Caroline CLARIDGE (1794–1860)
St Giles section: Row 5, Grave 43
TO THE MEMORY OF
Who died Feb. 9th.
AGED 66 YEARS.
Caroline Claridge was born in Kidlington in 1794 and baptised at the church there on 30 November. She was daughter of John Claridge and his wife Ann, who had six other children baptised at the church: Thomas (1788), Mary Ann (1792), Harriet (1796), Sarah (1798), John (1800), and Richard (1803).
At the time of the 1841 census Caroline, who was aged 46 but was recorded as being 44, was a servant of Fanny Hall (25), who was living on her own in Magdalen Street, Oxford with her four servants. Another servant in the house was Mary Ann Claridge (20), who may have been Caroline’s relation; and next door James Ogle had a servant called Sarah Claridge (35).
At the time of the 1851 census she is probably the Caroline Claridge, born in Kidlington, who was a house servant of Mrs Mary Wyatt at South Bar Street, Banbury; but her age is recorded as 46 instead of 56; she had a second servant called Caroline Claridge, aged 21 and born in Kidlington, who was probably the niece of the first.
By the time of her death in 1860, Caroline Claridge had evidently moved to 66 Observatory Street:
† Caroline Claridge died at 66 Observatory Street at the age of 66 on 9 February 1860 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 16 February (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).