This is what I know of the Harridge family, my ancestors, in Australia, the first of whom was Thomas Herbert Harridge.
Thomas Herbert Harridge was born in Rochford, Essex, England, in 1799 or 1800. He arrived in Adelaide on the Somersetshire in 1839 and married Eliza Greenaway Cole, born in Cornwall 1821 or 1822, who arrived in Adelaide around 1839.
[There was also a Frederick Harridge and a Mrs Harridge who arrived at Port Adelaide in 1839. He could be a relation to Thomas Herbert Harridge, even a brother.
There was also a Thomas Young Harridge, who was born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1839 or 1840 and who married Margaret Doherty in Melbourne in 1870. He could have been a cousin to Thomas Herbert Harridge, or other relative.
There was also a Charles Clarendon Harridge who may have been a brother to Thomas Young Harridge. He married a Jane Michel in Victoria, Australia in 1862.]
Thomas Herbert Harridge worked as a gardener and labourer. He and Eliza Greenaway (Cole) had eleven children:
Thomas Frederick, born 1841 in South Australia
David Young, born 6-5-1843, Noaralunga, Adelaide
Julia Ann, born 26-6-1845, Fixby, Adelaide
Eliza Hanson, born 7-9-1847, Adelaide
William Edward, born 22-10-1848, Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Albert Fullford, born 18-11-1850 (possibly died at birth)
Alfred Francis, born 18-11-1850, Adelaide (twin to Albert)
Albert Fulford, born 14-8-1853 'at sea'
Herbert John, born 1855, Melbourne
James Henry, born 1857, North Melbourne
Eliza, born -1-1860, Melbourne, possibly died at birth
Eliza Greenaway Harridge died in North Melbourne in 1860. Thomas Herbert Harridge died in North Melbourne in 1862.
Both are buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery.
Thomas Frederick Harridge married Ellen Melina Richards in North Melbourne in 1862.
They had Thomas Herbert in 1864, and Julia in 1885 or 1886. Julia died in 1887.
Thomas Frederick Harridge probably died in 1894 in Ballarat.
Ellen Melina Harridge died in Geelong in 1914
I have no details for David Young Harridge.
Julie Ann Harridge married William Gracie in 1864, in Victoria. No further details.
(Eliza Hanson Harridge died before 1860, possibly at birth.)
William Edward Harridge married Mary Kelly at Epping in 1884. No further details.
(Albert Fullford probably died at birth.)
Alfred Francis Harridge was a bootmaker. He married Louisa Johanna Sarah Bell (born 1856, Melbourne) in 1882 in North Melbourne.
They had 9 children:
Herbert Henry, born 1882, North Melbourne (died 1964)
Rosey May, born 1884, North Melbourne
Lucy Flora, 1886, died 1887, North Melbourne
Helena Maude, born 1888, North Melbourne
Frank, born 1891, North Melbourne, died 1892
Flora Bell, born 1893, North Melbourne, died between 1901 and 1914
Albert George, born 1896, Richmond, served as an ANZAC with the Lighthorse, died 1946
William, born 1897, Carlton North, died 1908
Hilda Victoria, born 1900, Brunswick, died 1984
[Hilda Victoria married Antonio Mendoza, a mechanic, in 1919, in Melbourne.
They had 7 children:
Albert George, born 1919, Kew, died 2002
Marjorie Beryl, born app. 1921
Dorothy Louise, born 1924
John Ronald, born app. 1926, died 1984
Iris kathleen, born app. 1927, died app. 1987
Keith Allen (my father), born 1930, Richmond, died 2001
Raymond, born 1933, died 1989]
Albert Fulford married Sarah Ester Evans in 1877 in Bendigo. They moved to Kerang and then to Lake Charm, in Victoria, where they farmed. They had several children:
Lillian Ester, born 1878, Bendigo
William Albert, born 1879, Mitiamo, died 1879
Ada May, born 1880
Julia Grace, born 1882, Kerang
Albert Frederick, born 1883 or 1884, died 1952
Thomas Henry, born 1885, Lake Charm, died 1931
[Thomas Henry married Hernietta Frederica Smitheram in 1916. They had Thomas Henry, 1918, Betty Denese, 1918 (died 1982), Ernest Edward, 1920. Henrietta Frederica died in 1960]
Charlotte Mary, born 1887, Lake Charm, died 1942
Maria, born 1889, Lake Charm (married Joseph Obadiah Couper Booth, 1917)
Ernest Edward, born 1891, Kerang, died 1917, fighting in France
Stella Maud, born 1894, died 1895
Stella Maud, born 1895, Kernag
Arthur Samuel, born 1898, died 1909
Albert Fulford died in 1930 in Kerang. Sarah Ester Harridge died in 1944. They and several of their descendants are buried at Kerang Cemetery.
I have no details of Herbert John.
James Henry Harridge married Margaret Jane Bell in 1886, Melbourne. They worked as farmers and had 5 children, all born at Lake Charm:
William Henry, born 1887
Rose Gertrude, born 1889
James Harold, born 1891
Ivy Eileen, born 1896
Olive Althea, born 1898
(Eliza died in 1860, probably at birth).
I have further details should anyone be interested in particular lines of this tree.
If anyone can add to this tree please post a reply.
If anyone can link Thomas Herbert Harridge to any tree in England I would be most interested and appreciative.