Sir James Robert Longden

1827 - 4th Oct 1891


Biography

Youngest son of John R. Longden, a proctor of Doctor's Commons, London. Married Alice Emily, daughter of James Samuel Berridge (q.v.). Held a series of administrative appointments: Government Clerk, Falkland Islands, 1844; Acting Colonial Secretary, Falkland Islands, 1845; President, Virgin Islands, 1861; Governor of Dominica, 1865; of Hondoras, 1867; of Trinidad, 1870; of British Guiana, 1874; and of Ceylon, 1876-1883. Died at Longhope, Watford, Hertfordshire, 04/10/1891; his will was proved 11/11/1891, personal effects £24,937 3s 4d.

Sources

H. M. Chichester, ‘Longden, Sir James Robert (1827–1891)’, rev. Lynn Milne, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004), online edn, May 2008, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/16982?docPos=1 [accessed 31/10/2012].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Alice Emily Berridge
Children
Ethel Louisa (1871-1952)
Wealth at death
£24,937 3S 4D
Occupation
Colonial administrator
Oxford DNB Entry

Legacies Summary

Imperial (8)

Government Clerk
Falklands Islands 
Acting Colonial Secretary
Falklands Islands 
President
Virgin Islands 
Governor
Dominica 
Governor
Honduras 
Governor
Trinidad 
Governor
British Guiana 
Governor
Ceylon 

Relationships (1)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law

Addresses (7)

Trinidad
British Guiana
Ceylon
Dominica
Falkland Islands
British Virgin Islands
Longhope, Watford, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England