Robert Davis

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Robert Davis, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born say 1620.1 He died at Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, 9 April 1693.2

Robert married Ann (…), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), before 1645.3,1

Robert left a will dated 14 April 1699, and proved 29 Jun 1693 making bequests to:
wife Ann all my household goods of Iron and brass and pewter and all wooden ware and Linnen and Beding except it be ye bed that my son Joseph Lyieth on which I…bequeath to him with ye Beding belonging to it
my son Joseph Davis my Land that I bought of ye Indians lying in ye Comon field.
…son Josiah Davis and do also confirm to him a parcel of land and swamp within ye Comon field fence nere about two acres butting on Samuel Cobs Land on ye North side and on James Gorehams Land that was on ye east side and butting westerly against my Improved Land and a parcel of Land that his house Stands up on of four Rod Squear lying on ye back side of his hose and easter end faceing to ye highway not to come westerly above half a Rod of ye west end of his house with what he formerly had.
son Joseph Davis all ye Rest of my Lands and ye housing Standing up on it …he paying to his mother twenty shillings a year in Corne at Currant prise if shee hath need of it and his mother to have ye use of ye dwell9ing house during her Natural Life.
…confirm to Daughter Deborah Geere what she hath alredy had
…confirm to my two Daughters Sarah and marcy what they have alredy had
…son Andrew Daves five shillings in currant pay
…Daughter mary five shillings in currant pay
…Daughter Hannah Dexter ten Shillings in currant pay
…Son Robert Davis five shillings in currant pay
after my Jusst Debts be paid I do give all my Stock of Cattel and Swine to my wife and Son Joseph to be equally devided between them two Except my Sheep them I …bequeath to my wife
Loving wife Ann and my Son Joseph Davis to be my executors

Signed by mark with James and John Gorham witnesses

His inventory was taken 29 June 1693 by James Gorham and Jabez Lumburt and totaled £75 13s. Of this, the only real estate was his house and land, £30.4


Ann (…) b. say 1625, d. bef. 1 Apr 1701
  • Deborah Davis+3,5 b. Jan 1645, d. Jan 1736
  • Mary Davis5 b. May 1648
  • Andrew Davis5 b. May 1650
  • John Davis5 b. 1 Mar 1652
  • Robert Davis5 b. Aug 1654
  • Josiah Davis5 b. Sep 1656, d. bef. 5 Oct 1710
  • Hannah Davis5 b. Sep 1658
  • Joseph Davis2 b. aft. 1660, d. 10 Aug 1735
  • Mercy Davis2 b. aft. 1660, d. aft. 27 Mar 1710
  • Sarah Davis5 b. Oct 1660, d. aft. 20 Nov 1721
This person was last edited on19 Oct 2021


  1. [S1330] Estimated from birth date of first child (1645).
  2. [S2443] George Ernest Bowman, "Abstracts of Barnstable County, Mass., Probate Records [a continuing series]," Mayflower Descendant 18 (1916): 134-138, at 138, further cited as "Abstracts of Barnstable Probate Records."
  3. [S330] Walter Geer, The Geer Genealogy: A Historical Record of George and Thomas Geer and Their Descendants in the United States from 1623 to 1923 (New York, New York: Brentano's, 1923), 297, further cited as Geer, Geer Genealogy.
  4. [S2443] Bowman, "Abstracts of Barnstable Probate Records," 137-138.
  5. [S2442] David Hamblen, "The First Settlers of Barnstable, MA.," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2 (Jan 1848): 64-67,, at 66, further cited as Hamblen, "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register."