Davy, Alexander George

Male 1885 -


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  • Name Davy, Alexander George  [1
    Born 22 May 1885  Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Conductor Canadian National Railway and Grand Trunk Railroad  [1
    Residence 1901  Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I17484  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Davy, George Sydenham,   b. 16 Mar 1842, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1920, Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hymers, Rebekah Ann,   b. 8 Jun 1849, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1898, Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Oct 1872  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 McLaughlin, Mary May Amelia,   b. 23 Apr 1885, Athens, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1922  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 12 Jan 1910  [1
    Children 
     1. Davy, Hubert Kenneth,   b. 28 Jan 1912, Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F6117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Patterson, Eva 
    Married Aft 26 Oct 1922 
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F6118  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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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 
    • On the 1901 Census with Eliza Jane Hymers and her family.

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.