George Henry was baptised at Saint George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England on 31 Oct 1830 the son of John and Rosanna Eldridge of Farm Mews and John is shown as a baker. The baptism record shows George Henry as being born in 1829. George Henry married Margaret McMillan on 15 Aug 1856 at Newtown Geelong Victoria. He was recorded as a cooper, aged 26, born in London the son of John Eldridge, a baker and his marriage registration shows mother not known. Margaret was shown as age 22, born Edinburgh, the daughter of Daniel McMillan a builder and Charlotte Brown. Their five known children had their births registered at Geelong. George died suddenly on 11 Jan 1910 at his residence at 7 Clarke Street, Newtown. His death notice shows he was in his 77th year and was a colonist of 65 years. Margaret died on 15 Apt 1912, aged 78 at the residence of her son-in-law Mr Henry Jones of 8 McNicol Place Geelong West. They were both buried in the Eastern Cemetery.
Caroline Eldridge was baptised at Saint George Hanover Square, Middlesex on 10 Mar 1834 the daughter of John and Susanna Rosanna Eldridge of Farm Street and John is shown as a labourer. The baptism record shows Caroline was born in 1827. Caroline married George Gowty in 1845 at Geelong and they have eleven children. The death registration for Caroline Gowty shows her parents as John Eldridge and Rosanna.
The parents of George and Caroline, together with a sister Harriet, are believed to be the family who migrated from England to Tasmania, Australia on the ship Sarah arriving Hobart 14 Feb 1835 as bounty immigrants. A Mrs Eldridge and three children travelled on the schooner Adelaide from Hobart to Melbourne arriving 12 Apr 1839 and mail to a John Eldridge is reported as being held at the Geelong Post Office in 1842 and 1843. John is probably the John who died in Hotham, Melbourne in 1877 shown age 78 and married with three children.
Updated 20 December 2018
John Eldridge (1800-1877) m ( ) Susanna Rosanna (Unknown) (1802- ) | Harriett Eldridge (1819- ) Caroline Eldridge (1827-1903) m 1845 George Gowty (1821-1887) | | | Barziltia John Gowty (1846-1926) | Charles Henry Gowty (1848-1876) | Rosanna Gowty (1850-1852) | William Gowty (1853-1853) | Caroline Gowty (1854-1927) | Maria Gowty (1856-1940) | George Edward Gowty (1858-1939) | James Samuel Gowty (1860-1949) | Sarah Gowty (1862-1867) | (female) Gowty (1865-1865) | Frederick William Gowty (1866-1945) | George Henry Eldridge (1829-1910) m 1856 Margaret McMillan (1834-1912) | Charlotte Janet Eldridge (1857-1939) m 1878 Henry Andrew Jones (1857-1930) | | | Margaret Ann Jones (1877-1927) | Henry Robert Jones (1879-1931) | William George Jones (1880-1934) | Caroline Ada Jane Jones (1881-1903) | Maria Alice Jones (1883-1884) | Albert John Jones (1885-1943) | Rosina Florence Jones (1888-1978) | Louisa Mary Jones (1890-1895) | Amelia Elizabeth Jones (1891-1891) | Victoria May Jones (1892-1981) | Lilian Maud Jones (1894-1970) | Hetta Gertrude Jones (1896-1982) | Clive Lloyd Thomas Jones (1898- ) | Gladys Muriel Jones (1901-1977) | George John Eldridge (1859-1948) m 1888 Ann Agnes Frizzell (1867-1912) | | | Carol Amelia Eldridge (1889-1968) | m 1912 John Joseph William Smith (1892-1926) | | | | | Doreen Hilda Smith (1913- ) | | Norman Eric John Smith (1914- ) | | Allan George Eldridge Smith (1917-2005) | | | Robert John Eldridge (1891-1952) | m 1917 Ellen Anderson (1890-1966) | Charles Henry Eldridge (1893-1961) | m 1916 Harriet Newitt Daniel (1891-1941) | Martha Elizabeth Eldridge (1896-1972) | m 1921 Alexander Albert McErvale (1895-1973) | | | | | Alexander Charles McErvale (1922- ) | | Audrey Annie McErvale (1925- ) | | Colin McErvale (1928- ) | | | Allan James Eldridge (1898-1980) | m 1924 Jessie Davidson Bertram ( - ) | | | | | Margaret Ellen Eldridge (1926- ) | | m 1946 James John Noonan ( - ) | | | | | | | Ronamd James Noonan ( - ) | | | Garry Robert Noonan ( - ) | | | | | George Allan Eldridge (1927- ) | | | Eric George Eldridge (1901-1959) | m 1934 Florence Maud Ann Ponting (1902-1997 | William Henry Eldridge (1867-1939) m 1896 Martha Eva Olney (1872-1947) | | | Ethel May Eldridge (1893-1960) | m 1913 Andrew Norman Young (1889-1965) | | | | | Albert Norman Young (1914- ) | | Ronald William Francis Young (1916- ) | | Norma May Young (1920- ) | | Phyllis Young ( - ) | | Doreen Young ( - ) | | | Francis Norman Eldridge (1901-1919) | Jessie Louisa Adelaide Eldridge (1906- ) | m 1923 John Hugh Lewis (1902-1973) | | | Frank Lewis ( - ) | James Edward Eldridge (1869-1953) m 1896 Elizabeth Martha Crane (1870-1952) | | | Henry James Eldridge (1897-1981) | m 1919 Hilda May Broad (1895-1978) | | | | | Gwynoth Hilda Eldridge (1920- ) | | m 1939 Francis Leslie Lockyer (1913-1984) | | Laurence James Eldridge (1922-2004) | | m 1944 Marjory Joyce Rowe ( - ) | | | | | | | Raymond James Eldridge ( - ) | | | m ( ) Heather Atkinson ( - ) | | | | | | | | | Gregory Eldridge ( - ) | | | | James Eldridge ( - ) | | | | Alison Eldridge ( - ) | | | | | | | Alan Laurence Eldridge ( - ) | | | m ( ) Helen Hoskins ( - ) | | | | | | | | | Richard Eldridge ( - ) | | | | | | | Julie Anne Eldridge ( - ) | | | m ( ) Doug Bradby ( - ) | | | | | | | | | Daniel Bradby ( - ) | | | | Jodie Bradby ( - ) | | | | | | | Leslie Donald Eldridge ( - ) | | | m ( ) Chris (Unknown) ( - ) | | | | | | | Rebecca Eldridge ( - ) | | | Leesa Eldridge ( - ) | | | Renae Eldridge ( - ) | | | | | Donald Henry Eldridge (1923-1948) | | m 1944 Sylvia Daisy Conder (1923-2012) | | | Ethel Myrtle/May Eldridge (1900-1975) | m 1921 Harry Russell (1893-1973) | | | | | Jean Hazel Russell (1921-2007) | | Irene May Russell (1926- ) | | Keith Clifford Russell (1932-2011) | | | Edward Albert Eldridge (1902-1903) | Margaret Alice Eldridge (1903-1960) | George William Eldridge (1908-1975) | John Arthur Eldridge (1909-1985) | m 1935 Mildred Agnes Ross (1911-2001) | | | Beverly Margaret Eldridge (1938- ) | m 1994 Donald Dewar (1935- ) | Thomas Charles Eldridge (1871-1950) m 1902 Amy Kate Allan (1878-1967) | George Henry Thomas Eldridge (1903-1980) Allan Charles Eldridge (1905-1979) m 1932 Minnie Turner (1908- ) | Patricia Margaret Eldridge ( - ) m 1953 Neville Wilmot Bradley (1931-2013) Graeme Allan Eldridge (1936-1995) m ( ) Shirley (Unknown) ( - ) | | | Mark Eldridge ( - ) | Bronwen Eldridge ( - ) | Ian Charles Eldridge (1939-1941) Jennifer Anne Eldridge (1952- )