Cromartie, Frederick Maitland (1805 to 1883)

Lived at 33 Colby Road from 1875 to 1883

He was born in 1800 in Rotherhithe, Surrey, London and died on September 13th, 1873 at 41 Grove Road, Marylebone, London at St John’s Parish.  He was married twice.  First to Charlotte Cadogan Lloyd (born in Barbados in 1807) in St Michael, Barbados.  Charlotte died in childbirth on the White River Plantation in 1839.  His second wife was Charlotte’s younger sister named Dorothy and was born in Barbados in 1814 and died in Cape Town, South Africa in 1894..  They had a daughter Gertrude Blanche Cromartie born in Hornsey, Edmonton, London having married in 1856.

Frederick Maitland Cromartie lived with his wife Sarah Jane at 33 Colby Road, from around 1875 until the time of his death in 1883. He was born in Bermondsey in 1805 but spent the early part of his life in Barbados where his family were plantation owners.

He and his brother Matthew Williamson Cromartie (1799-1883) founded SAGICOR, the Barbados Mutual Life Insurance Company, which is still in operation today. Matthew was born in 1800 in Rotherhithe, Surrey, London and died on September 13th, 1873 at 41 Grove Road, Marylebone, London at St John’s Parish.  He was married twice.  First to Charlotte Cadogan Lloyd (born in Barbados in 1807) in St Michael, Barbados.  Charlotte died in childbirth on the White River Plantation in 1839.  His second wife was Charlotte’s younger sister named Dorothy and was born in Barbados in 1814 and died in Cape Town, South Africa in 1894..  They had a daughter Gertrude Blanche Cromartie born in Hornsey, Edmonton, London having married in 1856.

On his return to Britain Frederick worked at Chatham and was the superintendent of the military stores when he retired from this post in July 1865. He was living in 1871 at the time of the census. He left an estate of  £574 14s.