Bridgart, John an English Wesleyan missionary, after laboring with great acceptance in West Africa for five years, was compelled the second time to quit his field for the recovery of his health. On the voyage home he called at St. Mary's, on the Gambia, but was too ill to go on shore. He was visited by Cooper, the missionary. He died June 24, 1859, and his remains were committed to the deep. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1859.