Maria Davis

Brief Life History of Maria

When Maria Davis was born in 1835, in Leigh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Davis, was 48 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 48. She married George Margarett on 13 December 1854, in Leigh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Leigh, Gloucestershire, England in 1881. She died in 1910, in Leigh, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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George Margarett
Maria Davis
Marriage: 13 December 1854
Amelia Ann Margarett
Charles Margrett
Henry Margarett
Mary Ann Margarett
George Margarett
Alfred Margrett
William Margarett
Alice Harriet Margarett
Agnes Ellen Margarett

Sources (16)

  • Maria Davis in household of John Davis, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Maria Davis - Church record: christening: 31 May 1835; Leigh, Gloucestershire, England
  • Maria Margrett, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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World Events (6)


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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.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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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