Davy,  U. E. L. Michael I

Davy, U. E. L. Michael I

Male 1773 - 1831  (57 years)

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  • Name Davy, Michael  [1
    Title U. E. L. 
    Suffix
    Baptism 1773  Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lutheran Trinity 
    Born 15 May 1773  Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1784  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, 1784-1884: Michael Davy, Ernestown, States resident since 1784. 
    Died 1 Feb 1831  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I50  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Davy, Peter I,   b. 31 May 1724, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1790, Bath, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Saltsman, Anna Maria,   b. 3 Nov 1718, Palatine, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1795  (Age > 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 1793  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Davy, Peter M,   b. 17 Aug 1794, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1830, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 35 years)  [natural]
    +2. Davy, John M,   b. 24 Nov 1796, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1848, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [natural]
    +3. Davey, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 30 Jun 1799, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1867, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]
    +4. Davy, Michael II,   b. Abt 1801, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1882, Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)  [natural]
    +5. Davy, Henry,   b. Apr 1803, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1865, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)  [natural]
    +6. Davy, Thomas M,   b. 1808, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1887, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
    +7. Davy, George Michael,   b. 9 Mar 1809, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1887, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    +8. Davy, Adam Wellington,   b. 9 Apr 1815, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1886, Loughborough, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
     9. Davy, Benjamin D,   b. Aft 1816, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1840, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 22 years)  [natural]
    +10. Davy, Saloma Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1820, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     11. Davy, Jacob,   b. Abt 1830, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bath, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Lutheran Trinity - 1773 - Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 May 1773 - Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada by the United Empire Loyalists, 1784-1884: Michael Davy, Ernestown, States resident since 1784. - 1784 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1793 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Feb 1831 - 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 
    • Michael Davy son of Peter was born in what is now Little Falls New York, USA. When he was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, Stone Arabia, his sponsors were Bernard Kaiser and Barbara Emg

      Arrived in Upper Canada in 1784 but drew no land. Not listed in the muster roll of disbanded soldiers settled in Ernestown, 7 Oct 1784. Did not claim any military service or status as a Loyalist and married about 1793 to Elizabeth, daughter of John Adam Freymouth, a U. E. Loyalist

      He and his brothers served in the British army during the War of the American Independence. After the war was over the Loyalists who were in the American Colonies were treated very harshly and their lands were confiscated. Michael and his brothers immigrated to Upper Canada. Apparently he arrived in Upper Canada in 1784. Records from the Public Archives give the following data - "Michael Davey, Ernestown, and states residence since 1784 (In Canada). His petition for land is as follows". "Michael Davey having resided in this province since the year 1784 and having drawn no lands prays for an assignment for himself and his Wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Adam Freymouth, United Empire Loyalist, 4 Oct. 1798. He was granted Lot 32 2nd Concession Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada, York consisting of 200 Acres.

      During the War of 1812 Michael Davy of Ernestown volunteered into a Flank Company at the declaration of War in 1812, and served as a Private at the post of Kingston under the command of Capt. Matthew Clark. (NA RG 9 Series I-B-4, Vol 19 pp 1226-8). The certificate of service was signed on 4 Nov 1839 when Michael was already deceased. From the military records in Ottawa is the following extract. "Michael Davey, private, 49th Regiment, discharged under provision general order 6th Dec. 1814.

      The first lands given to the United Empire Loyalist got additional lands by petitioning the Government for them. Each child of a Loyalist was also entitled to petition and receive lands. Lands received by petition were often sold and the Loyalist or his children may never have resided on such land grants.

      Michael Davy lived in Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada. We do not know whom he married for a 2nd Wife, if any. We do not know the dates of his and his Wife's deaths. Both are probably buried in unmarked graves in Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada near Odessa or Bath.

      HIS LAST WILL AND TESTIMONY IS TRANSCRIBED AS BEST I CAN FROM A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT. WILL DATED 1 FEB 1831

      In the name of God. I Michael Davy of Ernest Town of the Incorporated of Lenox and Addington, Midland District and Province of Upper Canada, Yeoman, being very sick and weak in Body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God calling into mind, the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men, once to die, do make ordain this my last will and testimony that is today principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul unto the hand of Almighty God who gave it and my body, I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion on Executors nothing doubting. the general. I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching the worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me with this life. I give and bequeath. and dispose of the same in the manner following.
      Viz

      First I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Peter Davy the sum of one pound of lawful money to be paid to him in one year after my decease together with the fifty Acres of land and other property which I in my lifetime have given to him suffering to make an equal portion with the rest of my heirs,

      Next I give and bequeath to my second eldest son John Davy the other fifty Acres which joins the fifty Acres above mentioned or the value of it to be paid to my son John by my eldest son Peter aforementioned. I give and bequeath to my second eldest son John, Two Acres of land lying in the rear end of the Lot of land now in my possession number Twenty Four in the Second Concession of Ernest Town.

      Next I give and bequeath to my third son Michael Davy two Acres of land in the rear of said Lot before mentioned.

      Next I give and bequeath to my fourth eldest son Henry Davy one acre of Land in rear of the Lot before mentioned.

      Next I give and bequeath to my fifth eldest son Thomas Davy on acre of land in the rear of said Lot before mentioned,

      Next I give and bequeath to my sixth eldest son George one acre of land and in rear of said Lot,

      Next I give and bequeath to my seventh eldest son Adam Davy one acre of land in rear of said Lot,

  • Sources 
    1. [S1235] DNA.