Elizabeth "Betsey" Davis

26 November 1815–
Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth "Betsey"

When Elizabeth "Betsey" Davis was christened on 26 November 1815, in Stoke Abbott, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Davey, was 39 and her mother, Ann "Phillis" Forsey, was 35. She married James Shepherd on 20 April 1840, in Netherbury, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Beaminster, Dorset, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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James Shepherd
Elizabeth "Betsey" Davis
Marriage: 20 April 1840
John Davis Shephard
Elizabeth Shepherd
Nancy Shepherd
Elizabeth Shepherd
Nancy 'Annie' Shepherd

Spouse and Children

20 April 1840
Netherbury, Dorset, England, United Kingdom


    John Davis Shephard


    Elizabeth Shepherd


    Nancy Shepherd


    Elizabeth Shepherd


    Nancy 'Annie' Shepherd


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)


Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

Southern English: patronymic from David .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Betsy Shephard, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Elizabeth Shephard in household of James Shephard, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Betsey Shepherd in household of James Shepherd, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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