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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Family Time Line

James Shepherd
1809–1899
Elizabeth "Betsey" Davis
1815–
Marriage: 20 April 1840
John Davis Shephard
1840–1915
Elizabeth Shepherd
1853–
Nancy Shepherd
1858–1858
Elizabeth Shepherd
1859–
Nancy 'Annie' Shepherd
1859–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 April 1840
Netherbury, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    John Davis Shephard

    Male1840–1915Male

    Elizabeth Shepherd

    Female1853–Female

    Nancy Shepherd

    Female1858–1858Female

    Elizabeth Shepherd

    Female1859–Female

    Nancy 'Annie' Shepherd

    Female1859–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (7)

1823

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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