hello, richard must respond to your post- since my great great grandfather was a richard addison-born 1825 in portsea, england.married toelisa foster born 1837 shapley heath, gosport,portsea, england; their son albert benjamin addison, born 1870, portsea,england and his brothers-- came to america approx. 1890?....... albert addison was my great grandfather, and settled on marco island off the southwest coast of florida. am only beginning to realize there are are many, many addisons!!!!! spotting that richard addison name has prompted me to write!! am trying to complete "our'" part of a geneology project- from my grandaddy ( albert's son- chester) on down- is portsea any where near where your family is from ??- and do any of those names ring a bell??- richard and elisa addisons childrens names were albert,minnie,alice louisa, richard, james,george, and joseph.
thanx so much hope to hear from you-- half a world away.. in usa