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Sergeant Joseph Davie (.1794......1868.)

 

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Area Settled :

Tasmania

Children :


1 Isabella Ann (b.21 May 1820 . Southampton d. 23/11/1847,) m 12 July 1843 Henry Valentine (.b.1822.....d.) DAVIE, Isabella Ann CM 231323 Age: 23 Marriage
Spouse:
VALLENTINE, Henry Age: 21
Marriage Date: 12 Jul 1843
Reg Year: 1843 Reg State: Tasmania
Ref Number: 526
(1)

2 Susan (1822 .....d. 2 march 1843 ) m William Mooreshead


3 Joseph 05/06/1824) m  Hobart  Mahala Page(.b....d.)
4 Robert 1828-23/02/1852,m Charlotte Parker (.b........d.) DAVIE, Robert CD 213980 Death
Sex: Male Father:
Joseph
Age at Death: 24
Death Date: 23 Feb 1852
Reg Year: 1852 Reg State: Tasmania
Ref Number: 1241
(1)
5 Mary Jane 13/09/1829, m 18 December 1842 William Lamley (.b.1814.....d.) DAVIE, Mary Jane CM 231347 Age: 21Marriage
Spouse:
LAMLEY, William Henry Age: 28
Marriage Date: 15 Dec 1845
Reg Year: 1845 Reg State: Tasmania
Ref Number: 1696
(1)

6 Jessie 1830 - ?


7 Eliza (b.18/10/1831....d.27 June 1908 ) m 29 August 1858 Joseph Mason (.b........d.) DAVIE, Eliza CM 231311 Age: A Marriage
Spouse
: MASON, Joseph Age: A
Marriage Date: 29 Aug 1849
Reg Year: 1849 Reg State: Tasmania
Ref Number: 237 
(1)


8 George (b.13 August 1834 ....d.1922 New Zealand ) m 13 December 1853 Maria Page (.b.1835.......d.) DAVIE, George CM 231317 Age: 20 Marriage
Spouse:
PAGE, Maria Lydia Age: 18
Marriage Date: 13 Dec 1853
Reg Year: 1853 Reg State: Tasmania
Ref Number: 858
(1)

9 John James 06/01/1837-01/08/1898, DAVIE, John James CM 231334 Age: 27 Marriage
Spouse: MAGGS, Annie Age: 22
Marriage Date: 25 Nov 1864
Reg Year: 1864 Reg State: Tasmania
Ref Number: 350
(1)

10 Sarah 02/08/1839 - ?, DAVIE, Sarah CM 231354 Age: 25 Marriage
Spouse:
NORRIS, Cornelius Age: 31
Marriage Date: 20 Jun 1865
Reg Year: 1865 Reg State: Tasmania
Ref Number: 219
(1)

11 William 06/07/1841 - ?.



History & Achievements :
 
Joseph Davie   He served his King and country with honour and fidelity for 28 years in the "Royal Sappers & Miners" and was at The Sieges of Badajos and Sebastian, The Battles of Orthes and Toulouse and the capture of Paris.  (Some of this written on his headstone)  I'm sending you a photo of his headstone with documents by mail.
 
He was with the Duke of Wellington at The Peninsula Wars in Spain and looked after the Duke of Wellington's horse and boots.  He enlisted in the army in 1812 at the age of 18.  He was also an overseer of convict stations.
 
On the 18th June, 1819 he married Isabella Hughes at St. Mary's church Portsea Southampton Uk.
Isabella Hughes was born 1798 at Antrim Northern Ireland.
 
Joseph died on the 13th October 1868 at Woodbridge Tasmania and Isabella died on the 24th June 1859 at Woodbridge.
 
They had nine children with the first 6 all being born in Southampton.  Child 7 was born in Halifax Nova Scotia in 1834.  The last two children born 1837 and 1840 no record of births in Australia
 
Joseph was born at Portsea St Marys, Hampshire, England, in 1794 and baptised there on 13 April 1794.


In 1812, at the age of 18, he joined the army and served at Waterloo in 1815 with the Royal Sappers and Miners (subsequently renamed Royal Engineers).


In 1819 he married Isabella Hughes at Portsea St Mary’s and the first of their nine children, Isabella, was born there in 1820.


Over the next 20 years he served in the army in various locations, France, Bermuda and Ireland, with his children being born variously in Bermuda, Ireland and England.


In 1841 the family was living in Hellen Street, Bull Field, Plumstead, Kent, England, and his occupation as shown in the 1841 census was “Stonemason”.


In January 1842, with his family, Joseph sailed to Van Diemen’s Land to take up a position as Assistant Superintendent at the Brown’s River Probation Station seven miles south of Hobart. He was given this post in recognition of his army service. The Probation Station was located in what is now Taronga Road, Taronga, and the Brown’s River district, in which Taronga lies, has since been renamed Kingston.


The family travelled on the convict ship Isabella, under the command of George Sinclair, departing Portsmouth on 19 January 1842 and arriving at Hobart on 19 May 1842. On 6 June he commenced his appointment at Brown’s River Probation Station at an annual salary of £120.


Subsequently he served at probation stations at Wedge Bay near Port Arthur (1845) and Long Point (Point Lesueur) on Maria Island (1847-8). Probation Stations were established to house non-life-sentenced prisoners who worked on gangs on public works such as road building.


Joseph is shown in the 1851 census as occupying a house in Peppermint Bay, which is near Woodbridge about 40 km south of Hobart. His occupation was “farmer” and the census included five farm workers – three ticket-of-leave and two assigned.


A Valuation Roll for 1858 shows Joseph, firstly, as the owner/occupier of a house, “Woodland Cottage”, on 33 acres of land at Peppermint Bay and, secondly, the owner of a house on less than one acre at Peppermint Bay, occupied by a Rose Ingram.


In 1868, as a pensioner, he died at Woodbridge of “General Debility” and was buried on 11 October 1868 in the Woodbridge Methodist Cemetery.


  Isabella Ann was born in 1796 and baptised on St Pancras Old Church, London, in 1796.


In 1819 she married Joseph Davie at Portsea St Mary’s, Hampshire, and the first of their nine children, Isabella, was born there in 1820.


Joseph was a soldier and over the next 20 years he served in the army in various locations including France, Bermuda and Ireland. Isabella travelled with him to some locations, with children being born variously in Bermuda, Ireland and England. In 1841 the family was living in Plumstead, Kent.


In 1842 Joseph, Isabella and their children sailed on the convict ship Isabella, under the command of George Sinclair, departing Portsmouth on 19 January 1842 and arriving at Hobart on 19 May 1842.


Joseph was to take up a position as Assistant Superintendent at the Browns River Probation Station seven miles south of Hobart in Van Diemen’s Land. The Browns River district has since been renamed Kingston.


Joseph served at several probation stations in Van Diemen’s Land and presumably Isabella moved with him from place to place.


It was at Woodland Cottage, Peppermint Bay (near Woodbridge) in 1859 that Isabella died of “decay of nature”.


She was buried in the Woodbridge Methodist Cemetery.
References
 (1) Australian Vital Record Series 1788 - 1905 Discs 1 to 4 (2)
Family members Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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