GENERATION 12

GENERATION 11

JAMES DAVIS, Sr.
born:about-1588     Marlborough, ENG
marr:06-11-1618     Thornbury, ENG      
died:01-29-1678/79Haverhill, MA
father:JOHN DAVIS
mother:AGNES SAMON
 
CICELY THAYER
bapt:05-01-1600     Thornbury, ENG      
marr:06-11-1618     Thornbury, ENG
died:05-28-1673     Haverhill, MA
father:JOHN THAYER
mother:JOAN LAWRENCE



Biography

JAMES DAVIS was made a freeman in Newbury, Essex, MA, Mar. 4, 1634/35 and lived in Hampton, Rockingham, NH, in 1639, before settling in Haverhill, Essex, MA, in 1640. He was one of the original 12 settlers. JAMES, along with his brother, Thomas, was one of the first five selectmen, chosen in 1646. He was awarded 20 acres of "accommodation" land in 1667, as was his son, JAMES DAVIS, Jr. His will was dated Mar. 17, 1675/76, with a codicil dated July 22, 1678.

He married CICELY THAYER, June 11, 1618 in Thornbury, Gloucester, England. She was baptized May 1, 1600 in Thornbury, and died May 28, 1673 in Haverhill. The marriage is recorded in the records of St. Mary Parish, "James Davisse to Sysley Tayer, at Gloucester."

The genealogical research on CICELY was in error for many years because her name was misread as "Evelyn" in the will of her father. Her name was actually spelled "Cicelye" in her father's will and was spelled "Sicely Tayer" on the baptismal records in England.
 


Children

  born marr died
JAMES DAVIS
  wife ELIZABETH EATON
07-04-1619     
                 
                 
12-01-1648
07-18-1694     
01-21-1683     
John
  wife Jane Peasley
01-28-1620/21
 
 
12-10-1646
07-18-1694     
07-18-1694     
Sarah 12-24-1623                         
Judith
  husband Samuel Gile
         -1625     
01-19-1613     
 
09-01-1647
05-    -1667     
02-21-1683     
Ephraim
  wife Mary Johnson
 
 
 
12-31-1659
09-28-1679     
04-04-1679     
Samuel
  wife Deborah Barnes
11-26-1640     
04-01-1646     
 
12-17-1663
09-10-1696     
01-14-1718/19
Sarah
  husband John Page
 
07-11-1641     
 
06-18-1663
06-07-1714     
06-27-1714     


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