Richard & Elizabeth Coldridge of Okehampton

Richard COLDRIDGE, born in Doddiscombsleigh in 1822, is the only surviving son of Thomas & Mary COLDRIDGE. He had 6 children, lived in Kennford, Upton Pyne, East Budleigh, Ashburton, Wolborough and Exeter, and had several different occupations.

Richard COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 22 to Elizabeth MILLMAN from Sampford Courtenay was registered in September 1844 in Okehampton.

1851 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
East Budleigh
Granary
Richard COLDRIDGE
Elizabeth COLDRIDGE
Eliza COLDRIDGE
Richard COLDRIDGE
29
29
4
2
Head
Wife
Daughter
Son
Coal Deliverer

In 1851 Richard and Elizabeth and their first 2 children are living in East Budleigh.

Eliza COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1846 in St Thomas. In the census her birthplace is given as Keen Kenford (presumably Kenn Kennford).

Richard COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1849 in St Thomas. In the census his birthplace is given as Upton Pyne, a few miles north of Exeter.

1861 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Ashburton
Turnpike Gate
Richard COLDRIDGE
Elizabeth COLDRIDGE
Eliza COLDRIDGE
Richard COLDRIDGE
Alfred COLDRIDGE
Matilda COLDRIDGE
Joseph H COLDRIDGE
Mary SAUNDERS
39
39
14
12
8
1
1m
46
Head
Wife
Daughter
Son
Son
Daughter
Son
Nurse
Turnpike Toll Collector
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nurse

In 1861 Richard has changed his occupation and the family have moved to Ashburton.

Elizabeth COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1851, and her death, aged 1, was registered in September 1852 in St Thomas. [†]

Alfred COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1853 in St Thomas. In the census his birthplace is given as Heavitree.

Ernest COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1857, and his death, aged 1m, was registered in June 1857 in Newton Abbot. [†]

Selina COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1859, and her death was registered the following quarter in September 1859 in Newton Abbot. [†]

Matilda COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1859 in Newton Abbot. In the census her birthplace is given as Ashburton.

1871 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Wolborough
St Paul Road
Richard COLDRIDGE
Elizabeth COLDRIDGE
Richard COLDRIDGE
Alfred COLDRIDGE
Matilda COLDRIDGE
Herbert H COLDRIDGE
47
49
22
18
11
7
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Daughter
Son
Road Contractor
 
Railway Engine Fitter
Solicitor's Clerk
Scholar
Scholar

In 1871 Richard has moved and changed occupation yet again. Both his older sons are now working.

Joseph Hedley COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1861, and his death, aged 7m, was registered in December 1861 in Newton Abbot. In the census his birthplace is given as Ashburton. [†]

Herbert Hedley COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1863 in Newton Abbot. In the census his birthplace is given as Ashburton.

Eliza has married and left home since the last census:

Eliza COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 19 to Samuel CHURCHWARD of Buckfastleigh, age 22, was registered in December 1865 in Newton Abbot. They lived in Kenn and had 11 children. Samuel died in 1909, and Eliza died in 1919, in Kenn.

1881 census for Exeter

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Exeter St Thomas
Sydney Road
Homedale
Richard COLDRIDGE
Elizabeth COLDRIDGE
Alfred COLDRIDGE
Herbert H COLDRIDGE
69
59
28
19
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Road Surveyor
 
School Attendance Officer
Clerk Unemployed

In 1881 Richard and Elizabeth have moved to Exeter. Alfred is presumably just visiting since his wife and family are recorded in Wolborough (see Alfred & Ann COLDRIDGE).

Richard COLDRIDGE's death, aged 66, was registered in June 1888 in St Thomas and he was buried in St Thomas cemetery on 18th June 1888.

Probate 5 September 1888. The Will of Richard COLDRIDGE late of Homedale Princess-street in the Parish of St. Thomas-the-Apostle in the County of Devon Surveyor who died 6 June 1888 at Homedale was proved at the Principal Registry by Elizabeth COLDRIDGE of Homedale Widow the Relict and Richard COLDRIDGE of Union-street Newton Abbott in the said County Accountant and Alfred COLDRIDGE of Queen-street Newton Abbott Corn Merchant the Sons the Executors. Personal Estate £1,113 16s. 6d.

1891 census for London

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
London
Fulham
68 Shorrolds Road
John N HOLMES
Matilda HOLMES
Dorothy C HOLMES
Clarence HOLMES
Elizabeth COLDRIDGE
Elizabeth Ann WEBBER
30
31
3
2
69
28
Head
Wife
Daughter
Son
M/Law
Visitor
Solicitors Clerk
 
 
 
Living On Own Means
Parlour Maid

In 1891 Elizabeth is widowed and living with her daughter Matilda in London.

Matilda COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 27 to John Norman HOLMES was registered in September 1886 in St Thomas.

Elizabeth COLDRIDGE's death, aged 73, was registered in June 1895 in St Thomas and she was buried in St Thomas cemetery on 16th June 1895.

Elizabeth COLDRIDGE of 144 Cowick-street St. Thomas-the-Apostle Devon widow died 12 June 1895 Probate London 18 October 1895 to Richard COLDRIDGE merchant's clerk and Alfred COLDRIDGE corn merchant Effects £965 6s. 6d.

 

1891 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Plymouth Charles
44 Tavistock Place
Herbert COLDRIDGE 27 Boarder Merchant's Clerk

1901 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Plymouth
15 Bedford Park
Herbert H COLDRIDGE 38 Boarder Shipbrokers Clerk

Richard and Elizabeth's son Herbert appears in the 1891 Plymouth census, and again in 1901, still unmarried.

Herbert H COLDRIDGE's death, aged 69, was registered in September 1932 in Liskeard, Cornwall.