ROBERT ELDRIDGE 1830-1880


Robert Eldridge was tried at the Central Criminal Court, Middlesex, England on 10 May 1847 and sentenced to 7 years. He was exiled as a convict on the ship Mount Stewart Elphinstone that sailed from Spithead on 31 May 1849 and arrived at Morton Bay, then part of New South Wales and later Queensland, on 31 October 1849. He is thought be have been granted a ticket of leave on arrival and he was employed by George Leslie in the Darling Downs district.

He is thought to be the Robert Eldridge who married Jane Bassett (nee O'Hara) in a civil ceremony at Singleton on 20 Jan 1865. She was a widow and had been twice married. She first married James O'Brien in Dublin Ireland and they had a son James, shown as aged 60 on her death. She then married Joseph Bassett in Sydney in 1854. They did not have any children and Joseph died in 1857 aged 43.

Birth registration records for his children show Robert as a carrier age 27 born London England on 17 Feb 1859 and married in 1857 at St Marys Sydney, as a carrier aged 35 on 6 Jan 1865 and married on 20 Jan 1865, as a dealer aged 30 on 19 Jul 1867 and married Feb 1865 and as a dealer aged 40 on 25 Oct 1870 and married on 20 Jan 1859. Robert and Janes previous issue is shown in 1870 as 2 females living; 3 males, 4 females dead. The places of birth and death for their known children indicate their movements as Lockinvar 1858 and 1859, Tamworth 1860, Narrabri 1863, Lockinvar 1864, Singleton 1865 and 1867 and Aberdeen in 1870.

Robert died at the Macquarie Street Asylum, Parramatta of cancer on 5 Mar 1880. Jane died at Quirindi NSW on 16 Jan 1908 and was shown as a widow aged 83. Her children to Robert were shown as Caroline age 50, George 44, Harriett 41 and 7 children deceased, sexes not known.

Agnes Schofield
Agnes Schofield
granddaughter of Robert
Robert George Eldridge
Robert George Eldridge
grandson of Robert

Updated 10 February 2015


Robert Eldridge (1830-1880)
m 1865 Jane O'Hara (1825-1908)
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    Descendants born in Australia
    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
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    Elizabeth A Eldridge (1859-1860)
    Caroline Eldridge (1860-1928)
    m 1888 William McAllister (    -    )
    (unknown)
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    |   Walter Ernest George Eldridge/McAllister (1893-1954)
    |   m 1912 Margaret Elizabeth Widgery (1885-1935)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Marjorie C McAllister (1912-    )
    |   |   Walter E J McAllister (1914-1926)
    |   |   Edward G C McAllister (1918-1919)
    |   |   Lawrence L D McAllister (    -1927)
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    |   Esther Home Eldridge (1895-1895)
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    m 1899 Alfred John Greenwood (1877-1940)
    Robert Henry Eldridge (1863-1864)
    Elizabeth Eldridge (1865-1867)
    Harriet Elizabeth Eldridge (1867-1948)
    m 1890 Charles Sadler (1840-1905)
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    |   Agnes Eldridge/Sadler (1886-1970)
    |   m 1906 James Henry Schofield (1881-1960)
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    |   |   Clarice May Schofield (1906-1995)
    |   |   Doris Merle Schofield (1908-2005)
    |   |   Horace James Schofield (1909-2001)
    |   |   Elva Mary Schofield (1911-1996)
    |   |   James Henry Schofield (1913-1996)
    |   |   Kenneth John Schofield (1914-1994)
    |   |   Sylvia Schofield (1917-1997)
    |   |   George Colin Schofield (1919-1920)
    |   |   Lola Schofield (1922-    )
    |   |   Joyce Leone Schofield (1925-1965)
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    |   John Eldridge/Sadler (1888-1973)
    |   m 1910 Iris Louisa Burden (1893-    )
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    |   |   Elsie M Eldridge/Sadler (1911-    )
    |   |   John Ronald Eldridge/Sadler (1913-1987)
    |   |   Rita Merle Eldridge/Sadler (1916-    )
    |   |   Aubrey Claude Eldridge/Sadler (1918-    )
    |   |   Alan Eric Sadler (1921-1974)
    |   |   Mervyn Edgar Sadler (1923-    )
    |   |   Errol Sadler (1925-    )
    |   |   Betty Sadler (1925-1999)
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    |   Hilda M Sadler (1893-1897)
    |   Eliza M Sadler (1895-1919)
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    George Eldridge (1870-1946)
    (partner) Eliza Wright (1870-1926)
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    |   Queenie Gwendolen Eldridge (1896-1965)
    |   m 1919 John McDonald Madden (1895-1964)
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    |   |   Keith J Madden (1926-    )
    |   |   Neta J Madden (1932-    )
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    |   Maude Eldridge (1897-    )
    |   m 1916 Cecil William Shearman (1894-1970)
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    |   |   Beatrice Millicent Shearman (1917-    )
    |   |   Sybil Maude Shearman (1918-1982)
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    |   m 1953 Arthur Samuel Munnerley (1894-1973)
    |   Florence Mary Eldridge (1899-1973)
    |   m 1917 Walter Augustus Scott (1892-1945)
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    |   |   Marjorie F Scott (1918-    )
    |   |   Walter Robert Scott (1921-2006)
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    |   m 1937 James Hall (1900-1950)
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    |   |   Shirley Hall (1924-    )
    |   |   Norman James Hall (1926-2001)
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    |   Elsie May Eldridge (1902-    )
    |   m 1927 Sydney Frank Roberts (1896-1984)
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    |   |   Nola May Roberts (    -    )
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    |   Robert George Eldridge (1904-1984)
    |   m 1924 Catherine Ann Elizabeth Graham (1906-1998)
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    |   |   Reginald Robert Eldridge (1924-1924)
    |   |   George David Eldridge (1925-2000)
    |   |   m 1947 Phyllis Isobel Wood (1927-    )
    |   |   Norman Eldridge (1926-    )
    |   |   m 1948 Yvonne Viola Mackay (1927-2009)
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    |   |   |   Kevin Max Eldridge (1948-    )
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    |   |   Betty Eldridge (1927-1927)
    |   |   Dorothy Violet Eldridge (1928-1995)
    |   |   m 1949 Noel Francis Wood (1926-2001)
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    |   |   |   Denis Noel Wood (1949-    )
    |   |   |   Brian Wood (1952-    )
    |   |   |   Janelle May Wood (1956-    )
    |   |   |   Greg Wood (1958-    )
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    |   |   Neville Eldridge (1930-    )
    |   |   m 1953 Thelma June Murray (1933-    )
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    |   |   |   Bruce Eldridge (1953-    )
    |   |   |   m 1978 Karen Nancy Taylor (    -    )
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    |   |   |   |   Brett Eldridge (1984-    )
    |   |   |   |   Andrew Eldridge (1985-    )
    |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   Keith Eldridge (1956-    )
    |   |   |   m 1978 Wendy Margaret Stinten (1959-    )
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    |   |   |   |   Steven Eldridge (1981-    )
    |   |   |   |   Scott Eldridge (1983-    )
    |   |   |   |   Jason Eldridge (1986-    )
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    |   |   |   Gary Eldridge (1960-    )
    |   |   |   m 1990 Paula Anne Bush (1967-    )
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    |   |   |       Jacinta Ann Eldridge (1991-    )
    |   |   |       Tiffany Jane Eldridge (1993-    )
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    |   |   Fay Eldridge (1935-    )
    |   |   m 1952 Alan Robert Craig (1930-    )
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    |   |       Karen Ann Craig (1953-    )
    |   |       Narelle Joy Craig (1955-    )
    |   |       Lynette Fay Craig (1957-    )
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    |   Eva Caroline Eldridge (1908-2003)
    |   m 1927 William Broome (1905-1977)
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    |       William Leslie Broome (    -    )
    |       Elma Lynette Broome (    -    )
    |       (Female) Broome (    -    )
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    m 1930 Ida Amelia Nilsson (1879-1963)

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