Cuthbert Chesterfield Cumberbatch was born at Black Bess, St. Peter.  With no formal education, he worked as a labourer at the Mangrove and Richmond Plantations in the same parish.

In 1947, he married Mildred Cumberbatch and had six children, one deceased.  They later moved to Millionaire Road, Ashton Hall, St. Peter, where Mildred still resides. 

On retirement, Cuthbert and Mildred would hop on the bus, sightseeing separately with their church friends from the United Baptist Church, Speightstown, St. Peter. 

They were “in awe” with the developments taking place in Barbados at the time. Cuthbert was also an ardent cricket fan, albeit, for the opposing team playing the West Indies.

He had a hearty appetite and ate just about anything up until his death in 2013.