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Roger Davey

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Roger J. Davey
Born 1940s.
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Father of [private son (1960s - unknown)], [private son (1960s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified 21 Oct 2019 | Created 3 Sep 2014 | Last significant change: 10 Oct 2019
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Roger Davey was born in South Australia, Australia
Roger John Davey was born 8 January 1942 at Payneham Private Hospital to Frank Davey and Jean Bidgood.
Their house was in Albert Street, Payneham.
Over the next two years they moved to 43 Byron Street, Glenelg & then to 29 Dunorlan Road, Woodlands Park where they remained until 1959. Their last residence was Ontario Avenue, Panorama.
Roger attended school at Black Forest Primary and Urrbrae Agricultural High.
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Leaving at age 15 with various jobs (Michells wool-skin yard - farmhand- furniture removalist - car yard cleaner).
In 1960 Roger joined the Australian Army - recruit training at 1RTB, Kapooka, New South Wales, then to School of Artillery, North Head followed by 102nd Field Battery, 1st Field Regiment, Holsworthy.
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In 1965 National Service was reintroduced and Roger applied for transfer as a Drill & Weapons Instructor at Kapooka.
During army service Roger wed Marlene Gwendolyn Howie 21 September 1963 at Woodforde, South Australia.
They set up house in a converted garage on Mulgoa Road, Mt. Pritchard, New South Wales (now Elizabeth Street) followed by Mary Street, North Wagga Wagga in 1965.
In 1966 Roger left the Army (Homesick wife so happy wife happy life). They set up house at Highbury, South Australia and stayed there until February 2014 then moved to Dernancourt, South Australia.
Next employment for 12 years as a Security Guard followed by 10 years as a Bus Driver. His final jobs were with the State Transport Authority as a Timetables Clerk and finally Roster Clerk with the Railways.
Retired October 2001.
Main interests are Genealogy along with playing & refereeing English Billiards
His interest in Genealogy started in 1984 when he asked his mother about her parents. Roger never knew any of his grand parents.
She mentioned various names of her uncles & aunties.
Many visits to the BDM office in Adelaide, South Australia and the State Library writing everything down in a blue note book. Oh for a personal computer in those days.
Son Craig purchased a 2nd hand Commodore late 1980's and said you do this, this and that - happy days. Spent a full day typing, went back the next day and could not find it.
Craig where is my typing? - WHAT - you mean I have to save it. Lesson one, learn & listen.
After purchasing a computer and discovered the joys of searching on the internet. Had a stint on My Heritage but soon realised the duplication by many people after copying someones unsourced & error driven work created problems. Roger you have Spanish heritage REALLY.
In September 2014 a search on Google and hey presto WIKITREE - looks a bit complicated - go on give it a try Roger.
Downloaded a Gedcom - mistake - should have created profiles.
After getting the feel of how it all works Roger became a Data Doctor - many thanks to everybody who offered suggestions and help in some form or other.

Gen. # Direct Relation to Self Dates of Birth # # Identified in WikiTree % Identified in WikiTree WikiTree Profiles
1Parent1903-191422100%Davey-612 Bidgood-129
2grandparent1870-188644100%Davey-620 Arnold-5381 Bidgood-131 Mortimer-639
3great grandparent1828-185888100%Davey-621 Gray-9050 Arnold-5382 Buffham-4 Bidgood-132 Golding-382 Mortimer-643 Grant-5805
42nd great grandparent1788-18321616100%Davey-622 Welch-3129 Gray-9051 Oats-151 Arnold-8439 Wolven-32 Buffham-5 Fisher-7176 Bidgood-133 Rogers-11332 Golding-383 Reeve-693 Mortimer-653 Baker-16226 Grant-5806 Garforth-52
53rd great grandparent1752-1808321959%Davey-799 Unknown Welch-3130 Stephens-4252 Gray-9052 Collins-9494 Oats-152 Mean-65 Arnold-8472 Perrin-1784 Unknown by 2 Buffham-9 Gromitt-1 Unknown by 2 Bidgood-134 Wilkins-1818 Rogers-16776 Ford-7886 Golding-131 Gee-511 Reeve-694 Gautrey-2 Unknown by 8
64th great grandparent1716-1785641625%Welch-3534 Wearne-75 Collins-9499 Allen-18133 Buffham-10 Dunmore-57 Perrin-2611 Kentch-10 Golding-132 Stittle-1 Gee-510 Malling-14 Woolsey-1097 Gromitt-2 Gautrey-3 Rayment-67
75th great grandparent1689-17611282015.6%Welch-3536 Voysey-45 Collins-9500 Marten-94 Pulford-228 Dunmore-72 Gromet-6 Wilkerson-2303 Perrin-2616 Compton-3406 Golding-133 Flood-170 Stittle-3 Hannarkin-1 Gee-752 Morling-43 Malling-15 Parish-602 Gautrey-5 Bye-282
86th great grandparent1655-172925693.5%Welch-3537 Higgoe-1 Golding-385 Lamb-3130 Flood-568 Stittle-4 Cooper-9224 Morling-44 Biddal-2
97th great grandparent1679-170651291.7%Golding-386 Nottage-85 Lamb-3131 Shackerton-1 Stittle-5 Brand-1060 Morling-45 Edwards-15228 Biddal-1
108th great grandparent1664-1669102420.2%Stittle-6 Yaxley-146
119th great grandparent1640-1641204820.1%Stittle-7 Ostin-1


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Axbridge & Cheddar, Somerset, late 1700's to mid 1800's
From Norfolk and with many spelling variations on the LNAB
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Ponsanooth, Stithians, Perranarworthal Cornwall, 1700's to mid 1800's
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On 10 Oct 2019 at 00:51 GMT Nicole Duchesne wrote:

Congratulations Roger !
wonderful wikitreer
Roger Davey is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 6 Sep 2019 at 11:20 GMT Terry Poole wrote:

Thanks for the welcome to the Cornwall Team. My interests are Cornish miners that emigrated in the 1800’s to California, US to work in the gold mines.

On 27 Aug 2019 at 09:39 GMT Ros Haywood wrote:

Of course you may create a profile for Herbert Osborn Barratt. He and Mabel Quiller-Couch must have divorced almost immediately after they married, for I cannot find them on the 1901 census. Of course that does not mean they are not there! just that *I* cannot find them.

I have removed the image you uploaded of Mabel's baptism. FamilySearch's Terms of Use expressly forbid using this sort of thing on a commercial site, which WT is.

On 16 Aug 2019 at 01:05 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi Roger, I am currently doing check-ins for the Australia project, and noticed that you have been contributing to the Kangaroo Island project, but not a member of the Australia Project. Are you still interested in working on Kangaroo Island? If so, I'll join you up to the Australia Project as well. Thanks for all your wonderful work on WikiTree for Australia. Gillian, co-Leader, Australia Project

On 11 Aug 2019 at 04:22 GMT Dave Roberts wrote:

Hi Roger,

I have recently been adding ancestors from my Catt/Cate line as part of the Sussex team. I am now concentrating on the Hockridge line which emanates from Cornwall and Devon. Could I be added to the Cornwall team, please. Regards Dave Roberts PS I'm a fellow South Australian but now officially "No Fixed Address" grey nomad.

On 21 Jul 2019 at 19:47 GMT Brad Cunningham wrote:

Yes Roger, I would like to be added o the Cornwall page. Thanks for the invite.

On 10 Jul 2019 at 19:25 GMT Shannon (Seigfreid) Thomas wrote:

Congratulations on making more than 100 contributions to WikiTree for the month of June!

We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be.

Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!!


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On 2 Jul 2019 at 02:30 GMT Kylie Haese wrote:

Hi Roger,

Thanks for adding me to the Cornwall team. I currently transcribe for the OPC Cornwall website. I have family/ancestors from Cornwall so do a lot of research in St-stephen in Brannell, Roche and St Austell. I also joined the sourcerers team so would like to add sources for Cornwall profiles that need them.

Thanks Kylie

On 2 May 2019 at 13:18 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:

Hi Roger

On behalf of the England Project Leaders we're carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work over the past six months. We have been so impressed with the way everyone has rallied together and gone the extra mile to make this one of the most dedicated, productive and friendly communities on WikiTree. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed? Would you like to continue in the project moving forwards?

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Susie, Gillian, Wendy and Amy

On 3 Apr 2019 at 17:00 GMT W Hendon wrote:

Have merged Henden-86 into Henden-66. Am most interested in 16th, 17th, 18th century Hendens. Please keep me in loop. :)

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