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Henry M. Davey

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Henry Matthews Davey

1828 Born Colchester, Essex, son of Sarah Davey (b.1791); brother of Sarah, (born 1821), and Charles Davey (born 1825)[1]

1841 Living in Witham, Essex

1851 Possibly a church schoolteacher, living on his own in Longbridge Deverill, Wilts[2]

Went into partnership with his brother Charles Davey as C. M. and H. M. Davey of Colchester

1865 The firm of Davey, Paxman and Davey was founded by James Noah Paxman and the brothers Henry Davey and Charles Davey.

1879 Henry Davey and Charles Davey withdrew from the partnership of Davey, Paxman and Co and retired.[3]

1881 Retired engineer, living in Chelsea, London with his wife Elizabeth Davey 50, daughter Elizabeth 21, sons Horace 13, Herbert 13, Frank 12, Edgar 11, and Bertie 8[4]

1889 Henry Matthews Davey died in London[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 census
  3. The Essex Standard, West Suffolk Gazette, and Eastern Counties' Advertiser, Saturday, October 09, 1886
  4. 1881 census
  5. BMD