Country Of Origin England
Born 1793
Died 1819
Birth/Baptism Bapt. 8 December 1793, Clerkenwell, London
Parents John and Rebecca Eldridge (formerly Smith)
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Watch Motion Maker
Work Locations No record found working in his trade in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)
Trial July 1817, Central Criminal Court, London
Sentence Seven years transportation for stealing a pair of trousers
Arrival 11 June 1818 on the convict ship, Lady Castlereagh
Police Number 25
Other Possibly from a family line of watchmakers in London.
Death 2 December 1819, Launceston

Cause of death: Drowned

Burial: 13 December 1819, Launceston

Brian Loomes, Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World, Complete 21st Century Edition, 2006, p243.
TAHO: CON31/1/9, CON23/1/1, CON13/1/1 p173, RGD34/1/1 no365 Burial Launceston 1819 [Aldridge].
Web: Ancestry: Parish Registers Reference No: P76/JS1/011 Baptism 1793, New South Wales & Tasmania Convict Musters 1817-1821; Old Bailey Reference t18170702, 1817; Founders & Survivors convict database.