Dear Diane I have sent you up the garden path This is what you get when you don't look up the family tree and trust memory. The George Aldridge is NOT the brother of Samuel Aldridge bap 01-Mar 1812 but he was his son, and married in Melbourne Victoria Australia. EDWARD ALDRIDGE was his name. who was bap. 01-06-1817 St Mary's Portsea he married Martha Reed 10-Aug-1840 at Kingston church Portsea Hampshire. he was in the Royal Navy. and his other brother William James Aldridge bap. 02-Feb-1824 St.Marys Portsea Hampshire. They are the sons of William Aldridge (widow) b 1776 married 04-Nov-1810 died 19-Jun-1823 Bridport Row St. Marys Portsea Hampshire & Margaret Park (widower) b c1778 Belfast Ireland (her daughter was Amelia Joyce b Belfast Ireland) She latter married John Fossett in 12-Jun-1828 and she died on 02-Dec-1862 19 Jacobs street Portsea Hampshire. A William Aldridge bap 10 Jul 1776 came from Binfield Berkshire I have no idea about this, a guess, maybe but other Aldridge's in Portsmouth came from Buckinghamshire & Berkshiremore reseach needed.