George & Elizabeth Coldridge of Exeter

George COLDRIDGE, born in Exeter in 1813, is the younger son of Charles & Mary COLDRIDGE of Exeter. He married Elizabeth in Rewe (near Exeter) when he was 22 and they had 2 sons.

George COLDRIDGE's marriage to Elizabeth Ayre DRAKE, born around 1816, was recorded on 1st October 1835 in Rewe. George's occupation is noted as Ironmonger.

1841 census for Exeter

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Exeter St David
New North Road
Castle Terrace
George COLDRIDGE
Elizth C COLDRIDGE
Francis COLDRIDGE
Arthur COLDRIDGE
Anna TOZER
Eliza HOWE
25
25
4
3
20
15
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Ironfounder



Servant
Servant

In 1841 George & Elizabeth are living in Exeter St David with their 2 young sons and George is working in his father's iron foundry. There are parish records for their son's baptisms:

Francis Drake COLDRIDGE was baptised on 10th September 1836 in Rewe by Exeter.

Arthur George COLDRIDGE was baptised on 25th November 1837 in Exeter All Hallows Goldsmith St.

1851 census for Exeter

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Exeter St Leonard
Mount Radford
2 Lower Terrace
John DRAKE
Elisabeth A COLERIDGE
Elisabeth WOOTEM
72
36
27
Head
Daur
Servant
Land Proprieter

General Servant
Heavitree School
10 & 11 Regents Park
Frank COLDRIDGE
Arthur COLDRIDGE
14
13
Scholar
Scholar
 

In 1851 George & Elizabeth's sons are recorded at school in Heavitree, while Elizabeth is living with her father in Exeter. George was living in Grahamstown, South Africa by 1850.

1861 census for Bristol

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Clifton
30 Meredian Place
Elizabeth COLERIDGE
Francis COLERIDGE
Arthur COLERIDGE
Jessie ROGERS
46
24
23
25
Head
Son
Son
Servant
Interest Of Money
Clerk Leather Factory

Domestic Servant

In 1861 Elizabeth COLERIDGE is living in Clifton with her sons. Both sons will subsequently adopt the spelling COLERIDGE.

1881 census for Bristol

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Clifton
13 Westbourne Place
Elizabeth A COLERIDGE 66 Lodger Income from Property

In 1881 Elizabeth COLERIDGE is recorded in a lodging house in Clifton.

George COLERIDGE's death on 10th January 1882 in the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, aged 68, is recorded in a notice in the Western Times [Exeter], noted as youngest son of the late Charles COLERIDGE of this city.

Elizabeth Ayre COLERIDGE's death, aged 69, was registered in June 1884 in Barton Regis (Bristol).

Probate 23rd May 1884. The Will with a Codicil of Elizabeth Ayre COLERIDGE late of 13 Westbourne-place Clifton in the City of Bristol Widow who died 9 April 1884 at 13 Westbourne-place was proved at Bristol by Alfred DRAKE of Weston-super-Mare in the County of Somerset Gentleman the Nephew and Francis Drake COLERIDGE of Tailor's-court Broad-street Bristol Cider Merchant the Son the Executors. Personal Estate £598 3s.