JOHN THOMAS ELDRIDGE 1795-????


John Thomas Eldridge was baptised on 26 May 1795 at Christ Church, Stepney, Spitalsfield, Middlesex, England the son of Thomas and Sarah. He was a Private in the Royal Marines. He married Ann Skelton on 13 Apr 1819 at Stoke Dameral, Devon, England. She was born in Devonshire, England. Their known children were all born at East Stonehouse, Devonshire. The death of one child was reported in the News in Brief section on page 3 of The Times of 30 Oct 1917, as follows;

    Mr. Thomas Eldridge, a navy veteran, aged 97,
whose funeral took place at Enfield Cemetery yester-
day, joined the Navy as a boy, and served through
the Crimean, Baltic, Egyptian, and Turkish cam-
paigns.

Four children are known to have emigrated to Australia.

  1. Mary Ann married on 27 Nov 1844 at East Stonehouse to David Ware. The family were living at Tiverton, Devonshire in 1851 and David was a Policeman. They emigrated to New Zealand and later to Victoria, Australia in the 1860's with nine of their children.
  2. William emigrated and was a storeman shown as aged 34 when he married Mary Anglesey on 6 Aug 1861 at the Wesleyan Church, Geelong, VIC. She was born in Tipperary, Ireland, the daughter of Michael Anglesey, a farmer, and Elicia Burton and was aged 26 on marriage.
  3. Sarah was a witness at William's marriage and on 13 Dec 1865 she married at Geelong VIC to James Beaton.
  4. Susannah married on 12 May 1866 St John's Church Latrobe Street Melbourne VIC to Thomas Heard.

Updated 26 June 2013


Thomas Eldridge (    -    )
m (    ) Sarah (Unknown) (    -    )
    |
    John Thomas Eldridge (1795-    )
    m 1819 Ann Skelton (1798-    )
        |
        John Thomas Eldridge (1820-    )
        m 1839 Jane Lesley (1824-    )
        |   |
        |   John Eldridge (1847-    )
        |
        Thomas Eldridge (1821-1917)
        m 1885 Ann Hale (1828-1889)
        Mary Ann Eldridge (1824-1911)
        m 1844 David Ware (1819-1898)
        |   |
        |   Emily Ware (1846-1920)
        |   Mary Ann Ware (1848-1920)
        |   George Eldridge Ware (1849-1924)
        |   Laura Ware (1851-1943)
        |   James Ware (1853-1933)
        |   |
        |   Descendants born in New Zealand
        |   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
        |   |
        |   Arthur William Leigh Ware (1852-1938)
        |   Harry Ware (1856-1936)
        |   Eva Ware (1857-1942)
        |   Isabel Ware (1860-1890)
        |   |
        |   Descendants born in Australia
        |   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
        |   |
        |   Courtney Ware (1864-1932)
        |   Florence Ware (1866-1866)
        |   Unnamed Ware (1868-1868)
        |
        William Eldridge (1827-1906)
        m 1861 Mary Anglesey (1835-1909)
        |   |
        |   Descendants born in Australia
        |   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
        |   |
        |   Sara Alice Eldridge (1862-1953)
        |   William Henry Eldridge (1864-1917)
        |   m 1915 Agnes Peppard (1870-1942)
        |
        Henry Eldridge (1828-1868)
        m 1857 Mary Neal (1841-1906)
        |   |
        |   Mary Jane Eldridge (1860-1915)
        |   m 1876 Stephen Minchin Mercer (1855-1919)
        |   |   |
        |   |   Maud Mary Susan Mercer (1877-1878)
        |   |   Ernest George Mercer (1879-1918)
        |   |   Eveline May Mercer (1881-1922)
        |   |   Lilian Mercer (1882-1882)
        |   |   Kathleen Annie Mercer (1883-1976)
        |   |   Robert Eldridge Mercer (1885-1973)
        |   |   Leonard Stephen Mercer (1887-1960)
        |   |   Aileen Margery Mercer (1891-1891)
        |   |   Gladys Constance Minchin Mercer (1897-1967)
        |   |
        |   Henry George Eldridge (1862-1873)
        |   Eveline Anne Eldridge (1865-1926)
        |   m 1890 Henry Charles Sampson (1864-1915)
        |       |
        |       Henry Stephen Sampson (1890-1956)
        |       Muriel Eveline Eldridge Sampson (1892-1968)
        |       Percival Edward Eldridge Sampson (1905-1964)
        |
        Ann Eldridge (1830-    )
        m 1857 James Andrews (1837-    )
        |   |
        |   James Thomas Andrews (1858-    )
        |   John Andrews (1862-    )
        |   Arthur Andrews (1863-    )
        |   Emily Andrews (1865-    )
        |   Charles Andrews (1867-    )
        |   Edward Alfred Andrews (1869-1876)
        |   Herbert Andrews (1873-    )
        |
        Harriet Emma Eldridge (1834-1909)
        m 1861 John Sewell (1834-1906)
        |   |
        |   Harriet Ann Sewell (1862-1956)
        |   John Sewell (1864-    )
        |   Henry William Sewell (1866-    )
        |   Emma Sewell (1870-    )
        |   Eleanor Mary Sewell (1875-    )
        |
        Sarah Eldridge (1838-1917)
        m 1865 James Beaton (    -    )
        |   |
        |   Descendants born in Australia
        |   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
        |   |
        |   John Beaton (1866-1937)
        |   Mary Ann Beaton (1868-1933)
        |   Angus Beaton (1870-1891)
        |   Harriet Emma Eldridge Beaton (1871-1944)
        |   William Beaton (1873-1937)
        |   Alice Sarah Beaton (1875-1948)
        |   James Beaton (1877-1940)
        |   Albert Byron Beaton (1883-1951)
        |
        Susannah Eldridge (1840-1917)
        m 1866 Thomas Heard (    -    )
        |   |
        |   Descendants born in Australia
        |   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
        |   |
        |   Thomas Eldridge Heard (1867-1867)
        |   Albert Heard (1871-1942)
        |   Elizabeth Jane Heard (1875-1948)
        |   Maud Louisa Heard (1875-1939)
        |
        Rachel Eldridge (1842-    )
        m 1864 Arthur Reader (1843-    )

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