Thomas William Berridge was born on October 1, 1879, in Croydon, Surrey, England. His parents were George Berridge and Louisa Amos.
Thomas first appeared in the Vancouver directories in 1907. He was a clerk for Evans, Coleman and Evans, and he was rooming at the Garlock rooms.
Marriage to Mabel Blunt
On October 3, 1908, in Vancouver, Thomas married Mabel Blunt. She was born on December 14, 1880, in Hampstead, Middlesex, England. Her parents were Arthur William and Jane Elizabeth Blunt.
Life in Vancouver
About 1916, Thomas became the manager of the steamship department of Balfour, Guthrie & Co. He was a member of the Shipping Federation, the Merchants’ Exchange, and the Quadra Club. He was also a well-known cricket player.
He died in Vancouver on February 28, 1931, while he was still living at 1859 Robson Street. He was buried in Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Mabel died in Vancouver on July 27, 1969.
Thomas and Mabel had the following children.
George Arthur Lincoln Berridge
George Arthur Lincoln Berridge was born in Vancouver on August 17, 1909.
He worked in the steamship industry.
He was a talented cricket player, and he often played with the Brockton Point Cricket Club.
It appears that he did not marry.
He died in Vancouver on February 23, 1993.
Meredith Walter Berridge
Meredith Walter Berridge was born in Vancouver in 1911. He was a pupil at the Vancouver Preparatory School.
He was a lieutenant with the Royal Canadian Air Service Corps during the Second World War.
In March quarter 1945, in Brentford district, Middlesex, England he married Ethel Elizabeth (“Lily”) Lansdown. She was born in March quarter 1916 in Brentford district, Middlesex.
Lily died at UBC Hospital in Vancouver on February 8, 2006.
Meredith died on February 7, 2008.
George Berridge (father of Thomas William Berridge)
George Berridge (1839-1893), http://records.ancestry.ca/george_berridge_records.ashx?pid=126412755
Free BMD births, born June quarter 1839, St. Olaves, George Berridge, Volume 4, page 439, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=1885526&d=bmd_1399917892
Free BMD marriages, June quarter 1872; Bromley district, Volume 2a, George Berridge and Louise Amos, volume 2, page 511,; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=50256997&d=bmd_1399917892; http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=50250348&d=bmd_1399917892
Free BMD deaths, September quarter 1893, Geoge Berridge, Croydon district, Volume 2a, page 140.
Louise Amos (mother of Thomas William Berridge)
Louise Amos (1845-1901), http://records.ancestry.ca/louisa_amos_records.ashx?pid=121019714
Free BMD births, December quarter 1845, Newington district, Louise Amos, Volume 4, page 348, http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/districts.pl?r=9754243&d=bmd_1399917892
Thomas William Berridge
Thomas William Berridge (1879-), http://records.ancestry.ca/thomas_william_berridge_records.ashx?pid=127058057
“England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2XFL-8V8 : accessed 19 Jun 2014), Thomas William Berridge, 1879.
“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NDR2-XGQ : accessed 19 Jun 2014), William Thomas Berridge, 28 Dec 1879; citing Limpsfield, Surrey, England, reference item 5 p 23; FHL microfilm 1278892.
“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QNSK-9W2 : accessed 19 Jun 2014), Thomas W Berridge, England; citing “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” index and images, findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 12, county, registration district, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZX-8GZ : accessed 19 Jun 2014), Thomas William Berridge and Mabel Blunt, 03 Oct 1908; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B11374, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1983702.
Wedding Bells, Vancouver World, October 5, 1908, page 9: “Berridge – Blunt: The marriage of Thomas W. Berridge, of Surrey, England, and Mabel Bride, of Surrey, England, and Mabel Blunt, also of England, took place on Saturday in St. James church. Rev. E.W. Summerscales officiated. The bride, who was given away by Mr. J.P Roberts, wore a handsome travelling costume of white serge and carried a beautiful spray of white roses. She was attended by little Miss Roberts, who made a dainty bridesmaid. The groom was supported by Mr. Harry Everard. The happy pair, who received many presents, will make their future home on Sixteenth avenue west.”
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLGB-HHD : accessed 19 Jun 2014), Thomas William Berridge, 28 Feb 1931; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13141, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1952652.
“Thomas W. Berridge Will Be Laid at Rest Tuesday,” Vancouver Province, March2, 1931, page 7: “Funeral services for Thomas William Berridge, aged 51, of 1859 Robson street, well-known figure in shipping circles on the Pacific Coast, who died Saturday. Will be held in Center & Hanna’s chapel, Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Rev. Canon H.G. King will officiate and burial will be in Ocean View Burial Park.”
Thomas William Berridge, death notice, Vancouver Province, March 2, 1931, page 13; VancvourSun, March 2, 1931, page 12: “Berridge – Passed away on Feb. 28, Thomas William Berridge, age 561, after a short illness, leaving to mourn his loss, his widow and two sons, George and Meredith. Service, Center & Hanna’s chapel, Tuesday 2 p.m., Canon H.G., King officiate officiating. Committal Ocean View.
Thos. W. Berridge, Shipping Man, Dies Vancouver Sun, March 2, 1931, page 2, column 6, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=EC1lAAAAIBAJ&sjid=v4gNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1275%2C11390.
Mabel Blunt (wife of Thomas William Berridge)
“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLYH-DY9 : accessed 19 Jun 2014), Mabel Berridge, 27 Jul 1969; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13297, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2034058.
Mabel Berridge, death notice, Vancouver Sun, July 31, 1969; Vancouver Province, July 31, 1969, page 24: “Berridge – Passed away July 27, 1969, Mabel, widow of Thomas W. Berridge, of 975 Chilco St., in her 89th year. Survived by 2 sons, George and Meredith, Vancouver; 4 grandchildren. Private family service was held Wednesday, at 11 a.m., in Simmons & McBride Funeral Chapel, Broadway at Maple St., Rev. J.W. Ellis officiated. Interment family plot, Ocean View Burial Park.”
George Arthur Berridge (son of Thomas William Berridge)
Ancesty.ca: George Author [sic] Berridge, birth 1909; death 1993, Vancouver, Canada; Father: Thomas William Berridge; Mother: Mabel Blunt.
Brockton Point Cricket Club, http://www.cricketclub.org/bcmcl.html: ”Historical records indicate Brockton Point Cricket Club was one of the 7 founding member clubs of the B.C. Mainland Cricket League in 1914. The club, without argument, is the pre-eminent cricket club in British Columbia, some would say Canada, as evidenced by the club accomplishments on the field and its members contribution to the game, off the field. . . . In 1930 George Berridge, aged 20 and a product of the Junior League, represented B.C. at the Western Canada Cricket Tournament held at Calgary, Alberta. Berridge, an all rounder who played for Brockton Point, Burrard and then the Bank of Commerce, was a consistent performer throughout the 1930’s.”
British Columbia Death Registrations; Registration Number: 1993-09-003917; George Arthur Lincoln Berridge; date of death: February 23, 1993; place of death: Vancouver; age at death:83; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/aa2bee04-9bd9-43b3-bd5a-bdbd79005ed6; medical certificate of death: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/16d667ea-bfaf-40b1-a83d-d1461c1a0a0c.
Meredith Walter Berridge (son of Thomas William Berridge)
Meredith Walter Berridge, death notice, Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, February 15, 2008, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=meredith-walter-berridge&pid=103471610: BERRIDGE Meredith Walter, born in Vancouver 1911, passed away February 7, 2008. Predeceased by his loving wife, Ethel. Survived by daughter Judith (Peter), sons Michael (Grace), Thomas (Suphin), Robert (Anne), grandchildren Nigel, Sara (Clinton), Matt, Lisa, Emily, Sean, Allanah, Somkiat Nakutnok, great-grandchildren Evyn, Graeme, Cainon and Laine. No service by request.
Ethel Berridge, death notice, Vancouver Sun and/or The Province, February 11 to February 12, 2006; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/vancouversun/obituary.aspx?n=ethel-berridge&pid=16667882: “BERRIDGE _ Ethel Elizabeth “Lily” passed away at UBC Hospital on Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at the age of 89 surrounded by her loving family. Lily is survived by her husband, Meredith; daughter Judith (Peter) Press; sons Michael (Grace), Tom (Suphin), Rob (Anne); grandchildren Nigel, Sara (Clinton), Matthew (Kareen), Lisa, Emily, Somkiat, Sean, Alannah; great-grandsons Cainon, Evyn & Graeme. A Memorial Service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2006, at St. Mary’s Anglican