- Born: 1853, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
- Married (1): 10 Oct 1881, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 1
- Married (2): 1894, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2
- Died: 7 Mar 1941, Hawkesbury District Hospital, Windsor, N.S.W., Australia
- Buried: St. Matthews Anglican Cemetery, Windsor, N.S.W., Australia
Another old and respected Windsor resident whose death is widely regretted throughout the district community was Mr. George Davis, who passed away at the Hawkesbury District Hospital on Friday last at the advanced age of 87 years.
One who had spent practically the whole of his life at Windsor, where he was born, deceased was a son of the late Christopher and Mary Davis, and a member of one of the oldest and most generally esteemed f amilies in the Hawkesbury. As a young man he earned his living for a time in the Mudgee district, but later returned to Windsor, where he followed his occupation as a builder until his comparatively recent retirement. Of a genial and friendly disposition, with a reputation for honesty in business dealings, he made a host of local friendships during his long and useful life, and his death has removed from our midst one whose memory shall be long esteemed.
In his passing the Windsor Rifle Club has lost one of its oldest members and most keen supporters, while he took a keen interest also in pigeon breeding, and as a fancier had many trophies to testify to his skill in that direction. In other day's his entries were a regular feature of each Hawkesbury Show, and in later years he had considerable success with flowers, many of his carefully- tended and expensive blooms testifying to his enthusiasm in this direction, his garden display generally at his Macquarie-street home never failing to attract the admiration of passers-by.
The late Mr. Davis was twice married, his first wife being a daughter (Lucy) of the late Mr. and Mrs. Casimir, of Richmond, and of this marriage there survive, one son, George (Windsor) and one daughter, Georgina (Mrs. Spring, Mosman)* . His first wife died in 1882, and subsequently he married Miss Eliza Primrose, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Primrose, of Windsor, who also predeeeased him, some years ago, there being no issue of this marriage. One brother, Thomas (Riverstone) also survives him. 3
* See notes under daughter Georgina.
Will of George Davis, late of Windsor - Retired Builder
I GEORGE DAVIS of Windsor in the State of New South Wales Retired Builder hereby revoke all Wills and Testamentary Dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. I APPOINT WALTER BOXLEY HOLMAN of Windsor Boot Maker (hereinafter called my Trustee) to be sole Executor and Trustee of this my Will. I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH all the property both real and personal and wheresoever situate of which I shall be possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease UNTO my said Trustee UPON TRUST to sell call in and convert into money such part thereof as shall not consist of money and out of the whole proceeds of my estate to pay my just debts Funeral and Testamentary expenses and to complete the concreting of my allotment in St. Matthew's Church of England Cemetery Windsor and to pay any residue of my said estate to MAUD GRACE HOLMAN the wife of the said Walter Boxley Holman for her own absolute use and benefit. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have set my hand to this my Will this Ninth day of February One thousand nine hundred and forty.
SIGNED by the said GEORGE DAVIS (the Testator) as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time and we at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesse;—J. M. ROSS, Solicitor, Windsor - - - J. J. D. PAINE, Solicitor, Windsor.
3rd APRIL 1941—On this date Probate of the last Will and Testament of the abovenamed deceased (dated 9th February 1940) was granted to WALTER BOXLEY HOLMAN the Executor named in the said Will... TESTATOR died on the 7th day of MARCH 1941 - - - ESTATE sworn at the value of £59.11. 7 nett. 6
George married Lucy Mary CASIMIR, daughter of Louis CASIMIR alias SAILLENFAITS and Mary Ann HOLMES, on 10 Oct 1881 in Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia 1. (Lucy Mary CASIMIR was born on 29 May 1858 in Brownlow Hill, Camden, New South Wales, Australia 4, died on 7 May 1882 in Windsor, New South Wales, Australia 5 and was buried in St. Matthews Anglican Cemetery, Windsor, N.S.W., Australia.
George also married Eliza J. PRIMROSE in 1894 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2. (Eliza J. PRIMROSE died on 21 Aug 1932 and was buried in St. Matthews Anglican Cemetery, Windsor, N.S.W., Australia.)