John and Sarah Eldridge together with their infant son John William were at St Lukes, Finsbury, London, England on the 1871 census where John is shown as a baker born at Marylebone, Middlesex.
The 1878 birth of George Ernest at West Ham, Essex shows his parents as John Frederick Eldridge, a baker and Sarah Eldridge formerly Smeed.
On the 1881 census at St Marylebone, London, John Eldridge is shown as a biscuit maker born in Bristol, Devonshire, England whilst his wife Sarah is shown as born Lambeth, Surrey, as she was in 1871.
A grandson, Eric William Eldridge, was awarded a C.B. (Order of the Bath) and O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire).
Updated 26 September 2011
John Frederick Eldridge (1835- ) m ( ) Sarah Smeed (1837- ) | John William Eldridge (1870- ) Frederick Charles Eldridge (1875-1960) m 1903 Mildred Mary Chevalier (1872-1961) | | | Frederick Chevalier Eldridge (1905- ) | m 1933 Helen Nasmyth Grieve (1906-1962) | | | | | Anne N Eldridge (1935- ) | | | Mildred Elsie Eldridge (1909- ) | William Eldridge (1876- ) m 1904 Violet Kate Burgess (1880-1973) | | | Eric William Eldridge (1906-1991) | George Ernest Eldridge (1878- )