Richard & Anne Coldridge of Doddiscombsleigh
Richard COLRIDGE, baptised in Dunsford in 1667, is the second son of Richard & Grace COLDRIDGE of Doddiscombsleigh. He was a yeoman farmer living in Doddiscombsleigh at the time of his marriage in 1699:
Richard COLERIDGE's marriage was recorded on 14th April 1699 in Exeter St Mary Major. [Note that the marriage entry only has "Richard COLERIDGE of Doddiscombleigh Yeoman" and does not record his wife's name]
The Doddiscombsleigh parish register records the baptisms of 3 sons to Richard COLRIDGE, then a further 4 sons and 2 daughters to Richard & Anne COLRIDGE.
Richard COLRIDGE was baptised on 4th February 1699/00 in Doddiscombsleigh. His burial, aged 3, was recorded on 26th September 1703 in Doddiscombsleigh. [†]
John COLRIDGE was baptised on 1st April 1701 in Doddiscombsleigh.
Charles COLRIDGE was baptised on 7th May 1703 in Doddiscombsleigh. His burial, aged 33, was recorded on 2nd March 1736/7 in Doddiscombsleigh.
Grace COLRIDGE was baptised on 8th March 1704/5 in Doddiscombsleigh. Her burial, aged 32, was recorded on 24th February 1736/7 in Doddiscombsleigh.
Richard COLRIDGE was baptised on 10th July 1707 in Doddiscombsleigh. His burial, aged 29, was recorded on 9th February 1736/7 in Doddiscombsleigh.
Thomas COLRIDGE was baptised on 26th January 1709/10 in Doddiscombsleigh.
Joseph COLRIDGE was baptised on 27th November 1712 in Doddiscombsleigh. His burial, aged 8, was recorded on 23rd March 1720/1 in Doddiscombsleigh. [†]
Benjamin COLRIDGE was baptised on 23rd December 1714 in Doddiscombsleigh. His burial, aged 22, was recorded on 2nd March 1736/7 in Doddiscombsleigh.
Jane COLRIDGE was baptised on 19th April 1719 in Doddiscombsleigh. Her burial, aged 2, was recorded on 10th March 1720/1 in Doddiscombsleigh. [†]
Richard died shortly before Jane was born and his will mentions his unborn child and all 7 living children, his first son Richard having died in early childhood.
Richard COLRIDGE's burial was recorded on 28th January 1718/9 in Doddiscombsleigh.
Anne COLRIDGE's burial was recorded on 29th August 1741 in Doddiscombsleigh.
Anne may have been Richard's second wife as there is a baptism of a daughter of Richard & Joane COLRIDGE in 1687 and baptisms of daughters of Richard COLRIDGE in 1695 and 1699, however, according to J.T.H. Du Boulay the children above are the only ones mentioned in Richard's will.
Out of the 8 children alive at Richard's death, 2 died in the winter of 1720/1 and 4 died in the winter of 1736/7. Only John and Thomas lived past their thirties: Thomas's children are recorded in the Doddiscombsleigh parish register but John appears to have died unmarried:
John COLRIDGE's burial, aged 50, was recorded on 2nd August 1751 in Doddiscombsleigh.