William James Eldridge was a bachelor iron dresser of full age when he married Elizabeth Ann Moore on 29 January 1865 at Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England. His father was shown as William James Eldridge, a baker and his surname Eldridge was crossed out and (what looks like) Wigley written below. The 1871 census shows William aged 25 born Stepney and the 1881 census shows him as J. W. Eldridge aged 34 born Bethnal Green. William has not been found in census before these two.
William and Elizabeth's son Benjamin Robert Eldridge first married Florence Edith Twitchin on 6 Aug 1893. The fate of Florence is unknown however Benjamin again married on 7 Feb 1897 to Annie Ryan at St Phillips, Stepney. In 1904 Benjamin pleaded guilty to having feloniously marrying Annie and was discharged on recognisances.
The following extract, from copyright images owned by the 'Old Bailey Online'
project, records the matter before the Central Criminal Court.
William and Elizabeth's daughter Jessie Mary Ann Eldridge is believed to be the Jessie Mary Ann Aldridge, shown as a spinster age 21 daughter of William Henry Aldridge iron worker, who married on 5 Oct 1902 at St Philips, Stepney, London.
Updated 26 February 2013
William James Eldridge (1845-1886) m 1865 Elizabeth Ann Moore (1845-1919) | Elizabeth Rachel Eldridge (1866- ) James William Eldridge (1868- ) William Henry Eldridge (1870- ) m 1905 Alice Amelia Jane Kerly (1882- ) Benjamin Robert Eldridge (1872-1960) m 1893 Florence Edith Twitchin (1872- ) m 1897 Annie Ryan (1877- ) | | | Benjamin Robert Eldridge (1897-1971) | m 1920 Rosina Elizabeth Santry (1899-1980)] | | | | | Benjamin Robert Eldridge (1921-2008) | | m 1943 Sarah Lilian Day (1921-1985) | | | | | | | Gillian P Eldridge (1952- ) | | | m 1970 Arthur John Lyus (1949- ) | | | | | | | | | Jason John Lyus (1971- ) | | | | Robert Alfred Lyus (1974- ) | | | | | | | m 1984 Trevor John Wolsey (1953- ) | | | | | | | | | Lauren Elizabeth Wolsey (1984- ) | | | | | | | m 1996 Colin Leonard Hawkes (1947- ) | | | | | Leonard W Eldridge (1923-1927) | | Ronald S Eldridge (1931- ) | | m 1955 Jean Esther Wilden (1932-2003) | | | | | Wendy Louise Eldridge (1966- ) | | m 1991 Christopher McDonald ( - ) | | | | | Francesca Rose McDonald (1996- ) | | Daniel Stuart McDonald (1998- ) | | | Ellen Eldridge (1899- ) | m 1921 James William Webster (1898- ) | | | | | James B Webster (1922- ) | | Ellen A Webster (1923- ) | | Doris J Webster (1925- ) | | Margaret D Webster (1925- ) | | | William Henry Eldridge (1901- ) | John Eldridge (1909- ) | George E Eldridge (1911-1954) | Timothy Eldridge (1914-1914) | Joseph L Eldridge (1916-1919) | Rosina Jane Eldridge (1875-1958) m 1894 John Santry (1872-1939) | | | John Benjamin Santry (1895- ) | William Henry Santry (1897- ) | Rosina Elizabeth Santry (1899-1980) | m 1920 Benjamin Robert Eldridge (1897-1971) | Henry James Santry (1902- ) | Mary Ann Santry (1905- ) | Esther Catharine Eldridge (1879-1963) m 1897 John Pucill (1873-1952) | | | John William Pucill (1897-1975) | Esther Annie Pucill (1899-1986) | James Samuel Pucill (1901-1976) | Charles Henry Pucill (1904-1989) | Jessie Elizabeth Pucill (1906- ) | Stephen Joseph Pucill (1908-1920) | Benjamin Robert Pucill (1912-1975) | Doris Alexandra Pucill (1915-1981) | Victor Albert Pucill (1919-2004) | Jessie Mary Ann Eldridge (1882- ) m 1902 John Stubbs (1881- ) | William Henry Stubbs (1903- ) Jessie May Stubbs (1910- ) Henry Stubbs (1913- )