Yes, you are a bit out of the piciture, lol, but thanks for trying to
help. I've pretty well tidied up the enquiry about my Joseph DAVIDGE born
Portsea who served in the Navy then retired to Falmouth.
What I am looking for now is the man whose Military records were uncovered
in the search. His name is also Joseph DAVIDGE.
Thanks to my friends, I am now in possession of the images of a military
career which were compiled on this man's leaving the service.
He states he was born in Tavistock, Devon. The army doesn't seem to have
his birth date on record, but in April 1833 when he left his age is given
as 48. For some reason he enlisted in Winchester, Hampshire in the early
No records can be found for this man anywhere. No baptism, no marriage, no
census, no death.
Is he real? Are these records just made up to get a pension? If so, who
is the man who went to all that trouble.
Nancy Frey nee Davidge
OPC for Ansford & Castle Cary, Somerset
On Sat, Mar 17, 2018 at 12:23 PM, Paul Hockie <paul(a)hockie.co.uk> wrote:
I haven't been following this so this may be the right answer to the wrong
question. His ADM 29 Service Record indicates Joseph Davidge was born abt
1793 in Portsmouth. I suspect this is your man:
Name Joseph Davidge
Event Type Baptism
Event Date 08 Aug 1791
Event Place Portsea, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Father's Name John Davidge
Mother's Name Hanh Davidge
Portsea is the area just behind the old dockyards.. FamilySearch have the
images of the Bishops Transcripts but only viewable at your local FHS
It would be worth looking at the muster records of at least HMS Scylla
which will show more details of his enlistment. Unfortunately these have
not been image but if you can get their you get to see the original