An Edmund Eldridge married Elizabeth Andrews on 2 Dec 1839 at Plaitford, Wiltshire, England. He was a bachelor of full age and his father is shown as James Eldridge a farmer. Elizabeth was a spinster of full age the daughter of John Andrews a labourer. One of the witnesses was a Henry Eldridge.
On the 1841 Plaitford census Elizabeth Eldridge was with her twin children Charles and Julia Anna at the residence of her father John Andrews together with a female servant Isabella Eldridge. Her husband is thought to be the Edmund Eldridge who died on 11 Jul 1840 at Downton, Wiltshire aged 25. Present at his death was a Mary Eldridge who was the informant when the death was registered. The Downton parish is about 8 kilometres to the west of Plaitford.
Edmund is thought to be probably related to James Eldridge and Sarah who had children baptised at Landford between 1781 and 1789. The Landford parish adjoins the Plaitford parish to the west. James and Sarah has a son Henry who may be the witness and Henry married a Mary who is known to be in Downton in 1851 and may be the informant on Edmund's death and they had a daughter Arabella born in 1826 who may be the servant Isabella with Elizabeth Eldridge in 1841.
James Eldridge ( - ) m ( ) (Unknown) ( - ) | Edmund Eldridge (1815-1840) m 1839 Elizabeth Andrews (1818-1892) | Charles Eldridge (1840-1869) Julia Anna Eldridge (1840-1860)
In subsequent baptisms at Plaitford Elizabeth Eldridge is shown as the mother of Henry Eldridge in 1844 and Emma Eldridge in 1849 with no father shown in both baptisms. In the 1851 census at Romsey, Hampshire Elizabeth is shown as a widow with her children Charles, Julia Anna and Henry. Her daughter Emma had died in 1849. The 1861 census at Romsey shows Elizabeth with her son Henry and another son Edward shown aged 6 born at Harnham, Wiltshire. His birth was registered at Romsey in the June quarter of 1851. Whether Henry born 1844 and died 1926, Emma born and died 1849 and Edward born in 1851 have the same father is unknown.
The following Eldridge family therefore commences with Edward Eldridge.
Updated 26 November 2016
Edward Eldridge (1851-1918) m 1882 Julia Ann Noble (1857-1895) | Alice Eldridge (1882- ) m 1913 Frederick J White ( - ) | | | Frederick White (1914-1914) | Elizabeth Agnes Eldridge (1884-1934) m 1912 Bertie James Gritt (1885-1965) Mary Ann Eldridge (1886- ) Henry Thomas Eldridge (1888-1958) m 1911 Ellen Louisa Gifford (1888-1940) Edwin Eldridge (1890-1940) m 1912 Rose Mary Thornton (1894-1967) | | | Louisa May Eldridge (1912-1988) | m 1931 Sidney W Spicer ( - ) | Mabel Agnes Eldridge (1914-1962) | m 1934 Montague Louis Dowling (1909-1981) | | | | | Terence Montague Dowling (1942-1989) | | | Dorothy Rose Eldridge (1916-1992) | m 1937 Philip Oswald A Garland (1913-1994) | | | | | Peter A Garland (1938- ) | | David P Garland (1942- ) | | Michael E Garland (1946- ) | | Raymond S Garland (1948- ) | | | Ernest Arthur G Eldridge (1920-1999) | m 1944 Marion Fyfe Thomson (1909-1975) | | | | | William A Eldridge (1947- ) | | m 1971 Jennifer M Burgess ( - ) | | | | | | | Timothy James Eldridge (1975- ) | | | | | David E Eldridge (1950- ) | | 1967 Kathryn Bruce ( - ) | | | | | Keith Edwin Eldridge (1968- ) | | Sarah Louise Eldridge (1969- ) | | Gillian Eldridge (1970- ) | | Louise Jane Eldridge (1971- ) | | | Kathleen B J Eldridge (1923-1967) | m 1943 George W Cuthbert ( - ) | William Robert E Eldridge (1925-1987) | m 1945 Iris A Glasspool (1926- ) | | | | | Michael D Eldridge (1946-1947) | | Christine A Eldridge (1947- ) | | Susan Eldridge (1949- ) | | Edwin J Eldridge (1951- ) | | m 1975 Marilyn T White ( - ) | | Jacqueline Eldridge (1958- ) | | | Gladys Mary E Eldridge (1928-1994) | m 1947 Thomas Burns ( - ) | | | | | Jeanette M Burns (1947- ) | | Pauline Burns (1950- ) | | Thomas Burns (1952- ) | | Linda R Burns (1953- ) | | Caroline Burns (1962- ) | | | Norman Albert D Eldridge (1930-1987) | m 1957 Violet Ayres (1937-1997) | | | | | Ivy R Eldridge (1958- ) | | m 1981 Nicholas J W Veal (1953- ) | | Pauline Eldridge (1962- ) | | m 1986 Peter J Barnes ( - ) | | | Maurice Henry J Eldridge (1932-2002) | m 1954 Gladys M Ward ( - ) | | | Raymond J Eldridge (1954- ) | m 1976 Deborah A Dowling ( - ) | Kevin M Eldridge (1957- ) | m 1982 Pamela M Carlow (1959- ) | | | | | Jon Kevin Eldridge (1988- ) | | Michael James Eldridge (1990- ) | | | Andrew E Eldridge (1962- ) | m 1989 Tina R Chisholme ( - ) | | | Ellen Louise Eldridge (1992- ) | Rebecca Alice Eldridge (1994- ) | Emily Eldridge (1893-1969) m 1913 Ernest Gritt (1891-1970)