Samuel Powning & Mary Coldridge of Exeter

Samuel Powning COLDRIDGE, born in Exeter in 1827, is the eldest son of Samuel Taylor & Maria COLDRIDGE. He was curate of Moretonhampstead and later vicar of Ide. He married Mary when he was 36 and they had 3 children. His wife died shortly after the birth of their son, and his eldest daughter died at the age of 14.

Samuel Powning COLDRIDGE's marriage to Mary WILTON was registered in March 1863 in Exeter. Mary was born around 1835 in Gloucestershire and so was about 8 years younger than Samuel.

1871 census for Moretonhampstead

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Moretonhampstead
2 Courtenay Terrace
Samuel Powning COLDRIDGE
Mary COLDRIDGE
Mary Louisa COLDRIDGE
Elizabeth BATTEN
Elizabeth EVANS
44
36
6
46
19
Head
Wife
Daughter
Servant
Servant
Clergyman (Curate)


Domestic Servant
Domestic Servant

In 1871 Samuel Powning is living in Moretonhampstead with his wife and first daughter.

Mary Louisa COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1865 in St Thomas. Her death, aged just 14, was registered in September 1879 in St Thomas. [†]

1881 census for Ide

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Ide, Vicarage S P COLDRIDGE
A B COLDRIDGE
H W COLDRIDGE
Elizabeth BATTEN
E VINCENT
54
9
7
54
30
Head
Daur
Son
Servant
Servant
Vicar of Ide
Scholar
Scholar
Cook Domestic Servant
Housemaid

In 1881 Samuel Powning is widowed and living in Ide with his surviving children.

Amy Beatrice COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in September 1871 in Newton Abbot.

Harry Wilton COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in September 1873 in Newton Abbot.

Mary COLDRIDGE's death, aged 38, was also registered in September 1873 in Newton Abbot. Her death certificate states "Fatty degeneration of the heart and lung congestion. 10 days." and she died on 15th September, almost 3 months after Harry's birth on 23rd June.