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My wife's ancestors - Davis - Contents


This is almost certainly our family:

Thomas Davis,
born Hampstead, London,
born 1829 [according to age at 1861 census], or 1828 [according to age at 1881 census],
mar Emily ---- [born 1832, Wickham, Berkshire],
he is listed as "compositor" in [UK census, 1861], living 45 Hyde Place (or Hide Place), Westminster, London (see map),
Emily is listed as "bill poster's wife" in [UK census, 1871], living 12 Hide Place, Westminster (might be the same house, re-numbered), Thomas is not present that night,
he is listed as "bill poster" in [UK census, 1881], living 12 Hide Place, Westminster, Emily is not present that night, Thomas is still listed as married not widowed,
had issue:

  1. William Davis,
    William Thomas Davis, born 1857, Westminster, London,
    listed as "printer" (age 14) in 1871 census,
    not listed with family in 1881 census.

  2. Mary Davis,
    Mary Ann Davis, born Sept 1860, Westminster, London,
    listed as age 7 months in census of 7 April 1861,
    listed as "Machinist" in 1881 census.

  3. James Davis, born 1862, Westminster, London,
    listed as "Wool Sorter" in 1881 census.

  4. Emily Davis, born 1865, Westminster, London,
    listed as "Domestic Servant" in 1881 census.

  5. John Davis,
    John F. Davis, born 1867, Westminster, London,
    listed as "Warehouse Boy" (age 14) in 1881 census.

Our family starts with:

Thomas Davis,
described as "Bill Poster" at son's mar 1896,
had issue:

  1. James Davis,
    born 1862, Westminster, London,
    wool merchant.

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