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James William Davey 1769-1851

Journal by janilye

Dylan Thomas once described Mousehole (pronounced Mowzel) as the lovliest villiage in England.

It was Raginnis Farm near Mousehole where James William DAVEY 1769-1851 and his wife Alice WILLIAMS 1774-1844 raised their eight children;

1.James Davey 1793-1875 m. Mary BOSSENCE 1795-1872
2.William Davey 1795-1880 m. 1.Rebecca FURZE 2.Susannah HOWELL
3.Thomas Davey 1796?d:1862 Adelaide. arrived Adelaide 1849 on the "Trafalgar" m. Margaret LEAN 1795-1862
4.John Davey 1798?1869 Also arrived in Adelaide on the Trafalgar m. Sarah VINGOE 1805-1893
5.Alice Davey 1800 d:1873 in Cornwall . m. Thomas EVA
6.Mary Davey 1802 d: XXXX Cornwall m. 1. Richard KEMP 2. Henry BISHOP
7.Margaret (Peggy) Davey 1803 ?xxxx Cornwall. m. William MATTHEWS
8.Benjamin Davey 1806 d:1869 Norwood, SA. m. Joanna Harvey DONNITHORNE 1810-1871 Arrived with wife Adelaide 3 May 1847 "Theresa"

2.William Davey 1795-1880 , died in Victoria buried at Frankston Cemetery married twice (1.) Rebecca FURZE 1793-1851. William and Rebecca arrived in Victoria on the 'PHOEBE' on the 29 April 1846.
The couple produced eleven children;

1.REBECCA DAVEY 1815 ? 1903 arriv. Phoebe with family and husband William Williams and died in Bendigo.

2.**James DAVEY 1818 d: 13 July 1884 Frankston, Vic. is in an unmarked grave at Frankston Cemetery. Married Mary WILLIAMSON 1808-1893 at Scott's Church in Melbourne on the 26 January 1843 this couple had five children:-
2a.William Henry DAVEY 1843?1916 m. Fanny SHEPHERD 1848-1910 m. Catherine CAHILL 1864-1945
2b.***JAMES DAVEY 1845 ? 1911 m. Mary Anne HILLIS 1846-1920
2c.JOHN DAVEY 1848 ? 1920 m. Jesse Lamont MCDOUGALL 1851-1893
2d.Robert DAVEY 1851 d: 1940, Hobart, Tasmania m. Elizabeth CONLAN 1852-1910
2e.Thomas Humphrey DAVEY 1853?1923. m. Fanny Dewie Raebourne PETRIE 1860-1922

3.WILLIAM DAVEY 1818 ? 1879 m. ?? in Cornwall, arriv. 'Phoebe' died in Moonta, South Australia
5.JOHN DAVEY 1826 ? 1827
6.CHARLES DAVEY 1826 ? ?
8. BENJAMIN WILLIAMS DAVEY 1828- XXXX m. Mary DUNSTAN in Kooringa, South Australia had about 5 children
9.JOHN DAVEY 1830 ?
10.THOMAS HENRY DAVEY 1832 ? xxxx m. Martha APPLEDORE in Kooringa 25 October 1848
11.JOSEPH DAVEY 1834 ? 1839

Rebecca DAVEY, nee FURZE died at Balnarring, Western Port on the 28 May 1851. She is buried at St.Andrews Brighton, Melbourne.

William DAVEY next married Susanna HOWELL nee ROWNEY at Brighton, Melbourne on the 27 November 1855. Susanna had been born at Bedfordshire in 1817 and died at Frankston on the 19 July 1905.
William and Susanna produced two children;
12.CHARLES EDWARD DAVEY 1856?1892 m. Emily ROTHERHAM 1847-1906
13. MARY ANNE DAVEY 1859. m. Octavius WELLS 1856-1935

2b***James DAVEY 1845-1911 b:11 November 1845 at Gardiner's Creek, Victoria and died 1911 at Kew a farmer, married Mary Ann HELLIS/HOLLIS/HILLIS 1846-1920 in Melbourne in 1871. The couple had twelve children all but the last two born in Dromana, Victoria:-

James Williamson Davey 1872
William Henry Davey 1873
Ethel Sarah Davey 1875 never married. lived with mother and brother John till 1924 then with Ada
Ada Elizabeth Davey 1876 ? 1944 Ada was a Milliner, never married lived with her sister Ethel
Leeland Robert Davey 1878 d: 1941 in Williamstown,a Gardener lived at Mt.Eliza m. Lucy MOSELY 1870-1937
Frances George Davey 1879 died in 1953, Mornington
John Alexander Davey 1881 died 1960 in Mornington.
Mary Florence Davey 1883 ?
Ernest Victor Davey 1885 died 1902 in Frankston
William Edward Davey 1885 ? 1956
Haddassah Margaret Davey b:1888 Frankston, Victoria
Hugh Stephen Davey b:1890 Frankston, Vic. d: 1961 Malvern, m. Janet Gilbert SMITH 1891-1959

The image below is Raginnis Farm, Cornwall
I haven't tracked the origin of the article below and unfortunately this copy does not have a date attached.

To be auctioned by Mr Rodd at the Union Hotel, Penzance by order of the devisees of the late Edwin Ley, esquire.
Lot 17: fee-simple in reversion of dwelling house and two thirds of tenement at Ragennis Cliff in Paul, held on lease by the representatives of James Davey, for a term determinable on two lives aged 49 and 38 at 35 shillings per annum [sold to James Davey for ?60]

by janilye Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2012-01-12 00:45:45

janilye - 7th generation, Convict stock. Born in New South Wales now living in Victoria, carrying, with pride 'The Birthstain'.

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by ngairedith on 2012-01-12 04:05:38

the above article is held in the CORNWALL COUNCIL archives as a Manuscript, Penwith Documents

It was written on 9th-10th December 1869 and is the particualars of sale by auction of Paul and St Ives

by janilye on 2012-01-12 04:23:31

Thanks ng I wondered where I got it from!!!

by janilye on 2012-01-12 04:26:02

I've got a TITHE map too I'm going to put it on here for a minute to see if it shows but we haven't had a lot of luck so far with maps in here.

by itellya on 2012-01-13 22:07:05

Thanks a lot for your help re my journal, The Davey Family of Frankston and Red Hill. You're a champ janilye!

by janilye on 2012-01-13 22:54:56

You're welcome. It was interesting research.

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by janilye on 2012-01-29 23:08:25

Gee thanks Steve now it isinteresting. There's no doubt about a bit of local knowlege putting some flesh on the bones.

by bronnyo on 2012-07-08 01:46:54

My mother, Gwenyth Jean Kennedy Hodges (nee Davey) is the only daughter of Hugh, the youngest son of James Davey.

My late father did substantial family tree research so if there are details missing here that someone wants I can look through his records and papers.

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