Rev. Thomas Davis


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Christiana Maria Hobbes

Rev. Thomas Davis

  • Born: 15 Feb 1804, Worcester, Worcestershire, England
  • Marriage: Christiana Maria Hobbes on 10 Dec 1839 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
  • Died: 11 Nov 1887, Heslington, Yorkshire, England at age 83

  General Notes:

Thomas Davis was a Church of England clergyman and hymn writer.

The son of the Rev. Richard Francis Davis DD (ca. 1767\endash 1844), by his marriage to Sarah Stable, Davis was born at Worcester, where his father had been Rector since 1795, and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford, graduating Bachelor of Arts in 1832. He later proceeded Master of Arts. In 1833 Davis was ordained a priest and became his father's curate at Worcester, and in 1840 he was appointed Vicar of Roundhay near Leeds in Yorkshire.

On 10 December 1839 Davis married Christiana Maria Hobbes, a daughter of Robert Hobbes, deceased, at Stratford-upon-Avon, and between 1843 and 1851 they had six children, Christiana, Arthur Sladen, Henry Champney, Mary Sarah, Harriet Albina, and Emily Judith. Davis died on 11 November 1887 at Heslington, Yorkshire, aged eighty-three, while his widow survived him until 1899.

Davis's daughter Harriet Albina (1850\endash 1892) married Francis Martineau Lupton of Leeds, whose daughter Olive Christiana Lupton (1881\endash 1936) was the grandmother of Michael Francis Middleton, father of Kate and Pippa Middleton.

Thomas married Christiana Maria Hobbes, daughter of Robert Hobbes and Elizabeth Ashford, on 10 Dec 1839 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. (Christiana Maria Hobbes was born in 1810 and died in 1899.)

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