William Aldridge was a Hotel Keeper from Gloucester who ran the Cobo Hotel on the west coast of Guernsey. He married Elizabeth Ann Gardner, the daughter of Guernsey butchers Albert Gardner and Mary née Hawker, who continued to trade as a butcher in the Meat Market after their marriage. Their son, Thomas, continued in the meat trade.
In 1888, Elizabeth Aldridge was one of seven butchers reprimanded by the States Market Committee for carrying on her trade at stall 16 'under the erroneous impression that they had obtained their shops and licenses by inheritance'. She duly applied for, and was granted, a license in October of that year.
Their son, Thomas, married Kate Gardner, a second cousin from the same Gardner family of Guernsey butchers.
William ALDRIDGE ( 1839 - ?1881 ) m Elizabeth Ann GARDNER ( 1844 - ? )
- Thomas Albert Beaumont ALDRIDGE ( 1866 - ? ) m Kate GARDNER ( 1864 - ? )
- Gladys Amy ALDRIDGE ( 1895 - ? )
- Dudley Thomas ALDRIDGE ( 1900 - ? )
- Ada Jane Melville ALDRIDGE ( 1868- ? ) m Samuel COOPER ( 1863 - ? )
- Vaughan W COOPER ( 1889 - ? )
(people in bold were butchers)
Earliest Mention in Guernsey
- Elizabeth Aldridge (née Gardner) was the second generation of Gardners to have been born in Guernsey. Her grandfather was originally from Lyme Regis.
- In 1885, Thomas Aldridge was granted license by the Royal Court.
- In 1888, his mother, Elizabeth Aldridge was holder of stall 16.
- Cobo Hotel, Castel (1871 census)
- Glategny Esplanage, St Peter Port (1881 census)
- Les Canichers, St Peter Port (1891 census)
- Collings Road, St Peter Port (1891, 1901 census)
- Grange, St Peter Port, (1911 census)