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Category Davies

Stories about my Davies family research from the Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire counties of England

My Eight Great-Grandparents

George Davies George was born in Dilwyn, Herefordshire on 9th Dec 1855. He was a Fruit Hawker, often in trouble with the police. He travelled around Hereford and Worcestershire and Kent, hop-picking and hawking. He and my great grandmother Honora… Continue Reading →

My Four Grandparents

George Alfred Davies George was born 3rd June 1903 in Worcester, England. Raised by his mother, he worked with his family, the O’Shea’s, as a Flower and Fruit Hawker. They were very well known in Worcester. He was known to… Continue Reading →

My Parents

Father – Brian Davies My father was Brian Davies born at Bridge Street, Lancaster in 1934. He was raised in Abbey Home, Staveley, Westmorland and attended Windermere Grammar School. Brian met and subsequently married my mother, Barbara Heppell, in 1957… Continue Reading →

George Davies – Sea-born or Storyteller?

Sticky Post

I certainly had some fun finding out about my great-grandfather George Davies! George first appeared to me aged 46 on the 1901 census. He was living with my great-grandmother, Honora Shea, in Newport Street, in the city of Worcester. George… Continue Reading →

Brian Davies 1934 – 1996 Lancaster to York

I knew that Dad had not had an easy childhood. He had been raised in a children’s home in the Lake District from the age of four. He had told us that his mother had died, and his father had… Continue Reading →

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