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David Davy, Senior

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David Davy (c1807-1865)

c.1807 Born in Keighley, one of 3 Davy brothers who formed Davy Brothers

1851 Steam engine manufacturer and iron and brass founder, living in Sheffield, age 44, with Mary Ann Davy 39, Eliza Davy 20, Matilda Davy 17, Alfred Davy, engine fitter, 16, David Davy 13, Abraham Davy 11, Mary Ann Davy 9, Charles Davy 4, Fanny Ellen Davy 2[1]

1861 Engineer (Machinist) of Sheffield[2]

1861 On the death of Joseph Davy, the partnership between him, David Davy and Dennis Davy, as Davy Brothers, was dissolved; the business was then continued by David Davy[3]

1865 Died in Sheffield

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1861 census
  3. The London Gazette, 12 February 1861