John George Eldridge is shown as a bachelor mason, son of Daniel Eldridge a timber merchant on his 1852 marriage to Sarah Woodman.
They are thought to be the John Eldridge shown in the 1851 census as a journeyman bricklayer aged 28 with his wife Sarah age 21, both born Reigate, Surrey both as lodgers in a household at Folkestone, Kent, England. In the 1861 census at Reigate John is shown aged 34 born Brighton, Sussex and Sarah aged 35 born Reigate with three children all born Reigate. John is now shown as a stone mason. The 1871 Reigate census shows Sarah as a widow aged 40 born Red Hill, Surrey with her three youngest children.
Updated 30 January 2014
Daniel Eldridge ( - ) m ( ) (Unknown) ( - ) | John Eldridge (1823- ) m 1852 Sarah Woodman (1826-1878) | William Thomas Eldridge (1855- ) John Daniel Eldridge (1857-1922) m 1885 Gertrude Harrison (1861- ) | | | Gertrude Alice Harrison Eldridge (1887-1969) | m 1913 Arthur T Dickens ( - ) | | | | | Lewis T Dickens (1916- ) | | Lionel J F Dickens (1920- ) | | | Cecilia Mildred Eldridge (1889- ) | m 1912 Henry T Bell ( - ) | | | | | Alec J G Bell (1912- ) | | | Florence Sarah Eldridge (1891- ) | John Henry Thomas Eldridge (1894- ) | m 1919 Jane Elizabeth Kirtland (1895- ) | James Lewis Eldridge (1897-1957) | m 1920 Bessie Ellen Crick (1899-1970) | | | Nellie Gertrude C Eldridge (1921-2003) | m 1941 Stanley Godfrey B Quinton (1921-1980) | | | Brian M Quinton (1945- ) | Lorraine E Quinton (1949- ) | Dean S Quinton (1955- ) | Albert James Eldridge (1859-1944) m 1887 Eliza Cooper (1859-1932) Sarah Ann Eldridge (1862-1908) m ( ) Joseph Cook (1843-1917) | Joseph Cook (1883- ) John Cook (1885- ) Arthur Cook (1887- ) Henry Cook (1889- ) William Cook (1894- ) Charles Eldridge/Edward Cook (1898-1979) Horace Eldridge Cook (1902- )