The Davis Family

Annie Frances Victoria Davis

Birth: 3 June 1904, in Mell, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland
Annie Frances Victoria was born on Third June 1904 in Mell, the daughter of Richard Burleigh Davis, draper of Mell, and Lucy S. V. Davis formerly Porter.

Father: Richard Burleigh Davis

Mother: Lucy Susana Victoria (Porter) Davis

Census:
1911: 30 North Road, Westgate, Drogheda, county Louth

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George Burleigh Vicars Davis

Birth: 11 May 1907, in Mell, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland
George Burleigh Vicars was born on Eleventh May 1907 in Mell, the daughter of Richard Burleigh Davis, draper of Mell, and Lucy Susanna Victoria Davis formerly Porter.

Father: Richard Burleigh Davis

Mother: Lucy Susana Victoria (Porter) Davis

Census & Addresses:
1911: 30 North Road, Westgate, Drogheda, county Louth
1961: North Road, Drogheda, county Louth   (death record of father)

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Richard Burleigh Davis

Birth: 20 January 1870, at Beahane's Cottage, St Mary's, Drogheda, county Meath, Ireland
Richard Burleigh was born on Twentieth January 1870 at Beahane's Cottage, the son of Richard Burleigh Davis, woolen draper of Beahane's Cottage, and Sarah Davis formerly Sidford.

Father: Richard Burleigh Davis

Mother: Sarah Anne (Sidford) Davis

Married: Lucy Susana Victoria Porter on 8 September 1903 at Beabeg, Drogheda, county Meath, Ireland
Richard Burleigh Davis (Junior) is recorded as bachelor, of full age, the son of Richard Burleigh Davis, draper. The groom is a draper, resident at 6 & 7 West Street, Drogheda. Lucy Susannah Victoria Porter is recorded as a spinster, of full age, the daughter of George Porter, merchant and farmer. She is resident at Beabeg, Drogheda. The marriage was witnessed by Albert James Jeffers and Selina Henrietta Porter.

Children: Occupation: Draper
In this description of the Davis family's store in Drogheda, the Richard Burleigh Davis referred to would be this Richard's father.
Dublin, Cork, and south of Ireland: a literary, commercial, and social review p123 (Stratten & Stratten (1892)
      A. DAVIS & CO.,
Dress and Mantle Makers, Milliners, Merchant Tailors, Outfitters, Hatters, Ready-made Clothiers, House Furnishers, 6 and 7, West Street, Drogheda. 

  COMMERCIAL enterprise in this thriving centre of activity is well represented by the fine establishment conducted by Messrs. A. DAVIS & Co., Outfitters, Hatters, Ready-made Clothiers and Merchant Tailors &c., which firm combines one of the most prominent trading undertakings in Drogheda.  The name of Davis has for over 100 years been connected with the trade of this City.  The history of the firm takes us back to a period seventy years ago, when the business was established by the late Mrs. Davis under this title, the present representative of the family being Mr. Richard Burleigh Davis, who continues the trade under the style so long associated with the concern.  The premises occupied by the firm are situated at 6 and 7, West Street, and comprise a lofty and handsome building with noble plate-glass frontage, which is devoted to the display of a varied assortment of goods suitable for ladies' and gentlemen's dress; also house furnishing, carpets, and a great variety of general outfitting and ready-made tailoring; and offers for inspection a splendid display of goods in the various departments.  These include ready-made clothing of all descriptions for boys', youths', and men's wear; hats, scarfs, shirts, braces, hosiery, and umbrellas.  The firm also combine house furnishing, and they show in their large plate-glass windows wicker and bamboo work in all kinds of useful and ornamental household requisites; as also all the newest styles: gents' outfitting, Manchester goods, woollens, flannels, hosiery and gloves, umbrellas and walking sticks, travelling rugs and Gladstone bags, trunks and portmanteaus, and every description of outfitting for the traveller by sea or land.  Special attention is directed by Messrs. DAVIS to their bespoke tailoring department, in which they show a splendid selection of the best qualities of West of England coatings, vestings, and trouserings; Irish and Scotch Tweed suitings, Friezes, etc.; overcoatings, livery and hunting cloths, sound and durable of texture, and extensive in variety.  A first-class cutter is employed for this important branch of the trade, ensuring the most unqualified satisfaction in fit, style, and make of every garment supplied by the firm.  Between forty and fifty hands are employed in the business, and some eighty to a hundred workers, under the personal supervision of the principal, whose thoroughly practical knowledge of every branch of the trade is an ample guarantee for the highest efficiency in the management of this deservedly successful undertaking.  They are noted for the superiority of the cut and finish of their ladies' dresses, which is carried on under the scientific cutting now so popular, and their mantle and millinery departments also merit the public confidence which their extensive business proves they have secured.

Death: 20 December 1961, at North Road, Drogheda, county Louth, Ireland, aged 91. The cause of death is listed as aspiration pneumonia, a result of bulbar paralysis.

Census & Addresses:
1911: 30 North Road, Westgate, Drogheda, county Louth
1940: Boyne View, North Road, Drogheda, county Louth   (death record of wife Lucy)

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