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David Davy, Junior (1837-1903) of Davy Brothers.

1837 Born in Sheffield, son of David Davy, Senior

1881 David Davy 43, mechanical engineer, living in Ecclesall Bierlow, with Fanny Davy 31, Edith Davy 9, George A.H. Davy 7, Evelyn Davy 5, Helena Davy 2, Mary E. Davy 6mo[1]

1903 Died


1903 Obituary [2]

DAVID DAVY was born in Sheffield on 8th October 1837, and was the son of the late Mr. David Davy, of the firm of Davy Brothers, Sheffield.

He was educated in Sheffield, with the intention of becoming a mechanical engineer, and turned his attention specially to colliery and iron undertakings, in which he was largely interested as chairman of the Manvers Main Colliery Co., Hickleton Main Colliery Co., the Midland Iron Co., and as a director of Messrs. Brown, Bayleys, and the Netherseal Colliery Co.

He was a great lover of art and its application to Sheffield industries, and was one of the principal supporters of the Sheffield School of Art, being President in 1895.

He took no part in municipal affairs, but was a member of the Ecclesall Board of Guardians.

His death took place from typhoid fever at his residence at Parkhead, Sheffield, on 19th April 1903, at the age of sixty-five.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1873.


1903 Obituary [3]

DAVID DAVY died on April 19, 1903, at the age of sixty-five years, after a short illness which developed into typhoid fever. He was the son of the late Mr. David Davy of the firm of Davy Brothers, Sheffield, and was educated locally as a mechanical engineer.

He was largely interested in colliery enterprise and ironworks, and filled the positions of chairman of the Manvers Main Colliery Company, Hickleton Main Colliery Company, the Midland Iron Company, and director of Brown, Bayley's, Limited, and of the Netherseal Colliery Company. While attending closely to his various enterprises, he was a great lover of art and devoted much attention to the application of artistic principles to Sheffield industries.

In 1895 he filled the office of President of the School of Art, when he delivered an address on "The Practical Side of Artistic Study," in which he strongly counselled the cultivation of the sciences and of the industrial arts. He took no part in municipal life, but as a member of the Ecclesall Board of Guardians, and of other charitable institutions, he rendered excellent services.

He was elected a member of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1883.


1903 Obituary [4][5]

"...Mr. David Davy, the well known Sheffield engineer and manufacturer, at the ago of sixty five years. Mr. Davy was only a short time ill , but the illness developed into typhoid fever, with complications.

Mr. Davy was the son of the late Mr. David Davy, of the firm of Davy Brothers, Sheffield, and was educated locally as a mechanical engineer, turning his attention specially to colliery and iron undertakings, in which he was very largely interested as chairman of the Manvers Main Colliery Company, Hickleton Main Colliery Company, the Midland Iron Company, and a director of Brown, Bayleys Limited..."[More].


1903 Obituary [6]



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