24 March 1845: Letter from N. Pass, Altrincham, to John Cruso esquire, Leek: ‘Gaunts Trustees to Davis‘ ‘I beg to observe that the whole of this week I shall be at home (Saturday exceptd) but that on Monday next I shall have to leave home and shall be absent the whole week – Not having heard again from you as to the time of Settlement of the above Purchase I make this communication to avoid Disappointment – I shall be in Manchester on Saturday next should that day suit your convenience’: Altrincham and Leek postmarks
2 May 1845: English brig Narad [sic], captain Devis [sic], at Antwerp, from Paraibo, with sugar
28 May 1845: English brig Naiad, captain Davis, at Antwerp, from Newry, with cargo
12 January 1854: A Correct List of the Poll, at the Election of a Knight of the Shire, for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester. Bisley Polling District: Parish of Bisley: Abode: Chalford Hill: John Davis; Abode: Brown’s Hill: Charles Davis; Abode: Driftcomb: Henry Davis and William Davis; Abode: Esatcombe: Richard Davis; Abode: Bussage: Levi Davis and William Davis; Abode: France Lynch: Robert Davis, Thomas Davis and James Davis; Abode: 6 Paradise Row, Widcomb, Bath: James Davis; Abode: Toadsmore: William Davis. Cheltenham Polling District: Parish of Badgworth: Abode: Badgworth: William Davis. Parish of Boddington: Abode: Hanover Street, Cheltenham: William Davis. Parish of Cheltenham: Abode: Grosvenor Place, Cheltenham: William Davis; Abode: Parson’s Green, Middlesex: Samuel Davis (dead); Abode: Lower Alstone Mill, Cheltenham: John Davis; Abode: Irongate, Derby: John Davis; Abode: 8 Portland Square: John Davis.
27 October 1866: The Register of Electors to Vote in the Choice of a Member or Members to Serve in Parliament, for the City of Gloucester, for 1866-7. Occupiers: Parish of St Aldate: David Davis, house in St Aldate Street; Occupiers: Hamlet of Barton St Mary: Alfred Davis, house, Albert Street. Occupiers of houses in the hamlet of Barton St Michael: James Davis, for a house in Hampden Place. Occupiers of houses in St Catherine’s parish: William Davis, for a house in Dean’s Walk. Occupiers of houses in Holy Trinity parish: Henry Davis, for a house 19 Westgate Street; Reuben Davis, for a house in Longsmith Street. Occupiers of houses in the parish of St Mary de Crypt: Charles Davis for a house in Blackfriars Square; Edwin Davis, for a house in Commercial Road. Occupiers of property in the parish of St Michael: Edwin Davis, for a house in Barton Street; William Davis, for a house in New Inn Lane. Occupiers of property in the parish of St Nicholas: George Davis, for a house in Quay Street; Jacob Davis, for a house 76 Westgate Street. Occupiers of property in the parish of St Owen: William Davis, for a house in Green Dragon Lane. Occupiers of property in South Hamlet: George Davis, for a house in Sudbrook; Robert Davis, for a house in Cromwell Street; William Davis, for a house in Littleworth.
7 April 1879: Deserters from Her Majesty’s Service: A reward of from 5s to 20s is offered for the apprehension of Walter Davis, [Reg. No:] 1829, 13th Hussars; [born:] London; [trade] saddler; [age] 20¾; [size:] 5[ft] 7[in]; [hair:] brown; [eyes:] grey; [face:] dark; [coat & trousers:] regimental; [date of desertion:] 6 March 1879 [at] Canterbury; [marks & remarks:] tattooed on left arm;
George Davis, [Reg. No:] 3977, Royal Artillery; [born:] Wellington, Salop; [trade] labourer; [age] 24¼; [size:] 5[ft] 7½[in]; [hair:] brown; [eyes:] blue; [face:] fresh; [coat & trousers:] regimental; [date of desertion:] 27 February 1879 [at] Sheerness; [marks & remarks:] scar on right hip and leg; off furlough;
Deserter from the Lancashire Militia — absent from training: Thomas Davis, [Reg. No:] 2576, Lancashire Militia; [born:] Manchester; [trade] labourer; [age] 25; [size:] 5[ft] 8[in]; [hair:] black; [eyes:] grey; [face:] fresh; [coat & trousers:] —; [date of desertion:] 17 March 1879 [at] Lancaster; [marks & remarks:] pockpitted on left cheek
25 March 1880: Bill of sale by John Coxon, 51 Cumberland Street, Gateshead, builder, in favour of Morris Davis; and a bill of sale by William Davis, 5 Penn Street, St Paul’s, Bristol, baker, &c., in favour of Abraham Collins; and a bill of sale by James Davis, 36 Mount Vernon Street, Liverpool, newsagent, in favour of Alexander G. Jeans; and a bill of sale by Christopher Pybus, 31 Marsden Street, Higher Temple Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, traveller, &c., in favour of Morris Davis; and a bill of sale by Henry Davis, 77 Shirley Street, Cliftonville, Hove, limeburner, and Joseph Manser, Aldrington, Sussex, market gardener, in favour of South of England, &c., Office; and a bill of sale by Thomas Davis, Portland Street, Aston, Birmingham, coal dealer and haulier, in favour of Harry Mills; and a bill of sale by John Stephenson, 13 Harold Street, Daniel Hill, Sheffield, clerk, in favour of Morris Davis; and a bill of sale by Ellen Tindall, 129 Carlisle Street East, Sheffield, cowkeeper and carter, in favour of Morris Davis; and a bill of sale by Robert Wheelhouse, 30 Cross George Street, Sheffield, spring knife cutler, in favour of Morris Davis
28 August 1891: Wanted, Brief, Barlock typewriter, must be in good condition and cheap. Write: H. Davis, 5 Adenmore Gardens, Catford Bridge, London S.E.
15 June 1894: Local Yachting News, Dartmouth. Erl King, s.s., which has just been built at Leith by Messrs Rammage & Ferguson, for Major A. H. Davis, of New York, arrived in harbour last week and took on board a new steam launch which has been built for her at Messrs Simpson, Strickland and Co.’s yard.
Cowes: It is a noteworthy fact that nearly all the large yachts built this year are commanded by Cowes skippers, which is surely a substantial recognition of the skill and general character of our yacht captains. Captain T. Derham commands Erl King, s.y., 530 tons, built from designs by Mr St Clare Byrne, at Messrs Ramage & Fergusson’s, Leith, for Major Alexander H. Davis.
15 June 1903: Marriage, at the Baptist church, Wadham Street, Weston-super-Mare, by the Reverend T. J. Longhurst, of Walter John son of Mr James Davis, of Bream, Burnham, to Daisy Margaret, fourth daughter of Mr Charles Emery, of Burnham
29 January 1904: ‘Windsor Church Lads’ Brigade. On Wednesday evening the Windsor Parish Company of the Church Lad’s Brigade assembled at the Town Hall, to give a display of gymnastics and drill and to receive medals, bars, and other prizes won by the members during the past year. The Rev. E. Adams, who has the well-being of the lads in his keeping, had made very careful arrangements, so that the many friends of the Brigade might view the drills and exercises to the best advantage. Mrs Ellison, wife of the Vicar, kindly distributed the prizes in the absence of Lady Trees Barry, who was unable to be present owing to the unfavourable state of the weather. The lads paraded at 8.30 and under the command of Colour-Sergeant Silver of the Company, and of their capable instructor Corporal Lewis, of the Coldstream Guards, went through a long series of drills and gymnastic exercises in a highly creditable manner. … The Band, under the able conductorship of Bandmaster Boulter, gave a good selection of music, and showed a great advance on former years. Before asking Mrs Ellison to distribute the awards, the Rev. E. Adams stated that Mr G. H. Peters had again defrayed the whole cost of the medals, making now four years that his generous backing up had so materially assisted the Windsor Company. … The following were the winners: 1st Class Bars – Col.-Sergt. Silver (making fourth won), Corpl. Benoit (second), Privates Brewer, Ledgley, Morse, Davis and Higgs. 1st Class Medals – Privates Charlish, Rickards and Colborne. 2nd Class Bars – Privates Wright and Barrett. 2nd Class Medal – Private J. Wilson. Pendant for 5 years’ service – Sergeant Edwards. Silver Medal – Corpl. Benoit. Drill, &c. – 1st, Squad 3 (Corpl. Benoit, Privates Wright, Elkins, Morris, Buckingham, Lane, and Fred Ray); 2nd, Squad 5 (Sergt. Edwards’s). Reward for cleaning carbines – Corpl. Benoit. … Col. Battye congratulated the lads on their drill and for the number of medals and bars that they had won. … On the proposal of Capt. Rotherham, the lads gave three hearty cheers “for the Vicar’s wife” for her kindness in presenting the medals.’
c1905: Fay Davis
c1905: Postcard to Miss E. G. Davis, ‘Avening’, Victoria Road, New Barnet: ‘Best love E. A. S.’
8 February 1908: Millinery and Fancy Drapery – Vacancies for Young Ladies as Apprentices; the business thoroughly taught. – Apply Mr F. Davis, 36 St Peter’s Street, Canterbury
September 1909: Subscriptions for the Sunday School Treat: Collected by Misses E. Saxty and F. Valance – Mrs Marshall 6d, Mrs Bayliss 6d, Mrs Waters 3d, Mr Fox 6d, Mrs Millard 6d, Mrs Gardner 6d, Mr Matthews 6d, Miss Waters 3d, Mrs Marchant 6d, Mrs Long 6d, Mrs Dawkins 6d, Mrs Mayo 2d, Mrs Davis 3d, Mrs Pritchard 6d, Mrs Derrett 6d, Mrs Phillpotts 3d, Mrs Sterry 3d, Mrs Davis 3d, Mr Toomey 6d, Mrs Holmes 3d, Miss F. Valance 3d, Mrs Macdonald 1/-, Mr C. Saxty 1/-, A Friend 6d. Total 10/8
Blenheim Road – Mrs Ireland 1d, Mrs Davis 3d, Mrs Brunsdon 2d, Mr Poole 3d, Mrs Bowker 1d, Mrs Cherrington 1d, Well-wisher 3d, Mrs Brisland 3d, Miss Brown 3d, A Friend 2d, Mr Godwin 2s. Total 2/-
24 December 1909: Postcard to Mrs Davis, Tremar, Ford Hill, Devonport: ‘Dear Mab shall be leaving Paddington by the 11-25 P.M. tomorrow, arriving at Devonport 5.5 everything is in a hurry a fair old driving week love to you all anxious for the time Bert’
31 July 1914: Falmouth Visitors List: Mr and Mrs Potter, Mr and Mrs Schure, Colonel Godfrey, Miss Godfrey, Mr and Mrs Marling, Mr and Mrs Newton, Mr and Mrs Roijoords, Misses Roijaards, Miss Davis, Miss Manville, Mrs Fellheimer, Miss Fellheimer, Mrs Minver, Mr Watson, Miss Theologe, Mr Chambers, Miss Chambers, Mr and Mrs King Clark, Mr and Mrs Lester Clark, Mr and Mrs Frith, Mr and Mrs Brierley, Mr and Mrs Cash, Mr and Mrs Ibbet, Misses Jones;
Falmouth Visitors List: Boscawen Private Hotel: Mr and Mrs G. S. Davis, Miss Dowell, London; Mr Patrick Brown, Miss Brown, Streatham; Miss Evans, Cheltenham; Mr and Mrs Alexander Stephen, Miss Stephen, London; Signor Edoardo Salerni, Rome; Miss M. H. Marris, Birmingham; Mrs L. Cumine, Mr Cumine, Miss Cumine, Sedburgh; Mr W. H. Powell, London; Miss Joce, Miss E. Joce, Mr Owen Joce, Wimbledon; Miss Burbridge, Mrs Gordon, London.
January 1915: Miss Zelinda Davis, soprano, 3 Frognal Parade, Finchley Road (Tel: 5693 Hampstead); H. J. Davis, Esq., M.B., honorary consulting throat surgeon, 8 Portman Street, Portman Square
July 1930: Bootham School, Summer Term 1930: List of Boys: Arthur L. Davis, Tientsin: Middle Schoolroom, bedroom 8, Ford House
Athletics Report: Conditions were verging on the ideal for our Athletics final – it was fine, but rather a gale kept blowing down the field. The track was in perfect condition, thanks due perhaps to the worms at last co-operating with our esteemed groundsman, Mr Carr. Training was curtailed a little owing to an outbreak of mumps, but this apparently had no effect on the runners. R. J. Ingham repeated his last year’s performance by winning the Senior Cup. He is an exceptionally strong runner, and won the Mile, Quarter, and High and Long Jump. O. C. Rowntree was runner up, 3 points behind. E. H. Rowlands won the Junior Cup, with R. L. Sturge, runner up, only one point behind, and it was left to the last race (220 yards) to decide the championship. Bedroom XVI won the trophy with an average of 22 points, and completed the double by winning the team race as well. At the conclusion of the racing Mrs S. K. Brown presented the cups.
Athletic Results 1930: Junior 100 Yards: R. L. Sturge (12 2/5 secs), E. W. Rowlands, A. L. Davis. … Junior High Jump: E. H. Rowlands (4 ft 5¾ in.), A. A. Clark, J. D. Hoyland and A. L. Davis [equal]. … Handic
5 August 1933: Postcard to Miss Ida Davis, 12 Jasmine Grove, Penge: ‘Dear Ida, Am having a great time, the weather is very warm had one wet day last Mon. arrived home like a lot of drowned rats but none the worse for it. It is a lovely spot went this walk the other day have just seen a crowd off this morning & another batch are arriving this afternoon Wm.’
17 May 1945: Next Week’s Calls. National Vaudeville Corporation Ltd: Gateshead, Empire:- “Fig Leaves and Apple Sauce”, Pierre Cordell, Gypsy Romano, Mignon Jarrold, The Three Loonies, The Gordon Norval Girls, Harry Lamont, Jack Edlin, Eddie Davis, “Maxine”.
December 1945: Candidates for membership of the Cyclists’ Touring Club: C. H. Davis, 30 Wessex Avenue, Bristol 7; P. M. Davis, 20 Florence Road, Sanderstead
28 January 1948: A. Davis, first violin, London Philharmonic Orchestra
2 June 1951: Principals in the Chinese play staged by High School pupils – A. Mortimer, Z. Paterson, P. Low, R. Davidson, E. Setten. The performance given last night in the Webster Hall will be repeated.
“Lady Precious Stream” – Courtiers and attendants. Back row: I. Smith, R. Reid, D. Davis, F. Black, I. Grant, D. Brown, K. Ferguson, R. Bowman. Seated: V. McColl, G. Booth, H. Stewart, D. Nairn, K. Forbes.
Prime Minister’s Household: – A. Stewart, K. B. Patterson, J. Sanderson and D. Peters.
12 June 1951: B. M. Davis, soprano, The Alexandra Choir
15 April 1953: County court judgments against Harold Davis, 14 York Road, Stony Stratford, Wolverton; and against Mrs E. A. Davis (trading as Grace Garth), 12 Poole Hill, Bournemouth; and against Mrs Davis, widow, 144 Folkestone Road, Dover; and against George Davis, Forge Cottage, Meare, Glastonbury, car hire driver; and against Lionel Philip Davis, 31 Waincliffe Crescent, Leeds 11
January 1957: Members of the Amateur Fencing Association: D. S. M. Davis; Lieutenant P. J. Davis
1 June 1961: Postcard to Mrs Davis, 67 Montpelier Rise, Wembley: ‘Visited Blarney Castle yesterday Am on a tour of S. Ireland with my sister. Having a lovely time & good weather. Just returned from Killarney this evening. Hope you are all well. Love to all, M.’
29 March 1970: Belle Vue Speedway, Manchester: Belle Vue v. Glasgow, and Player’s No 6 Trophy Races: E. C. Davis, Director
c1990: Tom Davis (T.C.), 5 Trinity Green, Mile End Road, London E1 [Birthday list:] Tom Davis 11 May (and present)
25 March 2009: Stewards signed up for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, season 2009: Juliette Davis