GEORGE ELDRIDGE 1768-1837


George Eldridge married Elizabeth Ralph (or Rolph) on 4 Jun 1791 at Ash-near-sandwich, Kent, England. Their gravestone is located in the St Nicholas churchyard at Thanet, Kent, England showing George died on 6 Feb 1837 aged 68, his wife Elizabeth died on 26 Dec 1838 aged 68 and their son Ralph died in September. Their headstone photo was kindly supplied by Suzannah Foad.

Their son John Eldridge and his family migrated to New South Wales, Australia in 1838 and two children of his elder brother George are also known to have migrated to Australia. They were:

  1. George Eldridge who married Mary White on 27 Apr 1851 at the Old Church, Saint Pancras, London. Following the birth of their daughter Mary Caroline on 16 Sep 1851 and her baptism at St Pancras on 14 Mar 1852 the family migrated to Australia, possibly initially to New South Wales. Their son George was born at Maryborough in Victoria on 2 Sep 1854 and George was then recorded as being a storekeeper aged 26 and born at Sandwich, Kent, England and Mary as aged 29 and born at London.

    Mary Caroline married on 6 Aug 1870 at Barkly Street, St Kilda, Victoria to George Samuel Pontin. George and Mary Eldridge were the witnesses and George Eldridge is shown as a painter. George Samuel Pontin was a plasterer born in Melbourne VIC the son of George Pontin, a plasterer and Jane Reynolds. George and Mary Caroline had six children who were born at St Kilda, Richmond and Prahran in Melbourne. No further record of her brother George is known.

    George is thought to be the George Eldridge, occupation paper hanger, who died aged 54 on 27 Aug 1882 of chronic disease of lungs at the Liverpool Asylum, New South Wales. The informant was the undertaker, Liverpool Asylum and all parent and marriage details are shown as unknown.

    Mary died at 21 St Edmonds Road Prahran on 11 Nov 1901 and was buried the following day at the Kew Cemetery. Her death certificate shows her as aged 74, was married at Middlesex England to George Eldridge who is shown as dead, having lived 15 years in other Australian Colonies and 35 years in Victoria and her children as Caroline dead. The informant was her grandson, Frederick Charles Pontin.

  2. Leonard Fitzler James Eldridge who was born on 29 Jul 1832 and baptised on 9 Dec 1832 at Saint Pancras, Old Church, London, England. He married at Burrandong in the District of Wellington, New South Wales, on 21 Oct 1863. His spouse was a widow and was shown as Mary Finley. She was Hannah Mary Tinsey (or Tincey) who was born in Cheltenham Gloucestershire England in 1826 the daughter of William and Maria Tinsey. She first married Edward Edghar in 1843. Her second marriage was to William Stanton in 1847 and her third marriage was to Robert Finley in 1857.

    The births of Leonard's four children were all registered at Wellington. In Greville's 1872 Post Office Directory Leonard is listed as a shepherd of Oakley Creek, Burrendong (sic). Leonard is assumed to be the Leonard Eldridge who died aged 54 at the Prince Alfred Hospital Camperdown on 9 Sep 1885. Hannah died at Leichhardt on 19 Aug 1900 and was shown as aged 73 11/12.

Updated 16 September 2019


George Eldridge (1768-1837)
m 1791 Elizabeth Ralph (1770-1838)
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    George Eldridge (1794-1849)
    m 1818 Harriet Gibbs (1796-1844)
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    |   Harriet Eldridge (1820-    )
    |   Eliza Eldridge (1822-1892)
    |   m 1851 Joseph Jackson Gate (    -1858)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Annie Gate (1854-    )
    |   |   Elizabeth Gate (1856-    )
    |   |   Joseph William Gate (1857-    )
    |   |   George Eldridge Gate (1858-    )
    |   |
    |   Mary Anne Eldridge (1824-    )
    |   Elizabeth Eldridge (1827-    )
    |   m 1851 John Thomas Holmes (1830-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Isabel Holmes (1854-    )
    |   |   Elizabeth Margaret Holmes (1859-    )
    |   |
    |   George Eldridge (1828-1882)
    |   m 1851 Mary White (1826-1901)
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    |   |   Mary Caroline Eldridge (1851-1895)
    |   |   m 1870 George Samuel Pontin (1849-1901)
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    |   |   |   Frederick Charles Pontin (1870-1913)
    |   |   |   Haidee Caroline Pontin (1872-1941)
    |   |   |   William Pontin (1873-1873)
    |   |   |   Daisy Agnes Pontin (1874-1968)
    |   |   |   Arthur George Pontin (1877-1877)
    |   |   |   George Henry Pontin (1878-1878)
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    |   |   George Eldridge (1854-    )
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    |   Leonard Fitzler James Eldridge (1832-1885)
    |   m 1863 Hannah Mary Tinsey (1826-1900)
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    |   |   Leonard George Eldridge (1864-1929)
    |   |   m 1886 Sarah Jessie Thompson (1857-1929)
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    |   |   |   William G Eldridge (1888-1892)
    |   |   |   Henry G Eldridge (1891-1892)
    |   |   |   Reuben E Eldridge (1893-1920)
    |   |   |   John Thomas Eldridge (1895-1954)
    |   |   |   m 1925 Lydia Blanche Kelly (1873-1964)
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    |   |   Isabella Jane Eldridge (1865-1901)
    |   |   m 1885 Frederick Henry Gay (1862-1930)
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    |   |   |   Walter H Gay (1886-1917)
    |   |   |   Lillian E Gay (1887-    )
    |   |   |   Frederick Stanley Gay (1890-    )
    |   |   |   Sidney Clarence Gay (1893-1958)
    |   |   |   Hilda A Gay (1895-1902)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Eliza Eldridge (1868-    )
    |   |   m 1886 Oliver Cromwell Pennington (1863-1935)
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    |   |   |   Mary V Pennington (1887-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Maria Ann Eldridge (1870-    )
    |   |   m 1892 William Cross (1863-    )
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    |   |       Elizabeth Eldridge (1889-    )
    |   |       William Eldridge/Cross (    -    )
    |   |       Charles Edward Cross (1892-1950)
    |   |       Arthur Cross (1896-    )
    |   |       Alice E Cross (1897-    )
    |   |       Teresa M Cross (1905-1905)
    |   |       James F Cross (1907-    )
    |   |
    |   Isabella Jane Eldridge (1834-    )
    |   Julia Eldridge (1836-    )
    |   m 1858 Thomas Mears Henson (1829-    )
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    |   |   Julia K Henson (1860-    )
    |   |   Ada Mary Henson (1861-    )
    |   |   Kate Henson (1865-    )
    |   |   Thomas Muller Henson (1869-    )
    |   |   Leonard George Henson (1871-    )
    |   |   Lilian Henson (1873-    )
    |   |   Frederick C Henson (1878-    )
    |   |   Alfred L Henson (1881-    )
    |   |
    |   Benjamin Eldridge (1839-    )
    |
    John Eldridge (1799-1860)
    Ralph Eldridge (1801-1864)
    m 1825 Mary Anderson (    -    )
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    |   George Jackson Eldridge (1826-1890)
    |   m 1861 Nathalie Jackson Ratsch (1840-1925)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Emily Sophia J Eldridge (1863-1941)
    |   |   m 1895 Edward James Carey Tansley (1859-1899)
    |   |   George Theodore Berytus Jackson Eldridge (1864-    )
    |   |   Nathalie Elizabeth Abeih Eldridge (1866-1930)
    |   |   Frederick Edmund A Jackson Eldridge (1868-1916)
    |   |   m (    ) Elfrida Evelina Augusta Constant (1867-1917)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Cedric George Eldridge (1904-1917)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Olga Georgina Augusta Eldridge (1871-1919)
    |   |   Robert Duff Petre Jackson Eldridge (1872-1936)
    |   |   William Hugh Jackson Eldridge (1881-1958)
    |   |   m 1906 Jean Shiels Shillington (1877-1951)
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    |   Elizabeth Eldridge (1828-1875)
    |   m 1850 Robert Jackson (1823-1901)
    |       |
    |       Josephine Alice Jackson (1851-    )
    |       George Robert Jackson (1853-    )
    |       Elizabeth Jackson (1855-    )
    |       Marion Eldridge Jackson (1857-1922)
    |       Amelia Ralph Jackson (1862-1932)
    |       Robert Jackson (1863-    )
    |       Nathalie Caroline Jackson (1869-1927)
    |       John Henry Jackson (1872-    )
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    m (    ) Sarah (Unknown) (    -    )
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    |   Mary Eldridge (1844-    )
    |
    Mary Eldridge (1804-    )
    James Eldridge (1807-    )
    Susanna Eldridge (1810-    )

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