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George Davis

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: July 14, 1667 (44-53)
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Reading, Middlesex County, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Davis and Sarah Rist
Father of Joseph Davis, Sr., of Reading; Benjamin Davis; Hannah Boutwell; Sarah Cole; Elizabeth Wiley and 4 others

Occupation: shipowner, weaver
Married 1: WIDOW AUDLEY
Married 2: Sarah Clarke
Managed by: Private User
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About Capt. George Davis, of Lynn & Reading


George Davis

  • Birth 1616 England
  • Immigration 1645 (age 28-29) to Boston, Middlesex, MA, US
  • Will 7 Dec 1664 (age 47-48)
  • Occupation Sea Freight Captain
  • Death 14 Jul 1667 (age 50-51)
  • Died " READING, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW ENGLAND "WHERE HE WAS BURIED"
  • Probate 30 Sep 1667 Reading, Massachusetts
  • Spouse: Mary Audley, widow of Edmond; Sarah Clark (1620-1698)

WILL

: A close reading of the Will of George Davis "Being bound for Cape Feare" shows it was dated 7 Dec 1664. "In case I die".. He did not die until 14 July 1667 at Reading, MA, where he was buried. Thus he returned safely from his 1664 voyage. The Will stated:. wife and son Benjamin, execs. to son Joseph what he has in the ship and the weaver's loom; 5 daus under age; bro Wm. Clark of Lynn, one of the overseers.

Family

Origins unknown. Seen as son of Nicholas Davis, of Charlestown, Woburn & York without supporting evidence. See "Discussions" tab.

Married

  1. abt 1640  Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts to Mary, Mrs Edmond Audley,   b. Abt 1620, of Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States ,   d. Bef 1648, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States  (Age ~ 27 years) 
  2. Bef 1643  Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts to Sarah Clarke,   b. 1620, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States ,   d. 3 May 1698, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States  (Age 78 years) 

Children w/Mary

  1. Joseph Davis, Sr,   b. 1643, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States ,   d. 28 Jan 1677, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States  (Age 34 years). Married Hannah.

Children w/ Sarah

  • 1. Benjamin Davis,   d. 13 Oct 1679, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • + 2. Joseph Davis, Sr,   b. 1643, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States ,   d. 28 Jan 1677, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States  (Age 34 years)
  •   3. Hannah Davis,   b. 31 May 1648, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States ,   d. 1719, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States  (Age 70 years)
  •   4. Sarah Davis,   b. 1 Oct 1651, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States ,   d. Yes, date unknown
  •   5. Elizabeth Davis,   b. 16 Jan 1654, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States ,   d. 21 Jul 1695, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States  (Age 41 years)
  •   6. Mary Davis,   b. 16 Jan 1657, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States ,   d. 27 Nov 1727, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States  (Age 70 years)
  •   7. John Davis,   b. 20 Jul 1660, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States ,   d. 4 Nov 1660  (Age 0 years)
  •   8. Susannah Davis,   b. 11 May 1662, Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States ,   d. 1738, Stoneham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States  (Age 75 years)

Notes from http://genforum.genealogy.com/ma/essex/messages/1200.html

Notes from http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/2806/b15.htm#P990

wc.rootsweb:

George DAVIS 515 was born in 1610 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.

He died on 14 Jul 1667 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.09 Seen as died at Cape Fear, N.C.

will

George Davis.___ I, George Davis, beinge bound for Cape Feare, doe now dispose my outward estate as followeth, in case I die before I come againe or shall hear after make any other will; being in health, My whole estate, that I leave in New England, I do bestow vppon my wife and Children, and doe make my wife executrix, and my son, Benjamin, executor Joyntly. My estate to be divided into five parts, two parts I give to my wife and my son Benjamine equaly, the other three parts I give to my five daus to be divided equaly, and to be paid vnto them when they come to age, or when they may, as their mother shall Judg best, and their mothers part she has power to dispose it to her she dies to those or to all of my Children, soe it be to my Children, that are most Loving and dutifull unto her. My house and land I do dispose to my wife and my sone Benjamine, provided my daughters have their portions, though it be in other things. To my sone, Joseph, I give all that I have now in the shipp, and that we cary with us to Cape Feare, with the weavers loome; but in Case it does Miscary before it come ther, and he corn agen to new England, my executors out of the whole estate shall pay him ten pound farther, becaus my Daughters, som of them, are young, and to be brought vpp in the feare of God and well educated, is my desire, which I hope my wife will not be wanting in, therfor their portions shalbe responsable for theire bringinge upp and left to the discresion of my wife what to pay them when they come to age, or when she dies. I have chosen for one overseer of this my last will, my brother, William Clark, of hun, and doe you chuse another whome you think fit, and give them 40s apeece, and trust to their faithfullnes and care for my poor Chilldren. Dec. 7, 1664. GE0RG DAVIS.

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 16, January 1862, New England Historic Genealogical Society & Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, March 6, 2001

notes

From page 108 of texts Records and files of the Quarterly courts of Essex county, Massachusetts by Massachusetts (Colony). County Court (Essex co.); Dow, George Francis, 1868-1936; Massachusetts (Colony). Inferior Court (Salem) Published 1911. Volume 1.

George Davis (presented from Lynn) admonished for unseemly conduct toward his first wife's daughter. Wit: Edmund Audley & wife. * Mary Audley, who testified.

comments

From Geni member Carol Anne Shiels March 2016:

"A close reading of the Will of George Davis "Being bound for Cape Feare" shows it was dated 7 Dec 1664. "In case I die".. He did not die until 14 July 1667 at Reading, MA, where he was buried. Thus he returned safely from his 1664 voyage. I am descended from his grandson Joshua Davis, who was executrix to the Will of Sarah (Clarke) Davis Rist. widow of George Davis who married (2) Nicholas Rist."


wc.rootsweb:

Entries: 231361 Updated: 2017-07-07 19:39:29 UTC (Fri) Owner: Errol Bevan

ID: I5460

Name: George DAVIS

Given Name: George

Surname: DAVIS

Sex: M

Change Date: 27 JAN 2012

Note:

Notes from http://genforum.genealogy.com/ma/essex/messages/1200.html

sources are: 1. Davis and Allied Families 2. Genealogicl History of the Town of Reading, MA. 3. NeHGR, Volume printed in 1862, for the will of George Davis, made Dec. 7, 1664, and recorded in Book 1, folio 522,. on Sept. 30, 1667. Inventory recorded in Book 5, folio 61. This ends: Invernyory of the goods of Georg Dauis, leatly deceased at Cape faier...... 4. Vital Records of Reading, MA. 5. LDS Temple Ordinance sheet, submitted by Melvina Perry Peters, latest date 1936, listing the following sources: (a) Kilpatrick Family, MA, R1a. pt 2, p320 512. (b) Mass R1. p62, Vit. Rec. (c) Easton's History of Reading Mass. (d) Davis Family of Roxbury and Boston, Mass.

Notes from http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Bluffs/2806/b15.htm#P990

George DAVIS 515 was born in 1610 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA. He died on 14 Jul 1667 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.09 Actually died at Cape Fear, N.C.

May have had a first wife named Mary Audley and then married Sarah who he mentions in his will.

George Davis.___ I, George Davis, beinge bound for Cape Feare, doe now dispose my outward estate as followeth, in case I die before I come againe or shall hear after make any other will; being in health, My whole estate, that I leave in New England, I do bestow vppon my wife and Children, and doe make my wife executrix, and my son, Benjamin, executor Joyntly. My estate to be divided into five parts, two parts I give to my wife and my son Benjamine equaly, the other three parts I give to my five daus to be divided equaly, and to be paid vnto them when they come to age, or when they may, as their mother shall Judg best, and their mothers part she has power to dispose it to her she dies to those or to all of my Children, soe it be to my Children, that are most Loving and dutifull unto her. My house and land I do dispose to my wife and my sone Benjamine, provided my daughters have their portions, though it be in other things. To my sone, .Joseph, I give all that I have now in the shipp, and that we cary with us to Cape Feare, with the weavers loome; but in Case it does Miscary before it come ther, and he corn agen to new England, my executors out of the whole estate shall pay him ten pound farther, becaus my Daughters, som of them, are young, and to be brought vpp in the feare of God and well educated, is my desire, which I hope my wife will not be wanting in, therfor their portions shalbe responsable for theire bringinge upp and left to the discresion of my wife what to pay them when they come to age, or when she dies. I have chosen for one overseer of this my last will, my brother, William Clark, of hun, and doe you chuse another whome you think fit, and give them 40s apeece, and trust to their faithfullnes and care for my poor Chilldren. Dec. 7, 1664. GE0RG DAVIS.

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 16, January 1862, New England Historic Genealogical Society & Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, March 6, 2001

Soon after George Davis's death, certainly before 1672, Sarah was married for a second time, to Nicholas Rist of Reading [Eaton, 109 110). The will of Sarah Rist of Redding, written 20 Sept. 1697, probated 15 May 1698, touching the worldly estate that my former husband George Davis and my son Benjamin Davis gave to me by their last wills for to dispose of, give and devise the same as follows: to grandson Joshua Davis all ye Homestead.... that is ye same that I now dwell in.. with all the lotts, divisions and dividents. . . .thereto belonging, Joshua to pay to my daughters the legacies hereafter mentioned: to daughter Sarah Cole, to daughter Hannah Boutell, to son-in-law Timothy Wylye [mentioned as William Clarke's nephew and son of Thomas Clarke's neighbor], to daughter Mary Damon, to Susannah Richardson. Executor: Joshua Davis, grandson. Witnesses: Benjamin Burnap, Doroas Burnap, Elizabeth Arnold. [Middlesex Co. Prob. 9:399.] This last witness was the orphaned granddaughter of Thomas Clarke of Readingl Elizabeth Arnold was born at Reading 17 June 1079, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Clarke) Arnold; she married in Woburn, 22 Dec. 1699, James Richardson. At the time she signed this will both her parents and both her Clarke grandparents were dead. Was she then living with her next of kin, her grandfather's sister Sarah Rist? On 11 Aug. 1701 Joshua Davis of Boston, Joyner, and wife Rebecca sold to William Bryant of Reading, blacksmith, inter alia, a houselot bounded by land of William Arnold deceased [Thomas Clarke's son in law]; also a meadow bounded by William Eaton and Major Swaine [Thomas Clarke's stepson); also a parcel of meadow and swamp-land whioh lyeth undivided between Nicholas Fist and me Joshua Davis, arain bounded by land of William Arnold deceased. All these lands were located in Reading. Witnesses: Jeremiah Swayne, Jn0 White, Joshua Eaton. [Middlesex Deeds, 13:12.1 This grantor, Sarah Rist's grandson, Joshua Davis son of Joseph Davis, was born at Reading 29 Jan. 1673, married there 29th May 1697 Rebecca Peirce, daughter of John and Ruth (Bishop) Peirce [TAG, supra, 25:163j. The grantee, William Bryant, blacksmith, of Reading, had married there on 5 May 1701 Rebecca Arnold, Thomas Clarke's granddaughter, born at Reading 6 Dec. 1661, daughter of William and Elizabeth (Clarke) Arnold. The property described was a part of George Davis's estate as a proprietor of Reading, which estate had passed to Joshua Davis by his grandmother's will, and which he thus conveyed to his second cousin's husband, probably because William Bryant had already or was about to come into possession of adjoining lands which had belonged to his grandfather in law, Thomas Clarke. It's all in the family~ George Davis and Sarah Clarke had eight children, the last six recorded at Reading:

i. Benjamin, d. at Reading in October 1679 (probably on 31 Oct. rather than on 13 Oct. as shown in the printed vital records of Reading). During King Philip's War he Was a soldier in Capt. Poole's Company (George M. Bodge, Soldiers in King Philip's War, 1906, 420). The will of Benjamim Davis, dated the 29th of Oct. 1679, proved 6, 8, 1682, gave his whole estateTo his mother Sarah Rice (or Rist), except two acres to his sister Mary Grover to help her bring up her children while she remains a widow. Executors: Goodwife Rice and John Damon, who was also a witness. Inventory of the estate of Benjamin Davis who departed this life the last of October 1679 taken 5, 9th, 1679, by Jeremiah Swayn and Benjamin Fitch, totaled 158.01.00 Including housing, lands, orchard, neadow, swamp and divident, oxen, cows, steer, horse, bridles, saddle, pistols, cutlash and other acooutemts, guns, one pair Sandiliers, joiner's tools and household equipment very evidently the same coproperty enumerated in their father's estate (Middlesex Co. Prod. 5:171.).

ii. Joseph. d. at Reading 28 Jan. 1676; im. Hannah On 3 Apr.1677 administration on the estate of Joseph Davis was granted to his widow, Hannah Davis. Inventory amounting to about forty pounds included house, homelot and swamp lands (ibid. 3:166; b:259). Six children, born at Reading, one of these was the ubiquitous Joshua Davis who settled his grandmother Rist's estate.

iii. Hannah, b. 31 May 161.8, d. at Woburn in 1719; m. at Lynn 10 May 16o9, John Boutwell, b. there in 161.5, d. at Reading 3 Dec. 1719 aged 71. years, son of James and Alice Boutwell. Nine children, born at Reading.

iv. Sarah, b. 1 Oct. 1651; m. at Salem, 11 June 1670, Abraham Cole, b. ca. 1638, d. autumn 1715, son of Thomas and Ann Cole. Re was a tailor at Salem; eight children born there (Perley, 2:131.).

v. Elizabeth, b. 16 Jan. 1651., d. at Reading 21 July 1695; m. there 22 Jan. 1678, Timothy Wiley, b. there 21. Apr. 1653, d. there 19 Dec. 1777 son of John and Elizabeth Wiley. Four children, born at Reading. He m. (2) in 1696 Susanna , who probably d. at Reading 31 Aug. 1732 (Eaton, 126).

vi. Mary, b. 16 Jan. 1657/8, d. at Reading 27 Nov. 1727; m. (1) Matthew Grover, who d. in 16W. Two children. She m. (2) Sammiel Damon, b. at Peading 23 June 1656, d. there 12 Jan. 1723/1., son of Dea. John and Abigail Source: Book area US/CAN 973 D25 aga v.39

Spouse: Sarah CLARKE.

George DAVIS and Sarah CLARKE were married before 1643 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, USA.11 ,415 Children were: Benjamin DAVIS , Joseph DAVIS , Hannah DAVIS, Sarah DAVIS , Elizabeth DAVIS , Mary DAVIS , John DAVIS , Susannah DAVIS . 1 Birth: ABT 1616 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Death: 14 JUL 1667 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States LDS Baptism: 3 DEC 1936 2 Endowment: 4 FEB 1937 Temple: SLAKE 2 Sealing Child: 12 NOV 1999 Temple: SLAKE Burial: At Sea Ancestral File #: FP9S-BT

Father: Nicholas DAVIS b: 1595 in Kent, England, United Kingdom Mother: Sarah LOCKE b: 1586 in Lockestown, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

Marriage 1 Sarah CLARKE b: 1620 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Married: 27 OCT 1642 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Sealing Spouse: 23 MAY 1997 in SLAKE 2 Children Has Children Joseph DAVIS b: 1643 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Has Children Hannah DAVIS b: 31 MAY 1648 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Has No Children Sarah DAVIS b: 1 OCT 1651 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Has No Children Elizabeth DAVICE b: 16 JAN 1654 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Has No Children Mary DAVIS b: 16 JAN 1657 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Has No Children George DAVIS b: 1660 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Has No Children John DAVIS b: 20 JUL 1660 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Has No Children Susannah DAVIS b: 11 MAY 1662 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Marriage 2 Mrs Mary AUDLEY

Sources: Abbrev: Ancestral File Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 JAN 1998;FamilySearch® Ancestral File? v4.19" 3 Feb 2001/i> Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 JAN 1998;FamilySearch® Ancestral File? v4.19" 3 Feb 2001/i> Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 JAN 1998;FamilySearch® Ancestral File? v4.19" 3 Feb 2001 Repository: Name: Family History Library 35 N West Temple Street

Repository: Abbrev: IGI Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) Copyright (c) 1980, 2002,;LDS Church, FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service Internet: http://www.familysearch.orggical Index (R) Copyright (c) 1980, 2002,ical Index (R) Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, Text: Source Information Title International Genealogical Index (R) Author The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Publisher FamilySearch? International Genealogical Index v5.0 Repository www.familysearch.org Repository: Name: Family History Library

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Capt. George Davis, of Lynn & Reading's Timeline

1618
1618
England
1643
1643
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
1648
May 31, 1648
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Colony
1648
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
1651
October 1, 1651
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1654
January 16, 1654
Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
1658
February 16, 1658
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1660
July 20, 1660
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts