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Davis, John

Male 1772 - 184


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  • Buried  27 May 184  Wantage, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  13 Sept 1772  Great Faringdon, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Person ID  I07729  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  29 Apr 2015 

    Family  Edmonds, Mary,   c. 21 Nov 1777, Bishopstone(Nth), Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 6 Jul 1861, Wantage, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Aug 1795  Bishopstone(Nth), Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Davis, Abraham Hopkins,   b. 15 Jun 1796, Newington, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1866, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Davis, Martha,   c. 6 Jun 1800, Bishopstone(Nth), Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Holborn, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  12 Sep 2012 
    Family ID  F02304  Group Sheet

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    John Davis

  • Notes 
    • John Davis was christened on 13 September 1772 in the Parish Church of Great Faringdon, Berkshire, England to parents William Davis and Mary Mulcock. He was one of 8 children to William and Mary (Martha 1770, William 1775, Elizabeth 1777, Thomas 1779, Susannah 1781, Henry 1783 and Joseph 1785). The children were all christened at the Parish Church of Great Faringdon.


      Between 1785 and 1794, the family travelled to Bishopstone to live.
      On the 7 August 1794, John married Mary Edmonds at Bishopstrone, Wiltshire, England.

      Christened at the same church were their two children:

      1. Abraham Hopkins Davis (1796-1866) born at Church Yard Row, Trewington, Batts, Surrey but christened in August of that year, and
      2. Martha Davis (1800-?)

      Around 1818, he attended church at Surrey Chapel in London with his wife and two children (published in The Evangelical Magazine 1866 pg 783).

      He was a witness at his son Abraham's wedding on the 8th December, 1818 at the Church of St. Martin, Outwich, City of London.

      In 1819, John became the full-time Assistant Secretary of the Religious Tract Society at 13 Paternoster Row, London. Shortly afterwards he also became the Superintendent of the Depository as well. He looked after the day-to-day guidance, accounts and correspondence of the Society's affairs.

      In 1820, the Religious Tract Society sent John travelling to the North of England then Edinburgh, Glasgow and Haddington.

      In Sep 1830 he is listed as having written a report for the Religious Tract Society for a meeting held in London.

      He was recorded in the census of 1841, living at the Parish St Gregory by St Paul, London, England with wife Mary and grand-daughter Mary Dix. His occupation is given as a bookseller.

      In 1842 he retired from the Religious Tract Society.

      John died on the 27 May 1843, aged 70, in Wantage, Berkshire, England (published in The Gentleman's Magazine 1843 pg 105).

      His wife Mary, went on living at Wantage, Berkshire, England. In the census of 1851 (listed at age 73), she is shown living with her house servant Sarah Gregory (26). Mary's occupation is listed as Assistant Fundholder. Her address is listed as Wallingsford Street, Wantage.

      In the census of 1861 (listed at age 83), she is shown living with her house servant Ellen Rolls (19). Mary's occupation is listed as Fundholder. Her address is still Wallingsford Street, Wantage.


      Will of John Davis Gentleman Christ Church, Surrey 17 January 1835 Proved 28 August 1843. Only mentions wife Mary.