Benjamin Davis and Ann Yates

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Parents      John Davis and Elizabeth Hayter              John Yates and Elizabeth  Hall

Benjamin Davis (b 1769 Winterbourne Earls Wiltshire, m Ann Yates 1791 Winterbourne Earls, d 1856 Winterbourne)    
                                                                                   m Sarah Pearcey 1805 Winterbourne Earls) 
Ann Yates (b 1768 Winterbourne Earls, d 1805 Winterbourne Earls) 
    Ann Davis  (b 1791 Winterbourne Earls)     
    Hannah Davis  (b 1793 Winterbourne Earls)     
    Joshua Davis (b 1801 Salsbury Wiltshire, m Pamela Bowles 1823 St Edmunds Salisbury Wiltshire, d 1888 Braidwood NSW)
         Thirza Davis (b 1824 Winterbourne Dauntsey Wiltshire, m John Josiah Marshall  1845 Winterbourne Dauntsey, d 1890)
            Emily Christina Virginia Marshall (b 1858 Winterbourne Dauntsey, m  Thomas Henry Smalley 1876 West Melb Vic, d 1923 Preston Vic)
                 Herbert Oscar Smalley (b1878 Brunswick, Vic, m Annie Tippett 1908 North Fitzror, Vic, d  1960  Preston Vic) 

1841 Census

Parish of  Winterbourne Earls, all born in the county
Benjamin DAVIS        70      Ag Lab         (abt 1770)
Sarah  DAVIS            60                           (abt 1780)
Elizabeth DAVIS        15                            (abt 1825)
George  DAVIS         15                            (abt 1825)
Charles  DAVIS         10                            (abt 1830)
This could be our Benjamin and sister Sarah at a stretch, with some grandchildren. His wife Ann had died.
Interestingly, a few houses away are a couple of Hayter families. Benjamin's mother was Elizabeth Hayter
Peter (b abt 1775), and John (b abt 1785) could be Elizabeth's brothers

Notes for  Benjamin Davis

James Lawrence was a witness at the wedding. Sarah was a widow when she married Benjamin.
1841 census. Benjamin 70 and Sarah 60 living in Winterbourne Earls with twins Elizabeth and George aged 15 and their grand son Charles aged 10, the son of Jerimiah and Sarah Player.
1851 census. Benjamin 83 and Sarah 71 are both classed as paupers living in Winterbourne Earls with their son George 20 a farm labourer and his wife Jane 22 with their daughter Emily aged 1. Also grand son Charles 20 a farm labourer is still living with them.
(Source Yvonne Bean)


The extensive Davis genealogy  back to the sixteenth century has been obtained from  LDS, complemented by data from  Robyn Lanham, Dave Lawrence, Yvonne Bean and Louise Cunningham

Research Notes

Test Elizabeth's brother thesis (Winterbourn Earls site)

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