Davy,  John Peter

Davy, John Peter

Male 1803 - 1888  (84 years)

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  • Name Davy, John Peter  [1
    Born 29 Nov 1803  Bath, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Residence 1881  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 10 Oct 1888  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Old Age
    Buried Wilton, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2345  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Davy, Peter II,   b. 1753, Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hiller, Maria Jon,   b. Feb 1767, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Dec 1792  German Flatts, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Montgomery, Eliza Jane,   b. 27 Feb 1811, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1897, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 1 May 1827  Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Davy,   b. Abt 1830, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. Davy, John Wesley I,   b. 29 Jan 1835, Odessa, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1891, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
    +3. Davy, Henry Sidney,   b. 18 Sep 1842, Odessa, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1933  (Age 91 years)  [natural]
     4. Davy, Eliza Jane,   b. 12 Feb 1847, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1863  (Age 16 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F901  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Nov 1803 - Bath, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1827 - Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Oct 1888 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wilton, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Family Crest
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    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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Series: MS935; Reel: 54.
      Record for J P Davy

    2. [S23] 1881 Canadian Census, taken April 4, 1881.