Bridgman, James an English Congregational minister, was born in London in 1783. He was converted in early life; became a student in Cheslhunt College, where he remained as student and assistant tutor for five years. He was ordained at Spa Fields Chapel in 1809, and after preaching in various places in the "Connection," according to the practice of the "Society," he settled at Chester in 1814, where he remained for the rest of his life. He died Aug. 11, 1857. He was a man of faith and prayer, patient and calm in spirit, simple and faithful in declaring the truth to dying men. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1858, page 192.