James Eldridge and Sarah had four children baptised at Landford, Wiltshire, England between 3 Jun 1781 and 2 Jul 1786.
Their son Henry and Mary had five children baptised at Landford between 1812 and 1828. Henry was an agricultural labourer at Downton, Wiltshire on the 1851 census shown as age 66 born Downton with his wife Mary, daughter Arabella and a grandson Edwin Tutt Eldridge.
A great grandson Silas Eldridge married Hannah Hodder in 1864 at Thorncombe, Dorset and they had three children born at Southampton, Hampshire. Following the death of Silas in 1871 Hannah had a son Joseph and in 1875 she was assulted by his reputed father and made an invalid. The Bristol Mercury of 17 Apr 1875 reported the event as follows;
SAVAGR ASSULT BY A POLICEMAN.- At the Southampton
Quarter Session on Tuesday, a dock police-constable named
Luffman was tried for the assult upon Hannah Eldridge,
when she went to his house last September to endeavour to
make some arrangement with him about a child, of
which he was the putative father. He threw two buckets
of water over her, knocked her down three times, and
kicked her twice, injuring her spine and rendering her
completely helpless ever since, compelling her to give up
her occupation as a laundress and to go into the work-
house, of which she is still an inmate. The prosecutrix
was brought to and from the court in a chair. The
prisoner was found guilty, and the Recorder told him that
such crimes happily were not often heard of and in the South
of England. He should do all he could to stop them by a
heavy punishment, and the prisoner must go to gaol for
twelve months, with hard labour.
Updated 1 February 2019
James Eldridge ( - ) m ( ) Sarah (Unknown) ( - ) | Joseph Eldridge (1781- ) George Eldridge (1782- ) Henry Eldridge (1784-1872) m ( ) Mary Unknown (1790-1875) | | | John Eldridge (1812- ) | m 1837 Fanny Hatchett (1814- ) | | | | | Silas Eldridge (1837-1871) | | m 1864 Hannah Hodder (1835-1918) | | | | | Alice Louise Eldridge (1865- ) | | Fanny Eldridge (1867- ) | | John Silas Eldridge (1869-1929) | | m 1895 Louisa King Tibbott (1871-1914) | | | | | | | Alice Louise Eldridge (1899- ) | | | John Silas Eldridge (1901-1940) | | | m 1940 Lena Liddle White Fairbairn (1912-1992) | | | | | m 1916 Margaret Purdie (1879-1949) | | | | | Andrew Purdie Maurice Eldridge (1919-1986) | | m 1942 Janet McKenzie King (1920- ) | | | Henry Eldridge (1814-1899) | m 1840 Caroline Kemish (1820-1913) | | | | | John Eldridge (1842- ) | | m 1863 Elizabeth Biddlecombe (1839-1912) | | | | | | | George Eldridge (1863- ) | | | m 1888 Sarah Munday (1866- ) | | | | | | | | | Blanche Elizabeth Eldridge (1890- ) | | | | Ethel Alice Eldridge (1892- ) | | | | | | | Charles Eldridge (1867- ) | | | m 1890 Sarah Ann Beauchamp (1869- ) | | | John Eldridge (1873- ) | | | m 1894 Florence Marshall ( - ) | | | | | | | | | Percy Eldridge (1896- ) | | | | | | | Henry Eldridge (1891- ) | | | m 1908 Rose Peckham (1889- ) | | | | | | | Alfred George Eldridge (1909- ) | | | Annie E Eldridge (1910- ) | | | Ethel R Eldridge (1913- ) | | | Charles H Eldridge (1915- ) | | | Florence L Eldridge (1918- ) | | | Henry Charles Eldridge (1921-1993) | | | John Eldridge (1923-1989) | | | | | George Eldridge (1844- ) | | Martha Eldridge (1846- ) | | James Eldridge (1848- ) | | m 1878 Ann Hutchings (1853-1885) | | m 1886 Amelia Walker (1857- ) | | | | | | | Clara Eldridge (1888- ) | | | George Eldridge (1892- ) | | | Emily Eldridge (1895- ) | | | Henry Eldridge (1900- ) | | | | | Mary Eldridge (1851-1852) | | Henry Eldridge (1852- ) | | Anna Eldridge (1856- ) | | Mary Eldridge (1857-1885) | | m 1882 William Chalk ( - ) | | | Mary Eldridge (1823- ) | Arabella Eldridge (1826- ) | m 1854 Edwin Tutt ( - ) | | | | | Edwin Tutt Eldridge (1851- ) | | | Frances Eldridge (1828- ) | Nancy Eldridge (1786- ) Elizabeth Eldridge (1789- )