Moses & Bessie Colridge of North Bovey

Moses COLRIDGE, born 1859, is the eldest surviving son of John & Elizabeth COLRIDGE of North Bovey. He had 6 children, all still living in 1911. The Chagford parish register records his marriage:

Moses COLRIDGE, age 31, Bachelor, Farmer, son of John COLRIDGE, Farmer, married Bessie NORTHWAY, age 25, Spinster, daughter of William NORTHWAY, Farmer, on 10th December 1890 in the Parish Church of Chagford by licence. Both residing Chagford, both signed. Witnesses John Cornish CUMING and Ada COLRIDGE.

Moses COLRIDGE's marriage to Bessie NORTHWAY was registered in December 1890 in Okehampton.

The North Bovey parish register records the baptisms of 5 children to Moses & Bessie COLRIDGE:

John COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 3rd May 1891. Noted as Shapley, farmer.

Katie COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 24th July 1892. Noted as Shapley, farmer.

Ethel Mary COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 24th June 1894. Noted as Shapley, farmer. [Note that her name does not match the probable birth registration].

Samuel Thomas COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 16th July 1899. Noted as Shapley, farmer.

Ernest Reginald COLDRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 18th July 1904. Noted as Shapley, farmer.

1891 census for North Bovey

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
North Bovey
Shapley
Moses COLRIDGE
Bessie COLRIDGE
31
24
Head
Wife
Farmer's Son

In 1891 Moses & Bessie are not long married and living in Chagford on Middlecott farm. Bessie's birthplace is given as Drewsteignton.

1901 census for North Bovey

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
North Bovey
Shapley
Moses COLRIDGE
Bessie COLRIDGE
John COLRIDGE
Katie COLRIDGE
Mary COLRIDGE
Samuel T COLRIDGE
Iva A A COLRIDGE
Eliza SMITH
40
35
9
8
6
1
8m
55
Head
Wife
Son
Daughter
Daughter
Son
Daughter
Visitor
Farmer






Housekeeper

In 1901 Moses & Bessie are recorded in North Bovey with 5 young children.

John COLRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1891 in Newton Abbot.

Katie COLRIDGE's birth was registered in September 1892 in Newton Abbot.

Mary Grace COLRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1894 in Newton Abbot.

Samuel Thomas COLRIDGE's birth was registered in September 1899 in Newton Abbot.

1911 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
North Bovey
Shapley
Moses COLRIDGE
Bessie COLRIDGE
John COLRIDGE
Katie COLRIDGE
Samuel Thos COLRIDGE
Iva Augusta COLRIDGE
Redgie COLRIDGE
Russell SHERRETT
51
44
19
18
11
10
6
15
Head
Wife
Son
Daughter
Son
Daughter
Son
Servant
Farmering (sic)

Working on Farm
Dairy Work
School
School

Farm Labourer

In 1911 Moses & Bessie are still at Shapley with 5 of their children. Mary Grace, 16, has been crossed out on the census record, presumably because she was living at Middlecott Farm in Chagford.

Iva Augusta A COLRIDGE's birth was registered in September 1900 in Newton Abbot.

Ernest R COLRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1904 in Newton Abbot.

The following death registrations and probate summaries were found for Moses & Bessie:

Bessie COLRIDGE's death, aged 53, was registered in June 1920 in Newton Abbot.

Bessie COLRIDGE of Shapley Farm North Bovey Devonshire (wife of Moses COLRIDGE) died 7 June 1920 Probate London 17 June 1921 to John COLRIDGE Samuel Thomas COLRIDGE and Reginald John CUMING farmers. Effects £1261 5s. 10d.

Moses COLRIDGE's death, aged 62, was registered in March 1922 in Newton Abbot.

Moses COLRIDGE of Shapley-farm North Bovey Devonshire died 29 March 1922 Probate London 16 January 1922 to Samuel Thomas COLRIDGE farmer and Reginald John CUMING farmer. Effects £986 15s. 2d.

The following records were found relating to Moses & Bessie's children:

Mary G COLRIDGE's marriage to Frederick G (or Richard D) WREYFORD was registered in December 1920 in Exeter.

Kate COLRIDGE's marriage to Henry A CAUNTER was registered in March 1924 in Okehampton.

Ernest R COLRIDGE's marriage to Olive M HODGE was registered in March 1931 in Newton Abbot.

Rose M COLRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1933 in Newton Abbot.

Rosemary COLRIDGE's marriage to Bryan B WILLIAMSON was registered in June 1953 in Newton Abbot.

Ernest Reginald COLRIDGE's death, aged 76, was registered in December 1980 in Torbay.

Olive Mary COLRIDGE's death, aged 80, was registered in September 1980 in Torbay.

John COLRIDGE's death, aged 60, was registered in December 1951 in Totnes.

John COLRIDGE of Bradridge Farm Diptford Devonshire died 27 September 1951 Administration Exeter 29 November 1951 to Samuel Thomas COLRIDGE farmer and Iva Augusta COLRIDGE spinster. Effects £6090 15s.

Iva Augusta A COLRIDGE's death, aged 74, was registered in June 1975 in Torbay. Date of birth given as 20 Jul 1900.

Iva Augusta Annie COLRIDGE otherwise Iva Augusta of 25 Parkfield Rd Torquay died 4 April 1975 Administration Bristol 28 May £19799.