The following 1861 census transcription may interest anyone trying to link ELVIDGES in England - this family clearly moved about quite a lot:
1861 Census Kent RG9/470 Milton in Gravesend 38 Peppercroft Street Ann Elvidge Head W 39 Laundress Middlesex Blackwall William Do Son Un 20 Waiter York Swinefleet John Do Son Un 18 Cordwainer Essex (?) Grays Frederick do Son 12 (?) Scholar Lincoln Betton ( ?Belton)
John appears in the 1881 census as ELRIDGE - I haven't found his brothers yet in 1881. So far , the father of the family (another John ) hasn't shown up in a census -can SKS help ? He appears as a blacksmith from Swinefleet, Yorkshire, born in or before 1819 ,according tohis marriage certificate.