Francis Davis

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birthc.1720ADM107/3
First Known Service30.12.1733RNLPC
WifeElizabeth Garr - Married 9.3.1755 - Loughton, Sussex PROB11
Last Known Service18.9.1770RNLPC
Date of Death1770RNLPC
Will Probated29.10.1770, PROB 11/960/418

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
30.12.17331.5.1734Grafton (70), Captain's Servant ADM 107/3/455ADM107/3
2.5.173428.4.1736Namur (90), Ordinary Seaman ADM 107/3/455ADM107/3
29.4.173619.2.1737/38Shoreham (8), Able Seaman ADM 107/3/455ADM107/3
20.2.1737/389.7.1739Chatham (50), Able Seaman ADM 107/3/455ADM107/3
10.7.173925.3.1740Orford (70), Midshipman ADM 107/3/455ADM107/3
26.3.17405.11.1741Chichester (80), Midshipman ADM 107/3/455ADM107/3
5.11.1741 Passed the Lieutenant's Examination ADM 107/3/455RNLPC
1.6.1742 Lieutenant ADM 6/17/17ADM 6/17
1.6.174210.8.1743Marlborough (90), Sixth Lt. & Lt. at Arms ADM 6/17/17
Commission confirmed 4.11.1745
ADM 6/17
16.5.1758 Commander ADM 6/18/513CSORN
16.5.17583.4.1763Otter (14), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/18/513BWAS-1714
8.9.176324.10.1766Savage (8), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/19/536BWAS-1714
26.10.176918.9.1770Pomona (18), Commander and Commanding Officer ADM 6/20/259BWAS-1714


ADM107/3ADM 107/3 1712-1745 Lieutenants' passing certificates.  Archive
RNLPCRoyal Navy Lieutenants' Passing Certificates 1691-1902Bruno PappalardoBook
PROB11England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858 Archive
ADM 6/17ADM 6/17 Commission and Warrant Book 1745 18 Sep.-1751 Apr.  Archive
CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Kerry Collins on Saturday 14th of September 2019 13:25

I have it that Francis Davy's wife was Elizabeth Francis. They married at Topsham 6 Jul 1750, where they baptised their 5 children Richard Francis 5 Sep 1751 (buried 1752) Elizabeth 8 Feb 1753, Mary 27 Jun 1754, Clara 11 Sep 1755 and Francis 29 Sep 1761. The three girls are mentiioned in Elizabeths will proved 10 Nov 1803. The Exeter Flying Post dtd 10 Mar 1803 has a fine description of her funeral "On Friday last were deposited in the parish church of Topsham, the mortal remains of Mrs Elizabeth Davis the widow of Capt Davis of the Royal Navy. Six gentleman inhabitants of the town of Topsham, officers of His Majesty's Navy and Army, attended her funeral as pallbearers. etc.

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