Joseph Eldridge was an assisted migrant on the General Hewett arriving at Sydney, New South Wales on 13 Nov 1848. He is shown as an agricultural labourer aged 20 of Chenies, Buckinghamshire son of Joshua and Mary who were living in Chenies. His father Joshua is shown as a tailor at Chenies in the 1841, 1851 and 1861 census.
Joseph is shown as being born in London England and marrying at Wagga Wagga, NSW in 1866 to Margaret Murray on the birth registrations of both their first two known children however no record has been found of his marriage. Margaret was the informant in both births. These two birth registrations show Joseph as aged 29 and 30 respectively, suggesting he was born in 1838, however he is shown aged 69 when he died in 1897 suggesting he was born in 1828. His death registration shows his father as Joseph, a tailor.
Margaret was born in Manchester England the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Murray. Margaret died at Narrandera, NSW on 3 May 1887 and Joseph, shown as Charles Eldridge, died at Narrandera on 12 Sep 1897 with his age shown as 69.
The births of their first two children with registered at Wagga Wagga and their third child, William, is shown as aged 16 on Margarets death registration and as 26 on Josephs death. William died age 33 in Queensland on 1 Mar 1903 and is buried at Longreach. His parents are shown as Charles Eldridge and Margaret Murray. No explanation is known as to why his father, Joseph, was later known as Charles.
Updated 28 February 2019
Joseph (Charles) Eldridge (1828-1897) m 1866 Margaret Murray (1840-1887) | Joseph Eldridge (1867-1947) Catherine Mary Eldridge (1868-1951) (unknown) | | | Alfred Charles (Frederick) Eldridge (1889-1970) | m 1911 Mary Alice Attwood (1891-1970) | | | | | Florence Maud Eldridge (1911- ) | | m 1929 Ernest John Clifton (1907-1965) | | | | | | | John Clifton ( -1957) | | | | | Gertrude May Eldridge (1912-1991) | | m 1942 Patrick Leonard Brophy (1909-1965) | | | | | | | Pamela Anne Brophy (1944- ) | | | | | Doris Mary Eldridge (1916-2011) | | m 1944 Robert Francis Pavey (1920-1999) | | | | | | | Terry Pavey ( - ) | | | Janice Pavey ( - ) | | | Ian Pavey ( - ) | | | Louise Pavey ( - ) | | | | | Frederick John Eldridge (1925-2018) | | m 1949 Loris June Gore ( -2004) | | | | | Peter Eldridge ( - ) | | m ( ) Jenny (Unknown) ( - ) | | Sue Eldridge ( - ) | | m ( ) Dean (Unknown) ( - ) | | | Catherine Eldridge (1892- ) | m 1897 Francis Lloyd Goring (1863-1944) | | | Francis Lloyd Goring (1897-1978) | Evelyn Amelia Goring (1900-1984) | John Edward Goring (1902-1967) | Kathleen Frances Goring (1905-1996) | Ellen Maude Goring (1907-1994) | Charles Arthur Goring (1911-1959) | William Eldridge (1871-1903)