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James Coleridge (3 December 1759 – 1836) was the older brother of the philosopher-poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and father of Sir John Taylor Coleridge, future Judge of the King's Bench, and Henry Nelson Coleridge, the editor of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's works.

James Coleridge
Born(1759-12-03)3 December 1759
Died1836 (aged 76–77)
Known forThe Colonel


He obtained his captaincy during the period of the French Revolutionary Wars and was later promoted to the Colonel. He purchased the Coleridge family home, the Chanter's House, in Ottery St. Mary, Devon in 1796. During the Napoleonic Wars he escorted French prisoners to Dartmoor prison.[1]


  1. ^ The Story of a Devonshire House, Lord Bernard Coleridge, London: T. Fisher and Unwin; Paternoster Square, MCMV, 1906.