James John Eldridge was born on 9 Aug 1845 and baptised at Chipping Barnet in Hertfordshire the son of James Eldridge, a linen draper and Susanna Young. He was shown as John James a widower when he married Mary Burke at Cooktown, Queensland on 28 Jul 1883. Mary was a spinster, born Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland, the daughter of Patrick Burke, a farmer and Mary Cahill. On his death on 13 Apr 1886 at Cooktown QLD he was shown as James age 42 born London, lived 10 years in QLD and married at age 39 to Mary Bourke. Their issue was shown as Arthur 2 years and John 3 months.
Their son John Seaton, born 2 Jan 1886, is shown as James John age 24 born Cooktown QLD on his marriage on 6 Mar 1909 at St Monica's Catholic Church, Cairns, QLD to Maria Ann Archibald. She was born on 29 Jun 1884 at Mount Ennos, near Cooktown, QLD the daughter of Patrick Archibald and Eliza Lawler. Maria died on 21 Jul 1921 at Cooktown QLD. James John remarried on 25 may 1935 to Elsie Martha May Watkin, nee Moore, the daughter of Andrew Phillip Moore and Susan Eliza Boatwright. James John died on 31 Dec 1951 in Brisbane QLD and Elsie died on 17 Oct 1965 at Cairns QLD.
Updated 3 January 2019
James John Eldridge (1845-1886) m ( ) (Unknown) ( - ) m 1883 Mary Burke (1858-1921) | Arthur Seaton Eldridge (1884-1887) John Seaton (James John) Eldridge (1886-1951) m 1909 Maria Ann Archibald (1884-1921) | | | Michael James John Eldridge (1910-1986) | (partner) Elizabeth Conroy nee Bonehill (1904- ) | | | | | Brian Gaffney Eldridge/Dawson (1934- ) | | m ( ) Jan Ebzery ( - ) | | | | | Leigh Dawson ( - ) | | Peter Dawson ( - ) | | Allan Dawson ( - ) | | | m 1943 Daphne Valda Parker (1917- ) | | | | | Geoffrey Richard Eldridge ( - ) | | m 1968 Carolyn Margaret Westbury ( - ) | | | Eileen May Eldridge (1912-1996) | m 1932 Carl James Cedric Hanson (1910-1979) | | | | | Sonia Hanson ( - ) | | Robyn ( - ) | | Charles ( - ) | | (unknown) ( - ) | | (unknown) ( - ) | | | Thomas Patrick Eldridge (1915-1962) | Kathleen Monica Eldridge (1916-1923) | Arthur Ernest Eldridge (1918- ) | Henry William Eldridge (1920- ) | m ( ) Vicki (Unknown) ( - ) | m 1935 Elsie Martha May Moore (1891-1965) | John Lawrence Eldridge (1927-1999) m 1959 Lesley Joyce Dike (1929-2011) | Paul Reid Eldridge ( - ) m ( ) Tangata John Rakei ( - ) | | | Vainetutai Christine Eldridge ( - ) | Troy John Eldridge ( - ) | Zane Laurence Eldridge ( - ) m ( ) Sue Mio ( - ) | | | Shannon Hotu Eldridge ( - ) | Hayden Eldridge ( - ) | Mark Anthony Eldridge ( - ) (partner) Faye Kett ( - ) | | | Shayne Patricia Kett-Eldridge ( - ) | Liam Glen Kett-Eldridge ( - ) | Talor Lewis Kett-Eldridge ( - ) | Elsie May Eldridge ( - ) m ( ) Steve Crane ( - ) | | | Daniel Steven Crane ( - ) | Kacey May Crane ( - ) | James John Eldridge ( - ) m ( ) Kristin Jones ( - ) | | | Georgia Mia Eldridge ( - ) | Harrison James Eldridge ( - ) | Dean Andrew Eldridge (1967- ) m 1999 Johanne Banks ( - ) | Jodhi Ella Eldridge (2004-2004) Charlotte Anne Eldridge (2005-2005) Declan Jack Eldridge (2006- ) Joy Marie Eldridge (2011- )