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George North Cockburn DAVIS


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Paymaster & Purser RN.

Ship HMS 'Albion' ??

5 articles for George North Cockburn Davis at:-

Page 3264
Court For Relief of Insolvent Debtors
Saturday the 27th October 1849
George North Cockburn Davis, late of No. 19 Upper North-place, Gray's inn-road, Middlesex, Retired Pay-master and Purser in Her Majesty's Navy. In the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.

It's possible George was in prison in 1851.

The Morning Chronicle (London, England), Wednesday, January 11, 1860; Issue 29017.
George North Cockburn Davis, late of 19, Upper North-place, Gray’s-inn-road, retired paymaster, deceased, a dividend of 5d. (making 5s. 5d. In the pound), payable at 5 Portugal-street, Lincoln’s-inn.

I'm looking for any further info on George.

I can't see a death reg.


Hi Dave

William Rawling Bryant
Age: Full Age
Spouse: Kate Mary Davis
Marriage: 31 Mar 1870
Parish: Barnet Christ Church
Father Name: Joseph John Bryant
Spouse Father Name: George Cockburn Davis
Register Type: Parish Register
[Very poor quality image, but part of George's occ' does state R.N]


Edit: Witnesses look like ? Davis and Henry Carter.
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This may be Kate's birth reg:
Q4 1849
DAVIS Kate Mary
Portsea I. 7, 177

And Parents' marriage:
Q3 1843 Marriages
CARTER Maria Portsea Isld 7 191
DAVIS George Portsea Isle 7 191

MELLIN Phebe Portsea I 7 191
NORRIS Henry Portsea I 7 191
NORRIS Richard Portsea I 7 191
PALMER Louisa Ann Freeland Portsea I 7 191
PALMER Louisa Ann Freelend Portsea I 7 191
PALMER Thomas Pearce Portsea I 7 191
WILSON Mary Portsea Isle 7 191

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Hi Gibbo

Yep, but not easy, this guy is well-hidden..

Mind you, we still like the odd challenge.

His rellies are something else.. :2fun:
Thanks Geoff.

Yes, Christ Church Barnet.

Pay Master RN

Witnesses: Edward N [=North] Davis & Henry Carter

Yes. IGI has 28 Aug 1843 St Mary's Portsea, Hampshire.

Still looking for more on George.

From the London Gazette - 2 Nov 1849

1851 - was he still in prison? In 1851 Maria is listed as married.

George listed as deceased in January 1860.


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HO107 Piece 1658 Folio 32 Page 7
Civil Parish: Portsea
County: Hampshire
Registration District: Portsea Island
Sub-RD: Portsea Town
ED: 16
No of Schedule: 29
Address: 68 St. Georges Square
CARTER Henry Head Mar 55 Medical Practitioner, Surgeon Ashurst Sussex
CARTER Mary Ann Wife Mar 59 Portsea
CARTER Mary Ann dau Unm 32 Surrey London
CARTER George Hy son Unm 30 Portsea
CARTER Henry C son Unm 27 Portsea
CARTER Caroline P dau Unm 21 Portsea
CARTER Sarah S dau 19 Portsea
DAVIS Maria K dau Visitor Mar 25 Portsea
DAVIS Maria K Visitor daughter 16mo
DAVIS Edward Visitor son 3mo ? Portsea
BLACKMAN Jane Servant Unm 20 House Servant Burrugreen Hampshire

1861 ?
1871 ?

RG11 Piece 1146 Folio 7 Page 8
Civil Parish: Portsea
County: Hampshire
Registration District: Portsea Island
Sub-RD: Portsea Town
ED: 1
No of Schedule: 41
Address: 37 St Geo Sq
CARTER Henry Head Widr. 85 General (Medical) Practitioner Ashurst Sussex
CARTER George H. Son Unm 59 Agent (Unemployed) Portsea Hampshire
DAVIS Maria K. Dau W 51 Housekeeper Portsea Hampshire
BRYANT Lily K. Gt Gd Chd 9 Scholar Exeter Devon
BRYANT Mabel Gt Gd Chd 7 Scholar Balham Surrey


Event Place Portsea, Portsea, Hampshire
Enumeration District 1
Gender Male
Age 75
Marital Status Widowed
Occupation Surgeon General Practitioner
Entry Number 16
Affiliate Image Identifier GBC/1871/1131/0032
Henry Carter Head M 75 Ashurst, Sussex
Mary Ann Carter Daughter F 42 Southwark, Surrey
George Hy Carter Son M 40 Portsea, Hampshire
Henery Clifton Carter Son M 38 Portsea, Hampshire
Caroline Priscella Carter Daughter F 30 Portsea, Hampshire
Elizabeth H Cook Visitor F 40 Hastings, Sussex
Jane Denham Servant F 22 Portsmouth, Hampshire

Maria K Davis not there ?
Not this one

Maria Davis
Event Type Census
Event Date 1871
Event Place Cowes, West, Northwood, Hampshire, England
Enumeration District 9
Gender Female
Age 48
Marital Status Single
Occupation Dressmaker
Relationship to Head of Household Lodger
Birthplace West Cowes, Hampshire
Entry Number 22
Affiliate Image Identifier GBC/1871/1160/0030

RG10 Piece 1144 Folio 50 Page 6
Civil Parish: Portsea
County: Hampshire
Registration District: Portsea Island
Sub-RD: Landport
ED: 36
No of Schedule: 32
Address: 40 Wish St (Goat's Head)
TUCKER Charles Head Mar 54 Innkeeper Christchurch Hampshire
TUCKER Emma Wife Mar 52 Innkeeper's Wife Isle of Wight Hampshire
TUCKER Charles Son Unm 23 Linen Draper's Assistant Hambledon Hampshire
TUCKER Emma Dau Unm 21 Innkeeper's Daughter Hambledon Hampshire
GODWIN Eliza Step-Dau Unm 17 Southsea Hampshire
Folio 51 Page 7
KING Silvia Serv Unm 23 General Serv (Domestic) Donhead Wiltshire
BRYANT Wm R Lodger For Night Mar 30 Agent for Trades Protection Society Cheshunt Hertfords
BRYANT K M Lodger Wife Mar 20 Agent's Wife Portsea Hampshire

DAVIS E Lodger Unm 20 Agent Mercantile Portsea Hampshire

Edward Davis in 1881 ?


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Event Place Clapham, London,Surrey, England
Registration District Wandsworth
Residence Note Offerton Rd
Page Number 15
Registration Number RG11
Piece/Folio 634/109
Schedule 69
George Pitcher Head M 80 Whyduncan, Norfolk
Jane Pitcher Wife F 48 Wateringbury, Kent
Joe L Lloyd Boarder M 59 Norwood, Surrey
Schedule 70
Edward Davies Lodger Unm 32 Bank Clerk Christchurch, Hampshire

Looks like Davies not Davis.
I've searched TNA in ADM 196 and can't find George.

These records, from series ADM 196, are the service records of officers who joined the Royal Navy between 1756 and 1931.
They include service records for commissioned officers joining the Navy up to 1917 and warrant officers joining up to 1931.
Warrant officers included are:
pursers (pre-1843)

Parents not found even with two middle names that should help.

No baptism and no death found yet. Had died by 11 Jan 1860.
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