Acknowledgments

My thanks go to the volunteers of the following genealogical organisations, without whose time and effort much of this information wouldn't have been so readily available:

FreeBMD for transcriptions of the UK birth, marriage and death indexes.

FreeCEN for transcriptions of the Devon censuses of 1861 and 1891.

Devon Family History Society for the Doddiscombsleigh parish registers of baptisms 1813-1840, marriages 1754-1837, burials 1780-1837 and the 1811 census.

Devon Heritage for the Doddiscombsleigh parish register of burials 1837-1917.

Moretonhampstead History Society for helping me to disentangle the Colridge-Coldridges, for the 1841 to 1901 local censuses, and for the register of baptisms, marriages and burials for Moretonhampstead 1603-1920 and North Bovey 1710-1920.

Genuki for invaluable information about the Devon parishes and registration districts during the 1800's and transcriptions of various contemporary history sources.

Families in British India Society for the Indian newspaper archive.

Special thanks to Thomas Peeke and Daniel Morgan, the online parish clerks for Doddiscombsleigh and Dunsford, for providing me with the COLDRIDGE parish records.

Thanks also to the following organisations for putting historical material online:

Genealogy and Family History - Library and Archives Canada for their comprehensive collection of census and BMD records.

Royal BC Museum for their archive of British Columbia BMD records.

University of British Columbia for their digitised newspaper archive (The Coast News).

Births, Deaths & Marriages Online for enabling me to trace the New Zealand branch of the Exeter Coldridges.

Papers Past for their digitised archive of New Zealand newspapers from 1839 to 1945.

Thanks also to the following commercial genealogical organisations for making source material available online:

FindMyPast for access to images of the original BMD and census records.

1911 Census for the transcriptions of the 1911 census.

Ancestry UK for the 1851 and 1881 census records.

The British Newspaper Archive for the BMD notices (despite the difficulties searching their appalling OCR transcription).

Finally, thanks to my cousin Adrian for providing me with copies of certificates and J.T.H. Du Boulay's "Coleridge in Devon", a transcript of which can be found by following the link on the main page.