JOHN ELDRIDGE 1816-1867


John Eldridge married Maria Baker at Ewhurst, Sussex, England on 30 Jan 1836. Following the death of their child Sarah Ann, aged 5 months in Sep 1836, they joined John's siblings and family, leaving for Australia as assisted immigrants on the ship Amelia Thompson. Maria died on the voyage on 6 May 1838 not long before the ship arrived at Sydney in Jul 1838. On arrival John is shown as aged 25 in November 1837 however subsequent records suggest this age was incorrect. Maria was shown as age 24, of Ewhurst the daughter of J W Baker.

John remarried on 31 Jul 1852 at Adelaide, South Australia to Frances Maria Leggett. They were shown as aged 35 and 21 respectively. On the birth of their daughter Elizabeth Annie on 30 Dec 1864 at Ballarat East, Victoria John was shown as aged 48 and born at Ewhurst and Frances as aged 34 and born at Fordwitch, Kent, England. Their previous issue is shown as John 10, Jesse 8, William deceased, Edward 4 and Mark 2. John died at Ballarat West on 17 Apr 1867 aged 50 and the informant was Moses Eldridge, his brother. Maria died on 19 Jun 1913 at Mount Barker SA and was shown as aged 80.

Daughters of Edward 
and Bridget Eldridge
Grand daughters of John, daughters of Edward Eldridge and Bridget Kain.

Updated 7 January 2016


John Eldridge (1816-1867)
m 1836 Maria Baker (1818-1838)
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|   Sarah Ann Eldridge (1836-1836)
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m 1852 Frances Maria Leggett (1832-1913)
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    Descendants born in Australia
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    John Eldridge (1854-1921)
    Jesse Eldridge (1856-    )
    William Eldridge (1858-1860)
    Edward Eldridge (1860-1935)
    m 1888 Bridget Kain (1855-1939)
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    |   Edith Mary Eldridge (1890-1976)
    |   m 1915 Charles Cuthbert Jones (1891-1971)
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    |   |   Marjorie Rosina Jones (1914-    )
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    |   Columba Gilmore Eldridge (1891-1956)
    |   m 1918 Mary Alice Kennedy (1896-1943)
    |   Bridget Clara Eldridge (1893-1961)
    |   m 1915 Arthur Sinclair Bradford (1883-1969)
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    |   |   May Veronica Bradford (1917-    )
    |   |   Clement Lindsay Bradford (1919-    )
    |   |   Russell Edward Bradford (1925-    )
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    |   Laurel Elizabeth Eldridge (1895-    )
    |   m 1920 Frederick Miller (1894-1971)
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    |   |   Fredrick Edward Miller (1920-    )
    |   |   Marjorie Miller (1921-    )
    |   |   George Miller (1923-    )
    |   |   Ronald Miller (1924-    )
    |   |   Roma Miller (1924-    )
    |   |   Colin Gilmour Miller (1927-    )
    |   |   Rex Andrew Miller (1928-    )
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    |   Catherine Kathleen Eldridge (1897-    )
    |   Mary Veronica Eldridge (1899-1924)
    |   m 1923 William Charles Seaforth Mugford (1900-1962)
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    Mark Eldridge (1863-1921)
    m 1888 Mary Ann Burman (1858-1950)
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    |   Mary Anne Eldridge (1889-1889)
    |   Frances Amelia Eldridge (1890-1948)
    |   m 1925 Thomas James Jose (1887-1960)
    |   Lavina Eldridge (1892-1947)
    |   m 1920 Arthur Finigan (1893-1984)
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    |   |   Thelma Evelyn Finigan (1923-1950)
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    |   Edith May Eldridge (1894-1907)
    |   Victoria Eveline Eldridge (1897-1920)
    |   Horace Leonard Eldridge (1899-1919)
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    Elizabeth Annie Eldridge (1865-1923)
    m 1887 Peter Hopeful Nelsen (1864-1943)
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        Horace James Nelsen (1888-1959)
        Albert Leonard Victor Nelsen (1889-1936)
        Oscar Edward Nelsen (1890-1979)
        Wilfred Harrold Nelsen (1893-1916)
        Beatrice Nelsen (1894-1968)
        Otto Cyril Nelsen (1895-1896)
        Leslie R Nelsen (1897-1898)
        Vera Nelsen (1898-1898)
        Dorothy L Nelsen (1900-1900)
        Percy M Nelsen (1901-1902)
        May Nelsen (1903-1903)
        Hyla Douglas Nelsen (1905-1905)

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