Davy,  Elizabeth

Davy, Elizabeth

Female 1765 - 1848  (82 years)

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  • Name Davy, Elizabeth 
    Born 13 Oct 1765  Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 27 Oct 1765  Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reformed Dutch Stone Arabia 
    Died 28 Jun 1848  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • info from John Collins Clark diary
    Person ID I1303  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Davy, Peter I,   b. 31 May 1724, Schenectady, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1790, Bath, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F544  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Baker, Frederick,   b. 1754, Claverack, Columbia, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1835, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1786  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1786  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Baker, Peter,   b. 1789, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1826  (Age > 38 years)  [natural]
     2. Baker, Mary,   b. 29 May 1791, Millhaven, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1862, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     3. Baker, Catherine,   b. Abt 1793, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1827, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [natural]
     4. Baker, Elizabeth,   b. 1793, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1854, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     5. Baker, Henry F,   b. Abt 1793, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1872, Caledonia, Haldimand, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)  [natural]
     6. Baker, Margaret,   b. Abt 1796, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1857  (Age ~ 61 years)  [natural]
     7. Baker, Thomas,   b. 8 Feb 1798, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1880  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     8. Baker, George,   b. 11 Feb 1800, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1882, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     9. Baker, William Davy,   b. Abt 1805, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1870, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)  [natural]
     10. Baker, Andrew W G,   b. 1809, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1845, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     11. Baker, John Frederick,   b. 10 Sep 1810, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1899  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Oct 1765 - Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Reformed Dutch Stone Arabia - 27 Oct 1765 - Schenectady, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1786 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1786 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jun 1848 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • 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
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  • Notes 
    • Christening Sponsors: Maria Elizabeth and Henrich Saltzmann
      Elizabeth (Davy) married Frederick Baker between 1784 and 1788. The date and place is unknown. Their son Henry, however, was baptized at Bath, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada, in April 1789. The Davy's are well known Loyalist families. Memorial windows in loving memory of several of their family are to be found in St John's Anglican Church at Bath, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada. One of the Davy's lived in Herkimer, New York, USA Elizabeth was a devoted Wife and mother of a large family. The will of her Husband, who predeceased her, indicates the esteem in which she was held. The date of her death and place of burial are unknown. Burial was likely in the old Lutheran Cemetery, north of Ernestown or at St John's, Bath. This is a matter for further research.

      Elizabeth successfully petitioned for land at Kingston on 16 June 1790:

      The Memorial of Elizabeth Baker alias Davy Daughter of Peter Davy, late a private in the 2nd Battn Humbly Sheweth
      That your Lordship's Memorialist Being Married [to] Frederick Baker claims the Portion of land under the order of Council 9th of November 1789 And Humbly prays that two hundred Acres of land may be assigned to her, as the Daughter of a Loyalist in the 8th Township.

      When the Mecklenburgh District Land Board met on 16 June 1790 they granted her petition and awarded Elizabeth 200 Acres [30, pg166]. However, there is no further record of Elizabeth receiving land.

      Elizabeth's petition was one of four submitted by the Davy's on the same day and in the same hand. The others were from Peter Davy, John Davy and John's Wife Sophia (Huffnail)

      On 2 April 1827 Elizabeth tried for title to a modest 50 Acres:

      The petition of Elizabeth Baker, Wife to Frederick Baker of the Township of Ernest Town (a U. E. Loyalist) Farmer
      Humbly sheweth that your petitioner is the daughter of Peter Davy late of Ernest Town, deceased, a U. E. Loyalist; that at the first settlement of this Province fifty Acres being the North East quarter of Lot number twenty nine in the third Concession of the Township of Ernest Town was allotted to her as family land on account of her said Father as by reference to the map of said township will appear; and your petitioner being desirous to obtain a patent therefor from the Crown, prays that your Excellency will cause the same to be made out to her and permit Andrew Mercer of the Town of York to be her agent to take out the same when completed.

      The petition was signed with 'her mark' and witnessed by Abraham Amey at Ernestown. There is no indication that this second petition met with success and indeed, in the 20 Jan 1790 report of John Collins of the Surveyor General's office all 200 Acres of Lot 29 Concession 3 was in the name of Lewis Hicks. The deeds from the Crown were only issued in 1845 and then it was to Isaac Asselstine (150 ac.) and Joseph Chatterson (50 ac.).

      In 1844, writing about the settlers on the Bath Road, John Collins Clark said:

      Mr. Frederick Baker settled on the Farm next above Mr. [Jacob] Miller. His Wife was a Davy. He died many years ago. His widow is still living with her son George, who owns the old Farm.

      Her death is probably recorded in the John C. Clark diary which notes on 28 June 1848 that: Old Mrs. Baker, relict of the late Frederick Baker, died at night.

      The sponsors at the baptism of Elizabeth Davis were Maria Elizabeth and Henrich Saltzmann.
      Elizabeth was a sponsor of her nephew George Davy's baptism (son of Peter) in 1783.

      On 16 June 1790, Elizabeth identified herself as being married to Frederick Baker and petitioned for 200 Acres in Sidney Township as the daughter of a Loyalist, namely Peter Davy, a private in the 2nd Battalion. Her petition was granted, but she was never given the land. In 1827 she tried to get a patent for 50 Acres being the north-east quarter of Lot 29, Concession 3 of Ernestown which had been allotted to her at the first settlement of the province as the daughter of Peter Davy, a Loyalist. Again, she apparently was not successful