JAMES ELDRIDGE 1772-1860


James Eldridge was baptised on 19 Mar 1772 at Battle Sussex England. On 14 Oct 1794 he married Ann Lingham at Battle and they had seven children.

  1. James baptised 10 Jun 1795 - died 2 Apr 1877
  2. William baptised 27 Jan 1797 - buried 10 Jul 1858
  3. Harriet born 1799
  4. George baptised 25 Jan 1801
  5. Mary born 1802 - died 1882
  6. Ann baptised 5 Jun 1803
  7. Henry baptised 5 Apr 1806

He was convicted at Horsham Sussex England on 24 Mar 1806 and sentenced to hang for stealing a sheep. His sentence was commuted to life and he was transported to the Colony of New South Wales, leaving England on 26 Feb 1807 and arriving on 26 Jul 1807 on the 523 ton ship Duke of Portland. Note the ship is shown as having arrived on 10 Nov 1807 on Convict indent records. He was described as being 5'8½" tall with hazel eyes, brown hair and a fair ruddy complection when conditionally pardoned on 31 Jan 1818.

On 4 Mar 1817 he married Mary Hancox at St Lukes Church of England Liverpool. They are recorded as a Bachelor and Spinster and Mary has her name shown as Mary Ann Cox. Mary is shown in the indent records for the ship Aeolius that arrived on 26 Jan 1809 at Sydney. She was serving 7 years for stealing cloth and armed robbery. She is later shown as Mary Hancocks, wife of James Eldridge, on the 1822 General Muster. Mary was shown as Mary Eldridge free by servitude and age 48 the 1828 census. No further record of her is known. James died at Cooks Vale Creek Peelwood on 22 Jul 1860 and his death certificate shows his age as 89 years.

They had four children with the first three having the same names as James first three children to Ann.

  1. James born 12 Jan 1814 - died 17 Jul 1884
  2. William born 6 Nov 1815 - died 25 Dec 1900
  3. Harriet born 22 Jan 1821
  4. Maria born 19 Sep 1822 - died 12 Dec 1899

James was born at Airds and was Baptised on 6 Nov 1814 at St Phillips Sydney. He died at Monks Gully on 17 Jul 1884 of asthma and was buried at Limerick on 19 Jul 1884.

William was born at Cobbitty and baptised on 18 Feb 1816 by the Reverend Samuel Marsden at St John's Church of England Parramatta. He married Jane Cramp on 7 Mar 1842 and he died on 25 Dec 1900 of influenza at Cresent Farm Tuena and was buried at Numby on 27 Dec 1900.

Harriet was born at Cowpastures and was baptised with her younger sister Maria at St John's Church of England Parramatta on 3 Aug 1824. She was shown as aged 7 on the 1828 census. No further record of her is known.

Maria was born at Cowpastures and baptised with her older sister. She was married to Thomas Arnall on the same day as her brother William. Thomas Arnall died on 13 Mar 1848. She then married Thomas Connelly on 17 Jan 1850. Thomas Connelly died on 6 May 1856. Maria then married William Harrison on 21 Jan 1857. Maria died at Sapling Creek, Laggan on 11 Dec 1899 and was buried at Binda on 27 Dec 1899.

James Jury Eldridge
James Jury Eldridge
grandson of James Eldridge

William Henry and Margaret Eldridge
William Henry Eldridge grandson of James
Eldridge with wife Margaret nee Cummings

Updated 30 September 2017


James Eldridge (1772-1860)
m 1794 Ann Lingham (    -    )
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|   James Eldridge (1795-1877)
|   William Eldridge (1797-    )
|   m (    ) Jane (unknown) (    -    )
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|   |   William Eldridge (1820-1822)
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|   Harriet Eldridge (1799-    )
|   George Eldridge (1801-    )
|   Mary Eldridge (1802-1882)
|   Ann Eldridge (1803-    )
|   m 1826 Henry Bailey (1806-    )
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|   |   Thomas Eldridge (1825-    )
|   |   m 1869 Julia Ann Waters (1827-1913)
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|   |   |   James Arthur Eldridge (1869-    )
|   |   |   Sarah Jane H Eldridge (1874-    )
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|   |   Mary Bailey (1829-    )
|   |   Eliza Bailey (1831-    )
|   |   Jane Bailey (1833-    )
|   |   Henry Bailey (1838-    )
|   |   Harriet Bailey (1841-    )
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|   Henry Eldridge (1806-    )
|   m 1836 Mary Grey (    -    )
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m 1817 Mary Hancox (1780-    )
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    Descendants born in Australia
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    James Eldridge (1814-1884)
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    William Eldridge (1815-1900)
    m 1842 Jane Cramp (1823-1903)
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    |   Unnamed (male) Eldridge (1844-1844)
    |   James Jury Eldridge (1845-1918)
    |   m 1869 Matilda Sophia Payne (1850-1921)
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    |   |   Walter Charles Eldridge (1870-1922)
    |   |   Florence Tamar Eldridge (1871-1962)
    |   |   m 1892 William Johnson Piercy (1865-1934)
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    |   |   |   James Patrick Piercy (1893-1893)
    |   |   |   Daisy Elsie Amelia Piercy (1894-1965)
    |   |   |   Coralie Myrtle Piercy (1897-1994)
    |   |   |   Roydon Jasper Piercy (1900-1901)
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    |   |   Arthur James Eldridge (1873-1946)
    |   |   William Josiah Eldridge (1875-1961)
    |   |   Roydon Clifford Eldridge (1877-1948)
    |   |   m 1917 Ann Cummings (1876-1957)
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    |   |   |   Laurence Gordon John Eldridge (1922-1959)
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    |   |   Jane May Eldridge (1879-1949)
    |   |   m 1903 James Patrick Jones (1875-1958)
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    |   |   |   Allan Fraser Jones (1903-1966)
    |   |   |   Cyril Stanley Jones (1909-1976)
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    |   |   Lilah Victoria Eldridge (1881-1957)
    |   |   m 1903 Richard Barnes (1871-1942)
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    |   |   |   Ivy Eileen Barnes (1904-1982)
    |   |   |   Gladys Minerva Barnes (1906-1975)
    |   |   |   Amy Matilda Barnes (1909-1941)
    |   |   |   Daisy Valerie Barnes (1912-1972)
    |   |   |   Lionel Gillett Barnes (1914-    )
    |   |   |   Coralie May Barnes (1919-    )
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    |   |   Clarence Oliver Eldridge (1883-1948)
    |   |   Charles Henry Eldridge (1886-1938)
    |   |   James Jury Eldridge (1886-1945)
    |   |   Percival Everard Eldridge (1889-1891)
    |   |   Josiah Rupert Eldridge (1892-1970)
    |   |   Vivian Jasper Eldridge (1895-1955)
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    |   William Henry Eldridge (1845-1915)
    |   m 1881 Margaret Cummings (1851-1915)
    |   |   |
    |   |   James Josiah Eldridge (1882-1938)
    |   |   Jane Elizabeth Eldridge (1884-1973)
    |   |   m 1905 Michael John Clayton (1886-1970)
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    |   |   |   Ruth Margaret Clayton (1906-1906)
    |   |   |   William Thomas Clayton (1907-1974)
    |   |   |   Allen Victor Clayton (1911-1982)
    |   |   |   Doris Minnie Clayton (1914-2004)
    |   |   |   Alice May Clayton (1919-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Florence Maria Eldridge (1886-1967)
    |   |   (unknown)
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    |   |   |   Louisa Maria Eldridge (1902-1986)
    |   |   |   m 1918 Harley Astley Green (1895-1986)
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    |   |   |       Earl Thomas Green (1918-1977)
    |   |   |       Joyce Lillian Green (1921-1982)
    |   |   |       Raymond Harley Green (1922-    )
    |   |   |       Nita Edwina Green (1924-    )
    |   |   |       Neville Rex Green (1929-1997)
    |   |   |       Garry Kevin Green (1932-1938)
    |   |   |
    |   |   m 1911 Thomas Alfred Green (1890-1921)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Stanley Norman Green (1912-1991)
    |   |   |   Cecil Kenneth Green (1914-1990)
    |   |   |   Florence Margaret Green (1916-1966)
    |   |   |   Thomas Gordon Green (1918-1973)
    |   |   |   Phyliss Miriam Green (1920-1995)
    |   |   |   Dorothy M Green (    -    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Charles W Eldridge (1889-1940)
    |   |   Allen Arthur Eldridge (1891-1968)
    |   |
    |   Mary Anne Eldridge (1849-1849)
    |   Jane Elizabeth Eldridge (1851-1911)
    |   m 1874 Albert Shurmer (1851-1922)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Sarah Anne Shurmer (1875-1954)
    |   |   William John Shurmer (1876-1962)
    |   |   Alice May Shurmer (1878-1928)
    |   |   Oliver Charles Shurmer (1880-1937)
    |   |   Hannah Maria Shurmer (1882-1902)
    |   |   Rose Mildred Shurmer (1883-1947)
    |   |   Daisy Edith Shurmer (1887-1916)
    |   |   Elsie Gertrude Shurmer (1889-1972)
    |   |
    |   Josiah Eldridge (1854-1938)
    |   m 1877 Isabella Campbell (1859-1924)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Annie Eldridge (1878-1968)
    |   |   m 1904 Thomas Gay (1874-1938)
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    |   |   |   Thomas Joseph Gay (1905-1965)
    |   |   |   Reuben Frederick Gay (1906-1978)
    |   |   |   Elsie Annie Eileen Jane Gay (1910-    )
    |   |   |   George Randall Gay (1913-1990)
    |   |   |   Lydia Isabella Edith Gay (1913-1987)
    |   |   |   Matthew Ernest Gay (1916-1934)
    |   |   |   Alma Pearlie Edna May Gay (1918-2002)
    |   |   |   Lily Henrietta Gay (1920-1994)
    |   |   |   Vera Louisa Gay (1920-    )
    |   |   |   William Henry Gay (1922-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   William Charles Eldridge (1881-1932)
    |   |   John James Eldridge (1882-1883)
    |   |   Reuben Josiah Eldridge (1884-1962)
    |   |   Elijah Jury Eldridge (1886-1904)
    |   |   Charles Francis Eldridge (1889-1962)
    |   |   Ernest Alfred Eldridge (1891-1971)
    |   |   Elsie Jane Eldridge (1895-1983)
    |   |   m 1921 Francis Cecil Shurmer (1889-1960)
    |   |       |
    |   |       Ronald Alan Shurmer (1922-    )
    |   |       Leslie Claude Shurmer (1923-1997)
    |   |       Raymond Ernest Shurmer (1925-2017)
    |   |       Francis John Shurmer (1926-    )
    |   |
    |   Charles Edmund Eldridge (1856-1926)
    |   m 1880 Jane Rutledge (1862-1913)
    |   |   |
    |   |   James Henry Eldridge (1881-1956)
    |   |   Charles Edward Eldridge (1883-1915)
    |   |   Matilda M Eldridge (1885-1897)
    |   |   Annie May Eldridge (1885-1956)
    |   |   m 1907 Arthur Richard Watson (1879-1938)
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    |   |   |   Marjorie L Watson (1916-1929)
    |   |   |   Elwyn Arthur Watson (1922-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Alice Maud Eldridge (1888-1920)
    |   |   m 1910 Sydney Bartley (1889-1962)
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    |   |   |   Elsie Maude Bartley (1911-    )
    |   |   |   Charles Bartley (1913-    )
    |   |   |   Ella May Bartley (1915-    )
    |   |   |   Mabel Irene Bartley (1917-1977)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Walter William Eldridge (1890-1961)
    |   |   Joseph Cyrus Eldridge (1892-1915)
    |   |   Albert Belfred Eldridge (1894-1973)
    |   |   Hilda Jane Eldridge (1897-1980)
    |   |   m 1920 Norman Bartley (1889-1950)
    |   |       |
    |   |       Doris Bartley (1920-    )
    |   |       Horace Bartley (1923-    )
    |   |       George Bartley (1925-    )
    |   |       Keith Bartley (1929-    )
    |   |       Joseph Bartley (1931-    )
    |   |       Roy Bartley (1933-    )
    |   |       June Bartley (    -    )
    |   |
    |   George Benjamin Eldridge (1858-1859)
    |   Naomi Eldridge (1859-1880)
    |   m 1877 Bernard O'Connor (1851-1914)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Horace William O'Connor (1879-1960)
    |   |   Naomi O'Connor (1880-1969)
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    |   Jury Cramp Eldridge (1860-1892)
    |   Maria Louisa Eldridge (1862-1951)
    |   m 1886 John Shurmer (1857-1926)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Francis Cecil Shurmer (1889-1960)
    |   |   m 1912 Daisy Edith Shurmer (1887-1916)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Marguerite Shurmer (1913-1916)
    |   |   |   Iris Daisy Shurmer (1914-1982)
    |   |   |
    |   |   m 1921 Elsie Jane Eldridge (1895-1983)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Ella Maud Shurmer (1891-1967)
    |   |   John William Shurmer (1894-1973)
    |   |   Roy Stanley Shurmer (1897-1917)
    |   |   Albert Oliver Shurmer (1900-1972)
    |   |
    |   Unnamed (female) Eldridge (1864-1864)
    |   Sarah Elizabeth Eldridge (1866-1876)
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    Harriet Eldridge (1821-    )
    Maria Eldridge (1822-1899)
    m 1842 Thomas Arnall (1814-    )
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    |   Thomas Arnall (1843-1913)
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    m 1850 Thomas Connelly (    -1856)
    |   |
    |   James Connelly (1850-    )
    |   William Connelly (1851-    )
    |   (unknown) Connelly (    -    )
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    m 1857 William Harrison (1814-1899)
        |
        William Harrison (1859-1944)

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