized 2/5/1819. (2) Mary Ann, baptized 25/3/1821. (3) Harriett [2]. (4) Esther, baptized 6/8/1826. (5) Edmund Edward [3]. (6) Thomas, 14/8/1831.  (7) Elizabeth Anna, baptized 3/1/1836.

Second Generation

2Link to census. Harriett BURRIDGE [Parents]. Baptized 19/10/1823 at St Peter, St Albans, Harriett died quarter ending March 1893 in St Albans, age 69.


Harriett had the following children who would have been considered illegitimate at the time; the father(s) are unknown. All were baptized at St Albans Abbey:


(1) Sydney Edward Perkins [4]. (2) Mary Ann Elizabeth, baptized 29/6/1862. (3) Catherine Ann Matilda, baptized 29/6/1862. (4) Esther Rose, baptized 29/6/1862. On 18/5/1882, when Esther Rose was age about 20, she married Frederick George HARRIS, son of Thomas HARRIS and Eliza HEATHFIELD, at St James Parish Church, Kensington, Surrey. Esther Rose died 31/1/1921 in St Albans, age about 66 & was buried at Hatfield Road Cemetery, St Albans.


In the quarter ending September 1861, when Harriett was age about 37, she married William GROVER in St Albans. William was born 24/11/1813 in Sarratt & baptized 23/12/1813 in Aldenham. He died sometime between the 1881 and 1891 census but the exact date is unknown.


They had the following children:


(1) Thomas William [5]. (2) Harriet Helena, baptized 11/6/1867 at St Peter, St Albans. (3) George William, baptized 31/7/1870 in St Albans Abbey. George William died quarter ending September 1874, age 4, also in St Albans.


3.Link to census Edmund Edward BURRIDGE [Parents]. Baptized 21/9/1828 in St Peter, St Albans, Edmund was known as Edward during his lifetime. This is the name recorded in censuses and was used for his death registration in quarter ending December 1885 in Paddington, where he died age 57.


On  13/3/1850, when Edmund was age 21, he married Eliza TARBOX at St Peter, St Albans. Eliza was born about 1826 in Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire. It is not known when she died.


They had the following children:


(1) Horace William [6]. (2) Thomas William [7]. (3) Arthur, born 3/4/1856 in St Pancras, Middlesex & baptized there 17/4/1856. Arthur died quarter ending March 1858, age 1. (4) Herbert Edward (known as Albert) [8]. (5 Harriet Elizabeth, born 7/12/1860 in St Pancras & baptized 30/12/1860 at Holy Trinity Church, St Marylebone. Harriet died quarter ending September 1862, age about 18 months. (6) William Henry [9]. (7) Edward, born about 1863 in London & died quarter ending September 1881, age about 18.

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