Capt. George Davis, of Lynn & Reading

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George Davis

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sarah Davis; Mary Davis and Sarah Rist
Father of Sarah Davis; Joseph Davis; Hannah Davis; Elizabeth Davis; Mary Damon and 11 others

Occupation: shipowner, weaver
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Immediate Family

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

  • Father Nicholas Davis,   b. 1595, , , , England ,   d. 1673, , , , England  (Age 78 years) 
  • Mother Sarah,   b. 1595, , , , England ,   d. 1643, Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States  (Age 48

Married

  1. 1st wife
  2. 2nd wife
  3. 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) 
  4. 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)

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."


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

1618
1618
England
1643
1643
Age 25
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1643
Age 25
Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts
1648
May 31, 1648
Age 30
Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
May 31, 1648
Age 30
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts Colony
1648
Age 30
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
1651
October 1, 1651
Age 33
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA