Author Topic: Christopher ALBERT b. abt 1770 Prussia  (Read 1403 times)

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Christopher ALBERT b. abt 1770 Prussia
« on: Wednesday 24 February 10 04:02 GMT (UK) »
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I'm wondering if anyone can help with the research of my ggg grandfather's parentage.  This is what I know about him:

Born abt 1770 Prussia according to his Naval records.
Joined the British Navy in 1793.  Retired on a pension in 1835
Married Jemima Campling in Jan 1809 in Chatham Kent England
Died 1845 at the age of 75 in St George East Middlesex England

He is listed on the 1841 census as Christn Albert 69, Pensioner, with wife Jemima 54, and children Richd 12, Sarah 9 and William 7.  (Also has 6 other children who have already left home)

I have a list of his navy service details from another message board I found with the following references: National Archives ADM 36/15837 and ADM 29/3 page 15. 

Who are his parents?  Are they Prussian or English?

How and when did he migrate to England?

Would he have to be naturalized to join the British Navy?

Is Christopher Albert a straight German name or has it been adapted?

Any information would be greatly appreciated


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