John & Eliza Coleridge of Ilfracombe

John COLERIDGE, born in Exeter in 1810, is the sixth son of John & Elizabeth COLDRIDGE. He married Eliza when he was 38 and they had 6 children – 1 son and 5 daughters. The censuses give her birthplace as Oxford and she was about 12 years younger than John. They lived in Edmonton, Ilfracombe, Winslow and the Isle of Wight. Most records have the spelling COLERIDGE.

John COLERIDGE's marriage to Eliza HILL, born around 1822, was registered in June 1848 in Oxford.

The Exeter & Plymouth Gazette has a notice of the marriage of Rev. John COLDRIDGE, incumbent of St. John's, Robinhood, Kingston-on-Thames, to Eliza, second daughter of the Rev. John HILL, Vice-Principal of St. Edmund's Hall on 6th May 1848.

1861 census for Ilfracombe

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Ilfracombe
1 Belmont
John COLERIDGE
Eliza COLERIDGE
Sophia E COLERIDGE
Margaret COLERIDGE
Henry H COLERIDGE
Kate COLERIDGE
Mary H COLERIDGE
William STEPHENS
Mary LEWIS
Sarah BALMENT
Lydia GEEN
51
39
11
9
5
3
1
16
25
21
18
Head
Wife
Daughter
Daughter
Son
Daughter
Daughter
Pupil
Servant
Servant
Servant
Clergyman without Care Of Souls

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Cook
Nursemaid
Housemaid

In 1861 John & Eliza are living in Ilfracombe with their 5 children.

Sophia Eliza COLERIDGE's was born around 1850. The censuses give her birthplace as East Budleigh, but her birth registration has not been found.

Margaret COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1852 in Edmonton.

Henry Hill COLERIDGE was born around 1856, but no birth registration has been found.

Kate COLERIDGE's birth was registered in June 1857 in Barnstaple.

Mary Havergal COLERIDGE's birth was registered in December 1859 in Barnstaple.

1871 for Buckinghamshire

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Winslow
High St
John COLERIDGE
Eliza COLERIDGE
Sophia E COLERIDGE
Margaret COLERIDGE
Kate COLERIDGE
Mary H COLERIDGE
Annie I COLERIDGE
61
49
21
19
13
11
8
Head
Wife
Daughter
Daughter
Daughter
Daughter
Daughter
Curate of Winslow



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In 1871 John & Eliza are living in Winslow with their 5 daughters.

Annie Isabel COLERIDGE's birth was registered in June 1862 in Barnstaple.

1881 census for Hampshire

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Isle of Wight
Whitwell
Sea View
John COLERIDGE
Eliza COLERIDGE
Margaret COLERIDGE
Kate COLERIDGE
Mary A GRAY
71
59
29
23
15
Head
Wife
Daughter
Daur
Serv
M A Chaplain Royl. Hospl. Ventnor



General Serv.

In 1881 John & Eliza and 2 of their daughters are living on the Isle of Wight where John is a hospital chaplain. He does not survive the year end:

John COLERIDGE's death, aged 71, was registered in December 1881 on the Isle of Wight.

Probate 27th January 1882. The Will with a Codicil of the Reverend John COLERIDGE otherwise COLDRIDGE late of St. Lawrence Ventnor in the Isle of Wight in the County of Southampton Clerk who died 29 November 1881 at St. Lawrence was proved at the Principal Registry by Eliza COLERIDGE of St. Lawrence Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. Personal Estate £1,315 14s. 8d.

1881 census for Surrey

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Frimley
3 Victoria Tce
William JONES
Emma JONES
Clara CLARK
George GODDARD
Sophia COLERIDGE
Annie I COLERIDGE
30
24
16
50
31
18
Head
Wife
Sis-Law
Lodger
Lodger
Lodger
Baker and Postman

Dressmaker
Plumber Journeyman
Daily Governess
Daily Governess

In 1881 Sophia and her younger sister are both working as governesses in Frimley.

1881 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Tormoham
1 Montpelier Terrace
Arthur Rooke HUNT
Sarah Elizabeth HUNT
Kathleen Mary HUNT
Cecil Arthur HUNT
Muriel Isabel HUNT
Mary Havergal COLERIDGE
38
37
9
8
6
21
Head
Wife
Daughter
Son
Daughter
Govern's





Governess

In 1881 Mary is also recorded working as a governess in South Devon.

1891 census for Hampshire

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Isle of Wight
Brading
13 Station Road
Eliza COLERIDGE
Mary H COLERIDGE
Annie I COLERIDGE
Mary A HIGGINSON
69
30
27
21
Head
Daughter
Daughter
Servant
Living On Own Means


General Servant
Yateley
Cricket Hill Road
Holly Hill
John MILLS
Sophia MILLS
Margaret S MILLS
John C MILLS
Margaret COLERIDGE
70
41
2
8m
39
Head
Wife
Daughter
Son
Sis. Law
Retired Deputy Surgeon General

In 1891 Eliza, now widowed, is living in Sandown with her 2 younger daughters. Her eldest daughter Sophia Eliza is married and living in Yately with her 2 children and her younger sister Margaret.

Sophia Eliza COLERIDGE's marriage at the age of 37 to John MILLS, born in Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, was registered in December 1887 on the Isle of Wight.

Margaret Sophia CHRISTISON's death, aged 90, was recorded on 14th February 1979 in Kamloops, British Columbia. Her date of birth is given as 26th August 1888 in Yatley Hampshire, daughter of John MILLS & Sophia Eliza COLERIDGE, widow of Gordon Holmes CHRISTISON.

Kate COLERIDGE's marriage at the age of 35 to Noel Lake ASPINALL (?) was registered in June 1892 on the Isle of Wight.

1901 census for Ilfracombe

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Ilfracombe
Chambercombe Park
"Rocklands"
Eliza COLERIDGE
Mary H COLERIDGE
Annie I COLERIDGE
79
34
31
Head
Daughter
Daughter
Living On Own Means

In 1901 Eliza has moved back to Ilfracombe and is still living with her 2 younger daughters, who are not aging quite as fast as you might expect.

Eliza COLDRIDGE's death, aged 82, was registered in September 1904 in Barnstaple.

Eliza COLERIDGE of "Rocklands" Hillsborough-road Ilfracombe Devonshire widow died 12 August 1904 Probate London 12 October 1904 to Henry Hill COLERIDGE engineer and the reverend Arthur Du Boulay HILL clerk Effects £1210 10s. 8d.

 

The following records relate to John & Eliza's son Henry:

Henry Hill COLERIDGE's marriage at the age of 41 to Maude Eleanor HILL was registered in December 1897 in Salisbury.

Maude E COLERIDGE's death, aged 55, was registered in September 1915 in Thanet, Kent.

Maude Eleanor COLERIDGE of the Rectory East Bridgford Nottinghamshire (wife of Henry Hill COLERIDGE) died 16 September 1915 at 6 Sea View-terrace Margate Probate London 13 November 1915 to the said Henry Hill COLERIDGE civil engineer. Effects £2358 3s. 9d.

Henry H COLERIDGE's death, aged 67, was registered in September 1922 in Barnstaple.

Henry Hill COLERIDGE of Rockland Hillsborough-road Ilfracombe Devonshire died 19 September 1922 Probate London 6 February 1923 to the reverend Arthur DuBoulay HILL clerk and Reginald Ernest COLERIDGE engineer. Effects £6450 12s. 3d.

1911 census for Berkshire

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Bradfield College Reginald Ernest COLERIDGE 12 Pupil School

In 1911 Henry & Maude's son Reginald is at Bradfield College, West Berkshire. His birthplace is recorded as Samatria (British subject by parentry) but I have not found a record of his birth. I presume that the following records relate to him:

Reginald E COLERIDGE's marriage to Lily PRESCOTT was registered in December 1926 in Prescot, Lancashire.

Lily COLERIDGE's death, aged 58, was registered in September 1962 in Surrey North.

Lily COLERIDGE of 2 Park Hill Richmond Surrey (wife of Reginald Ernest COLERIDGE) died 17 August 1962 Probate London 9 October 1962 to the said Reginald Ernest COLERIDGE retired assistant lock keeper. Effects £185 1s.

Reginald Ernest COLERIDGE's death, aged 79, was registered in June 1977 in Truro, Cornwall. His date of birth is given as 21st August 1898.

Reginald Ernest COLERIDGE of Epiphany Home St Agnes Cornwall died 28 April 1977 Probate Winchester 31 May 1977. £1990

 

The following records relate to John & Eliza's other children:

Margaret COLERIDGE's death, aged 67, was registered in June 1919 in Newton Abbot.

Margaret COLERIDGE of Ellacombe House Victoria-road Torquay spinster died 2 April 1919 probate London 30 May 1919 to Henry Hill COLERIDGE esquire. Effects £183 11s. 11d.

Mary H COLERIDGE's death, aged 75, was registered in September 1935 in Barnstaple.

Annie I COLERIDGE's death, aged 85, was registered in December 1947 in Honiton.

Annie Isabel COLERIDGE of Spindle Tree Cottage West Hill Ottery St. Mary Devonshire spinster died 8 November 1947 Administration (with Will) Exeter 16 December to Lucy Eirene MILLS spinster. Effects £161 3s.