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Offline Reggie

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HELP PLEASE
« on: Sunday 20 June 04 04:04 BST (UK) »
I am researching George Augustus Bedford who was in the Royal Navy that was serveying west coast of Ireland.  He had several children born in Ireland.  Can anyone suggest to me where the family might have been based that would be near a Royal Navy port?

I appreciate your assistance.

Reg
Johnson: Scotland & Australia
Robertson: Scotland & Australia
Bedford: London, Surrey, Somerset, Kent, Kensington
Ash(e): Ireland, NSW Australia
Tooley: England, NSW Australia
Austen: Surrey (Shalford)
Jackson: Australia - Ulmarra, Cowper
Howard: Australia - Maclean
Reiley: South Bersted, London
O'Reilley: London & Melbourne Australia
Tubb: Berkshire
Paterson: Scotland, NSW Australia
Higginbotham: possibly England, South Australia, NSW
Tooley: London, Sydney Australia

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Re:HELP PLEASE
« Reply #1 on: Monday 21 June 04 21:14 BST (UK) »
Reg,

You don't say what years are the subject of your research. Do you know the name of his ship too?

I believe Queenstown was used by the RN as well as merchant shipping (now called Cobh).

Have a look at this excellent site which should occupy the next few days! http://www.pro.gov.uk/ancestorsmagazine/issue11/story4.htm

Good luck
ex matelot (RN)

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« Reply #2 on: Monday 21 June 04 22:56 BST (UK) »
Reg,

You don't say what years are the subject of your research. Do you know the name of his ship too?

I believe Queenstown was used by the RN as well as merchant shipping (now called Cobh).

Have a look at this excellent site which should occupy the next few days! http://www.pro.gov.uk/ancestorsmagazine/issue11/story4.htm

Good luck
ex matelot (RN)

Sorry about the dates.

He was on the Cyclops in 1844, the Crocodile in 1847 both surveying the West coast of Ireland.  They are two that I know of.

Reg
Johnson: Scotland & Australia
Robertson: Scotland & Australia
Bedford: London, Surrey, Somerset, Kent, Kensington
Ash(e): Ireland, NSW Australia
Tooley: England, NSW Australia
Austen: Surrey (Shalford)
Jackson: Australia - Ulmarra, Cowper
Howard: Australia - Maclean
Reiley: South Bersted, London
O'Reilley: London & Melbourne Australia
Tubb: Berkshire
Paterson: Scotland, NSW Australia
Higginbotham: possibly England, South Australia, NSW
Tooley: London, Sydney Australia


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Re:HELP PLEASE
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 23 June 04 22:13 BST (UK) »
Reg,
Have you looked for Your relation on the LDS site? I've just found this entry:
 Geo.B. BEDFORD Household
    Male  
 
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  Other Information:
    Birth Year <1846>  
    Birthplace Ireland  

    Age 35  
    Occupation Lieutenant  
    Marital Status U <Unmarried>  
    Head of Household Rob.D.B. BRUCE
    Relation Other  
    Disability  
 
~~~~~~~~
 
  Source Information:
    Vessel "Crocodile"
    Census Place Royal Navy, England  
    Family History Library Film 1342354
    Public Records Office Reference RG11
    Piece / Folio 5633 / 7
    Page Number 1

Could it be his son, as this was from the 1881 census? Bit of a coincidence, his being on the Crocodile too!


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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 23 June 04 23:35 BST (UK) »
It could be.  His first marriage was in 1839 so, this person may line up.  I will hold on to the info with a possible confirmation match during my research.

I appreciate your time doing this for me.

Reg
Johnson: Scotland & Australia
Robertson: Scotland & Australia
Bedford: London, Surrey, Somerset, Kent, Kensington
Ash(e): Ireland, NSW Australia
Tooley: England, NSW Australia
Austen: Surrey (Shalford)
Jackson: Australia - Ulmarra, Cowper
Howard: Australia - Maclean
Reiley: South Bersted, London
O'Reilley: London & Melbourne Australia
Tubb: Berkshire
Paterson: Scotland, NSW Australia
Higginbotham: possibly England, South Australia, NSW
Tooley: London, Sydney Australia