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William Griffin Davis

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1841 Born[1] in Liverpool son of John Griffin Davis and Betty Davis[2]

1851 John Giffen Davies 45, clerk and bookseller, lived in Crewe with Elizabeth Davies 44, John Davies 17, mechanical apprentice, Hary Davies 15, mechanical apprentice, William Davies 9, Richard Davies 7, Robert Davies 5, Elizabeth Davies 2[3]

1866 An engineer of Tipton, married Florence Backler in Camberwell; his father was John Griffin Davis[4]

1868 William Griffin Davis and John Davis, of Toll End, Staffs, chain makers, was subject to a deed of anssignment by the Court of Bankruptcy[5]

c.1870 Published "A History of Diving" with notes by Frederick William Heinke and Davis[6]

1872 Elected associate of the Inst of Civil Engineers

1872 An engineer, widower, married Laura Louisa Potter in Lewisham; his father had died[7]

1876 Business address: Philpot Lane, London EC

1881 William G. Davis 39, civil engineer, widower, lived in Portsea with his brother-in-law, and William G.P. Davis 8[8]

1886 Died in Southwark[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. BMD
  3. 1851 census
  4. Parish records
  5. London Gazette 5 February 1869
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  7. Parish records
  8. 1881 census
  9. BMD
  • Civil engineer lists