Francis Drake & Ellen Coleridge of Bristol

Francis Drake COLERIDGE, born in Exeter in 1837, is the elder son of George & Elizabeth COLDRIDGE of Exeter. He married Ellen in London at the age of 31, but subsequently lived in Bristol where they had 3 sons.

Francis Drake COLERIDGE's marriage to Ellen ESSEX, born around 1834, the eldest daughter of William ESSEX, was registered in June 1868 in London, St Pancras.

1871 census for Bristol

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Bristol
Westbury Upon Trym
Chertsey Road
Fras D COLERIDGE
Ellen COLERIDGE
Ernest Arthur COLERIDGE
George Edwd COLERIDGE
Annie SAINSBURY
Elizabeth SELBY
34
36
2
0
41
22
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Servant
Nurse
 

In 1871 Francis Drake & Ellen are living in Bristol with their 2 young sons:

Ernest Arthur COLERIDGE's birth was registered in June 1869 in Clifton.

George Edward COLERIDGE's birth was registered in June 1870 in Clifton.

Edith Emily Coleridge's birth was registered in September 1871 in Clifton. Her death, aged 2, was registered in March 1874 in Clifton. [†]

1881 census for Bristol

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Westbury On Trym
12 Cotham Gardens
Francis D COLERIDGE
Ellen COLERIDGE
George E COLERIDGE
Alfred B COLERIDGE
Isabella SELBY
Isabella DURBIN
44
47
10
5
24
20
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Servant
Servant
Cyder & Ale Merchant



Dom. Serv. Cook
Dom. Serv. Housemaid
Westbury On Trym
Redland Rd School
Ernest A COLERIDGE 12 Boarder  

In 1881 Francis Drake & Ellen are still living in Bristol with their younger sons but have moved to Cotham Gardens. Their eldest son Ernest is at school nearby but he does not appear in any later UK censuses.

Alfred B COLERIDGE's birth was registered in December 1875 in Clifton.

1891 census for Bristol

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Bristol
Westbury On Trym
12 Cotham Gardens
Francis D COLERIDGE
Ellen COLERIDGE
Geo Edward COLERIDGE
Alfred B COLERIDGE
Clara Ann JONES
54
57
20
15
20
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Servant
Cider & Vinegar Merchant

Clerk
Scholar
Gen. Serv. (Domestic)

1901 census for Bristol

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Bristol
Westbury On Trym
12 Cotham Gardens
Francis COLERIDGE
Ellen COLERIDGE
Alfred COLERIDGE
Mabel FRY
64
67
25
16
Head
Wife
Son
Servant
Cider & Vinegar Merchant

Medical Student
Housemaid (Domestic)

1911 census for Bristol

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Redland
12 Cotham Gardens
Francis COLERIDGE
Ellen COLERIDGE
Nellie Eliza BROTTAN
Edith RATCLIFFE
74
77
26
20
Head
Wife
Servant
Servant
Vinegar & Ginger Wine
Maker & Vendor
Domestic Cook
Domestic General

From 1881 to 1911 Francis Drake & Ellen remain at the same Bristol address, and the following death and probate records were found:

Francis Drake COLERIDGE's death, aged 81, was registered in December 1916 in Bristol.

Francis Drake COLERIDGE of 12 Cotham-gardens Redland Bristol retired cider merchant died 6 November 1916 Probate Bristol 5 December 1916 to James SMITH commercial clerk. Effects £1466 2s. 8d.

Ellen COLERIDGE's death, aged 83, was registered in March 1917 in Bristol.

Ellen COLERIDGE of 12 Cotham-gardens Redland Bristol widow died 28 January 1917 Probate Bristol 6 March 1917 to Alfred COLERIDGE captain R.A.M.C. Gwen Mary WILLIAMS spinster and James SMITH commercial clerk. Effects £1026 10s. 3d.

 

The following records relate to Francis Drake & Ellen's eldest son Ernest:

1900 US census

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Schenectady City
Schenectady
New York
Ernest COLERIDGE
Cathrine COLERIDGE
31
27
Head
Wife
 

In 1900 Ernest & Catherine are recorded in Schenectady. Noted as Immigration 1888, Married c1895 and Catherine's birthplace is given as France.

The information below was obtained from the website of the Michelau families in the USA, from the Schenectady Almshouse Records Index, and from an internet search:

Ernest A COLERIDGE's arrival in New York, age 26, was recorded on 29th June 1895.

Ernest COLERIDGE married Anne Catherine MICHELAU around 1900. They lived in New York (Schenectady, then Albany) and Ernest died before 1920. They had a daughter Barbara and a son. Anne moved to Los Angeles by 1930 and died in San Francisco in 1950.

Ernest A COLERIDGE was admitted to Schenectady Almshouse in September 1908.

Ernest A COLERIDGE was buried in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York in 1915.