John & Elizabeth Colridge of North Bovey

John COLRIDGE, born in 1826, is the only son of John & Ephratah COLRIDGE of North Bovey.

John COLRIDGE's marriage to Elizabeth DODD has not been found. The censuses record Elizabeth's birthplace as Chagford.

The North Bovey parish register records the baptisms of 9 children to John & Elizabeth (Betsy) COLRIDGE, the first 5 noted as Wormhill, farmer and 4 as Shapley, farmer:

Elizabeth COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 12th February 1857.

John COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 25th September 1859. His burial, aged 8, was recorded on 27th October 1866. Noted as of Shapley, elder son of John & Eliz. [†]

Moses COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 25th September 1859.

Anna COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 20th May 1861.

William COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 29th June 1862.

Mary COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 29th April 1864.

Susan Ada COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 24th December 1867.

Betsy Jane COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 20th June 1869.

John COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 14th May 1871. Noted as mb in Moreton.

1861 census for North Bovey

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
North Bovey
Middle Wormhill Farm
John COLRIDGE
Elizabeth COLRIDGE
John COLRIDGE
Moses COLRIDGE
Mary Ann PEARDON
Frank SYMONS
36
32
3
2
13
15
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Servnt
Servnt
Farmer 48a Emp 1m 1b
Farmer's Wife
Scholar
Scholar
House Servant
Carter
North Bovey
West Coombe
William DODD
Ann DODD
William DODD
George DODD
Elizabeth COLRIDGE
Jane MILLER
58
57
26
23
4
14
Head
Wife
Son
Son
Grndau
Servnt
Frmr 130a Em 2m & B
Mrs Of House
Son Work On The Farm
Son Work On The Farm

House Servant

In 1861 John & Elizabeth are on Wormhill farm with their second and third children. Their eldest daughter Elizabeth is presumably with her maternal grandparents.

Elizabeth COLRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1857 in Newton Abbot.

John COLRIDGE's birth was registered in September 1858 in Newton Abbot. His death, aged 8, was registered in December 1866 in Newton Abbot. [†]

Moses COLRIDGE's birth was registered in December 1859 in Newton Abbot.

1871 census for North Bovey

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
North Bovey
Shapley
John COLRIDGE
Elizabeth COLRIDGE
John COLRIDGE
Elizabeth COLRIDGE
Moses COLRIDGE
Anna COLRIDGE
William COLRIDGE
Susan Ada COLRIDGE
Mary COLRIDGE
Betsy Jane COLRIDGE
George SAMPSON
Richard BROCK
Lucy TOUT
43
38
82
14
9
8
7
6
4
2
18
50
16
Head
Wife
Father
Daughter
Son
Daughter
Son
Daughter
Daughter
Daughter
Servant
Servant
Servant
Farmer of 230 acres emp 1 lab

Retired Farmer
Scholar
[should be 11]
[should be 9]
[should be 8]
[should be 3]
[should be 6]
[should be 1]

In 1871 John & Elizabeth are recorded on Shapley farm with their 7 surviving children. [Susan and Mary appear to have been swapped around].

Anna COLRIDGE birth was registered in June 1861 in Newton Abbot.

William COLRIDGE's birth was registered in September 1862 in Newton Abbot.

Mary COLRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1864 in Newton Abbot.

Susan Ada COLRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1868 in Newton Abbot.

Betsey Jane COLRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1869 in Newton Abbot.

1881 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Chagford
Middlecott
John COLRIDGE
John COLRIDGE
Elizabeth COLRIDGE
Elizabeth COLRIDGE
Moses COLRIDGE
Mary COLRIDGE
Ada COLRIDGE
Betsey COLRIDGE
John COLRIDGE
Richard MARES
George PIKE
91
55
52
22
21
18
13
10
9
22
15
Father
Head
Wife
Daughter
Son
Daughter
Daughter
Daughter
Son
Farmer (Retired)
Farmer of 250 Acres
Emp. 2 Men & 2 Boys
Farmers Daughter
Farmers Son
Farmers Daughter
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Farm Servant (Indoor)
Farm Servant (Indoor)
North Bovey
Shapley
Anna COLRIDGE
William COLRIDGE
19
18
Head
Brother
Farmers Daughter
Farmers Son

In 1881 John & Elizabeth along with their children and John's father are recorded on Middlecott farm in Chagford.

John COLRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1871 in Newton Abbot.

John's father's burial some years later is recorded in the North Bovey parish register and the following probate summary was also found:

John COLRIDGE's burial, aged 99, was recorded on 1st May 1886. Noted as of Shapley.

2 June 1886. The Will of John COLRIDGE formerly of Chagford but late of North Bovey both in the County of Devon who died 24 April 1886 at North Bovey was proved at Exeter by John COLRIDGE of Middlecott Farm Chagford Farmer the Son the sole Executor. Personal Estate £152

1891 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Chagford
Middlecott
John COLRIDGE
Elizabeth COLRIDGE
William COLRIDGE
Mary COLRIDGE
Susan A COLRIDGE
Betsey J COLRIDGE
John COLRIDGE
Reginald COLRIDGE
John LEYMAN
Richard MARES
64
59
28
26
24
20
21
5
1
30
Head
Wife
Son
Daughter
Daughter
Daughter
Son
Grnson
Grnson
Servant
Farmer (Employer)

Farmers Son
Farmers Dau
Farmers Dau
Farmers Dau
Farmers Son


Farm Servant
Manaton
Easdon Farm
James LEAMAN
Anna LEAMAN
William LEAMAN
Elizabeth LEAMAN
Elizabeth COLRIDGE
(Infant) COLRIDGE
43
31
15
13
60
3d
Head
Wife
Son
Daughter
M-in-Law
Daughter
Farmer (Employer)

Farmer's Son

Nurse
(Infant not named)

In 1891 John & Elizabeth are still at Middlecott with 5 children and 2 grandsons (Reginald is the son of Mary, or possibly Susan Ada). Their daughter Anna is married and living in Manaton, 5 miles from Chagford, where her mother Elizabeth appears on the census for a second time.

Reginald COLRIDGE's birth was registered in December 1884 in Okehampton.

The following records of their daughters' marriages were found:

Anna COLRIDGE's marriage to James LEAMAN from Widecombe in the Moor was registered in June 1889 in Newton Abbot.

Susan Ada COLRIDGE's marriage to John AGGETT was registered in December 1891 in Okehampton. A notice in the Western Times records the marriage on 28th December at St Michael's Church, Chagford.

Susan Ada COLRIDGE, age 24, Spinster, daughter of John COLRIDGE, Farmer, married John AGGETT, age 27, Bachelor, Bell-hanger, son of William AGGETT, Bell-hanger, on 28th December 1891 in the Parish Church of Chagford after banns. Both signed. Witnesses Moses COLRIDGE and Betsy Jane COLRIDGE.

Mary COLERIDGE's marriage to Walter A BRIMBLECOMBE was registered in March 1894 in Newton Abbot.

Mary COLERIDGE, age 25, Spinster, residing Chagford, daughter of John COLRIDGE, Farmer, married Walter Augustus BRIMBLECOMBE, age 25, Bachelor, Carpenter, residing Cockington, son of George Soper BRIMBLECOMBE, Builder, on 26th March 1894 in the Parish Church of Cockington. Both signed. Witnesses Herbert Sidney BRIMBLECOMBE and Mary Berry BRIMBLECOMBE.

1901 census for Chagford

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Chagford
Middlecott
John COLRIDGE
Betsey J COLRIDGE
Reginald COLRIDGE
Edwin NORTHWAY
28
31
16
48
Head
Sister
Serv
Boarder
Farmer
Housekeeper
Carter On Farm
Assistant On Farm

In 1901 John & Elizabeth's children and grandson are recorded in Chagford. The following North Bovey burial records were found for John & Elizabeth:

Elizabeth COLRIDGE's burial, aged 66, was recorded on 2nd September 1897. Noted as of Chagford. Her death was registered in September 1897 in Okehampton.

John COLRIDGE's burial, aged 71, was recorded on 4th October 1898. Noted as of Chagford. His death was registered in December 1898 in Okehampton.

The following probate summary was found for John:

John COLRIDGE of "Middlecott" Chagford Devonshire farmer died 1 October 1898 Probate Exeter 3 November 1898 to John COLRIDGE farmer. Effects £748 11s. 1d.

1911 census for Chagford

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Chagford
Middlecott Farm
John COLRIDGE
Edward NORTHWAY
Betsy Jane NORTHWAY
Edith Bessie NORTHWAY
John COLRIDGE NORTHWAY
Ernest Edmnd NORTHWAY
Mary Grace COLRIDGE
38
57
40
4
3
1
17
Head
Bro-law
Sister
Niece
Nephew
Nephew
Niece
Farmer
Worker on Farm
Housekeeper



Assistant

In 1911 John is still at Middlecott farm together with his married sister and his niece Mary Grace who is Moses & Bessie's daughter.

Betsy Jane COLRIDGE's marriage to Edmund Rowe NORTHWAY was registered in September 1905 in Bristol.

The following death registration and probate summary were found for John:

John COLRIDGE's death, aged 65, was registered in March 1937 in Okehampton.

John COLRIDGE of Middlecott Chagford Devonshire died 8 February 1937 Probate London 15 June 1937 to John COLRIDGE Northway farmer. Effects £659 6s. 4d.