Charles & Mary Coldridge of Exeter

Charles COLDRIDGE, born in Doddiscombsleigh in 1821, is the sixth son of John & Betsey COLDRIDGE and my great-great-grandfather. He left Holmbush for Exeter and worked as a labourer. There is a record of his second marriage:

Charles COLDRIDGE's marriage to Mary BAKER was registered in December 1859 in St Thomas.

Charles COLDRIDGE, age 33 [he was actually 38], Bachelor, Dairyman, residing Paragon Place [also George's address in 1861], son of John COLDRIDGE, Farmer, married Mary BAKER, aged 30, Spinster, Servant, residing Holloway St, daughter of George BAKER, Labourer, on 24th December 1859 in the Parish Church of Holy Trinity Exeter after banns. Charles signed, Mary made her mark. Witnesses John MARTIN and Ellen BAKER.

1861 census for Exeter

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Exeter St Sidwell
Black Boy Rd
Ag. Labourer

In 1861, Charles is recorded as 36 (not 39) and Mary's birthplace is given as Somerset.

Mary COLDRIDGE's death was registered in December 1861 in Exeter.

Mary died on 11th December 1861 following childbirth. Her death certificate states "Childbirth 12 Hours; Adherent placenta, Haemorrhage 8 Hours in a naturally weak Constitution, Certified." and gives her address as 2 Summerland St, Exeter St Sidwell.

Their daughter Mary, born around 1861, appears on the later censuses, but the only record I can find of her birth is the following possible match:

Mary COLDRICK's birth was registered in December 1861 in Exeter.