HENRY ELDRIDGE 1814-1887


Henry Eldridge was living at Yarra Yarra, then in New South Wales, now in Victoria, Australia, on 7 Mar 1841 when he recorded details for his household for the NSW census of that year. He married Bridget Griffin on 22 May 1842 at St Francis Catholic Church Melbourne. Henry was variously recorded in records as Henry Aldridge and Henry Eldridge and from 1863 as John. He was shown as a labourer in 1860, a publican in 1862, a carter in 1863 and as a farmer in 1873, 1878 and 1887.

Bridget died at Sandy Creek Maldon VIC on 1 Dec 1878 and is recorded as being aged 57 and born at County Kilkenny Ireland the daughter of Thomas Griffiths(sic) and Bridget Doran and having lived 41 years in Victoria. Her children were listed as Sarah 35, Mary Ann 34, Bridget 32, Ellen dead, Elizabeth dead, Margaret 25, Thomas dead, Henry 18 and Ellen 16.

Henry, shown as John Eldridge, died at Sandy Creek Maldon VIC on 24 Jun 1887 aged 72. He is shown as being born in Norfolk, England and having lived 5 years in Tasmania and 40 years in Victoria and his parents were unknown. His children were listed as Sarah 45, Mary Ann 43, Bridget 40, Ellen dead, Elizabeth dead, Margaret 34, Thomas dead and Henry 27. Elen Jane, then aged 24, was not listed.

Updated 11 December 2018


Henry Eldridge (1814-1887)
m 1842 Bridget Griffin (1821-1878)
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   Descendants born in Australia
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    Sarah Ann Eldridge (1843-1880)
    m 1862 William Veal (1835-1910)
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    |   Ellen Veal (1864-    )
    |   William Henry Veal (1866-    )
    |   Mary Mabel Veal (1868-    )
    |   Thomas Veal (1870-    )
    |   John Veal (1872-    )
    |   Sarah Ann Veal (1874-    )
    |   Jane Melisa Veal (1876-1957)
    |   Florence Veal (1878-1879)
    |   Florence Sarah Veal (1880-1880)
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    Mary Ann Eldridge (1844-1914)
    (unknown)
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    |   Alexandrina Eldridge (1863-    )
    |   David Edwin Eldridge (1865-1923)
    |   m 1902 Rachel Stubbs (1857-1950)
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    (partner) Pietro Antonio Tognazzini (1811-1888)
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    |   (unnamed female) Tognazzini (1867-1867)
    |   Louis Tognazzini (1870-1870)
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    (unknown)
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    |   Peter Eldridge (1871-1871)
    |   Ernest Domenico Eldridge (1874-1874)
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    m 1878 William Wilkinson (    -    )
    Bridget Teresa Eldridge (1846-1908)
    m 1863 John Bunting Howe (1845-1905)
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    |   Mary Bunting Howe (1865-1866)
    |   John Bunting Howe (1867-1954)
    |   Mary Jane Howe (1868-1921)
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    Ellen Eldridge (1848-1857)
    Elizabeth Eldridge (1850-1876)
    (unknown)
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    |   Alfred Eldridge (1869-    )
    |   Winifred Eldridge (1872-1872)
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    Margaret Eldridge (1851-1935)
    m 1873 George Ah Ley (1838-1923)
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    |   Amy Fresia Ah Ley (1877-1969)
    |   Edith Madaline Ah Ley (1879-1966)
    |   Winifred Mary Ah Ley (1884-1973)
    |   Agnes Ann Ah Ley (1888-1978)
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    Thomas Eldridge (1854-1854)
    Henry Francis Eldridge (1860-1936)
    m 1888 Ellen Elizabeth Hunter (1862-1947)
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    |   John Eldridge (1889-1917)
    |   Henry Francis Eldridge (1891-1969)
    |   m 1920 Ethel Frances Harley (1894-1966)
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    |   |   Lynda Myrtle Eldridge (1920-    )
    |   |   m 1943 James Neil Landy (1918-    )
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    |   Lynda Margaret Eldridge (1893-1958)
    |   m 1919 Albert Christopher Cray (1893-1966)
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    |   |   Maisie Patricia Cray (1920-1979)
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    |   David Edward Eldridge (1895-1958)
    |   m 1938 Eileen May Kennedy (1896-1975)
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    Ellen Jane Eldridge (1862-1941)
    m 1891 John Mather (1857-1907)
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    |   Pearlilda May Mather (1883-1931)
    |   John Henry Mather (1884-1955)
    |   William Samuel Mather (1887-    )
    |   Victor Albert Mather(1889-1940)
    |   Leslie Mather (1891-1891)
    |   Ruby Agness Mather (1892-1981)
    |   Francis Barnet Mather (1895-1898)
    |   Myrtle Eileen Mather (1898-1925)
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    m 1908 Edward Francis Ashton (1868-    )

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