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Edward Davis, Bristol/West harp tree/Clutton/Somerset
« on: Saturday 27 September 14 11:08 BST (UK) »
i am looking for more information of my great grandfather x3 Edward Davis. The only record I have for him is his marriage certificate. It does not list his age but "of age" he was working as a miller at the time and was said to be living in west Harptree and was a widow. His fatherís name was also Edward and he was listed as a sawyer. The marriage is listed as the 10th and 11th of august 1843 at st John the Baptist church, Bristol. He married Matilda Gough; her fatherís name was Samuel.

I cannot find Edward on any census record and by the next census he is missing and assumed dead. . Matilda had a child Alfred Thomas Davis on 24th June 1844, living in upper Easton, Bristol. The most intriguing of the information I have since discovered though Alfred was christened at st Marys west Harptree, on 8th July 1844 and was also christened in temple, bristol on 1st June 1845 both have the same birth date so we can rule out the childs death and subsequent naming of the next child with the same name (please see attached.

I would like to know when Edward died and if any more information about Edwards previous marriage/life and death and of Edward senior.


Thank you for your time

Ben Davis

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Re: Edward Davis, Bristol/West harp tree/Clutton/Somerset
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 15 October 14 04:52 BST (UK) »
Hi there

Not sure if this is much help but here goes.

Found a death for Edward Davis in 1847 in Bristol on free BDM. Jul - aug - sept volume 11 page 118, ok now how I came to this conclusion?......

I found Matilda living with her mum and son in Bristol in the 1851 census which I am figuring you have. Will post so others can see what I am on about  ;)

1851 England Census - living in the village of Upper Easten
Elizabeth Gough, head 66, employs 22? breem? sorry can't read it properly b. spool? maybe Lpool short for Liverpool?
Elizabeth Owen, 41 dau  b. Bristol
Matilda Davis, 36 dau  b. Bristol
Alfred Davis, 6 grandson  b. West harp tree
Class H0107  /    Piece 1953    /  Folio 317 /   page 19

I then searched for her and saw a marriage in 1848 for her

Has Matilda Davis and underneath Matilda Gough age 34 and father Samuel Gough married William Baynton Wyatt aged 28, on 20 July 1848 in Bristol. His fathers name is Richard Wyatt.

What do you think?

Sorry have not found his dad Edward you were looking for but will keep scouting about for you.

Hope it helps some

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