Anthony Davis

1795 - 2nd Jan 1862

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Jamaican slave-owner moving to Britain by 1837, awarded compensation as owner of Sherwood Forest, Molyne's, The Pinnacle and Norfolk estates in Jamaica and as receiver in several other claims for the island. Seven of his nine awards initially had counterclaims lodged by the London merchants Stewart and Westmoreland.

  1. Married to Eliza Forster Haworth, daughter of Eliza Haworth (q.v.) who was in turn great-niece of Thomas Foster (owner of Lancaster, Elim, Bogue and Two Miles Wood estates in St Elizabeth, Jamaica, who died c. 1770.) Registered as a voter in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, in 1838. Not found in the census of 1851 where his wife Eliza Davis, age 50, is living alone in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire. In the census of 1861 at Misbourne House, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, age 66, Magistrate, born Jamaica, with his wife Eliza, daughters Florence age 26 born Jamaica and Ruby age 23 born Chalfont St Giles.

  2. Will of Anthony Davis of Misbourne House Chalfont St Giles Buckinghamshire who died 02/01/1862 proved 06/02/1862 by Eliza Davis the widow, effects under £200.

  3. Anthony Davis of Misbourne House Bucks many years a magistrate of the county and formerly of Jamaica died January 1862 aged 66.

  4. Sturge and Harvey described Anthony Davis in the context of evidence of brutality on Molyne's as residing in England (and owning Molyne's and Spencer's Pen) during their examination of Apprenticeship in 1837.

Sources

T71/915 Manchester claim no. 461 (Sherwood Forest), St T71/865 Andrew claim no. 507 (Molyne's), T71/852 St Catherine claim no. 627 (The Pinnacle); T71/870 St Elizabeth claim no. 31 (Norfolk).

  1. See separate entry for Eliza Haworth née Foster. Ancestry.com, UK, Poll Books and Electoral Registers, 1538-1893 [database online]. 1851 census online. 1861 census online.

  2. National Probate Calendar.

  3. Times 11/01/1862 p. 1.

  4. Joseph Sturge and Thomas Harvey, The West Indies in 1837 (London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1838) pp. 334-343 (no sign of Spencer's Pen has been found in the slave compensation records).


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Eliza Forster Haworth
Children
Florence (1835-), Ruby (1838-)
Wealth at death
£200

Associated Claims (9)

£461 18S 11D
Awardee (Trustee)
£532 3S 2D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,628 3S 4D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£23 17S 6.25D
Awardee
£983 6S 11D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£630 18S 2D
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£6,724 7S 9D
Awardee (Receiver)
£129 18S 1D
Awardee (Receiver)
£1,396 8S 4D
Awardee (Receiver)

Associated Estates (17)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1826 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Receiver
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Receiver
1829 [EA] - → Attorney
1839 [EA] - → Receiver
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Trustee and Executor
1823 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Attorney
1826 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - → Agent
1825 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - → Executor
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Executor
1820 [EA] - → Attorney

Legacies Summary

Historical (1)

BooksAuthor?
The West... 1832 
notes →
A proslavery and shockingly racist...

Political (1)

Local Government
 
office →

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Relationships (3)

Step-son → Step-father
Son → Father
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law

Addresses (2)

Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England
Misbourne House, Amersham Road, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, Central England, England