THOMAS BRILLET ELDRIDGE 1851-1929


Thomas Brillet Eldridge was born 27 Oct 1851 at London, England the son of Edward, a timber merchant, and Mary Ann Webber. He married Emily Burgess at the Wesleyan Chapel, Queens Road, Peckham, Surrey, England on 16 Jan 1878. Emily was born 25 Jul 1854 at St Pancras, London the daughter of Henry and Mary A Burgess. They emigrated to New South Wales circa 1879 before the birth of their second daughter. Emily's mother and her step-father, John Walmsley, had emigrated to NSW in 1876.

Thomas was a builder and contractor, a timber merchant and later an orchadist at Hill Top NSW. He was shown as aged 29 in 1880, as 42 in 1894 and as aged 77 when he died on 27 Jan 1929 at Willoughby. Emily was shown as aged 27 in 1880, as aged 40 in 1894 and aged 84 when she died on 17 Jun 1936 at Willoughby. They are both buried in the Macquarie Park Methodist Cemetery.

His son, Frank Burgess, was a Senior Master on the teaching staff at the Royal Australian Naval College when he produced, in a voluntary capacity, a report for the Naval Intelligence Division on 28 Jan 1942 on the sinking of the HMAS Sydney based on a sifting of material provided by the Naval Interrogation carried out in Western Australia, checked and supplemented by the later enquiries carried out by Army (Southern Command).

Thomas had a number of relatives who also migrated. They include:

  1. His cousin Thomas Gee who married Eliza Kay in 1862. They migrated with a daughter to New Zealand in 1864. Their second daughter Emma Serena Gee married George William Forbes who was Prime Minister of NZ 1930-1935.
  2. His elder sister, Sarah Elizabeth, married William Lewis on 11 May 1865. They left London on 29 Oct 1879 on the Maraval with their children and arriving in Wellington New Zealand on 27 Jan 1880.
  3. His grandmother Elizabeth remarried on 3 May 1812 to James Youngman and the first of their four children, James Youngman , died in New Zealand on 17 Mar 1891.
  4. His brother Edward with his wife and surviving daughters emigrated to British Columbia, Canada on the Parisian in 1898. Their son Edward had migrated earlier that year on the Californian.
  5. His nephew Stanley Pettengill emigrated to Wellington New Zealand aboard the Rimutaka on 16 Sep 1897, shortly after his 21st birthday. He arrived at Wellington on 1 Nov 1897 and settled on the South island.

Updated 12 May 2020


William Eldridge (    -1811)
m (    ) Elizabeth (Unknown) (1782-1839)
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    William Eldridge (1804-1875)
    m (    ) Sarah Ann Squires (1810-1892)
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    |   Sarah Ann Eldridge (1836-1839)
    |   Emma Eldridge (1837-1839)
    |   Mary Ann Eldridge (1839-    )
    |   William Henry Eldridge (1841-1842)
    |   William Frederic Eldridge (1842-1919)
    |   m 1866 Mary Ann Beddoes (1841-1918)
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    |   |   Ada Emma Eldridge (1868-1944)
    |   |   William Fredrick Eldridge (1868-    )
    |   |
    |   Emma Matilda Eldridge (1844-    )
    |   Esther Eldridge (1849-1896)
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    Thomas James Eldridge (1805-    )
    James Pippet Eldridge (1807-    )
    Mary Ann Eldridge (1809-    )
    m 1832 Benjamin Gee (1807-1871)
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    |   Benjamin Joseph Gee (1833-1872)
    |   Hephzibah Gee (1836-    )
    |   Thomas Gee (1836-    )
    |   William Gee (1844-    )
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    Edward Eldridge (1811-1891)
    m 1840 Mary Ann Webber (1816-1886)
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        Mary Ann Eldridge (1840-1906)
        m 1866 James Pettengill (1845-1897)
        |   |
        |   Arthur James Pettengill (1868-1941)
        |   Edith Mary Pettengill (1870-1872)
        |   Herbert Edward Pettengill (1871-1949)
        |   Ethel Mary Pettengill (1873-1907)
        |   Florence Mary Pettengill (1875-1947)
        |   Stanley Eldridge Pettengill (1876-1950)
        |   Frank Curnock Pettengill (1879-1917)
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        Emma Eldridge (1842-1926)
        Sarah Elizabeth Eldridge (1844-1925)
        m 1865 William Lewis (1838-1916)
        |   |
        |   Watkin Eldridge Lewis (1866-1915)
        |   Mary Eldridge Lewis (1867-1951)
        |   Charles Eldridge Lewis (1869-1885)
        |   Percy Eldridge Lewis (1870-1935)
        |   Mabel Eldridge Lewis (1872-1953)
        |   Edward Eldridge Lewis (1873-1931)
        |   Thomas Eldridge Lewis (1876-1915)
        |   Elizabeth Kate Lewis (1878-1949)
        |   Harold David E Lewis (1879-1879)
        |   Winifred Eldridge Lewis (1879-1879)
        |   William Llewellyn Lewis (1880-1881)
        |   Samuel Lees Eldridge Lewis (1883-1918)
        |   Ethelwyn Eldridge Lewis (1884-1968)
        |   Llewellyn Eldridge Lewis (1889-1935)
        |
        Edward Eldridge (1846-1921)
        m 1873 Agnes Mary Whereat (1843-1908)
        |   |
        |   Emma Agnes Mary Eldridge (1875-1909)
        |   Norah Eldridge (1876-1885)
        |   Hilda Violet Eldridge (1877-1961)
        |   Edward Newman Eldridge (1878-1961)
        |   m (    ) Katherine Garnons-Williams (1897-1953)
        |   |   |
        |   |   Edward Charles Eldridge (1922-1998)
        |   |   m (    ) Agnes F Townsend (1925-    )
        |   |   |   |
        |   |   |   Evelyn Eldridge (1947-    )
        |   |   |   Rita Eldridge (1949-    )
        |   |   |   Vernon Eldridge (1953-    )
        |   |   |   Edward Eldridge (1958-    )
        |   |   |
        |   |   m (    ) Mavis Adin A (Unknown) (1921-2000)
        |   |   Richard Harvey Eldridge (1924-2005)
        |   |   m (    ) Joan Murray (    -    )
        |   |   |   |
        |   |   |   Catherine Eldridge (    -    )
        |   |   |   m (    ) Nick (Unknown) (    -    )
        |   |   |   Elizabeth Eldridge (    -    )
        |   |   |   m (    ) Michael (Unknown) (    -    )
        |   |   |   Richard Eldridge (    -    )
        |   |   |   m (    ) Mavis (Unknown) (    -    )
        |   |   |   John Eldridge (    -    )
        |   |   |   m (    ) Monica (Unknown) (    -    )
        |   |   |   David Eldridge (    -    )
        |   |   |
        |   |   Jack Eldridge (    -    )
        |   |
        |   Kathleen Eldridge (1882-1965)
        |   Dorothy Constance Eldridge (1885-1967)
        |
        William Eldridge (1848-1849)
        William Eldridge (1850-    )
        m 1880 Eliza Allday (1850-1913)
        |   |
        |   William John Eldridge (1881-    )
        |   Harold Thomas Eldridge (1883-1902)
        |   (unknown) Eldridge (    -    )
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        Thomas Brillet Eldridge (1851-1929)
        m 1878 Emily Burgess (1854-1936)
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        |   Mary Grace Eldridge (1879-1913)
        |   m 1905 William Frederick Hunter Fletcher (1860-1945)
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        |   |   Descendants born in Australia
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        |   |   Elinor E Fletcher (1906-    )
        |   |   Wilfred E Fletcher (1907-1928)
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        |   Descendants born in Australia
        |   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
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        |   Emily Jessie Eldridge (1880-    )
        |   m 1915 William Frederick Hunter Fletcher (1860-1945)
        |   |   |
        |   |   John Burgess Fletcher (1916-1998)
        |   |   Dora M Fletcher (1918-    )
        |   |   Margaret Fletcher (    -    )
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        |   Margaret Frances Eldridge (1882-1968)
        |   Henry Thomas Eldridge (1884-1902)
        |   Frank Burgess Eldridge (1888-1961)
        |   m 1915 Edna Alice Grabham (1890-1982)
        |   |   |
        |   |   Kathleen Mary Eldridge (1915-2004)
        |   |   m 1940 Robert Hugh Cunningham (1909-1989)
        |   |   |   |
        |   |   |   Peter Hugh Cunningham (1940-1941)
        |   |   |   Elizabeth Anne Cunningham (1942-    )
        |   |   |   Robert James Cunningham (1945-    )
        |   |   |
        |   |   Ralph Trevelyan Eldridge (1917-2001)
        |   |   m 1953 Beatrice Elizabeth Gordon Henty (1924-2007)
        |   |   |   |
        |   |   |   Geoffrey Frank Eldridge (1955-    )
        |   |   |   Elizabeth Helen Eldridge (1956-    )
        |   |   |   m 2013 Alfred Anderson (    -    )
        |   |   |   Pamela Mary Eldridge (1963-    )
        |   |   |   m 1989 Paul Lewis (1960-    )
        |   |   |       |
        |   |   |       Hamish Lewis (1997-    )
        |   |   |       Piers Lewis (1999-    )
        |   |   |
        |   |   Margaret Elizabeth Eldridge (1919-1990)
        |   |   m 1954 Wilfred Ronald Smith (    -1962)
        |   |   |   |
        |   |   |   John Jeremy Russell Smith (1955-    )
        |   |   |
        |   |   Alison Emily Eldridge (1922-    )
        |   |   m 1951 Brian Hibbs Walker (1921-1999)
        |   |       |
        |   |       Richard Eldridge Walker (1952-    )
        |   |       Katherine Alice Walker (1954-    )
        |   |       William Eldridge Walker (1967-    )
        |   |
        |   (male stillborn) Eldridge (1888-1888)
        |   Winifred Edith Eldridge (1890-    )
        |   m 1921 Erle Vincent Buller Sampson (1898-1972)
        |   |   |
        |   |   Victor Brillet Sampson (1924-1995)
        |   |   Alfred Hugh Sampson (1925-    )
        |   |   Margaret K Sampson (1927-    )
        |   |   Dorothy Jean Sampson (1928-    )
        |   |   George Burton Sampson (1930-    )
        |   |
        |   Eric Alfred Eldridge (1894-1979)
        |   m 1919 Charlotte Marie Gibson (1888-1975)
        |       |
        |       Edith Alice Eldridge (1920-2012)
        |       m 1945 Harry Simkin Lugsdin (1922-1998)
        |           |
        |           Bronwyn Edith Lugsdin (1946-    )
        |           Harry Eldridge Kenneth Lugsdin (1949-    )
        |
        Richard Eldridge (1855-    )
        m 1891 Charlotte Jane Marshall (1857-    )
        |   |
        |   Mary Ambrosina Eldridge (1893-1993)
        |
        Alice Eldridge (1858-1927)
        Jessie Clara Eldridge (1860-1901)

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