William & Susan Colridge of North Bovey

William COLRIDGE, born in 1829, is the younger son of Thomas & Grace COLRIDGE of North Bovey.

The North Bovey parish register records the following marriage:

William COLRIDGE's marriage to Susan NORTHWAY was recorded on 11th August 1863.

The North Bovey parish register records the baptisms of 6 children to William & Susan COLRIDGE, noted as Wormhill, farmer:

William Henry COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 13th March 1864.

Mary Grace COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 22nd October 1865.

Thomas COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 22nd March 1868.

Bessie COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 20th February 1870.

Ernest COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 15th February 1872.

Frank COLRIDGE's baptism was recorded on 3rd March 1874.

1871 census for North Bovey

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
North Bovey
Wormhill No 2
Thomas COLDRIDGE
William COLDRIDGE
Susan COLDRIDGE
William H COLDRIDGE
Mary G COLDRIDGE
Thomas COLDRIDGE
Bessie COLDRIDGE
84
41
30
7
5
3
1
Head
Son
Dau/Law
Grndson
Grndaur
Grndson
Grndaur
Farmer of 29 Acres
Son
Wife
Scholar
Scholar

In 1871 William & Susan, recorded as COLDRIDGE, have 4 young children and are living with William's father. Susan's birthplace is given as Chagford.

William Henry COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1864 in Newton Abbot.

Mary Grace COLDRIDGE's birth was registered in December 1865 in Newton Abbot.

Thomas COLRIDGE's birth was registered in June 1868 in Newton Abbot.

Bessie COLRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1870 in Newton Abbot.

1881 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Chagford
Mill Street
William ENDACOTT
Ann ROGERS
Laura ROGERS
James UNDERHILL
Rebecca NORTHWAY

William COLERIDGE
70
36
10
72
31

17
Head
Daughter
Grndaur
Lodger


Nephew
Tailor
Housekeeper
Scholar
Annuitant
Housekeeper
Chagford
Downpark
Susanna NORTHWAY
Samuel NORTHWAY
Sarah Ann NORTHWAY
Sidney Rowe NORTHWAY

Thomas COLRIDGE
65
34
25
23

13
Head
Son
Daughter
Son

Grndson
Farmer Of 62 Acres
Farmers Son
Farmers Daughter
Farmers Son

Scholar
Plymouth St Andrew
Eton House
7 Eton Terrace
Jeremiah LANGDON
Sarah LANGDON
Louisa BERRY

Mary Jane COLDRIDGE
76
61
43

16
Head
Wife
Assistant

Servant
Tailor

Tailoress

General Servant

In 1881 William & Susan's older sons are living in Chagford – William is with his aunt Rebecca and Thomas with his grandmother. In Plymouth, Mary Jane COLDRIDGE, born in North Bovey, is presumed to be their daughter Mary Grace.

1881 census for Bristol

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Bristol St James & St Paul Out
The New Orphan Houses, Ashley Down
Bessie COLRIDGE
Ernest COLRIDGE
Frank COLRIDGE
11
9
7
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
 

In 1881 William & Susan's 3 younger children are recorded in a Bristol orphanage.

Ernest COLRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1872 in Newton Abbot.

Frank COLRIDGE's birth was registered in March 1874 in Newton Abbot.

The following records were found for the burials of Susan 1874 and William 1875:

Susanna COLDRIDGE's burial, aged 33, was recorded on 9th June 1874. Noted as Wormhill. [3 months after Frank was born]

William COLRIDGE's burial, aged 46, was recorded on 10th April 1875. Noted as Wormhill, shot himself.

The following probate summary was found for William:

14 May 1875. The Will of William COLRIDGE late of North Bovey in the County of Devon Farmer who died 8 April 1875 at North Bovey was proved at Exeter by Richard HEYWARD of Week Farm North Bovey Farmer and William NORTHWAY of Chagford in the said County Innkeeper the Executors. Effects under £200

1891 census for Chagford

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Chagford
Batworthy (Lower)
Samuel NORTHWAY
Sarah H ROWE
Thomas COLRIDGE
Frederick SAMPSON
40br> 23
22
16
Head
Cousin
Nephew
Servant
Farmer
Housekeeper
Farmers Assistant
Farm Servant
Chagford
Down Park
Susanna NORTHWAY
Edmond NORTHWAY
Sarah NORTHWAY
Sidney NORTHWAY

Ernest COLRIDGE
75
37
34
32

18
Head
Son
Daughter
Son

Grndson
Farmer
Farmers Son
Farmers Daughter
Farmers Son

Farm Servant

In 1891 Thomas is living with his uncle Samuel and Ernest with his grandmother. [Edmond NORTHWAY will later marry John & Elizabeth's daughter Betsey Jane].

Bessie COLRIDGE's marriage (to Thomas PALFREY or Albert Edward DOMMETT) was registered in June 1897 in Exeter.

1891 census for Carmarthenshire

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Llangadock
Lime St, Rock House
Frank COLRIDGE 17 Apprent Tailor Apprentice

In 1891 Frank, whose birthplace is recorded as Exeter, is apprenticed in Carmarthenshire.

1901 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Thorverton
Raddon Court
Thomas COLRIDGE 31 Servant Working Foreman On Farm
Puddington Earnest COLDERIDGE 29 Servant Hind F B
Holsworthy
Bassetts Cottages
Frank COLRIDGE 26 Boarder Tailor (Journeyman)

In 1901 the younger sons of William & Susan are recorded in Devon, all with birthplace given as North Bovey. Thomas is in Thorverton (east of Crediton), Ernest in Puddington (north of Crediton), and Frank in Holsworthy (between Okehampton and Bude).

1911 census for Devon

Address Name Age Relation Occupation
Kenton Nr Exeter
Whitcombe Farm
Richard Edwin TOPE
Florence Margret TOPE
Belinda Mary TOPE
Belinda Ball TOPE

Ernest COLRIDGE
Mary Ann BUDD
29
25
3
0

37
15
Head
Sister
Daur
Daur

Assistant
Servant
Farmer
Housekeeper



Assistant on Farm
General Servant Dom.
Axminster Frank COLERIDGE 36 Inmate Tailor Journeyman

In 1911 Ernest and Frank, both born in N. Bovey and probably the sons of William & Susan, are recorded in Kenton and Axminster respectively.

 

The following records relate to Thomas COLRIDGE, William & Susan's son and Bessie's brother.

Thomas COLRIDGE's marriage to Hannah S ROWE was registered in March 1913 in Okehampton.

Anna Scott COLRIDGE of Studio Cottage Thorn Chagford Devonshire (wife of Thomas COLRIDGE) died 20 June 1943 Probate Exeter 20 July 1943 to the said Thomas COLRIDGE retired farmer. Effects £360 15s.

Thomas COLRIDGE's death, aged 75, was registered in December 1943 in Okehampton.

Thomas COLRIDGE of Studio Cottage Thorn Chagford Devonshire died 12 December 1943 Administration Llandudno 31 January 1944 to Bessie PALFREY (wife of Thomas PALFREY). Effects £531 0s. 9d.

The following records relate to Ernest COLRIDGE, presumed to be William & Susan's son. There are probate summaries for Ernest & Emma:

Ernest COLRIDGE's marriage to Emma FORD was registered in March 1926 in Newton Abbot.

Emma COLRIDGE's death, aged 69, was registered in June 1946 in Newton Abbot.

Emma COLRIDGE of Orleigh Cottage Ipplepen Devonshire (wife of Ernest COLRIDGE) died 26 April 1946 Probate London 12 July 1946 to said Ernest COLRIDGE retired agricultural worker and Harold Gaye MICHELMORE and Vivian KNIGHTON solicitors. Effects £662 3s. 10d.

Ernest COLERIDGE's death, aged 79, was registered in June 1951 in Newton Abbot.

Ernest COLRIDGE of Orleigh Cottage Ipplepen Devonshire died 6 April 1951 Probate Exeter 24 May 1951 to Norman William LARKWORTHY builder and Harold Gaye MICHELMORE and Vivian Knighton BREWER solicitors. Effects £1984 10s. 8d.