James Henry Eldridge was born on 13 Apr 1881 at Mount Harris in the Warren District and his birth was registered at Dubbo. He married Margaret Ellen Higgins at Nyngan, NSW on 13 Aug 1905. She was the daughter of John Higgins and Annie Potter and a sister of Johanna Isabella May Higgins, the wife of James brother Walter William Eldridge.
James and Margaret lived at Nyngan and they had 13 children and a stillborn son. James was a carrier and teamster and later a general laborer and station hand. Both James and Margaret died in 1956, James Henry on 13 Jan 1956 at Cowra District Hospital and Margaret Ellen on 26 Jul 1956 at Nyngan and they are both buried at Nyngan.
Their children worked in a range of occupations. Sons James Henry was a teamster, drover and contractor, William Milton was the boxer "Broncho" Eldridge between 1934 and 1943, Albert John served in the Army during WWII and was later a wool presser and Milton Edmund, after having lost his right leg while still at school, was later a station hand.
On the deaths of William Milton Eldridge and his wife, known as Elizabeth, their children are shown as Henry, Shirley, Margaret, Milton, Linda and Betty. Henry was Henry George Rose 1948-1989 who later used Eldridge as a surname as did Shirley born 1954 and Margaret born 1956 as these three children were raised by William Milton Eldridge equally along with his own children.
James Henry & Margaret Ellen Eldridge
Updated 12 May 2020
James Eldridge (1772-1860) m 1817 Mary Hancox (1780- ) | Descendants born in Australia 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | William Eldridge (1815-1900) m 1842 Jane Cramp (1824-1903) | Charles Edmund Eldridge (1855-1926) m 1880 Jane Rutledge (1862-1913) | James Henry Eldridge (1881-1956) m 1905 Margaret Ellen Higgins (1889-1956) | Alexander C Eldridge (1905-1907) James Henry Eldridge (1907-1981) m 1936 Mary Selina Olive Winterton (1918-1984) | | | Mary Eldridge (1937- ) | m 1958 Keith Charles Bullen (1931- ) | | | | | Kim Elizabeth Bullen (1959- ) | | Karen Lee Bullen (1960- ) | | Garry Keith Bullen (1961- ) | | Lynette Maree Bullen (1965- ) | | | Raymond Eldridge (1938- ) | m 1965 Alice May Chapman ( - ) | | | | | Michael Eldridge (1965- ) | | Robert Wayne Eldridge (1966- ) | | (partner) Wendy Ann Cowhan (1957- ) | | Kim Eldridge (1968- ) | | (partner) Noel Watts ( - ) | | | | | | | David Lee Watts (1990- ) | | | | | (partner) (Unknown) | | | | | | | Kane Eldridge ( - ) | | | | | Raymond Eldridge (1969- ) | | (partner) Heather (Unknown) ( - ) | | | | | | | Anthony Eldridge (1986- ) | | | | | (partner) Isabella Briely (1975- ) | | | | | | | Hayden Eldridge (1994- ) | | | Ricky Eldridge (1996- ) | | | Tamarra Eldridge (1998- ) | | | | | Christopher Eldridge (1971- ) | | (partner) Michelle Gordon ( - ) | | | | | | | Tiffany Eldridge ( - ) | | | | | (partner) Raelene (Unknown) ( - ) | | | | | Nathan Eldridge (1994- ) | | | James William Eldridge (1940-1978) | John Eldridge (1944-1994) | m ( ) Pam (unknown) ( - ) | | | | | Shannan Eldridge ( - ) | | | Margaret Ellen Eldridge ( - ) | m 1970 Trevor Lee Pearce ( - ) | | | | | Michelle Angelene Pearce (1971- ) | | Tanya Leonne Pearce (1973- ) | | | m 2006 Merv Rumble ( - ) | William Eldridge (1951-1978) | Michael Milton Eldridge (1956- ) | m ( ) Veronica Maxwell ( - ) | Kathleen Julia Eldridge (1958- ) | (unknown) | | | | | Robert Eldridge (1980- ) | | | m 2004 Neil Tennant (1950- ) | Jane Eldridge (1910-1973) m 1928 Eric William Crowe (1906-1967) | | | Ellen Mary Crowe (1929- ) | Joan M Crowe (1931 - ) | William H Crowe (1932- ) | Stanley Eric Crowe (1934- ) | Noel G Crowe (1936- ) | John W Crowe (1937- ) | Clive Robert Crowe (1939-1939) | Kevin W Crowe (1941- ) | Peter A Crowe (1943- ) | Harvey Kenneth Crowe (1944-1944) | May L Crowe (1946- ) | Michael R Crowe (1948- ) | Deanne L Crowe (1951- ) | Pearl Gladys Eldridge (1912-1986) m 1935 Oscar Powell Crowe (1907- ) | | | Len Crowe ( - ) | Joyce Crowe ( - ) | James Oscar Crowe (1939-1997) | Colin Crowe ( - ) | William Milton Eldridge (1914-1976) m 1951 Margaret Beryl Albiston (1901- ) (partner) Betty Elizabeth Rose (1930-1986) | | | Milton William Eldridge (1957- ) | m ( ) Vivienne Higson (1958- ) | | | | | Amy Lee Eldridge (1982- ) | | Emma Louise Eldridge (1985- ) | | (partner) Mark Richards ( - ) | | | | | | | Bryce James Eldridge (2000- ) | | | Kira Maree Eldridge (2003- ) | | | Eric William George Eldridge (2013-2013) | | | | | Maree Eldridge (1986-1986) | | Bekky Lizabeth Eldridge (1987- ) | | Eric Eldridge (1989-1989) | | | Linda Robyn Eldridge (1965- ) | (partner) Clayton Kearny ( - ) | | | | | Luke Eldridge (1989- ) | | | Betty Billy Eldridge (1966- ) | (partner) Bradley Kearny ( - ) | | | Nathan Eldridge (1989- ) | Dillon Eldridge (1996- ) | Liam Eldridge (1997- ) | Charles E Eldridge (1917-1918) Dorothy Mary Eldridge (1917-1937) Albert John Eldridge (1919-1990) Milton Edmund Eldridge (1921-1993) (partner) Daisy Ella/Patrica Olsen (1907-1987) | | | Kerry Patricia Eldridge (1952- ) | m ( ) Bernard Owen Wendell ( - ) | | | Crystal Ann Wendell ( - ) | Mary Margaret Eldridge (1923- ) m 1943 John Alfred Beetson (1914-1979) | | | Lawrence Beetson (1944- ) | Milton Alfred Beetson (1945-1946) | Helen Beetson (1947- ) | Roger Beetson (1949- ) | Jack Beetson (1956- ) | Stephen Beetson (1964- ) | Mabel Ann Eldridge (1925- ) m 1942 Francis Oswald Sullivan (1922-1973) | | | Kevin Sullivan ( - ) | Carol Sullivan ( - ) | Kathy Sullivan ( - ) | Margaret Sullivan ( - ) | Dawn Sullivan ( - ) | Wendy Sullivan ( - ) | Myrtle Thelma Eldridge (1927-2004) m 1950 Ronald Austin Newham (1919-2000) | | | (stillborn) Newham (1952-1952) | Cheryl Anne Newham ( - ) | Christopher Austin Newham (1955-2000) | Rhonda Aileen Newham ( - ) | James Ronald Newham ( - ) | (stillborn) Newham (1959-1959) | Ivy Eldridge (1929-2005) m 1947 Thomas Henry Pagett (1927-2009) | Judith Ann Pagett (1948- ) Richard Allen Pagett (1950- ) Gordon Lionel Pagett (1952- ) Dianne Pagett (1954-1955) Robert John Pagett (1956- ) Suzanne Pagett (1962- )