William Davy

Male12 February 1776–

Brief Life History of William

When William Davy was born on 12 February 1776, in Broadwindsor, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Davy, was 31 and his mother, Alice Damen, was 27.

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William Davy
Alice Damen
William Davy
John Davy

Sources (3)

  • William, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Davy, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 25

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 32

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


Age 39

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Davey .

Irish (Sligo): adopted name for Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’, see McDevitt .

French and Breton: from a vernacular form of the personal name David .

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

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