George & Sarah Coldridge of Dunsford

George COLDRIDGE, born in Holcombe Burnell in 1810, is the eldest son of John & Rebecca COLDRIDGE. He married Sarah in Dunsford where they had 7 children – 3 sons and 4 daughters, one of whom died in early childhood.

George COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 26 to Sarah ASH, born around 1816, was recorded on 28th February 1837 in Dunsford St Mary.

George & Sarah's family appear as COLDRIDGE in all the censuses except for 1881 which records them as COLRIDGE. The baptisms of their first two children are recorded as COLDERIDGE and COLERIDGE respectively, the other children are recorded as COLRIDGE or COLDRIDGE.

1841 census for Dunsford

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Dunsford
Midwinter South
George COLDRIDGE
Sarah COLDRIDGE
Mary COLDRIDGE
Ellen COLDRIDGE
John COLDRIDGE
Samuel M CANN
30
25
3
1
15
25
Head
Wife
Daughter
Daughter
Serv
Serv
Farmer



Servant
Servant

In 1841 George & Sarah are recorded on Midwinter South farm in Dunsford with their first 2 children and the son of George's brother William in Exeter:

Mary Anne COLDERIDGE was baptised on 25th December 1837 in Dunsford, noted as Scuts Hill Cottage (farmer). Her birth was registered as COLRIDGE in December 1837 in St Thomas.

Ellen COLERIDGE was baptised on 10th May 1840 in Dunsford, noted as South Midwinter Cottage (labourer) and her birth was registered as COLRIDGE in June 1840 in St Thomas. Her death, aged 2, was registered (also as COLRIDGE) in June 1842 in St Thomas. [†]

1851 census for Dunsford

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Dunsford
Midwinter South
George COLDRIDGE
Sarah COLDRIDGE
Maryana COLDRIDGE
Henry COLDRIDGE
Ellen COLDRIDGE
George Ash COLDRIDGE
John COLDRIDGE
Sarah Jane COLDRIDGE
40
35
13
8
5
2
2
8m
Head
Wife
Daughter
Son
Daughter
Son
Son
Daughter
Farmer of 35 Acres Emp 1 Lab

In 1851 George & Sarah are still at Midwinter South in Dunsford with 6 young children:

Henry COLRIDGE was baptised on 22nd May 1842 in Dunsford, noted as South Midwinter Farm (farmer). His birth was registered in June 1842 in St Thomas.

Ellen COLRIDGE's birth was registered in December 1845 in St Thomas.

George Ash COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1848 in St Thomas.

John COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1848 in St Thomas.

Sarah Jane COLRIDGE's birth was registered in September 1850 in St Thomas.

1861 census for Dunsford

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Dunsford
Midwinter Cottage
George COLDRIDGE
Sarah COLDRIDGE
Henry COLDRIDGE
George Ash COLDRIDGE
John COLDRIDGE
Sarah Jane COLDRIDGE
Albert CASLEY
50
47
19
12
12
10
1
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Son
Daughter
Boarder
Farmer 40 Acres Emp 1 Lab

Assistant
Assistant


Infant

In 1861 George & Sarah are living in Midwinter Cottage. In the same census, their daughter Ellen is living in Exeter with John & Emma who have no children of their own.

There are records for the marriages of 3 of George & Sarah's daughters who do not appear in the 1861 or later censuses:

Mary Ann COLRIDGE's marriage to Thomas TAVERNER was registered in December 1856 in Exeter.

Mary Ann COLDRIDGE, age 20, Spinster, daughter of George COLDRIDGE, Farmer, married Thomas TAVERNER, age 23, Bachelor, Farmer, son of Thomas TAVERNER, Farmer, on 28th November 1856 in the Parish Church of St Edmund Exeter after banns. Both signed. Witnesses Mary MORTIMORE and George COLDRIDGE.

Ellen COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 23 to John BEER was registered in December 1868 in Exeter.

Ellen COLDRIDGE, age 22, Spinster, daughter of George COLDRIDGE, Farmer, married John BEER, age 23, Bachelor, Carpenter, son of William BEER, Carpenter, on 1st October 1868 in the Parish Church of St Edmund Exeter after banns. Both are residents of Bonhay. Both signed. Witnesses Sarah Jane COLDRIDGE and John CLARK.

Sarah Jane COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 19 to William COAKER was registered in June 1870 in Exeter.

Sarah Jane COLDRIDGE, age 20, Spinster, daughter of George COLDRIDGE, Farmer, married William COAKER, age 28, Bachelor, Farmer, son of John COAKER, Farmer, on 21st April 1870 in the Parish Church of St Edmund Exeter after banns. Both are residents of Bonhay. Both signed. Witnesses Hannah GREGORY and George COLDRIDGE.

1871 census for Dunsford

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Dunsford
Mount Boon
George COLDRIDGE
Sarah COLDRIDGE
George Ash COLDRIDGE
John COLDRIDGE
John Walter COLDRIDGE
Thomas LANE
60
54
22
22
3
76
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Gson
Lodger
Farmer
Farmer's wife
Farmer's son
Farmer's son

Ag Lab

In 1871 George & Sarah are still in Dunsford but have moved to Mount Boon farm. John Walter is probably Henry & Emma's son.

John Walter COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1868 in St Thomas. The census gives his birthplace as Dunsford.

1881 census for Dunsford

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Dunsford
Mount Boon Farm
George COLRIDGE
Sarah COLRIDGE
George Ash COLRIDGE
John Walter COLRIDGE
Henry COLRIDGE
Thomas POWSLAND
70
66
31
13
12
50
Head
Wife
Son
Gson
Gson
Servant
Farmer Of 80 Acres
Emp 1 Man 2 Boys
Assistant
Assistant
Assistant
Farm Servant

In 1881 George & Sarah are still at Mount Boon Farm and recorded as COLRIDGE. They have 2 grandchildren staying with them, both are probably Henry & Emma's sons.

1891 census for Dunsford

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Dunsford
Mount Boon No 2
Sarah COLDRIDGE
George COLDRIDGE
Thomas POWLESLAND
George POWLESLAND
77
40
65
46
Head
Son
Lodger
Lodger

Assistant On Farm
Labourer
Labourer

In 1891 Sarah is widowed and living on Mount Boon Farm with her unmarried son George.

George COLDRIDGE's death, aged 78, was registered in March 1889 in St Thomas.

There are also BMD records for the deaths of Sarah and her son:

George Ash COLDRIDGE's death, aged 45, was registered in March 1893 in St Thomas.

Sarah COLDRIDGE's death, aged 82, was registered in March 1895 in St Thomas.