Dolar DAVIS[1]

Male Abt 1599 - 1673  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Dolar DAVIS  [2
    Born Abt 1599  of East Farleigh, Kent, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1634  came to America Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1 He was in Cambridge, MA in 1634, Duxbury in 1635, Barnstable in 1643 &  [6
    Freeman and Landowner 4 Jun 1635  Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    owned land in Cambridge, Duxbury, Barnstable, and Concord 
    Misc 1643  Barnstable, Able to bear arms Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Source 1 Dolor Davis, by Horace Davis, 1881 pgs 1-32 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Source 2 FTM CD181, Dolor Davis, pg 954 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Source 3 Hist Of Princeton pages 74-85 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Source 4 Myfl Source Rec, FTM CD171 var. pgs. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Source 5 Davis & Fifty Allied Families of NE, 1956 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Unknown family letter =source. was Capt. Davis, said to be gr. gfather to Isaac Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    _FSFTID M684-VPN 
    Died 12 Jun 1673  Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 19 Jun 1673  Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I5902  YOUNG, Richard Perry
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 

    Family 1 Margery WILLARD,   b. 6 Nov 1602, Horsmonden, Kent, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1667, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1624  Parish Church, East Farleigh, Kent, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 07:43:00 
    Family ID F2351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Johanna HULL,   b. Abt 1620, Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1683, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1668  of , , Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 07:58:00 
    Family ID F7490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      (1) Contribution by Reed Stanley Hall [which had been deleted by careless merging]:

      BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: There is no known verifiable evidence as to the birth data and names of parents for this Dolor or Dolar Davis. In the 1614 Will of James Clarke of East Fairleigh, Kent, England, "Dolar Davis, my servant," is bequeathed a house and land lying in the parish of Marden (occupied by one Terrye). He immigrated into the the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634, with Cambridge, MA as his first place of residence. On Aug. 4, 1634, he was granted land upon the west side of the Charles River (next to grant to brother-in-law, Simon Willard).

      On Apr. 17, 1635, "Margaret Davies," aged 32, along with "Jo Davis (9), Marie Davies (4), and Elizabeth Davies (2)," were enrolled in London for passage to New England on the ship Elizabeth. Dolor Davis sold his property in Cambridge and moved to Duxbury, MA by 1638. He received two grants of land in Duxbury in 1640. In 1641, he went on the bond of George Willard, his brother-in-law, signing as a "Planter of Scituate," although apparently he and his sons were carpenters. On Mar. 1, 1641/2, he was on a jury in Plymouth, MA, and in 1643 he was on a list of inhabitants of Barnstable, MA able to bear arms. He was admitted as a freeman in 1646. On Aug. 27, 1648, Dolor Davis and his wife were dismissed from the church at Duxbury and joined the one at Barnstable, MA on Cape Cod. In Barnstable he was surveyor of highways in 1652 and constable in 1654.

      The Davis family moved to Concord, MA in 1655 with the Roger Chandler group. He apparently returned to Barnstable in 1666, where he remarried in 1671. His estate was probated in Barnstable on 19 June 1673. SOURCES: See biographical sketches in "The GreatMigration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635," by Robert Charles Anderson et al (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001), Vol. 2, 292-297, and "LYBERTIE," by H. Vernon Hall (SLC, UT, 1975), pages 116-120

      (2)

      Dolor Davis was born 1593, in Benneford, Northhampton, England. He married Margery Willard daughter of Richard Willard of Horsemonden, yeomen in Parish church, East Farleigh, Kent, England March 29th, 1624. Margery was baptized at Horsemonden, November 7th 1602 and died before 1667. Margery's brother Simon would become a lifelong friend of Dolor Davis. Other than being a carpenter and Master Builder nothing is known of him until he sailed to America and landed in Boston in May 1634. He quickly bought 25 acres (10 ha) of land on the west side of the river in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 4,1635. [1][about where Harvard College is today] On April 17, 1628, his wife and three children embarked from London for New England, arrived on the Elizabeth, and they decided to live in Cambridge. On June 4, 1635, Davis bought a lot of half a rood for a home, which was located on what is now the corner of Winthrop and Dunster streets.[2] However, Davis and his friend Willard decided not to stay in Cambridge, like many of the settlers during the years of 1635-1636. In August 1635, Davis and Willard sold their land in Cambridge to Richard Girling. [2] is a member of the Duxbury Church in 1640 as well.[3] Duxbery: Dolor Davis moved to Duxbury, August 5, 1638-39, was admitted freemen, and was granted land there in 1640. During the year of 1640, Davis was granted 50 acres (20 ha) and land for his cows to graze. He became a member of the Duxbury Church in 1640 as well.[4] Dolor and his wife were dismissed from the Duxbury church to the Barnstable church, August 27th 1648. He only stayed here for 3 years before he moved to Barnstable. Barnstable:In 1643, Davis moved again, this time to Barnstable. He and his sons appeared on a list of men in Barnstable between "16 to 60 years of age to bear arms".[5] In June 1645, he was sworn in as a member of the Grand Inquest of Plymouth Colony. He also tried to become a freeman, and a year later he became a freeman of Barnstable.[6] In 1652, Dolor Davis was chosen as a surveyor of highways in Barnstable. In 1654, he was then chosen to become the constable of Barnstable.[7] He continued to live in Barnstable and practice his trade as a carpenter until he left for Concord in 1655. In 1666 Dollar returned to Barnstable From Concord and remained in Barnstable till he died during June of 1673. Dolor's will, dated September 13th 1672, was proved July 2, 1673. Dolor mentions his sons Simon and Samuel as already having their portions; his son John and son in law Lewis, with Mary, Lewis's wife; daughter Ruth Hall. Concord:In 1656 Dolor left Plymouth Colony and returned to Concord Concord, Massachusetts, his home for the next 11 years. He bought 150 acres (61 ha) of land, with a house in an assortment of different parcels, from Roger Draper of Concord.[8] This property soon became Davis's homestead in Concord. He also met up with his friend Simon Willard while he lived in Concord. In 1659, he was recorded as one of the landowners in Concord. Sometime during his stay in Concord, his wife Margery died. Alone, he left Concord in 1666 to go back to Barnstable. Amos Otis wrote Of Dolar Davis," Perhaps of all the families which came to New England not one can be selected more deserving of our esteem and unqualified approbation than that of Dolar Davis. AS a man he was honest, industrious, and prudent; as a Christian tolerant and exact in the performance of his religious duties; as a neighbor kind, obliging, and ever ready to help those who needed his assistance; and as a father and the head of his family he was constantly solicitous for the welfare of all its members,cultivating those kindly feelings and amenities of life which render life delightful."
          ---  on FamilySearch  13 May 2016
    • (Research):!DEATH: Listed as Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts on IGI Film 184790

  • Sources 
    1. [S130] Ancestral File (TM)., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints., (Repository: data as of 2 January 1996), From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996. (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S130] Ancestral File (TM)., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints., (Repository: data as of 2 January 1996), From Ancestral File (TM), data as of 2 January 1996. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3] FamilySearch (TM) International Genealogical Index v5.0, Intellectual Reserve, Inc., (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints http://www.familysearch.org) (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S112] FamilySearch Extraction Program, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 14 Mar 2017), entry for Dolar Davis, person ID M684-VPN. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S112] FamilySearch Extraction Program, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 19 Apr 2012), entry for Dolar or Kent Davis, person ID LZ2M-F8J. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S22] FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org)), accessed 2 Mar 2013), entry for Dolar or Kent Davis, person ID LZZD-7T6. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S15] International Genealogical Index(IGI) v5.0, Ordinance Record, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Intellectual Reserve, Inc., FamilySearch (TM); http://www.familysearch.org) (Reliability: 2).