Richard & Anne Coldridge of Doddiscombsleigh

Richard COLDRIDGE, born around 1747, is the eldest son of Thomas & Mary COLERIDGE of Doddiscombsleigh. He married Anne when he was 28 and lived in Doddiscombsleigh where they had 3 sons, the first of whom died in infancy. They moved to Exeter by 1784 when the birth of their only daughter was recorded.

Richard COLDRIDGE's marriage to Anne MAY, born around 1751, was recorded on 23rd November 1775 in Dunsford, noting that Richard was from Doddiscombesleigh.

The Doddiscombsleigh parish register records the baptisms of 3 children to Richard & Ann COLERIDGE:

Thomas COLERIDGE was baptised on 29th May 1776 in Doddiscombsleigh. His burial was recorded 2 months later on 1st August 1776 in Doddiscombsleigh. [†]

John COLERIDGE was baptised on 17th September 1777 in Doddiscombsleigh.

Charles COLERIDGE was baptised on 30th January 1780 in Doddiscombsleigh.

The IGI also has a record of a baptism for a child of Richard and Ann COLDRIDGE in Exeter, which tallies with the later location of this branch of the COLDRIDGE family:

Ann COLDRIDGE was baptised on 12th May 1784 in St Thomas the Apostle, Exeter.

There are parish records for the deaths of Richard & Ann:

Richard COLERIDGE, aged 76, was buried on 13th July 1822 in Alphington, putting his date of birth around 1746. Administration was granted to Ann COLDRIDGE of Exeter, widow, in 1823.

Ann COLERIDGE, widow, aged 77, was buried on 1st May 1828 in Alphington, putting her date of birth around 1751.