RICHARD ELDRIDGE 1852-1941


Richard Eldridge was born at Stepney, London, England the son of Thomas Eldridge and Elizabeth Lee Shalders. They had married on 25 Jun 1848 at Spitalfields Christ Church, Stepney, London, England and Thomas showed his father as George Eldridge, a painter and glacier.

When the 1861 census was taken Richard was living in the household of his maternal grandfather Richard Shalders at Gillingham Lane, Gillingham, Kent. Richard Shalders is also shown on the 1861 census at Stepney, London with his 5 year old granddaughter Eliza Eldride (sic), believed to be Elizabeth Shalders Eldridge. On the 1871 census Richard was an ordinary seaman in the Royal Navy ship Barrosa anchored at Singapore, Straits Settlements.

Richard emigrated to Australia and was a driver for the Melbourne Harbour Trust, aged 30, when he married Rebecca Bryenton at Kew, Victoria, on 7 Dec 1882. Richard showed his fathers occupation as a pawnbrokers assistant. Rebecca was born at Kew, the daughter of Lemuel Ethelred Bryenton, a wagonette proprietor, and Dorinda Saltry and was aged 27 when she married. Their children were born at Melbourne, Williamstown and Newport. Both Richard and Rebecca died at Newport in 1941. He was aged 88 and she was 86.

Elizabeth Eldridge born at Stepney, London, England, sister of Richard, also emigrated to Australia. She married as Elizabeth Shalders Eldridge on 19 May 1873 at Ipswich, Queensland to George Baker Richardson and showed her parents as Richard Eldridge, an attorney at law and Elizabeth Shalders. George was born on 3 Sep 1845 at London, England the son of Edward Richardson and Eliza Austin. George and Elizabeth had two children before migrating to New Zealand where their other three children were born.

Richard and Rebecca Eldridge and family 1910
Son Thomas : Richard & Rebecca Eldridge : son Richard Shalders : dau Elizabeth Nahoma : son Lemuel George
Photo taken 1913 by courtesy of Amy McCoy, granddaughter of Amy Bryenton, a sister of Rebecca.

Eldridge and Redding family 1915
Back Row (L to R): Mildred Stringer holding son George, Tom Eldridge, Rebecca Eldridge,
Richard Eldridge, Lillian McBean, Richard Eldridge, Kathleen Shalders.
Front Row: Ruby Redding holding son John, George Eldridge, (three females names unknown),
Edith Strange holding son Tom, (male unknown), Mabel Robinson, Richard Shalders, Eileen Shalders,
Emma Eldridge holding daughter Emma (Millie), George Shalders.

Eldridge and Redding family 1917
Back Row (L to R): John Redding, Bob Barnes, Ruby Redding holding son George, Richard Eldridge,
Elizabeth Schiller holding son Albert, Richard Eldridge, Rebecca Eldridge, John Redding.
Front Row: John Redding, George Shalders, Emma Eldridge holding son Norman, Emma (Millie) Eldridge, Richard Shalders,
Kathleen Shalders, Alice Desmond, Tom Eldridge, Edith Strange, Florence Desmond or Dolly Miller, Tom Strange.

Eldridge and Redding family 1918
Back Row (L to R): John Redding, Ruby Redding, Richard Eldridge, Emma Eldridge holding son Norman,
Tom Eldridge, Edith Strange, Rebecca Eldridge, Richard Shalders.
Front Row: George Redding, John Redding, (girl name unknown), Kathleen Shalders, Emma (Millie) Eldridge,
(lady holding boy both names unknown), Tom Strange, (girl name unknown).

Eldridge and Redding family photos taken at the Harbour Trust Picnic in 1915, 1917 and 1918 by courtesy of Ron Redding, son of John William Redding.

Updated 22 January 2020


George Eldridge (    -    )
m (    ) Elizabeth (Unknown) (    -    )
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    Thomas Eldridge (1821-1882)
    m 1848 Elizabeth Lee Shalders (1825-1858)
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    |   Thomas Lord Eldridge (1849-1923)
    |   m (    ) Eliza (Unknown) (1855-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Thomas Lord Eldridge (1883-1937)
    |   |   George Richard Eldridge (1885-    )
    |   |   John Newdigate Eldridge (1890-    )
    |   |   Frank Shalders Eldridge (1892-1918)
    |   |   Percy Frederick Eldridge (1896-1898)
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    |   Richard Eldridge (1852-1941)
    |   m 1882 Rebecca Bryenton (1855-1941)
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    |   |   Richard Shalders Eldridge (1884-1941)
    |   |   m 1911 Emma Beatrice Victoria Robinson (1887-1955)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   George Richard Eldridge (1911-1911)
    |   |   |   Emma Mildred Eldridge (1912-    )
    |   |   |   m 1937 Colin James Williams (1913-1975)
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    |   |   |   |   Darryl Williams (1937-    )
    |   |   |   |   Kay Williams (1939-    )
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   William Gordon Eldridge (1915-1917)
    |   |   |   Norman Stanley Eldridge (1916-1982)
    |   |   |   m 1946 Thelma Maude Simpson (1923-1989)
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    |   |   |   |   John Raymond Eldridge (1948-    )
    |   |   |   |   m (    ) Lois Mavis (Unknown) (    -    )
    |   |   |   |   June Lorraine Eldridge (1952-    )
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    |   |   |   Helena Mavis Eldridge (1918-    )
    |   |   |   m 1941 Henry Alfred Bishop (1914-1998)
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    |   |   |   |   Terence Bishop (    -1944)
    |   |   |   |   Diane Bishop (1944-    )
    |   |   |   |   Brian Henry Bishop (194?-    )
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Arthur Roy Eldridge (1920-2009)
    |   |   |   m 1940 Heatherbell Grant (1923-2012)
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    |   |   |   |   Richard Summers Eldridge (1941-    )
    |   |   |   |   m 1965 Faye Lorraine Murray (1944-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   Lisa Nicole Eldridge (1970-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   Mark Eldridge (1974-    )
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    |   |   |   |   Dawn Eldridge (1943-    )
    |   |   |   |   m 1963 Brian Jones (1941-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   Michelle Jones (1965-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   Craig Jones (1970-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   Glen Jones (1973-    )
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    |   |   |   |   Heather Anne Mavis Eldridge (1944-1981)
    |   |   |   |   m (    ) Robert Spokes (    -    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   Clair Spokes (1970-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   Benjamin Spokes (1973-    )
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    |   |   |   |   Robyn Eldridge (1946-    )
    |   |   |   |   m 1969 Paul Kornan (    -    )
    |   |   |   |       |
    |   |   |   |       Gavin Kornan (1970-1993)
    |   |   |   |       Lara Kornan (1973-    )
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    |   |   |   Lorna Eldridge (1926-1983)
    |   |   |   m 1951 Lawrence John Coster (    -    )
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    |   |   |       Sharon Coster (1956-    )
    |   |   |       Brenda Coster (1960-    )
    |   |   |       Warren Coster (1963-    )
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    |   |   Ruby May Eldridge (1888-1938)
    |   |   m 1912 John William Redding (1886-1949)
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   John William Redding (1913-1997)
    |   |   |   George Richard Redding (1915-1968)
    |   |   |   Joseph Alfred Redding (1919-    )
    |   |   |   Beatrice May Redding (1924-    )
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    |   |   Edith Louisa Eldridge (1889-1972)
    |   |   m 1912 Thomas Clarence Strange (1891-    )
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    |   |   |   Thomas George Strange (1913-1974)
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    |   |   m 1925 George Sweeting (1881-1957)
    |   |   Elizabeth Nahoma Eldridge (1892-1982)
    |   |   m 1915 Valdemar Schiller (    -    )
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    |   |   |   Albert Schiller (1916-1973)
    |   |   |   Vera Schiller (1919-    )
    |   |   |   Yvonne Schiller (1923-    )
    |   |   |   Betty Schiller (1931-1984)
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    |   |   Lemuel George Eldridge (1893-1966)
    |   |   m 1920 Alice Josephine Desmond (1897-1975)
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    |   |   |   Alice Joyce Eldridge (1921-1946)
    |   |   |   Raymond George Eldridge (1922-    )
    |   |   |   m 1956 Valerie Joan Dalton (1937-    )
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    |   |   |   |   Kevin Eldridge (1962-    )
    |   |   |   |   Glenn Eldridge (1963-    )
    |   |   |   |   Karen Eldridge (1965-    )
    |   |   |   |   Debra Eldridge (1967-    )
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    |   |   |   Richard Francis Eldridge (1925-2016)
    |   |   |   m 1948 Beryl Irene Westerdale (1928-2010)
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    |   |   |   |   Linda Eldridge (    -    )
    |   |   |   |   Dianne Eldridge (    -    )
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    |   |   |   m (    ) Ruth Adele Snell (    -    )
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    |   |   |   |   Richard Eldridge (    -    )
    |   |   |   |   Russell Eldridge (    -    )
    |   |   |   |   Janet Eldridge (    -    )
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    |   |   |   Grace Lorraine Eldridge (1930-    )
    |   |   |   m 1955 Ernest Sydney Cornish (    -    )
    |   |   |       |
    |   |   |       Joy Cornish (1961-    )
    |   |   |       Theresa Cornish (1971-    )
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    |   |   Rebecca Regina Eldridge (1897-1898)
    |   |   Thomas Eldridge (1899-1977)
    |   |   m 1926 Alice Estelle Weir (1902-1941)
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    |   Elizabeth Eldridge (1855-1933)
    |   m 1873 George Baker Richardson (1845-1925)
    |       |
    |       George Baker Richardson (1874-1939)
    |       Edward Malcott Richardson (1876-1928)
    |       Eubertina Richardson (1878-1923)
    |       Elizabeth Lydia Richardson (1880-1962)
    |       Vivian Cornelius Saunders Richardson (1882-1888)
    |
    Elizabeth Eldridge (1823-    )

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