John & Elizabeth Coldridge of Exeter

John COLDRIDGE, born in Doddiscombsleigh in 1777, is the elder of the surviving sons of Richard & Anne COLDRIDGE. He married Elizabeth when he was 21 and lived in Exeter where they had 12 children – 9 sons and 3 daughters.

John COLDRIDGE's marriage to Elizabeth HALLETT, born around 1781, was recorded on 26th March 1799 in Withycombe Raleigh (near Exemouth).

There are Exeter parish records for their children's baptisms:

John [Samuel] Taylor COLERIDGE was baptised on 1st January 1800 in Exeter St Thomas the Apostle. (IGI)

Charles COLERIDGE was baptised on 6th October 1801 in Exeter St Thomas the Apostle, and his burial was recorded 2 days later on 8th October 1801. [†] (IGI)

Ann COLERIDGE was baptised on 24th October 1802 in Exeter St Thomas the Apostle. (IGI)

Ernest COLERIDGE was baptised on 1st August 1804 In Exeter St David. (IGI)

Richard COLDRIDGE was baptised on 31st August 1806 in Exeter St Mary Arches. (IGI)

Charles COLDRIDGE was baptised on 23rd October 1808 in Exeter St Mary Arches. (IGI)

John COLERIDGE was baptised on 18th March 1810 in Exeter St Leonard. 1881.

James COLERIDGE was baptised in July 1812 in Exeter St Leonard. His burial, aged 8 months, was recorded on 7th March 1813 in Exeter St Leonard. [†]

John COLDRIDGE's occupation is recorded as land surveyor in the following parish records:

Eliza COLERIDGE was baptised on 11th January 1814 in Exeter St Leonard. Her burial, aged 5, was recorded on 5th April 1819 in Exeter St Leonard. [†]

Theodore COLERIDGE was baptised on 7th April 1816 in Exeter St Leonard.

Walter COLERIDGE was baptised on 9th April 1819 in Exeter St Leonard.

Celia COLERIDGE was baptised on 1st May 1821 in Exeter St Leonard.

1841 census for Exeter

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Exeter St Sidwell
York Building
John COLDRIDGE
Elizebeth COLDRIDGE
Theodore COLDRIDGE
Elizebeth NORTH
Mary BOTHWELL
63
60
25
15
15
Head
Wife
Son
Servant
Servant
Land Agent


Domestic Servant
Domestic Servant

In 1841 John & Elizabeth are recorded in Exeter with Theodore, one of their younger sons.

The Reading Mercury of 29th April 1843 notes the appointment of Theodore COLDRIDGE, M.A., late Curate of St. Sidwell's, to the Rectory of Allhallows, Goldsmith-street, Exeter, vacant by the resignation of the Rev. M. Vicars.

1851 census for Exeter

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Exeter Holy Trinity
46 Magdalen St
Elizabeth COLERIDGE
Samuel S COLERIDGE
John COLERIDGE
Celia COLERIDGE
Samuel P COLERIDGE
Anne BACKALL
Mary EARLES
70
51
41
30
24
28
18
Head
Son
Son
Daughter
Grndson
Serv
Serv

Steward
Incumbent of Trinity Chapel
       Maltham Cross
Curate of Straton & Beer
House Servant (Cook)
House Servant

In 1851 Elizabeth is widowed and living in Exeter with her children and grandson. The household is recorded as COLERIDGE.

John COLDRIDGE's death, aged 77, was registered in March 1845 in St Thomas. A probate record of the same year refers to the will of John COLDRIDGE, land surveyor, of Exeter.

Theodore COLDRIDGE's death, aged 35, was registered in June 1851 in Exeter. A probate record of the same year refers to the will of Theodore COLDRIDGE of Exeter.

Elizabeth COLERIDGE's death was registered in December 1857 in Exeter. An obituary notice in the Exeter & Plymouth Gazette records her death on 6th October 1857 at East Budleigh, aged 77.

17 June 1858. The Will of Elizabeth COLDRIDGE late of Syon House East Budleigh in the County of Devon Widow deceased who died 6 October 1857 at East Budleigh aforesaid was proved at Exeter by the oaths of Samuel Taylor COLDRIDGE of Syon House aforesaid Gentleman the Son and the Reverend Samuel Powning COLDRIDGE of Otterton in the said County Clerk the Grandson the Executors. Effects under £1,000.

 

There is a record of John & Elizabeth's daughter's marriage:

Celia COLDRIDGE's marriage to Henry J MANLEY was registered in March 1864 in St Thomas.

Celia COLDRIDGE, Spinster, residing East Budleigh, daughter of John COLDRIDGE Esq, married Henry John MANLEY, Widower, Retired Major Madras Army, residing Budleigh Salterton, son of Charles Maddox MANLEY Esq, on 8th March 1864 in the Parish Church of East Budleigh. Both of full age. Both signed. Witnesses Edward Hunt ROBERTS, Henry MANLEY, Eliza? Coldridge ROBERTS.