PDA

View Full Version : ELDRIDGE family from NITON,Isle of Wight



wjebill
20-01-2011, 4:28 PM
I'm starting to trace my maternal grandfather's history. He was Frank John? Eldridge born at Niton IoW in about 1846. He was one of 12? children of John Eldridge of Niton, joined the Gloucesters and served in India (probably 1870s +). He later moved to Malta, where he was a civilian in the Army Pay Office (Valletta?). He married Evelina (?)Abela in Malta (1909?), their daughter Ruth Mary was born in Sliema in 1910. He died in Sliema (?) in 1920/21.

olliecat
20-01-2011, 4:38 PM
Do you have his service record? There is a record on findmypast for a Frank Eldridge born abt 1849 in Niton, Venton, Hampshire. He attested to the Gloucestershire. Wife's surname was Abella but her first name was not Evelina.

WO97 / 2743 / 39

Bertie
20-01-2011, 4:46 PM
Hi wjebill - take a look at the following site (esp. the BMD section) it has loads of Eldridges and usefully shows the mother's name for all births too.

http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/index.htm

By the way 'Venton' is probably a mis-trascription of Ventnor

Bertie
20-01-2011, 4:48 PM
Re. Malta this is always a good site to look at...

http://www.maltagenealogy.com/

Bertie
20-01-2011, 5:03 PM
Familysearch has 9 children showing as christened to John Eldridge and Ruth including Frank:

Name: Frank Eldridge
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date: 30 Apr 1848
Baptism/Christening Place: Niton, Hampshire, England
Father's Name: John Eldridge
Mother's Name: Ruth
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C02816-4
System Origin: England-EASy
Source Film Number: 1470881
Reference Number: item 18 p 77
Collection: null

olliecat
20-01-2011, 5:05 PM
Looking at the 1861 census, along with Frank there are quite a few other children
Niton North, Isle of Wight. RG09 Piece: 661 Folio: 28 Page: 1

Looking up some of the children births it looks like Ruths's maiden name is GOSDEN.

1848 ELDRIDGE Frank GOSDEN Godshill G5/P98

1859 ELDRIDGE Walter GOSDEN Godshill G11/P32

1852 ELDRIDGE George GOSDEN Godshill G8/P24

Could be the parents marriage.

groom's name: John Elderidge
bride's name: Ruth Gosden
marriage date: 21 Jun 1834
marriage place: Shorwell, Hampshire, England
(from family search)

Bertie
20-01-2011, 5:06 PM
Likely marriage: is John Eldridge to Ruth Gosden, 21 Jun 1834, Shorwell (IoW) film: 1470891

Bertie
20-01-2011, 5:08 PM
Likely birth of Ruth:

Name: Ruth Gosden
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date: 26 Nov 1815
Baptism/Christening Place: Brixton, Hampshire, England
Father's Name: Henry Gosden
Mother's Name: Elizabeth
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C02879-4
System Origin: England-EASy
Source Film Number: 1470802
Reference Number: item 19 p 7
Collection: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Brixton / Brighstone is on the IoW

Bertie
20-01-2011, 5:13 PM
Likely marriage: Henry Gosden and Elizabeth Melmore 03 Nov 1808, Brixton IoW (film 1596473)

Bertie
20-01-2011, 5:17 PM
Henry could be:

Name: Henry Gosden
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date: 30 Dec 1784
Baptism/Christening Place: Brixton, Hampshire, England
Father's Name: Richard Gosden
Mother's Name: Sarah
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C16645-1
System Origin: England-EASy
Source Film Number: 1470802
Reference Number: item 16
Collection: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975


Elizabeth could (only could) be:

Name: Betty Melmore
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date: 29 Sep 1786
Baptism/Christening Place: Shorwell, Hampshire, England
Father's Name: George Melmore
Mother's Name: Hannah
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I05357-8
System Origin: England-EASy
Source Film Number: 1596479
Reference Number: item 1
Collection: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Probably worth getting a few of these pinned down for definite first!

olliecat
20-01-2011, 5:20 PM
Possibly John Eldridge's christening record. From the census he is consistent about his birth palce of Shorwell abt. 1811.

name: John Elderidge
baptism/christening date: 12 May 1811
baptism/christening place: Shorwell, Hampshire, England
birthplace: Shorwell, Hampshire, England
father's name: James Elderidge
mother's name: Frances
(from family search)

olliecat
20-01-2011, 5:27 PM
He married Evelina (?)Abela in Malta (1909?), their daughter Ruth Mary was born in Sliema in 1910.

I'm wondering about this marriage now. Do you have any more details?

Bertie
20-01-2011, 5:27 PM
James and Frances Elderidge look as though they had children from as early as 1788 in Shorwell

Bertie
20-01-2011, 5:29 PM
There is a poss. marriage: James Eldridge to Frances Fry 27 Oct 1786, Gatcombe (film: 973003)

olliecat
20-01-2011, 5:31 PM
Well there is a possible marriage for a James Elderidge to a Frances Fry in 1786 - but wouldn't like to push it so far so fast.

Bertie
20-01-2011, 5:41 PM
BTW it's amazing to have a grandfather (i.e. just two generations away) born in the 1840s!!! Having a child in 1910 too!! Quite something!

wjebill
27-01-2011, 12:25 PM
Thank you both for your very prompt responsesand comments regarding my requests for information about my grandfather, Frank Eldridge. I was excited to get your information. My apologies for not having replied sooner! I haven't as yet had time to take my research any further, but I will most certainly do so as soon as possible. I'll let you know my progress.

Thanks again
wjebill

olliecat
27-01-2011, 2:20 PM
Thank you both for your very prompt responsesand comments regarding my requests for information about my grandfather, Frank Eldridge. I was excited to get your information.

Glad we could help. :D

wjebill, before I forget, the reason I asked about the marriage was this. The date of marriage Frank Eldridge gave in his military record was 1878 in Malta, to a Catherine Abella. I looked for a marriage in the indexes...



Eldridge Frank Malta 1877-78 1141
Eldridge Frank Malta 1877-78 1147

(GRO CHAPLAINS RETURNS MARRIAGES)

This could be the same marriage - indexed twice. I couldn't find a corrosponding entry in the index for a Catherine Abella. If at some point you decide you want to obtain the marriage certificate, then you can order it through the GRO (https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp).

Wyvern
15-02-2011, 1:55 PM
Hi,

A couple of websites that might be of use to you

www.
your-family-history.com/e/eldridge-family-history.php

http://
genforum.genealogy.com/eldridge.

Have you tried the IWFHS? - there are a number of members who are researching the Eldridge family. I have nine people named Eldridge in my own family tree who were born in Niton but sadly not your relative although it would not surprose me to learn that we were relate albeit distantly.

Regards,
Peter