I am a bit stuck with a Christopher Davies/Davies/Davie etc of St Buryan. There are a few Christophers around but I have a reference to
Alice d/o Christopher Davies of St Buryan married John Harvey/Hervei Their daughter Elizabeth married William Davies "jnr" of Tredrea in 1709 in St Levan.
I need to find out more about this Christopher Davies, who does NOT appear to eb the right age to be the son of Richard Davies and Jane Noye but judging by the later marriages and the conenctions to St Buryan may well be a cousin of some sort.
Thanks CT, I did find a reference online that seemed to be fairly well written from a Harvey researcher and a book, but a bit like the Ustick material a lot seems to come from unsourced IGI refs and unfortunately I have no possibility of visiting the Cornwall record office too find these wills I need.
Nevertheless the name Christopher seems to be one that is "popular" in the Davie(s) family. The St Buryan branches are problematic however because of the gaps- we get people appearing at baptisms and then disappearing again!
As one brickwall falls another bugger puts one up!!!!!!!!!!!!
There was a Christopher Davies in St Buryan who was the youngest son of Mrs. Julian/Gillian Davies who, as a widow with 5 children, later married Joseph Noy. He was the youngest son of William Noy & Sarah Yorke and eventually William's heir. He was a fishmonger in London and amassed a lot of property around St Buryan. Joseph & Julian had no surviving children so the 5 Davies children inherited his estate. Julian makes no mention in her will of 1681 of a daughter named Alice nor of any Harvey grandchildren.
Christopher would have been born around the 1640's and is mentioned in Hester Noy's will of 1701 as having a wife named Mary, however it's hard to see that Alice could have been his daughter unless he was older than we thought. We don't yet know the name of Julian's first husband but it's very likely he had a brother named Christopher and he could have been the father of Alice.
Last Edit: Nov 5, 2018 1:41:37 GMT -5 by petitpois