Rugged timber-getter

Ted AldridgeEdward Henry Aldridge (1880-1953) married Mary Ann Richardson and had six children. Obviously a longevity gene in this union as five of the six lived into their 90s and beyond (Ellen, 102). Their "average" lifespan was 93.5 years.

Ted had a rugged lifestyle as a timber-getter in Queensland's Sunshine Coast hinterland and lived at Yandina, Mooloolah and Eudlo. Ted's wife Mary Ann died soon after the arrival of their sixth child, Doris. She was only 33 and Ted had the onerous task of raising six children which he did with the help of his late wife's family in Brisbane. In 1923, Ted remarried to a Minnie Rabjohns.
 

  1. Henry Frederick ALDRIDGE,   b. 25 Jan 1904, Brisbane, Qld, Aust Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 2000, Innisfail, Qld, Aust Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
  2. Ellen Mary Alice ALDRIDGE,   b. 10 Sep 1905, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 2008, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
  3. Elsie Elizabeth ALDRIDGE,   b. 1 Jan 1908, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 2006, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
  4. Emma Ethel ALDRIDGE,   b. 4 Aug 1911, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 2004, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
  5. Burdekin Alfred George ALDRIDGE,   b. 12 Aug 1914, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 2009, Sandgate, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
  6. Doris Marion ALDRIDGE,   b. 28 Jan 1917, Brisbane, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1996, Cairns, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)

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…

Elizabeth Aldridge (1871-1952)

Elizabeth Aldridge
A woman to whom we owe a great deal Elizabeth Aldridge (1871-1952) married Charles Dobbs and they had the one child, Elizabeth Helen, known 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…