Charles & Mary Coldridge of Exeter

Charles COLDRIDGE, born in Doddiscombsleigh in 1780, is the younger of the surviving sons of Richard & Anne COLDRIDGE. He married Mary in Exeter when he was about 29 and she was about 19. They lived in Exeter and had 2 sons and 1 daughter.

Charles COLDRIDGE, Ironmonger, married Mary HOLLET, Spinster, of the Parish of St John, on 7th October 1809 in the Parish Church of St Mary Arches Exeter by licence. Both signed. Witnesses John BARTLETT and Lydia GRAY.

In the following Exeter parish records, Charles's occupation is given as ironmonger of Fore St, Exeter St Mary Arches:

Charles May COLDRIDGE was baptised on 13th August 1810 in Exeter St Mary Arches. (IGI)

George COLDRIDGE was baptised on 27th June 1813 in Exeter St Mary Arches.

Emily COLDRIDGE was baptised on 14th August 1822 in Exeter St Mary Arches.

1841 census for Exeter

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Exeter St David
New North Road
Castle Terrace


In 1841 Charles & Mary are living in Exeter St David, near to their sons (see below). Charles Coldridge & Sons were owners of the Devon and Exeter Foundry at 35 New North Road, which went into full production in 1840. The business was put up for sale in June 1845 following Charles' death.

The following BMD records have been found relating to Charles and Mary's family:

Emilie COLDRIDGE's marriage at the age of 18 to Edward Hunt ROBERTS was registered in December 1840 in St Thomas.

Emilie COLDRIDGE, under age, Spinster, Gentlewoman, residing St Leonard, daughter of Charles COLDRIDGE, Iron-founder, married Edwd Hunt ROBERTS, of full age, Bachelor, Attorney, son of Edward ROBERTS esquire, residing St Olave, on 20th October 1840 in the Parish of Exeter St Leonard by licence. Both signed. Witnesses Chas COLDRIDGE and Emma ROBERTS.

Edward Coldridge ROBERTS's birth was registered in September 1843 in St Thomas. He later married Walter & Emily COLERIDGE's daughter Emily.

Charles COLDRIDGE's death in May 1845 in Cape of Good Hope, South Africa was reported in The Exeter & Plymouth Gazette, but no death registration has been found.

Mary COLDRIDGE's death was registered in June 1855 in Exeter. The Exeter & Plymouth Gazette reported her death, aged 67, on 16th June 1855 at 45 Magdalen-street, Exeter, noted as relict of the late Charles COLDRIDGE of this city.