John was born between 1844-1848 at Barnstable (sic), Devon, his parents were George Davis and Fanny Jones . See notes at end of biography regarding his birth date.
To date we have not been able to confirm with clarity his arrival in Australia, although his death certificate states he had been in NSW for 49 years, which estimates arrival at 1864. Its probable the 'John Davis', aged 21 that arrived on the "Sir Robert Sale" in 1864 as an Assisted Immigrant is ours. This would place his birth at 1843, the timeline fits, but we can't "prove" it was him.
John Charles Davis marriedZenobia Mundy on 10th October 1876 at St Paul's Church, Tamworth in the presence of John Mundy and Ann Snell. Rhonda and Peggy were able to obtain a copy of the entry at the Church which finally yielded his parents names.
John died on Christmas Day, 25th December 1913 at Denne St, West Tamworth and was buried 27th December 1913 at the Church of England Cemetery, Tamworth, Section B22, Row H5
His estimated birth year has been derived from several sources.
1876 - Marriage Register states age 28 > Born 1848
1895 - Daughter Emily's birth, aged 51 > Born 1844
1913 - Death Transcription states aged 69 > Born 1844
1913 - Headstone states age is 71 (Death cert incorrect?) > 1842
1864 - If it is him on the Robert Sale, age 21 > Born 1843
Relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Peggy Lucas GEDmatch M224633 , Bruce Clark GEDmatch T818088 and Thelma Chant GEDmatch A500563 sharing a total of 612.2 cM over 11 segments.
↑ "Assisted Immigrants", State Records of NSW; Reel 2139, [4/4798]; Reel 2482, [4/4988]
↑ “Marriage for Zanobia Mundy & John Davis,” 1876, Tamworth, 4238, Marriage Transcription, NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages; Copy of Church Register Entry held by Rhonda.
↑ The State of New South Wales, BDM Death Records NSW (online indexes, Department of Justice, ongoing), NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, GPO Box 30, Sydney, NSW, 2001 Australia, Death; NSW; 1913/19089 Tamworth; Transcription provided by Marilyn Rowan, Marbract Services, 6 May 1997; Personal holdings of Rhonda Lucas. John C Davis; father: 69 years mother: Tamworth.
↑ "Tamworth Cemetery Transcriptions", Tamworth Family History Group, Page 86
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John: