Davy,  Benjamin D

Davy, Benjamin D

Male Aft 1816 - 1840  (< 22 years)

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  • Name Davy, Benjamin D 
    Born Aft 1816  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1840  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Orders of Council 16 Apr 1840  [1
    As son of U. E. L., Michael Davey, Ernestown. 
    Person ID I1361  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Davy, Michael I,   b. 15 May 1773, Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1831, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Freymouth, Elizabeth,   b. 1775, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1793  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Aft 1816 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1840 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Family Crest
    Davy Family Crest
    Davy Family Crest
    Recorded in the spellings of Davis, Davies, Davie, Davy, and others, this is a patronymic surname of Hebrew origins, and much associated with Wales. It means 'the son of David', from the Hebrew male given name meaning "beloved". The name is not recorded in any part of Britain before the Norman Conquest of 1066, and is regarded as being a 'Crusader' introduction. In the 12th century all the parts of Christendom joined in expeditions to free the Holy Land from the infidel. Although all the crusades were militarily unsuccessful, and have remained so to this day, the returning soldiers 'adopted' certain biblical and Greek names, of which David was one, and gave them to their children, particularly their sons. Amongst the very earliest recordings of the given name predating the surnames is that of 'Dauid clericus', (David, the clerk), in the rolls of the county of Lincoln for the year 1150, whilst Richard Davy appears in the Subsidy rolls of Worcester for the year 1275. Further examples include Thomas Dayson in the 1327 Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire, and Richard Davys is listed in the Register of the Freemen of the City of York for the year 1402. An interesting bearer of the name was Sir Thomas Davies (1631 - 1680), a bookseller, who became master of the Stationer's Guild in 1668 and was Lord Mayor of London in 1666, during the Great Fire of London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Dauisse, which was dated 1327, in the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Cambridgeshire, during the reign of King Edward 111, known as "The Father of the Navy", 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
    Davy Family Crest
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  • Notes 
    • Petition, Microfilm C-1879, UCLP bundle D22, Petition 44. Copy in Family Binder
      The Petition of Benjamin D. Davy, of the Township of Ernestown in the Midland District, Province of Upper Canada, humbly sheweth that your Petitioner is the son of Michael Davy of the Township of Ernestown in the Midland District, a U. E. Loyalist.

      That your Petitioner has attained the age of twenty-one and has never received any Land or order for Land from the Crown. Your Petitioner therefore prays that Your (blank) will be pleased to grant unto him two hundred Acres of the waste Lands of the Crown, and permit (blank) to be (blank) Agent to locate the same, and to receive the Patent when completed And as in duty bound will ever pray. Benjamin D. Davy

      Midland District January Sessions
      To wit. 1840 Benjamin D. Davy Maketh oath and saith that he is the person describes himself to be in the foregoing Petition: that he has attained the age of twenty-one has not heretofore received any Land or order for Land from the Crown.
      Sworn in open Sessions before me this 28th day of January 1840 Benjamin D. Davy James Nickalls JP

      Midland District January Sessions To wit. 1840
      We Isaac Fraser Esq. Chairman, and James Nichalls Esquire Clerk of the Peace, certify that Benjamin D. Davy Personally appeared before the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of the said District this day, and is recognized by the Magistrates to be the son of Michael Davy who retained his loyalty during the late war without suspicion of aiding or assisting the enemy, and who has done his duty in defence of the Province during the late war.
      Dated at the Court House in Kingston in the said District, this Twenty Eighth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Forty.
      James Nichalls Clerk of the Peace Isaac Fraser, Chair. Midland Ontario, Canada Q. S. M. D.

      The following was all hand written and VERY difficult to decipher. It comes from Public Archives Canada Upper Canada Land Petitions "D" Bundle 22, 1840 (RG 1, L3, Vol. 164) 44 b frid 9

      To W. Clerk of Ernestown Council(?) Millbrook Ontario, Canada Office (illegible) Toronto
      That is across the end of the page. Then the page is turned and the following letter is there. Millbrook post Office Ernestown
      N W. Cannonto August 24th 1840

      Dear Sir Will you have the goodness to inform me if the petition of Benjamin Dunham Davy son of a U E. Loyalist has been granted as the same was signed over to me in a Bond and you will very much Offer Yours Respectfully Tho's Morten
      On the side of the page rec'd(?) 28 August (illegible) Apr 1840

  • Sources 
    1. [S274] Loyalists in Ontario, The Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada, William D. Reid, (Name: Genealogical Publishing Company; Date: Jan 1, 1994;), Page 83.
      Benjamin D. of Ernestown.