William & Elisabeth Coldridge of Doddiscombsleigh

William COLDRIDGE, born in Doddiscombsleigh in 1845, is the youngest son of William & Maria COLDRIDGE. He had 6 children and lived in Doddiscombsleigh and Bovey Tracey.

William COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 25 to Elisabeth HUNT was registered in March 1871 in St Thomas.

1881 census for Doddiscombsleigh

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Tick Lane Cottage William COLDRIDGE
Elisabeth COLDRIDGE
Eva COLDRIDGE
William H COLDRIDGE
Alice M COLDRIDGE
Elisabeth M COLDRIDGE
Ethel Mary COLDRIDGE
36
31
9
7
5
3
1m
Head
Wife
Daughter
Son
Daughter
Daughter
Daughter
Ag Lab

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar

In 1881 William & Elisabeth with their 5 children are in Tick Lane Cottage next door to William's widowed mother:

Eva COLDRIDGE was baptised on 21st April 1872 in Doddiscombsleigh and her birth was registered in June 1872 in St Thomas.

William Henry COLDRIDGE was baptised on 8th March 1874 in Doddiscombsleigh and his birth was registered in March 1874 in St Thomas.

Alice Maud COLDRIDGE was baptised on 26th March 1876 in Doddiscombsleigh and her birth was registered in March 1876 in St Thomas.

Elizabeth Maria COLDRIDGE was baptised on 31st March 1878 in Doddiscombsleigh and her birth was registered in March 1878 in St Thomas.

Ethel Mary COLDRIDGE was baptised on 8th May 1881 in Doddiscombsleigh and her birth was registered in March 1881 in St Thomas.

1891 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Bovey Tracey
Alway Cottages
William COLDRIDGE
Elizabeth COLDRIDGE
Bessie COLDRIDGE
Ethel Mary COLDRIDGE
Charles John COLDRIDGE
43
40
13
10
7
Head
Wife
Daughter
Daughter
Son
Ag Laborer
Bovey Tracey
Parker Lodge
Alice M COLDRIDGE 15 Servant Housemaid

In 1891 William and Elisabeth have moved to Bovey Tracey with Alice working nearby. Their eldest daughter Eva is absent and the record below probably relates to her.

Charles John COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1884 in Newton Abbot.

Eva COLERIDGE's death, aged 17, was registered in December 1889 in Southampton.

1891 census for Glamorgan

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Glamorganshire
Home Penrhys
Ystradyfodwg
42 Elm Street
Charles HUNT
Edith A HUNT
Obadiah Ch HUNT
Henry Jno HUNT
Edith Annie HUNT
Mary Jane HUNT
Emma Maud HUNT
John HUNT
William COLERIDGE
28
26
10
8
6
3
1
72
17
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Daughter
Daughter
Daughter
Father
Nephew
Collier
 
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
 
Hostler
Collier

Also in 1891, a William COLERIDGE, born in Doddiscombsleigh and whom I assume to be William & Elisabeth's eldest son, is working in the Rhondda valley in Glamorgan.

1901 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Bovey Tracey
Middle Coombe
Elizabeth COLDRIDGE
Ethel COLDRIDGE
Charles COLDRIDGE
Thomas COLDRIDGE
48
21
17
8
Head
Daughter
Son
Son

Housemaid Domestic
Masons Labourer

By the time of the 1901 census Elizabeth is widowed but has another young son. I cannot find a birth record for Thomas COLDRIDGE, but the following may relate to him:

Frederick Thomas R COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1893 in Newton Abbot.

William COLDRIDGE's death, aged 52, was registered in March 1901 in Newton Abbot.

1911 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Bovey Tracey
Reeves Coombe
Samuel Thomas DAVEY
Elizabeth DAVEY
Samuel DAVEY
Elizabeth M DAVEY
Gordon DAVEY
Thomas COLDRIDGE
68
60
22
31
1
18
Head
Wife
Son
Dau-Law
Grndson
Grndson
Farmer

Working on Farm


Working on Farm

In 1911 Thomas COLDRIDGE is working with his brother-in-law in Bovey Tracey.

Frederick T COLDRIDGE's marriage to Helen M CORNISH was registered in September 1917 in Newton Abbot.

Queenie E COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1918 in Newton Abbot.

Thomas Frederick COLDRIDGE, Corps of Royal Engineers, born in Bovey Tracey, was killed in action on 20th October 1918 in France & Flanders.

Helen M COLDRIDGE's marriage to Joseph GRIBBLE was registered in September 1921 in Newton Abbot.

Queenie E COLDRIDGE's marriage to Arthur J G HARVEY was registered in September 1941 in Newton Abbot.

1911 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
East Stonehouse Charles COLDRIDGE 26 Patient Private Royal Marines

In 1911 Charles COLDRIDGE, born in Bovey Tracey, is a patient in a military hospital with 704 others. There is a later record of his marriage:

Charles J COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 41 to Beatrice L EDDY was registered in December 1925 in Newton Abbot, and there is a record of their daughter's birth:

Ethel E COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1928 in Newton Abbot.

Ethel E COLDRIDGE's marriage to Desmond L LOCKE was registered in September 1950 in Totnes.

Charles J COLDRIDGE's death, age 64, was registered in December 1948 in Totnes.

Beatrice L COLDRIDGE's death, aged 74, was registered in June 1960 in Totnes.

 

There are records of the marriages of William and Elisabeth's daughters, and Elisabeth's re-marriage:

Alice Maud COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 21 (to George Freeman MARKS or James VEALE) was registered in December 1897 in Totnes.

Alice Maud COLDRIDGE, age 21, Spinster, residing Totnes, daughter of William COLDRIDGE, Labourer, married James VEALE, age 30, Bachelor, Groom, residing St Andrews Plymouth, son of James VEALE, Coach Smith, on 4th November 1897 in the Parish Church of Totnes after banns. Both signed. Witnesses J B BA??DEL and L H HEATH.

Ethel Mary COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 20 to Frederick Charles SEAFORD was registered in September 1901 in Newton Abbot.

Ethel Mary COLDRIDGE, age 22, Spinster, residing Bovey Tracey, daughter of William COLDRIDGE, Labourer, married Frederick Charles SEAFORD, age 23, Bachelor, Carpenter, residing Totnes, son of Joseph SEAFORD, Labourer, on 5th August 1901 in the Parish Church of Bovey Tracey after banns. Both signed. Witnesses Alfred John SALTER and Elizabeth Maria COLDRIDGE.

Ethel M Seaford's death, aged 40, was registered in December 1921 in Totnes.

Elizabeth COLDRIDGE, age 56, Widow, daughter of John HUNT, Labourer, married Samuel Thomas DAVEY, age 63, Widower, Farmer, son of William DAVEY, Farmer, on 21 Aug 1906 in the Parish Church of Bovey Tracey after banns. Both residing Reeves Coombe. Both signed. Witnesses Elizabeth COLDRIDGE, Thomas William CORNISH and William HUNT.

Elizabeth Maria COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 30 to Samuel Thomas DAVEY was registered in December 1908 in Newton Abbot.

Elizabeth Maria COLDRIDGE, age 27, Spinster, daughter of William COLDRIDGE (deceased), Farmer, married Samuel Thomas DAVEY, age 21, Bachelor, Farmer, son of Samuel Thomas DAVEY, Farmer, on 25th November 1908 in the Parish Church of Bovey Tracey after banns. Both residing Reeves Combe, Bovey Tracey. Both signed. Witnesses Geo ANDREW, Mary Jane HUNT and Chas HUNT.