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Robert Weston Davis

Robert Weston Davis[1]

Male 1833 - 1834  (~ 0 years)

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  • Name Robert Weston Davis 
    Born Sep 1833  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Jul 1834  Guernsey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1256  Family
    Last Modified 8 May 2012 

    Father William Davis,   b. 8 Aug 1784, Deddington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1876, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Jane Elizabeth Weston,   b. 1795, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1888  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 12 Mar1816  Croughton, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • In a prologue to the transcript of her letter to her brother Robert, we are told that the family went to Guernsey on 20 Aug 1834, and that their son Robert died there. It also implies they emigrated from there to Australia. Note that Robert supposedly died at 10 months so the dates are a little askew here - currently we have his death as July 1834 ie before they got to Guernsey. However people are rarely exact - maybe he was a little more than 10 months, maybe his birth was towards the end of September 1833.
    • Miss Davis and Mr John Davis travelled cabin class on the Camden from London to Sydney in 1836.
      The ship was advertised to leave Gravesend 10th February, picking up passengers at Portsmouth on 18th February. However, the arrivals list states that she left (the Downs) on the 22nd so there was some delay.It arrived at Port Jackson, Sydney on 2nd June.
      The names are not uncommon, but it fits pretty well.
    Canberra Times 20/7/1999
    Canberra Times 20/7/1999
    Davis Family in Australia
    Davis Family in Australia
    The descendants of Jane Elizabeth Weston
    Family ID F381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Personal Knowledge, His mother's letter to Robert, her brother, from Australia on 6 Aug 1860.
      He died in Guernsey, aged 10 months.

    2. [S30] Death & Funeral Notices , William Davis Obituary in Canberra Times.
      gives the year

    3. [S11] Personal Knowledge.
      A typed prologue to her letter to Robert, her brother gives 12 Aug 1818 which would have been after the first child. I looked up Croughton - it is near Brackley.

    4. [S1] Certificate, Marriage.
      Marion Carson has a photocopy.