Davy,  John Wesley II

Davy, John Wesley II

Male Abt 1864 -

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  • Name Davy, John Wesley 
    Suffix II 
    Born Abt 1864  Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service World War I, Canadian Expeditionary Force  [2
    Person ID I2370  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Davy, John Wesley I,   b. 29 Jan 1835, Odessa, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1891, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Tyler, Emily Louisa,   b. 22 May 1845, Erin, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1936, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 7 Aug 1872  Erin, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Suley, Emily Louisa,   b. Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Davy, Melba,   b. Abt 1885, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Davy, Muriel,   b. Abt 1885, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Davy, Siddanna,   b. Abt 1885, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Davy, Lillian Pear Jane,   b. 30 Dec 1885, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Davy, John Wesley III,   b. 15 Apr 1892, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Documents
    Davy, John Wesley World War I
    Davy, John Wesley World War I

    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 
    • Was for some time on the police force in the City of Toronto but, like his ancestors, took to military work and was a volunteer for overseas duty. He left his Wife and 4 children and not heard from again.

  • Sources 
    1. [S152] Educated Guess.

    2. [S504] Canadian Soldiers of World War I, 1914-1918.

    3. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928; Series: MS932; Reel: 8.
      Record for John Wesley Davey