Davy,  Wilford

Davy, Wilford

Male 1872 - 1889  (17 years)

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  • Name Davy, Wilford 
    Born 4 Jan 1872  Portland, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 65912427 
    Died 15 Apr 1889  Portland, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Drown 
    • Drown
    Research Done or Questions Oct 2016 
    www.sandisullivan.com 
    Buried Barkway, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
    Person ID I1340  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Davy, Ira,   b. 23 Sep 1840, Enterprise, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1911, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Long, Charlotte Ann,   b. 13 May 1840, Camden East, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1921, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 Sep 1863 
    Family ID F583  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jan 1872 - Portland, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Drown - 15 Apr 1889 - Portland, Leeds, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Barkway, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Davy, John Henry and Wilford Davy Grave Stone
    Davy, John Henry and Wilford Davy Grave Stone
    Davy, John Henry and Wilford Davy Grave Stone
    Davy, John Henry and Wilford Davy 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
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  • Notes 
    • Wilford drown when driving a team of horses which were hauling logs fell through the river he was crossing. In Laughlin genealogy he has Wilfred Drown April 15 1887 not 1889. From his headstone it shows he died April 15, 1889, Drown at 17 years 3 months 11 days.

  • Sources 
    1. [S691] 1911 Canadian Census, taken June 1, 1911.