David Byron Davies

27th Mar 1765 - 11th Jan 1822


  1. David Byron Davies, son of Rev. Davies of co. Brecon. "Brevet Lieut.-Col. in the army 12/08/1819, 99th Regt. of Foot; purchased New Battle, St David's (?a coffee estate); Grand Master of Royal Sussex Lodge; died at River Head 11 Jan. 1822; bur. at New Battle."

  2. In possession of Eccleston coffee estate in St David in 1807 as guardian of his brother-in-law Thomas Ferrar Lancaster.

  3. Photographs dated 1910 from a series of miniatures of David Byron Davies, Catherine Robertson Lancaster and Thomas Lancaster Davies (identifying their Jamaican background) are included in 'Martin and Inman families: portraits ca. 1850-1910' in the New South Wales Archives. The inscription recorded on the reverse of the portrait of Thomas Lancaster Davies shows that his daughter Decima Davies married Charles Inman of Spital Hall: their son Wilfred Alexander Inman migrated to Australia and married Mary, daughter of Sir James and Lady Isabella Martin. Sir James Martin (1820-1886) was Chief Justice of Australia, with an entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography.


  1. Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 5 p. 38. Married Catherine Robinson [Robertson?] Lancaster, daughter of Thomas Lancaster of Eccleston, 22/12/1795. His daughter married Edward Croasdaile of River Head, St David. His son married Isabella, daughter of George McGowan of Galloway Hill.

  2. Accounts Produce, Jamaica Archives 1B/11/4/38 128-129.

  3. https://archival.sl.nsw.gov.au/Details/archive/110036954, MIN 343; http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/martin-sir-james-4161.

Further Information

[1] name unknown [2] Catherine Robinson Lancaster
With [1]: Elizabeth Dillon Rosina. With [2] Thomas Lancaster (1798-1838)
Soldier then planter

Associated Estates (3)

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
1807 [EA] - → Guardian
1809 [EA] - 11/01/1822 [ED] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (6)

Husband → Wife
Father → Son
Father → Daughter
Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (1)

Brecon, Powys, South Wales, Wales