John & Betty Colridge of Moretonhampstead

John COLRIDGE, born in 1788, is the eldest son of Richard & Elizabeth COLRIDGE of North Bovey. The Moretonhampstead parish register records the following marriage:

John COLRIDGE's marriage to Elizabeth (Betty) FROST was recorded on 27th December 1808.

The Moretonhampstead parish register also records the baptisms of 8 children to John & Betty COLRIDGE (or COLDRIDGE), with John's occupation noted as carpenter:

Mary COLDRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 5th March 1809. Her burial, aged 9 months, was recorded on 25th December 1810. Noted as daughter of John. [†]

John COLDRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 14th April 1811. Father noted as John. His burial, aged 13, was recorded on 27th February 1825. [†]

Mary Ann COLDRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 6th February 1814.

Elizabeth COLDRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 25th December 1818.

Susanna COLDRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 3rd September 1820.

Harriet COLDRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 9th February 1823.

Emma COLDRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 14th August 1825.

John COLDRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 8th June 1828.

1841 census for Moretonhampstead

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Moretonhampstead
Cross St
John COLRIDGE
Elizabeth COLRIDGE
Susan COLRIDGE
Harriet COLRIDGE
Emma COLRIDGE
John COLRIDGE
William BATERSHILL
Anna WILLS
50
55
20
15
15
13
15
13
Head
Wife
Carpenter





Carpenter's Apprentice
Servant

In 1841 John & Betty are recorded in Moretonhampstead with their 4 younger children.

There are records of the marriages of 3 of John & Betty's daughters:

Mary Ann COLRIDGE's marriage to William TAVERNER was recorded on 7th August 1836.

Elizabeth COLRIDGE's marriage to William HOWE was recorded on 18th October 1836.

Susan COLDRIDGE's marriage to William ENGLAND was recorded on 16th May 1844.

1851 census for Moretonhampstead

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Moretonhampstead Elizabeth COLRIDGE 70 Head  

In 1851 Betty is widowed and living alone. The parish register records John's burial:

John COLRIDGE's burial, aged 55, was recorded on 5th June 1843. Noted as Town.

1851 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Lidford Tavistock
Railway Inn
Prince Town
John COLRIDGE 22 Lodger Mason

In 1851 John COLRIDGE, born in Moretonhampstead, is working in Lydford, near Tavistock. He is probably John & Elizabeth's youngest son.

1861 census for Moretonhampstead

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Moretonhampstead
Court St
Elizabeth COLRIDGE
Edwin John JEFFRIES
79
10
Head
Visitor
Carpenter's Widow
Scholar

In 1861 Elizabeth is still living in Moretonhampstead. The parish register records her death a few years later:

Betty COLRIDGE's burial, aged 83, was recorded on 25th July 1865, noted as Easton, Chagford. A notice in the Exeter & Plymouth Gazette records: July 21, at Moretonhampstead, Elisabeth widow of Mr J. COLRIDGE, aged 88.

John COLRIDGE's death, aged 98, was registered in June 1886 in Newton Abbot.