A woman to whom we owe a great deal

Elizabeth AldridgeElizabeth Aldridge (1871-1952) married Charles Dobbs and they had the one child, Elizabeth Helen, known as Nellie. They also adopted Elizabeth's nephew, John Alexis Dobbs Coker, son of Henry Coker and Emma Aldridge.

It was noted in her obituary that "During the war, Mrs Dobbs was an indefatigable knitter for the Comforts Fund and she made many pairs of socks".

Despite not being my grandfather's natural mother, without her determination, he may have never survived to adulthood.

1868 Queensland Police Gazette page 68

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Tied to a sapling and robbed 1868 Queensland Police Gazette page 68On 30th July last, Henry Aldridge, and others, were stopped on the Yabber road, by…

Charges

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A list of charges brought against Henry Aldrige's attackers From Queensland State ArchivesCor: Cockle C Jin the Circuit Court at Maryborough No 14…

District Court report

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Newspaper report of Imbil hold-up AT the Maryborough Circuit Court, on the 26th inst., His Honor the Chief Justice presiding, William Troden, alias…

Edward Henry Aldridge (1880-1953)

Ted Aldridge
Rugged timber-getter Edward Henry Aldridge (1880-1953) married Mary Ann Richardson and had six children. Obviously a longevity gene in this union as…

Emily Ellen Sophia Aldridge (1876-1970)

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Emma Aldridge. A most remarkable woman Emily Helen (or Ellen) Sophia Aldridge (1876-1970) married Harry Coker and had eight children who survived to…

Henry Aldridge's memoirs

From Hertfordshire to Australia *Following is a transcript of recollections that Henry Aldridge wrote about his life. In the original handwritten…

James Aldridge (1793 - 1871)

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Welwyn publican James Aldridge (1793 - 1871 son of Thomas Aldridge and Mary Jeaves) was a publican based in Welwyn, Hertford, England. In 1851, he…

Stick up at Imbil

Bushrangers at Imbil Henry Aldridge about 1920. IT was a scandal at the time that involved a number of men including several gold miners and two…

Walter Burdekin Aldridge (1882-1968)

Burt Aldridge
A complicated man Walter Burdekin Aldridge (1882-1968) married Margaret Shonhan and had one child. He was known as Burt and had a bad reputation for…

William Aldridge

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Hertfordshire publican William Aldridge came to Australia in July 1859 on the Glentanner, arriving in Brisbane, Queensland. The Aldridge family of…

William Troden

William Troden
Background to a crime William Troden was one of the bushrangers jailed for the attack on Henry Aldridge and others. In the record of William…