Davy,  John Ernest

Davy, John Ernest

Male 1876 -

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  • Name Davy, John Ernest 
    Born 28 Jul 1876  Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Clerk  [2
    Residence 1881  Pittsburgh, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  Sydenham, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2999  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Davy, Norman,   b. 04 Jul 1835, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1897, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Woods, Dora,   b. 16 Mar 1840, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1915  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 30 Sep 1874  Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adair, Sarah Jessie,   b. 28 Jul 1876, Amherst Island, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 03 Jun 1897  Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Witness Frank Somerville 
    Witness M. McL. Beamish 
    Children 
     1. Davy, Norma,   b. 18 Aug 1897, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Davy, Eva,   b. 16 Sep 1899, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F1122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jul 1876 - Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Pittsburgh, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 03 Jun 1897 - Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Sydenham, Grey, 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.

  • Notes 
    • "John E. Davy, 78, of 1 Kensington Avenue, well known Kingston businessman, died this morning in Kingston General Hospital, after a brief illness. Mr. Davy was born in Kingston, and had lived here all his life, operating the John E. Davy and Sons Wholesale Tobacco Company, for many years. He was a member of the St James Anglican Church, and was a member of the Odd Fellows, and the Masonic Order. Surviving are his Wife, the former Jesse Adair; one daughter, Mrs. D. G. Carruthers, and three sons, Norman, Douglas, and Gordon, all of Kingston. "

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] 1901 Canadian Census, taken March 31, 1901.

    2. [S287] Marriage Record.

    3. [S152] Educated Guess.

    4. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.