William Waters Eldridge was baptised on 12 May 1850 at Saint Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, London, England. He was shown as an adult when he married Edith May Jones in Tasmania on 17 Jul 1895. He died on 2 Apr 1933 aged 83 and he is buried at Cornellan Bay Cemetery TAS.
His obituary, as it appeared on page six of The Mercury of Monday
3 April 1933, reads:
MR. W. W. ELDRIDGEThe death took place at Hobart yesterday of Mr. William Waters Eldridge, a former Tasmanian Government architect, aged 83 years. The deceased was born at Brighton, England, and upon leaving school in 1864 entered the services of the borough engineer at Brighton as junior draftsman, and was associated with many important works there. He left England for Australia in September, 1876, and later became Government architect in Tasmania, and some of the most important buildings in the State were created from his designs, including the law offices in Franklin Square; Public Works offices, Davey Street; Survey offices, Salamanca Place; Technical School, Bathurst Street; Nurses' Home at the Hobart Public Hospital. In Launceston he designed the Post and Telegraph offices, Customs House, State school (Invermay), wing to Public Hospital; also public buildings at West Devonport and Ulverstone and additions to the New Norfolk Mental Hospital. He was for many years architect for the Tasmanian Government Railways, retiring at the age of 75.
FORMER GOVERNMENT ARCHITECT
The late Mr. Eldridge was a familiar figure in Hobart, and was held in high esteem. He leaves a widow and one son and one daughter. The funeral will arrive at Cornellian Bay cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Details shown for William Waters first wife, his ancestors and their families comprise speculation based on name matching. Charles Elridge (sic) married Ann Hobden on 27 Sep 1813 at St. Michael, Lewes Sussex and later baptisms for George, Richard, John Waters and William were recorded at that Parish. William Waters Eldridge was shown as age 25, father John Waters, on his marriage on 6 Mar 1875 to Fanny Ellen Harrison at Saint Peter, Brighton, Sussex, England. Baptisms for Richard Waters, John Waters and Charles Waters occurred at Saint Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex. Marsella Potter Eldridge was shown as age 23, father John Water, on her marriage on 17 Aug 1871 at Saint Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex and Albert Edward Hopkins Eldridge was shown as age 22, father John Water, on his marriage on 8 Feb 1875 at Saint Peter, Brighton, Sussex.
Updated 13 April 2017
Charles Eldridge ( - ) m 1813 Ann Hobden (1794-1881) | George Eldridge (1813- ) Richard Eldridge (1815-1822) John Waters Eldridge (1818-1852) m 1839 Marsella Potter (1815-1900) | | | Richard Waters Eldridge (1841-1874) | m 1864 Sarah Smith (1839-1868) | John Walter Eldridge (1844-1931) | m 1872 Charlotte Williams (1846-1912) | | | | | Thomas Arthur Eldridge (1873-1900) | | Alice Marion Eldridge (1874- ) | | Florence Lilian Eldridge (1876- ) | | Frederick John Eldridge (1878-1924) | | m ( ) Emily Dean (1883- ) | | | | | | | Frederick L Eldridge (1913- ) | | | m ( ) Magdelina (Unknown) (1912- ) | | | | | Richard William Eldridge (1879-1950) | | m 1906 Emily Dean (1883- ) | | Violet B Eldridge (1882- ) | | George Ernest Eldridge (1883- ) | | m 1906 Kate Mary Ronchi (1878- ) | | | | | | | George Walters Eldridge (1907-1987) | | | Herbert J Eldridge (1912- ) | | | | | Edmund Henry H Eldridge (1885- ) | | m 1919 Gladys K Knight ( - ) | | Emily Edith Eldridge (1888- ) | | Frank Herbert Eldridge (1887-1916) | | | Charles Waters Eldridge (1846- ) | George Walter Eldridge (1846- ) | m 1890 Frances Cartwright (1852- ) | m 1906 Isabella Thomson (Unknown) (1872- ) | Marsella Potter Eldridge (1849- ) | m 1871 Robert William Baldwin (1847- ) | | | | | Maria A Baldwin (1877- ) | | | William Waters Eldridge (1850-1933) | m 1875 Fanny Ellen Harrison (1856- ) | m 1895 Edith May Jones (1874-1945) | | | | | Descendants born in Australia | | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 | | | | | William Lansdowne Waters Eldridge (1897-1974) | | m 1929 Mary Winifred Wragg (1902-1989) | | | | | | | Brian Waters Eldridge (1937-2015) | | | m 1960 Judith Emson (1938- ) | | | | | | | | | Christopher James Eldridge (1964- ) | | | | Jane Patricia Eldridge (1967- ) | | | | m 1994 Stewart Charles Ernest Capp (1963- ) | | | | | | | | | | | Elizabeth Ann Capp (1998- ) | | | | | Louise Judith Capp (2000- ) | | | | | | | | | David William Eldridge (1969- ) | | | | | | | m 1993 Jean Stenhouse Burbury (1946- ) | | | | | Edith Marcella Eldridge (1898-1991) | | | Albert Edward Hopkins Eldridge (1852- ) | m 1875 Catherine Jane Booth (1851- ) | | | Kate Evelyn Booth Eldridge (1876- ) | m 1901 George Andrew Brown (1863- ) | Albert Thomas Booth Eldridge (1880-1965) | m 1913 Margaret Anne Attwood (1887-1957) | | | | | Kenneth E B Eldridge (1915- ) | | Stanley Arnold B Eldridge (1917-1999) | | | Ernest Edward Booth Eldridge (1884- ) | William Hobden Eldridge (1820- ) m 1844 Catherine Legg ( - ) | | | Lucy Scott Eldridge (1845-1858) | Lewes Prosper Eldridge (1846-1862) | m 1850 Grace Carnall (1811-1889) | | | Charles Eldridge (1855- ) | m 1878 Elizabeth Ann Pitt (1852- ) | | | Frederick William Eldridge (1879-1928) | m 1903 Clara Edith Butt (1880-1959) | | | | | Grace Edith Eldridge (1904-1987) | | m 1930 Albert Joseph Ashworth (1905-1989) | | Edward James Eldridge (1909- ) | | | Ada Maud Eldridge (1883-1893) | Elizabeth Eldridge (1822- ) Rachel Eldridge (1824-1907) Harriet Hobden Eldridge (1827-1901) Charles Eldridge (1830- ) m 1853 Mary Ann Meads (1833- ) | | | Mary Ann Nelly Eldridge (1854- ) | m 1878 William Morris (1851- ) | | | | | Elsie Nellie Morris (1880- ) | | | Elizabeth E Eldridge (1856- ) | Alfred C Eldridge (1859- ) | Mary Ann Eldridge (1832-1883) Lewes Eldridge (1834-1845)