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James WALLAGE Norfolk abt 1777

I am trying to find the birth of my 3x Great Grandfather James WALLAGE.

He was a Warrant Officer in the Royal Navy and his career from 1803 is well documented at the National Archives at Kew. These Naval records show he was born in Norfolk (Norwich)about 1777 - 1779 & joined the Navy about 1798, probably on one of the ships under the command of the Lord Horatio NELSON. I am still researching this.

Norfolk Parish Records are only just starting to be fully indexed (IGI / FreeREG) but I am unable to find a good match. The nearest is a Baptism at Kenninghall, Norfolk 1785, but this is too late, unless his Baptism occurred some 8 yrs after his Birth.

James WALLAGE had a Daughter Emily and Three Sons, James, John & Thomas.

Thomas WALLAGE (1815-1853)is my 2x Great Grandfather and I know a lot about him as he was a Captain in the Indian Navy / HEIC and Commander of the HEIC steamship NEMESIS. He saw a lot of action in the Far East, HONG KONG, SARAWAK, SINGAPORE, SIAM, INDIA. He died Aged 37 in 1851 after catching a cold at a fellow officers funeral. His pregnant wife and 3 children returned to England later that year on the steamship CITY OF POONA and had a horrendous journey taking nine months during which my Gt Grand Aunt Emma Stewart Bie WALLAGE was born 25 Jan 1852 off the coast of MAURITIUS.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information or anything on WALLAGE.

Chris Wallage
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