THOMAS CHRISTOPHER ELDRIDGE 1859-????


Thomas Christopher Eldridge was born at Clapham, Surrey on 9 Jan 1859 the son of Christopher Thomas Eldridge, a police constable and Elizabeth Witney. His grandfather Thomas Eldridge was a shoemaker born at Fulham and his great grandfather Christopher Eldridge, who was born at Lubenham, Leicestershire, England was also a shoemaker at Fulham.

Thomas Christopher was a milk boy living with his siblings Jane and John at Steers Terrace Fulham on 2 Apr 1871 when the census was taken. Their father Christopher had died and their mother Elizabeth, who was born at Postcombe in Oxfordshire, was a widowed servant in another household at Fulham on that 1871 census night. Thomas Christopher enlisted in the Royal Navy on his 18th birthday and served for 10 years in various ships.

Following his discharge Thomas married in 1888 to Ellen King of Fulham and they had three children at Fulham. On the 1891 census Thomas was an assistant at Lockharts cocoa room and he was still an assistant at Lockharts Coffee H.O. on the 1901 census. Thomas was buried at the East Sheen Cemetery, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, on 27 Feb 1929 and Ellen died on 27 Jan 1959 and is buried with him.

John William Eldridge 1888-1917
John William Eldridge 1888-1917
Eldridge family photo
(L to R) Harry C C Eldridge, Charlotte C V Eldridge (nee Crow),
John C Eldridge, Doreen J E Knowles (nee Eldridge) & Michael E Knowles

Three of the four grandchildren of Thomas Christopher and Ellen emmigrated.

  1. Doreen to Australia with all of her children in the early 1970s following the death of her first husband.
  2. Dennis to Bermuda.
  3. Frank Edward and his family to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on the Willem Ruys in 1960 with Frank and his family later moving to Port Macquarie NSW in 1970.

Ada Florence Cheverton, nee Eldridge with her husband and four children migrated to Perth, Western Australia on the Demosthenes arriving 12 Feb 1914. Their son Sidney Gordon enlisted in the Australian Army and he died in WWI and is buried at the Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium.

Updated 31 March 2015


Thomas Eldridge (1721-1782)
m (    ) Hannah (Unknown) (1719-1795)
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    Thomas Eldridge (1742-1843)
    m 1787 Elizabeth Barrett (1763-1839)
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    |   Hannah Eldridge (1787-    )
    |   m 1827 John Soward (1781-1845)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Elizabeth Sarah Soward (1828-1869)
    |   |   Hannah Maria Soward (1829-1886)
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    |   m 1846 William Newton (    -    )
    |   Anne Eldridge (1789-1874)
    |   m (    ) William Winkles (1791-1856)
    |   |   |
    |   |   Thomas Eldridge Winkles (1814-1814)
    |   |   Thomas Eldridge Winkles (1815-1815)
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    |   Susanna Eldridge (1790-    )
    |   Elizabeth Eldridge (1792-    )
    |   Thomas Eldridge (1795-    )
    |   m 1818 Mary Whyman 1792-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Ann Eldridge (1820-    )
    |   |   Mary Eldridge (1821-    )
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    |   William Eldridge (1797-    )
    |   John Eldridge (1799-1867)
    |   m (    ) Mary (Unknown) (1803-1879)
    |   |   |
    |   |   William Eldridge (1827-1864)
    |   |   m 1852 Hannah Roberts (1825-    )
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    |   |   |   Lucy Ann Eldridge (1854-    )
    |   |   |   m 1875 John Carr (1854-    )
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    |   |   |   |   Annie M Carr (1877-    )
    |   |   |   |   Alice M Carr (1879-    )
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    |   |   |   John Henry Eldridge (1856-1857)
    |   |   |   Anne Maria Eldridge (1857-    )
    |   |   |   Clara Eldridge (1859-    )
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    |   |   Thomas Eldridge (1829-1859)
    |   |   Ann Eldridge (1831-1912)
    |   |   m 1878 John Humphries (    -    )
    |   |   Mary Eldridge (1833-1915)
    |   |   (unknown)
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    |   |   |   Henry Eldridge (1853-1888)
    |   |   |   m 1877 Amelia Weston (1848-    )
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    |   |   |       Emma Jane Eldridge (1878-1878)
    |   |   |       Eleanor Eldridge (1879-    )
    |   |   |       m 1913 Frederick John Matthews (1877-    )
    |   |   |       Annie Sophia Eldridge (1881-    )
    |   |   |       m 1908 Arthur Ernest Bowley (    -    )
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    |   |   |       |   Eric Bowley (1912-2003)
    |   |   |       |   George H Bowley (1916-    )
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    |   |   |       Clara Eldridge (1883-1883)
    |   |   |       Clara Amelia Eldridge (1884-    )
    |   |   |       George Henry Eldridge (1887-    )
    |   |   |       Dora Eldridge (1889-    )
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    |   |   (unknown)
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    |   |   |   Mary Ann Eldridge (1858-    )
    |   |   |   m 1880 Frederick Bosworth (1857-    )
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    |   |   |       Charles Frederick Bosworth (1881-    )
    |   |   |       Arthur Ernest Bosworth (1884-    )
    |   |   |       Frank Cecil Bosworth (1886-    )
    |   |   |       Ethel Maria Bosworth (1888-    )
    |   |   |       Harry Bosworth (1890-    )
    |   |   |       Annie Maud Bosworth (1891-    )
    |   |   |       William Eldridge Bosworth (1894-    )
    |   |   |       Ivy Winifred Bosworth (1899-    )
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    |   |   m 1861 Charles Adkins (1824-1888)
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    |   |   |   Clara Adkins (1862-    )
    |   |   |   Charlotte Adkins (1864-    )
    |   |   |   Jane Adkins (1870-    )
    |   |   |   Henrietta Adkins (1872-    )
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    |   |   Elizabeth Eldridge (1835-1922)
    |   |   m 1857 Stephen Line (1829-1865)
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    |   |   |   John Eldridge Line (1858-1878)
    |   |   |   Ann Eldridge Line (1860-1860)
    |   |   |   William Eldridge Line (1863-    )
    |   |   |   Ann Elizabeth Line (1865-    )
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    |   |   Jane Eldridge (1837-    )
    |   |   m 1862 Joseph Groom (1840-    )
    |   |   John Eldridge (1839-1915)
    |   |   m 1864 Jane Tilley (1842-1871)
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    |   |   |   William Eldridge (1866-1891)
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    |   |   Clara Eldridge (1841-    )
    |   |   Sarah Ann Eldridge (1843-    )
    |   |   Maria Eldridge (1845-    )
    |   |   m 1873 Hiram Perkins (1849-    )
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    |   |   |   Julia Elizabeth Perkins (1877-    )
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    |   |   Sophia Eldridge (1849-1875)
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    |   Mary Eldridge (1801-    )
    |   Elizabeth Eldridge (1803-    )
    |   Jane Eldridge (1807-    )
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    John Eldridge (1754-1829)
    m (    ) Ann (Unknown) (    -    )
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    |   Christopher Eldridge (1777-1858)
    |   m 1802 Theodosia Bevan (1772-1857)
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    |   |   Henry Eldridge (1803-    )
    |   |   m (    ) Maria (Unknown) (1801-    )
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    |   |   |   Elizabeth Eldridge (1826-    )
    |   |   |   m 1850 John Watkinson (1826-    )
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    |   |   |   |   Henry John Watkinson (1851-    )
    |   |   |   |   Maria Louisa Watkinson (1854-    )
    |   |   |   |   Frederick George Watkinson (1856-    )
    |   |   |   |   Grace Watkinson (1860-    )
    |   |   |   |   Samuel Summers Watkinson (1862-    )
    |   |   |   |   Lydia Elizabeth Watkinson (1865-    )
    |   |   |   |   David Eldridge Watkinson (1867-    )
    |   |   |   |   Charles James Watkinson (1868-    )
    |   |   |   |   Ernest Pryor Watkinson (1869-    )
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    |   |   |   Charles Eldridge (1828-    )
    |   |   |   John Eldridge (1832-    )
    |   |   |   Ann Eldridge (1835-    )
    |   |   |   William Eldridge (1835-    )
    |   |   |   Robert Eldridge (1836-    )
    |   |   |   Henry Eldridge (1838-    )
    |   |   |   Thomas Eldridge (1840-    )
    |   |   |   m (    ) Mary A (Unknown) (1848-    )
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    |   |   |   |   Emily Florence Eldridge (1883-1954)
    |   |   |   |   m 1905 Samuel Cook (1884-    )
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    |   |   |   |       Olive Emily Cook (1907-    )
    |   |   |   |       Ivy Alice Cook (1908-    )
    |   |   |   |       Hilda Florence Cook (1910-    )
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    |   |   |   Sophia Eldridge (1843-    )
    |   |   |
    |   |   Sophia Eldridge (1804-    )
    |   |   Martha Eldridge (1805-1806)
    |   |   Ann Eldridge (    -1809)
    |   |   Harriet Eldridge (1808-    )
    |   |   m 1829 William Wisdom (1801-    )
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    |   |   |   William Christopher Wisdom (1830-1885)
    |   |   |   Samuel Wisdom (1831-1874)
    |   |   |   Theodosia Wisdom (1838-1858)
    |   |   |   Thomas Wisdom (1841-1841)
    |   |   |   Mary Ann Elizabeth Wisdom (1844-    )
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    |   |   Maria Eldridge (    -    )
    |   |   Thomas Eldridge (1810-1868)
    |   |   m 1834 Emma Elizabeth Hearn (    -1842)
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    |   |   |   Christopher Thomas Eldridge (1835-1864)
    |   |   |   m 1853 Elizabeth Witney (1834-1901)
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    |   |   |   |   Jane Eldridge (1856-    )
    |   |   |   |   (unknown)
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    |   |   |   |   |   Ada Florence Eldridge (1874-1961)
    |   |   |   |   |   m 1896 Sidney Alfred Cheverton (1875-1963)
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   Sidney Gordon Cheverton (1896-1917)
    |   |   |   |   |   |   Maud Ethel Cheverton (1899-1988)
    |   |   |   |   |   |   Ruby Florence Cheverton (1901-1901)
    |   |   |   |   |   |   Cyril Herbert Godfrey Cheverton (1903-1987)
    |   |   |   |   |   |   Leslie Richard Cheverton (1911-2009)
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    |   |   |   |   |   Albert Henry Eldridge (1879-1937)
    |   |   |   |   |   m 1908 Lilian Annie Simmons (1881-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |       Muriel Nellie Eldridge (1909-    )
    |   |   |   |   |       m 1931 Bernard Nelson Matson (1908-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |       |   Robin A L Matson (1936-    )
    |   |   |   |   |       |   Richard E Matson (1940-    )
    |   |   |   |   |       |   Mary A Matson (1942-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |       Edna Elizabeth D Eldridge (1913-1999)
    |   |   |   |   |       m 1937 Harry Hook Youngman (1910-1990)
    |   |   |   |   |           |
    |   |   |   |   |           Peter R Youngman (1938-    )
    |   |   |   |   |           John A Youngman (1943-    )
    |   |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   |   m 1884 Charles Eves (1856-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   Rose Elizabeth Eves (1886-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   William Charles Eves (1891-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   George Henry Thomas Eves (1897-    )
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    |   |   |   |   Thomas Christopher Eldridge (1859-1929)
    |   |   |   |   m 1888 Ellen King (1868-1959)
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    |   |   |   |   |   Lilian Maud Eldridge (1889-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   m 1909 Vivian Toyer (1886-1959)
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   Lilian Vera Toyer (1909-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   Iris Gwendolen Toyer (1910-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   William Toyer (1914-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   Harry Charles Christopher Eldridge (1894-1962)
    |   |   |   |   |   m 1922 Charlotte Caroline Victoria Crow (1901-1977)
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   Doreen Jessie Ellen Eldridge (1923-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   m 1942 William Knowles (1917-1966)
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Michael W Knowles (1943-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Peter Dennis Knowles (1946-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Carol E Knowles (1949-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Richard M Knowles (1952-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Sheila A Knowles (1957-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |
    |   |   |   |   |   |   m 1972 James Harvey Morley (1920-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   Dennis Charles Eldridge (1924-1996)
    |   |   |   |   |   |   m 1947 Mavis Lancaster (1926-1992)
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Christopher Ross Eldridge (1949-2012)
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Karen Annette Eldridge (1952-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   m (    ) David Keeble (    -    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Tracee Anne Keeble (1975-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Susan Elizabeth Eldridge (1954-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   m (    ) Jack Darrell (    -    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   |       Craig P Darrell (1986-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   m 1963 Beryl Watson (    -    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Arthur Guy Eldridge (1963-2010)
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   m 2005 Sue-Ellyn Martin (1962-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Dennis Paul Eldridge (1964-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   m 1975  Christine Olga Zalick (    -    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   Frank Edward Eldridge (1927-1999)
    |   |   |   |   |   |   m 1951 Marie Louise Watlington (1922-1994)
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Mark Edward Eldridge (1955-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Glen Francis Eldridge (1957-1977)
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Charles Hugh Eldridge (1958-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   m (    ) Heather (Unknown) (    -    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   John Christopher Eldridge (1931-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   m (    ) Margaret (Unknown) (    -    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Ashley William Eldridge (1952-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   m (    ) Ivy (Unknown) (    -    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   James Eldridge (    -    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Denise Margaret Eldridge (1954-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   |   Trudie Elizabeth Eldridge (1959-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   m (    ) Ivy (Unknown) (    -    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   Bertram George Guy Eldridge (1900-1967)
    |   |   |   |   |   m 1925 Edith May Coles (1900-1980)
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    |   |   |   |   John William Eldridge (1861-    )
    |   |   |   |   m 1882 Marian Elizabeth Florence Thomas (1866-1905)
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    |   |   |   |   |   Ada Florence Eldridge (1883-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   Marian Elizabeth Eldridge (1886-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   John William Eldridge (1888-1917)
    |   |   |   |   |   m 1916 Lucy Eslick (1887-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   |   Winifred Lucy Eldridge (1917-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |   m 1940 Albert J Easterbrook (    -    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |       |
    |   |   |   |   |   |       Trevor Easterbrook (1941-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   |       Philip J Easterbrook (1948-    )
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    |   |   |   |   |   Frederick James Eldridge (1890-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   Albert Edward Eldridge (1892-1892)
    |   |   |   |   |   Winifred Mary Eldridge (1895-    )
    |   |   |   |   |   Arthur Thomas Eldridge (1896-    )
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    |   |   |   |   m 1908 Alice Sarah Rippingale (1876-    )
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    |   |   |   Thomas Eldridge (1837-1837)
    |   |   |   Emma Eldridge (1838-    )
    |   |   |   Jane Eldridge (1840-    )
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    |   |   m 1847 Mary Ann Bohne (1814-1891)
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    |   |   |   Oliver John Eldridge (1847-1852)
    |   |   |   Thomas Eldridge (1850-1902)
    |   |   |   m 1892 Fanny Watts (1856-1902)
    |   |   |   Herbert Eldridge (1853-1858)
    |   |   |   Henry Eldridge (1856-1857)
    |   |   |
    |   |   John Eldridge (1812-1880)
    |   |   James Eldridge (1815-    )
    |   |   m (    ) Elizabeth (Unknown) (1808-    )
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    |   |   |   Charles Eldridge (1836-1867)
    |   |   |   Elizabeth Eldridge (1837-    )
    |   |   |   Ann Eldridge (1839-    )
    |   |   |   Arthur James Eldridge (1843-1886)
    |   |   |   m 1866 Frances Rickards (1838-1884)
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    |   |   |       Arthur James Eldridge (1871-1873)
    |   |   |       Charles Walter Eldridge (1873-1883)
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    |   |   Ann Eldridge (1818-    )
    |   |   m 1845 Charles Griffin (1802-    )
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    |   |       Charles Griffin (1846-    )
    |   |       George Griffin (1847-    )
    |   |       Ann Elizabeth Griffin (1849-    )
    |   |       Christopher Griffin (1851-    )
    |   |       Susan Griffin (1854-    )
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    |   Martha Eldridge (1778-    )
    |   Elizabeth Eldridge (1780-    )
    |   Hannah Eldridge (1784-    )
    |   Mary Eldridge (1785-    )
    |   Clara Eldridge (1787-    )
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    James Eldridge (1755-    )
    William Eldridge (1757-    )
    Richard Eldridge (1759-    )
    Joseph Eldridge (1764-    )
    m 1786 Hannah Kendall (    -    )
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        John Eldridge (1787-    )
        Mary Eldridge (1788-    )

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