James Davis

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James Davis, son of James Davis and Cicely Tayer, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England, 4 July 1619.1,2 He died at Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts, 18 July 1694.3,4

James married (1) Elizabeth Eaton, daughter of John Eaton and Anne (…), at Haverhill, 1 December 1648;5,6,7 he married (2) Mary (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), after 1683.3,5,8

Eldest son of his father, James was made his executor and the residuary legatee in his estate. He was made a Freeman in 1666, and took the Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity in 1677.

His will was proved 2 Aug 1694 and is recorded at Salem, Massachusetts. His second wife, Mary had property when they married.9,3

Family 1

Elizabeth Eaton b. 31 Jan 1629/30, d. 21 Jan 1683
  • Hannah Davis3,5 b. 19 Jun 1650, d. 5 Jul 1650
  • Esther Davis5,3 b. 8 Oct 1651
  • Elizabeth Davis5,3 b. 11 Mar 1653/54
  • Ann Davis+5,3 b. 13 Feb 1655/56, d. aft. 1723
  • Sarah Davis5,3 b. 5 Aug 1658
  • James Davis5,3 b. 3 Oct 1660, d. 5 Apr 1708
  • John Davis5,3 b. 30 Jun 1664, d. abt. Oct 1690
  • Daniel Davis5,3 b. 19 Sep 1666, d. Apr 1689
  • Elisha Davis5,3 b. 30 Aug 1670, d. Jan 1738/39
  • Constance Davis5,3 b. 9 Mar 1673/74

Family 2

Mary (…)
This person was last edited on15 Dec 2017


  1. [S922] Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby and Walter G. Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. Portland, Maine: The Southworth Press, 1928-1939, 184-185. CD-ROM reprint, Compendium of New England Pioneers: A Collection of 14 Classic Genealogical Dictionaries of Early New England Settlers (Columbia, Maryland: Archive CD Books USA, 2006), further cited as Noyes, Libby, and Davis, Gen. Dict. of Maine & N. H.
  2. [S8] Mary Lovering Holman, Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury (Concord, New Hampshire: Rumsford Press, 1938), 153-157, further cited as Holman, Pillsbury Ancestry.
  3. [S8] Holman, Pillsbury Ancestry, 1115.
  4. [S7] David W. Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (1897; reprint, Somersworth, New Hampshire: New England History Press, 1981), 125,704, further cited as Hoyt, Families of Salisbury and Amesbury.
  5. [S7] Hoyt, Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, 125.
  6. [S8] Holman, Pillsbury Ancestry, 2:1115.
  7. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 424, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  8. [S1872] Torrey, New England Marriages (2011), 425.
  9. [S7] Hoyt, Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, 147-149.