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Thomas Davison, Jr.

Male 1702 - 1751  (48 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Thomas Davison, Jr. was born on 30 Jan 1702 in Preston, New London, CT; was christened on 3 Mar 1702 in First Church, Preston, CT (son of Thomas Davison and Hannah Tracy); died in 1751 in Pomfret, CT.

    Other Events:

    • Immigrated: Horton, NS
    • Alt. Death: 2 Feb 1784, Horton, NS

    Notes:

    Brought his family to Horton, NS.

    Thomas married Lydia Herrick on 31 Aug 1726 in Preston, New London, CT. Lydia (daughter of Stephen Herrick and Elizabeth Trask) was born on 13 Jul 1707 in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Andrew Davison was born on 17 Jun 1727 in Preston, New London, CT; died on 15 Feb 1784 in Horton, Kings, NS.
    2. Zepheniah Davison was born on 5 Mar 1729 in Preston, New London, CT; died on 17 Apr 1793.
    3. Christopher Davison was born on 15 Mar 1731 in Preston, New London, CT; died on 29 Apr 1731.
    4. Christopher Davison was born in 1732; and died.
    5. Daniel Davison was born on 4 Jun 1734 in Preston, New London, CT; and died.
    6. Asa Davison was born on 1 Sep 1736; died on 29 Jan 1831 in Grafton, NY.
    7. Lydia Davison was born on 1 Apr 1739; and died.
    8. Elizabeth Davison was born on 1 Apr 1741; and died.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas Davison was born in 1668 (son of Daniel Davison and Margaret Lowe); died on 2 Dec 1724 in Preston, New London, CT.

    Other Events:

    • Alt. Birth: 1672, Ipswitch, Essex, MA

    Notes:

    Apparently from "Colonial Families of the United States" by Mackenzie, III:144

    From "Davison Family" by A. A. Davison, M. M. Davison-Rockwood, E. A. Davison-Simpson

    "Settled in Preston, Conn., where he owned extensive lands and had numerous
    offices. He was received into full communion of the First Baptist Church in
    Preston, 1669. Thomas was appointed one of the first gathers for 1698;
    appointed surveyor December 20, 1700; surveyor December 8, 1701 and one of the
    collectors; March 16, 1705 one of the persons to gather rates; December 25, 1708
    chosen lister; December 17, 1708 chosen Selectman; December 14, 1719 chosen
    surveyor."

    The DesBrisay museum files in Bridgewater, NS, show his father as Nicholas Davidson "b. 1611 England, settled in Charelstown MA". And his brother "Daniel lived in Ipswitch". "Thomas married Hannah Tracey in 1695"

    Apparently in "History and Genealogy of the Davisson, Davison, Davidson Families", author A. H. Davison says Thomas' father " Daniel is NOT Daniel the son of Nicholas. THAT Daniel b. c. 1650-1"

    Thomas married Hannah Tracy on 28 Nov 1695 in Preston, New London, CT. Hannah (daughter of Lt. Jonathan Tracy and Mary Griswold) was born on 8 Jul 1677 in Preston, New London, CT; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Hannah Tracy was born on 8 Jul 1677 in Preston, New London, CT (daughter of Lt. Jonathan Tracy and Mary Griswold); and died.

    Notes:

    Note from Jim Burrows:

    Hannah's death date is often given as Nov 28, 1695, which is also given as her marriage date. Since her children are born between 1697 and 1715, it would appear that it is actually the marriage date and its use as a death date is a mistake that has been passed from database to database.

    Children:
    1. Jonathan Davison was born on 30 Aug 1697 in Preston, New London, CT; died in 1751.
    2. Margaret Davison was born on 8 Mar 1699 in Preston, New London, CT; was christened on 8 Mar 1699; died on 31 Aug 1727 in Preston, New London, CT.
    3. 1. Thomas Davison, Jr. was born on 30 Jan 1702 in Preston, New London, CT; was christened on 3 Mar 1702 in First Church, Preston, CT; died in 1751 in Pomfret, CT.
    4. Christopher Davison was born on 23 May 1705 in Preston, New London, CT; was christened on 28 Jun 1706; and died.
    5. John Davison was born on 23 May 1708 in Preston, New London, CT; was christened on 10 Jul 1709; died in Sep 1799 in Falmouth, Hants, NS.
    6. Hannah Davison was born on 23 Feb 1711 in Preston, New London, CT; was christened on 13 Apr 1712; and died.
    7. Samuel Davison was born on 8 Oct 1715 in Preston, New London, CT; was christened on 16 Oct 1715; and died.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Daniel Davison was born in 1630 in Scotland; died in 1693 in Wenham, Essex, MA; was buried in 1693 in Wenham, Essex, MA.

    Other Events:

    • Immigrated: America

    Notes:


    Notes from A.H. Davison, author of "History and Genealogy of the Davisson, Davidson, Davidson Families" :

    Daniel is NOT Daniel the son of Nicholas. THAT Daniel b. c. 1650-1

    Daniel was probably a lowland Scot in Cromwell's army transported to America as an indentured servant. He probably came over in about 1651. By 1661 he was a landowner (farm of 110 acres in Ipswich). In 1666 He signs a petition in Ipswich. In 1667 he purchases land from Richard Hubbard and builds a house. Peter and Thomas move to Preston, CT (c. 1694) soon after the death of their father (1693).

    Ipswich V. R. list Daniel and Margaret m. 8 April 1657

    Birth order and DOB conjectural on several children.

    Daniel b. ~1662, William b. ~1664, John b. ~1666 Peter m. 6 Jan 1695-6, Elizabeth m. 23-March 1681-2 Bridget may be Elizabeth. Bridget appears only in will. Elizabeth does not. Daniel Reddington (of Beverly) is son of John & Mary (Gould). Ann Morgan is dau. Joseph Morgan Nicholas Williams is son of John & Martha (Knight)

    William's gravestone is in Hamilton. Says he died 1730 age 66. May have died 1728.

    Daniel was a victim of Cromwellian victories over the Scotch Covenanters 1650-1. Taken prisoner at Dunbar, Scotland 3 Sep. 1650, Worcester, England 3 Sep 1651, or some battle in between. At Dunbar 10,000 prisoners were taken, 5,100 wounded were paroled. About 2000 were transported, 1500 to Ginea and about 200 to New England. Daniel was probably taken at Dunbar and indentured, working 3 days for the master (probably the Hammersmith Iron Works on the Saugus River) and 4 days for himself. Freed when he paid off the price the master paid, about 6-8 yrs.24 Jun 20012:53:18The Falmouth Book shows Daniel as the son of Nicholas and Joan Hedges, but we have since rejected him as the wrong Daniel as he was born in 1650/51 and even the Falmouth book lists his dates as 1630-1693.18 Feb 200112:54:24

    Notes from Toni Ann Mettier Mann:

    "Daniel Davison came out of Scotland in a period of time when few records were made that have survived. Just how or when he entered the Covenanter Army of 1650 may never be known. Neither is it known whether he was made a prisoner at Dunbar, Scotland, 3 September 1650, or at one of the numerous skirmishes, as Cromwell's Army was sacking towns and butchering the people. "

    "The only record that states that the prisoners at Dunbar were transported to Massachusetts Bay Colony is a letter written by Rev. John Cotton to General Cromwell which states that the Scots that were delivered would be taken care of and their yoke would be made easy as possible. The letter stated that there was much sickness among the Scot Prisoners. They would not become slaves, but indentured servants. After 6-8 years they would be given their liberty."

    "Daniel Davison, being an industrious, frugal thinking man, soon found himself able to repay his debts in the short period of six years. He became a farmer and married into a substantial English family. His children, also, were able to marry into the best families. "

    "Daniel was not an educated man to any degree. Records indicates that he did not write. He received a deed to a farm at South Ipswich, near the Wenham line and in the present town of Hamilton, Massachusetts, not very distant from the Lynn Iron Works, where he probably worked as a Scottish prisoner."

    "Daniel Davison, has failed to leave a single word as to his ancestry. His earliest Ipswich record is that of his marriage, recorded on 13 April 1657. His birth date is fixed in 1630 from a court record in 1670 when he gave his age as 'about 40 years'.

    "From the beginning, he showed thrift. On 30 September 1667, the selectmen entered an order "that Daniel Davison have leave to build a house and a little fencing". Today, South Hamilton, Massachusetts is situated largely upon the lands once owned by Daniel Davison."

    More notes from Toni Ann Mettier Mann:

    Wenham Cemetery

    "In 1693 and for a half century thereafter, the Davisons lived in the "Hamlet of Ipswich" which was in a part of Wenham. Here they attended church and school and buried their dead. In the southwest corner of the ancient part of the Wenham Cemetery today is a triangular tract that has no markings of burials. Just outside this area are found the most ancient markers in the cemetery. In this triangle are buried the 57 church members named in Rev. Gerrish's record of those buried since he came 1674-1719. Daniel Davison was number 33 on that list, and a memorial to him and his wife has been erected in the middle of the triangular area, which may have been his resting place. The inscription reads:

    In memory of Daniel Davison, born in Scotland, 1630-1693
    and of his wife, Margaret Low.
    Ancestors of the most numerous family of the name in America.
    Buried 1693 by Rev. Joseph Gerrish.

    Daniel married Margaret Lowe on 13 Apr 1657 in Ipswitch, Essex, MA. Margaret (daughter of Thomas Low and Margaret Todd) was born in 1632 in Ipswitch, Essex, MA; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Margaret Lowe was born in 1632 in Ipswitch, Essex, MA (daughter of Thomas Low and Margaret Todd); and died.
    Children:
    1. John Davison was born in Nov 1657; died in Nov 1657.
    2. Margaret Davison was born on 24 Sep 1658; died in Jul 1666.
    3. Sarah Davison was born on 30 Mar 1660; and died.
    4. Daniel Davison was born in 1662; died in 1704.
    5. William Davison was born about 1664; died on 17 Jan 1730; was buried in 1730 in Hamilton, MA.
    6. Peter Davison was born in 1670; and died.
    7. John Davison was born about 1666; died in Nov 1735.
    8. 2. Thomas Davison was born in 1668; died on 2 Dec 1724 in Preston, New London, CT.
    9. Bridget Davison and died.
    10. Dorcas Davison and died.
    11. Elizabeth Davison and died.

  3. 6.  Lt. Jonathan Tracy was born on 21 Feb 1646 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut (son of Thomas Tracy and Mary); died about 1711 in Preston, New London, CT.

    Other Events:

    • Lived in: Norwich, CT

    Notes:

    From "History of Norwich":

    Jonathan Tracy was the first town clerk of Preston, the first lieutenant,and the first justice of the peace. In an old grave-yard devoted to theTracys, Forbes, and other early inhabitants of Preston, is a roughheadstone, carved with the letters J.T. and the date 1711, which issupposed to point out his grave. The inventory of his estate was takenFeb. 12, 1712.

    From "Hyde Genealogy":

    Jonathan Tracy, the seond son of Lieut. Thomas Tracy (see discrepanciesbelow) and his first wife, m. Mary Griswold, and had nine children. Hewas the ancestor of John Mason Davison, who m. Sarah Simons Walworth ofSaratoga Springs.

    Jonathan married Mary Griswold. Mary (daughter of Lt. Francis Griswold and Mary Tracy) was born on 26 Aug 1656 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut; and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Griswold was born on 26 Aug 1656 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut (daughter of Lt. Francis Griswold and Mary Tracy); and died.
    Children:
    1. 3. Hannah Tracy was born on 8 Jul 1677 in Preston, New London, CT; and died.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Thomas Low was born in 1605 in Polstead, England; was christened in in St.Peters Church, Sudbury, Suffolk, Eng; died on 8 Sep 1677 in Ipswitch, Essex, MA.

    Thomas married Margaret Todd on 22 Jun 1630 in Polstead, Suffolk, England. Margaret (daughter of Ananias Todd and Bridget Thompson) was born on 23 Nov 1597 in Polstead Hall, Suffolk, England; was christened on 23 Nov 1597 in Boxford, Suffolk, England; died on 30 Mar 1680 in Ipswitch, Essex, MA. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 11.  Margaret Todd was born on 23 Nov 1597 in Polstead Hall, Suffolk, England; was christened on 23 Nov 1597 in Boxford, Suffolk, England (daughter of Ananias Todd and Bridget Thompson); died on 30 Mar 1680 in Ipswitch, Essex, MA.
    Children:
    1. 5. Margaret Lowe was born in 1632 in Ipswitch, Essex, MA; and died.

  3. 12.  Thomas Tracy was born in 1610; died on 7 Nov 1685 in Norwich, New London County, CT.

    Notes:

    There is a fair amount of controversy over the ancestry of Lt. Thomas Tracy.

    Thomas married Mary in 1641 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Mary and died. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Mary and died.
    Children:
    1. 6. Lt. Jonathan Tracy was born on 21 Feb 1646 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut; died about 1711 in Preston, New London, CT.

  5. 14.  Lt. Francis Griswold was born on 19 May 1633 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England (son of Edward Griswold and Margaret); died in Oct 1671 in Norwich, Connecticut; was buried in Post-Gager Cemetery, Norwich, Connecticut.

    Other Events:

    • Immigrated: America

    Notes:

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poet, is a descendant

    Francis married Mary Tracy about 1652. Mary (daughter of Stephen Tracy and Tryphosa Lee) was born in 1630 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA; died in in Norwich, Connecticut. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Mary Tracy was born in 1630 in Plymouth, Plymouth, MA (daughter of Stephen Tracy and Tryphosa Lee); died in in Norwich, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Griswold was born on 26 Aug 1656 in Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut; and died.
    2. Lydia Griswold was born in 1663; and died.