John Davis

Male1826–1910

Brief Life History of John

When John Davis was born in 1826, in Mickleton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Davis, was 27 and his mother, Sarah Rudd, was 31. He married Elizabeth Chipchase on 15 July 1854, in St Helen Auckland, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Evenwood, Durham, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Barony, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died in 1910, in Auckland, Durham, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

John Davis
1826–1910
Elizabeth Chipchase
1827–1903
Marriage: 15 July 1854
Robert Davis
1858–1905
John Davis
1861–
James Davis
1864–1931
Charles Davis
1867–

Sources (12)

  • John Davis in household of Robert Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Davis, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Davis, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 July 1854St Helen Auckland, Durham, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1830

    Age 4

    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

    Age 7

    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

    Age 28

    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

    English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.

    Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .

    History: John Davis or Davys (c. 1550–1605) was an English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage. — By the 18th century there were numerous persons named Davis in America, including the jurist John Davis, born in 1761 in Plymouth, MA, and Henry Davis, a clergyman and college president, who was born in 1771 in East Hampton, NY. — Jefferson Davis, born in 1808 in KY, was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

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

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