Harry Ward Davis

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  • Name Harry Ward Davis  [3
    Registration Between 1 Oct 1860 and 31 Dec 1860  Greenwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Birth Registration 
    • Volume 1d, Page 613
    Born 29 Oct 1860  Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    England 
    Residence 7 Apr 1861  Greenwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    4 Conduit Terrace, Green Lane 
    Census 2 Apr 1871  Plumstead, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    England 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1871  Plumstead, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Scholar 
    Residence 2 Apr 1871  Plumstead, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Winchester, Upper Whitworth Road 
    Occupation 1903  Bowen, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Bank Manager 
    • Herbert (street?)
    Residence 1903  Bowen, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Herbert Street 
    Occupation 1905  Bowen, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Bank Manager 
    • Herbert (Street?)
    Residence 1905  Bowen, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Herbert Street 
    • Herbert (Street?)
    Occupation 1930  Concord, Martin, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Retired 
    Residence 1930  Concord, Martin, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    6 La Mascotte Avenue 
    Died 29 Apr 1930  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
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    Person ID I27222  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2020 

    Father Ebenezer Davis
              b. 3 Jan 1836, Walworth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1904, Southwark, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Mary Jemima Wates
              b. 27 Aug 1835, Woolwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1879, Woolwich, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Registration Between 1 Jul 1859 and 30 Sep 1859  Greenwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Marriage Registration 
    • Volume 1d, Page 872
    Married 26 Aug 1859  Parsons Hill Chapel, Woolwich, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8281  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ann Pettigrew
              b. 25 Dec 1866, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Jun 1932  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1891  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Mildred Boughay Davis
              b. 13 May 1892, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Apr 1961  (Age 68 years)
     2. Enid Mary Davis
              b. 1894, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Dec 1920  (Age 26 years)
     3. Herbert Pettigrew Davis
              b. 4 May 1897
              d. 13 May 1967  (Age 70 years)
     4. Arthur John Davis
              b. 7 Oct 1900, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Dorothy Millicent Davis
              b. 21 May 1907, Bowen, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1943  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F8283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Birth Registration - Between 1 Oct 1860 and 31 Dec 1860 - Greenwich, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Oct 1860 - Greenwich, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - England - 7 Apr 1861 - Greenwich, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 4 Conduit Terrace, Green Lane - 7 Apr 1861 - Greenwich, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - England - 2 Apr 1871 - Plumstead, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Scholar - 2 Apr 1871 - Plumstead, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Winchester, Upper Whitworth Road - 2 Apr 1871 - Plumstead, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Apr 1891 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bank Manager - 1903 - Bowen, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Herbert Street - 1903 - Bowen, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bank Manager - 1905 - Bowen, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Herbert Street - 1905 - Bowen, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Retired - 1930 - Concord, Martin, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 La Mascotte Avenue - 1930 - Concord, Martin, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1930 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 for Harry Ward and Mary Ann Davis (8283)
    Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 for Harry Ward and Mary Ann Davis (8283)
    Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 for Harry Ward and Mary Ann Davis (8283)
    Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 for Harry Ward and Mary Ann Davis (8283)
    Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 for Harry Ward and Mary Ann Davis (8283)
    Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 for Harry Ward and Mary Ann Davis (8283)

  • Notes 
    • From the 1861 England Census for Greenwich, Kent (RG9 Piece 402 Folio 104 Page 19) Harry Ward, 5 months, born Greenwich, Kent, was with his mother Mary Jemima, married, 25, Wife of Stockbroker's Clerk from Woolwich, Kent, at 4 Conduit Terrace, Green Lane, Greenwich, Kent, England. With him were boarder Agnes Rowland, 3, born Kensington, Middlesex, cousin Salome Fisher, 12, Scholar born Walworth, Surrey, and aunt Ruth Wates, 11, Scholar born Woolwich, Kent.

      From the 1871 England Census for Plumstead, Kent (RG10 Piece 790 Folio 25 Page 45) Harry Ward, 10, Scholar born Greenwich, Kent, was with his parents Ebenezer, 35, Mercantile Clerk from Walworth, Surrey, and Mary Jemima, 35, from Woolwich, Kent, at Winchester, Upper Whitworth Road, Plumstead, Kent, England. With him were his siblings Joseph Garibaldi, 8, Scholar born Abbey Ward, Kent, Percy Wates, 5, Scholar born Plumstead, Kent, Rebecca Sarah, 2, born Plumstead, Kent, and Helen Winifred, 9 months, born Plumstead, Kent. Also present was servant Martha Sell, 18, General Servant from Clavering, Essex.



      From The Wates Family Saga

      m. Mary Ann Pettigrew, da. William (M.L.C.) and Amelia Pettigrew. 5 Chn.

      In 1875, commenced work as a boy writer at the Royal Woolwich Arsenal, firstly at the laboratory and then at the gun factories. Developed a muscular trouble in an arm, it was decided that he tried a change of climate in Australia. He liked the idea of a long sea voyage, so sailed from the West India Docks, London 18.7.1878 in the barque "Corinth" and arrived at Brisbane, Queensland on 29.11.1878. He commenced work as a clerk in the saw mills of William Pettigrew with whom he was living as a guest and whose wife Amelia was the widow of Joseph Ward Davis. Amelia's maiden name was Boughay. Joseph Ward Davis was an older bro. of Ebeneza Davis, both being sons of Richard Davis and Elizabeth, nee Ward.

      Harry worked at the Brisbane branch of New South Wales Bank from 24.10.1881. After his marriage he was promoted to manager of the branch at Bowen N. Queensland, staying there until 1907, when he became manager of Taree on Manning River Branch New South Wales. He developed a type of muscular paralysis which gradually got worse so he retired in 1917 to reside at Concord, Sydney.

      He was a staunch churchman. A Baptist in early life, a Presbyterian after his marriage. He and his wife always worked for the church and all worthwhile civic affairs. Was a Sunday School Superintendent and Elder in Bowen.

      In Brisbane was prominent in rowing circles and vice-captain of the Commercial Rowing Club and was keen on swimming. He held a commission in the Brisbane Volunteer Rifles, was a very good shot and captain of the clubs at Bowen and Taree. He was President of the Board of Manning River District Hospital for many years. He was interested in literature and very well read, loved the outdoors and was of a cheerful disposition, enjoying humour and music, and played the flute. He endured his long terminal illness with fortitude.

      Mary Ann Davis, 25.12.1866, Brisbane - d. 28.6.1932 (66), da. of William Pettigrew and Amelia Pettigrew. William Pettigrew was the son of Robert Pettigrew, Farmer, and was born at Burton, Ayre on 26.8.1825, his mother was formerly Mary McWhinnie. William was by profession a surveyor, and went to Brisbane in 1846. Subsequently engaged in timber milling and built up a large Organisation comprising timber, getting his own ships for transporting the logs, distribution etc. He was elected to the Brisbane City Council, and was appointed to the Legislative Council of Queensland (both in those years honorary positions). At the height of his career he was a very wealthy man, but after his Brisbane mill and timber yeards were twice washed away by floods of a size previously unknown, and burnt out on a third occasion, he was not in a financial position to again commence operations and he retired. An elder in the Presbyterian Church and an ardent worker for Brisbane in particular, and Queensland in general. Spent the last few years of his life with his daughter Mary at Bowen and died there in 1906.

      Mary Ann was a cheerful and amiable woman who took very good care of her family and also worked for community and church affairs. In her young days was a proficient horsewoman and rode in the "side-saddle" manner then usual. She had a gift of being able to instil confidence into horses and dogs and it was an education to see her soothe an animal in pain or fear. She played the piano well and also had a pleasing singing voice.

  • Reference  The Williams Family Tree. "Harry Ward Davis". The Williams Family Tree. https://williamsfamilytree.co.uk/tree/getperson.php?personID=I27222&tree=wft (accessed November 28, 2020).

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