John & Emma Coldridge of Exeter

John COLDRIDGE, born in Dunsford in 1827, is the youngest son of John & Rebecca COLDRIDGE. He married Emma in Exeter where he worked as an innkeeper. They appear to have had no children of their own but treated their niece Emma as a daughter.

John COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 28 to Emma CROOT, born around 1836 in Moretonhampstead, was registered in September 1855 in Exeter.

1851 census for Dunsford

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Dunsford
Mount Boon
James CASELY
Mary Ann CASELY
William CASELY
Mary Ann CASELY
Sarah Jane CASELY
Ellen CASELY
John CASELY
John NORRISH
John COLDRIDGE
John HOCKER
43
38
16
15
8
5
1
44
25
40
Head
Wife
Son
Daur
Daur
Daur
Son
Inmate
Servant
Servant
Farmer of 32 Acres Emp 2 lab

Farmer Son




Farm Labourer
Farm Labourer
Farm Labourer

In 1851 John is working on Mount Boon farm in Dunsford, which his older brother George later manages in 1871.

1861 census for Exeter

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Exeter St David
Queen Victoria Inn
Exe Island
John COLDRIDGE
Emma COLDRIDGE
Ellen COLDRIDGE
Charles LEE
35
25
15
8
Head
Wife
Boarder
Boarder
Licensed Victuallar

Farmers Daughter
Scholar

In 1861 John & Emma are managing the Queen Victoria Inn in Exeter St David. Ellen is the daughter of his brother George in Dunsford.

1871 census for Exeter

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Exeter St David
Village
Red Cow
John COLDRIDGE
Emma COLDRIDGE
Emma J COLDRIDGE
Mary A BROCK
Mary J BROCK
William HOARE
46
35
16
20
17
14
Head
Wife
Niece
Servant
Servant
Servant
Innkeeper emp. 4 serv.
Innkeeper's Wife
Barmaid
Housemaid
Cook
Errand Boy

In 1871 John & Emma are managing the Red Cow Inn in Exeter St David. Their niece Emma's birthplace is given as Appledore Devon, and her age may have been inflated.

1881 census for Exeter

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Exeter St David
Red Cow Inn
John COLDRIDGE
Emma COLDRIDGE
Emma COLDRIDGE
Bessy GRILLS
Jessy GILL
Joseph RUNDLE
William JOHNS
55
45
22
22
22
41
38
Head
Wife
Daughter
Niece
Servant
Servant
Servant
Inn Keeper



Domestic Servant
Painter
Boots (Inn Serv)

In 1881 John & Emma are still managing the Red Cow Inn. The younger Emma is recorded as their daughter in this census, which also suggests she was born around 1859 rather than 1855 as in the previous census. Her birth registration has not been found.

1891 census for Plymouth

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
12 Mount Pleasant Terrace
"Mount Pleasant Hotel"
John COLDRIDGE
Emma COLDRIDGE
Annie WINDSOR
Ernest WHITE
Sarah Ann MURPHY
Maud ROSE
65
55
16
16
21
16
Head
Wife
Servant
Servant
Servant
Servant
Hotel Proprietor

Dom Servant
General Servant
Dom Servant
Dom Servant

In 1891 John & Emma have moved to Plymouth and are managing a hotel. Emma died some years before the 1901 census, but John is not recorded either although he appears to have still been living in Plymouth:

Emma COLDRIDGE's death, aged 60, was registered in December 1896 in Plympton.

Emma COLDRIDGE of 6 Windsor-terrace Plymouth (wife of John COLDRIDGE) died 29 November 1896 Probate London 25 January 1897 to William Henry HOSKING mining engineer and Walter OKE gentleman Effects £543 13s. 4d.

John COLDRIDGE's death, aged 79, was registered in March 1905 in Plymouth.

John COLDRIDGE of 10 Windsor-terrace Plymouth died 20 February 1905 Probate London 3 May 1905 to William Henry HOSKING mining-engineer and John Walter WILSON solicitor Effects £12,919 2s. 1d.