John Davis

John Davis (abt. 1550 - 1605)

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John Davis aka Davys
Born about in Sandridge, Devon, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Stoke Gabriel, Devon, Englandmap
Died in off Malay peninsulamap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Oct 2010
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Categories: Persons of National Historic Significance | Explorers.

Biography

John was a navigator and explorer, discoverer of Davis Strait and the Falkland Islands, compiler of first Sailing Directions for the East Indies.

He married Faith Fulford in 1582.[1] Together they had four children baptised at Stoke Gabriel.

  • Gilbert, bap. 27 Mar 1583[2]
  • Arthur, bap. 16 Feb 1585[3]
  • John, bap. 19 Jul 1587[4]
  • Phillipp, bap. 09 Feb 1588[5]

Sources

  1. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2H7-HMQ : 10 February 2018), John Davys and Fayth Fulford, 28 Sep 1582; citing Stoke Gabriel,Devon,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 917,534.
  2. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWFF-G88 : 11 February 2018, Gylbert Davis, 27 Mar 1583); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 917,534.
  3. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5HP-K4S : 11 February 2018, Arthure Daves, 16 Feb 1585); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 917,534.
  4. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3XD-342 : 11 February 2018, John Daves, 19 Jul 1587); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 917,534.
  5. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NBQ4-VXF : 11 February 2018, Phillipp Davis, 09 Feb 1588); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 917,534.


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