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Loyalist Directory: Peter Davy (Davies, Davis)

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Surname : Davy (Davies, Davis)
Given name : Peter
Rank : Private
Where Resettled : Bath, Ernestown Township, Upper Canada
Status as Loyalist : Proven
Proof of Loyalty :  
Notes (Expunged, Suspended, Reinstated) :  
Regiment : 2nd Battalion, Kings Royal Rangers of New York
Enlistment Date : 1781
Date & Place of Birth : 31 May 1724, Schenectady, New York USA
Settled before war : Mohawk River Valley near Little Falls New York USA
Date & Place of Death : 9 July 1790, Bath, Ernestown Lexington & Addington Co. Ont. Canada
Place of Burial : Bath Ontario Canada
Wife Name : Anna Maria Saltsman b. 1718d.1795 m. 1753. parents George Saltsman & Magaret Klein
Children : Davy, Peter m. Spohn, Elizabeth
Davy, John m. Huffnail, Sophia
Davy, Elizabeth m. Baker, Frederick
Davy unnamed
Biography : PETER DAVY was born on 31 May 1724 in Schenectady, New York, USA. His parents were Thomas Davy and Catrin Klein and he was baptized 31 May 1724 in the Reformed Dutch Stone Arabia Lutheran Church, Schenectady, New York, USA. He married ANNA MARIA SALTSMAN, daughter of George Saltsman and Margaret Klein.

He lived in the Mohawk River near where Little Falls, New York is located. During the Revolutionary war he and most of his sons fought in the British army and after the war was ended they immigrated to Upper Canada and were known as United Empire Loyalist. Peter Davy was a private in the 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rangers of New York and a Loyalist.

In his petition for additional lands, 16 June 1790, Peter Davy identified himself as late a private in the 2nd Battalion Royal Yorkers' (KRRNY). Although he was not included in the muster roll of disbanded soldiers settled in Ernestown 7 Oct 1784, Peter drew 500 acres for himself and his family consisting of a wife and seven children and by 1790 had made a good improvement on the land. He died on 09 Jul 1790 in Bath, Ernestown, Lennox Addington, Ontario, Canada.
Proven Descendants : Bicentennial 2005.05.09; Hamilton 2013.01.12 (Barry Alan Baker); Assiniboine 2018.06.22 (Ivan Chester Forsyth);
Military Info :  
Loyalist Genealogy : Davy, Peter Loyalist
=>Davy Elizabeth m. Baker Frederick
==>Baker, Henry
===>Baker, Thomas Sinclair
====>Baker, Thomas Sinclair Austin Cubaleer
=====>Baker, Thomas Frederick
======>Baker, Edward Alan
=======> Baker, Barry Alan

UE certificate application by Barry Baker.
Family History :  
Family Genealogy :  
Sources : Information provided by Barry Baker.
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