James Lee Brodbelt

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Presumably brother of Eliza Lee Brodbelt and Thomas Lee Brodbelt (both of whom q.v.). No details on parentage have been discovered to date: James Lee was the partner of Francis Rigby Brodbelt senior (d. 1795), but the three Lee Brodbelt children do not appear as children of either Francis Rigby Brodbelt senior or junior in Geraldine Mozley's 'Letters to Jane'. The three [siblings] were creditors of two estates in Clarendon and St John in Jamaica.  

  1. Physician who moved from Britain to Columbus, Ohio (where there is still a Brodbelt Lane) in his 50s in 1848. 'He moved in aboltionist circles.'

  2. James Lee Brodbelt married Charlotte Varlo Stransham St Mary Magdalene Woolwich 27/07/1826; children were baptised at St Helier Jersey (Benjamin Samuel, 1828), Dr Williams' Library London (Rhoda, 1830) and Plymouth (Reuben, 1832).


Geraldine Mozley (ed.), Letters to Jane from Jamaica 1788-1796 (London, West India Committee for the Institute of Jamaica, n.d.; James Lee died at sea in 1821, and Francis Rigby Brodbelt [junior] erected a monument to him in Jamaica in 1822, Monumental Inscriptions St Catherine; T71/859 Clarendon no. 414; T71/854 St John 283 A & B.

  1. 'The Columbus Dispatch' 17/01/2008 'Brodbelts put historic stamp on lane'.

  2. Ancestry.com, London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online] (where Charlotte's name is mistranscribed as 'Fransham'); Ancestry.com, England and Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 [database online].

Further Information


Associated Claims (2)

£2,683 18S 8D
£115 0S 8D

Legacies Summary

Historical (1)

Tentamen medica inauguralis de stricturis in intestino... 1824 

Relationships (2)

Brother → Sister

Addresses (3)

London, Middlesex, London, England
Plymouth, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England
St Helier, Jersey, South-east England, England