Davy,  Peter I

Davy, Peter I

Male 1724 - 1790  (66 years)

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  • Name Davy, Peter  [1, 2
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    Born 31 May 1724  Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 31 May 1724  Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reformed Dutch Stone Arabia 
    Physical Description 5 Feet, 8 Inches Tall 
    Died 9 Jul 1790  Bath, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1295  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Davy, Thomas III,   b. 1670, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1765, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Klein, Catarina,   b. 1670, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 14 Dec 1701  Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Saltsman, Anna Maria,   b. 3 Nov 1718, Palatine, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1795  (Age > 78 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Davy, John I,   b. 5 Oct 1751, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1808, Bath, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
    +2. Davy, Peter II,   b. 1753, Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)  [natural]
     3. Davy, Maria,   b. 9 Apr 1753, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1763, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 9 years)  [natural]
     4. Davy, Magdalena,   b. 7 Sep 1754, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Davy, Christina,   b. 1 Oct 1756, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1805, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [natural]
     6. Davy, Catherine,   b. 2 Feb 1759, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Davy, Anna Margaret,   b. 15 Apr 1760, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Davy, Thomas,   b. 3 May 1760, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1769, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)  [natural]
     9. Davy, George,   b. 12 May 1762, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1780  (Age 17 years)  [natural]
    +10. Davy, Maria,   b. 9 Apr 1763, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1802  (Age < 38 years)  [natural]
     11. Davy, Wilhelm,   b. 5 Feb 1764, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1845, Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
    +12. Davy, Elizabeth,   b. 13 Oct 1765, Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1848, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    +13. Davy, Henrich,   b. 6 Mar 1768, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1832, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
    +14. Davy, Anna P.,   b. 2 Jul 1769, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
    +15. Davy, Thomas P.,   b. 9 Jan 1772, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
    +16. Davy, Michael I,   b. 15 May 1773, Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1831, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 May 1724 - Schenectady, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Reformed Dutch Stone Arabia - 31 May 1724 - Schenectady, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jul 1790 - Bath, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Davy, Peter 1724 US, Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989 - Peter Davy
    Davy, Peter 1724 US, Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, 1639-1989 - Peter Davy

    Headstones
    Davy, Peter and Rebecca Ann Robinson Grave Stone
    Davy, Peter and Rebecca Ann Robinson Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Davy Family Crest
    Davy Family Crest
    Recorded in the spellings of Davis, Davies, Davie, Davy, and others, this is a patronymic surname of Hebrew origins, and much associated with Wales. It means 'the son of David', from the Hebrew male given name meaning "beloved". The name is not recorded in any part of Britain before the Norman Conquest of 1066, and is regarded as being a 'Crusader' introduction. In the 12th century all the parts of Christendom joined in expeditions to free the Holy Land from the infidel. Although all the crusades were militarily unsuccessful, and have remained so to this day, the returning soldiers 'adopted' certain biblical and Greek names, of which David was one, and gave them to their children, particularly their sons. Amongst the very earliest recordings of the given name predating the surnames is that of 'Dauid clericus', (David, the clerk), in the rolls of the county of Lincoln for the year 1150, whilst Richard Davy appears in the Subsidy rolls of Worcester for the year 1275. Further examples include Thomas Dayson in the 1327 Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire, and Richard Davys is listed in the Register of the Freemen of the City of York for the year 1402. An interesting bearer of the name was Sir Thomas Davies (1631 - 1680), a bookseller, who became master of the Stationer's Guild in 1668 and was Lord Mayor of London in 1666, during the Great Fire of London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Dauisse, which was dated 1327, in the Subsidy Rolls of the county of Cambridgeshire, during the reign of King Edward 111, known as "The Father of the Navy", 1327 - 1377. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
    Davy Family Crest
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

  • Notes 
    • New York, USA Births and Baptisms, Schoharie and Mohawk Valleys, 1694-1906, Baptismal Date: 31 May 1724 Father: Thomas Davy Mother: Catrin Klein Item Number: 668 Child: Pieter Sponsor: Pieter Hoogwater; Baafie Klein

      There is still a branch of the Davy family there, but the two, which took opposite sides in the American Revolution, cannot be definitely connected. They share some common family stories, including that of a Davy 'fortune' sitting in a bank in England. The Davy file in the Lennox and Addington Museum in Nappanee contains family histories based on oral traditions, with many exciting episodes from the French and Indian and Revolutionary wars. However, it is difficult to place these stories in precise historical and geographical contexts.

      According to Bill Barker (Herkimer historian) Peter was in Lt. Dygert's 1757 militia, next to Balt. Dillenbach and John Hecki. The family belonged to the Stone Arabia Lutheran Church in 1770. On 6 Feb 1781 Dr. Wm Petry treated three of Peter Davis' daughters who had been wounded by Tory Indian raiders. The 1769 SAL Church record has birth dates for Catherine as 1749 (SAL footnote corrects to 1759), Margaret as 1760 (Barker amends to 1761 to avoid overlap with Thomas) and Maria as 1763.

      Peter drew 500 Acres for himself and his family consisting of a Wife and seven children and by 1790 had made a good improvement on the land. He therefore requested an additional 200 Acres in the 8th, but was refused. The Land Board reported that ?he appears to have tilled and improved a Lot drawn by his son in conjunction with him and the son having already applied and obtained the Bounty, the Board do not think proper to comply with the present application? [30, Page. 165].

      Note that he was not included in the muster roll of disbanded soldiers settled in Ernestown 7 Oct 1784,

      Deeds for his 500 Acres were issued by the Crown on 10 August 1801, .

      Possibly buried by Reverend John Langhorn in Bath, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada, 7 September 1790.

      Russ McGillivray [russmcgillivray@hotmail. com] BTW, where in Langhorn's register is the burial of Peter Davy in 1790? I don't see it in the published transcription (or Bill Martin's copy on the Web). Carol Davy (of Odessa - I assume you have met her too) also believes this burial is in the register. I think there is circumstantial evidence that Peter lived somewhat longer. I was thinking of the fact that Peter's children's UE petitions did not refer to him as deceased before 1802 when his lots were transferred to John. LAND: UCLP D Misc. DA-DEY 23. Ontario Archives Reel C-1885

  • Sources 
    1. [S621] US, Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, (Location: https://www.rca.org/rca-basics/archives;), Holland Society of New York; New York, New York; Schenectady Baptisms, Vol 1, Book 41.
      Record for Pieter Davy

    2. [S1235] DNA.