Stephen DAVIS
(Abt 1772-1846)
Thomas DAVIS
Milicent ("Amelia") LAWRENCE
(Abt 1798-1862)
Rachel DAVIS
(Abt 1831-1870)


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Rachel DAVIS

  • Born: Abt 1831, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England
  • Christened: 30 Jan 1831, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England 1
  • Married: 1854, Newbury district, Berkshire, England 2
  • Buried: 7 Oct 1870, Newtown Road Cemetery, Newbury, Berkshire, England 3

  Research Notes:

In 1851 Rachel Davis (20) of Great Bedwin was with her parents in Farm Lane, Chieveley, Tything of Leckhampstead, Berkshire.

In 1861 Rachel Keep (29) of Grafton Wilts* and husband John Keep (28) of Leckhampstead Berks, lock shuter?, were living in Greenham Berks. Present were children (born in Leckhampstead): Mary Jane† (8), scholar, Willm. (6), scholar

* Rachel spent her early years in Grafton Wilts.
† Mary Jane, shown as aged 8 in 1861 and 19 in 1871, was born before her father John Keep married Rachel Davis in 1854; however, John was single in 1851 and does not appear to have had a previous marriage.


Rachel Keep died aged 37 years (burial record). 3 Actual age closer to 39.

  Marriage Information:

Rachel married John KEEP, son of George KEEP and Elizabeth, in 1854 in the Newbury district, Berkshire, England. (John KEEP was born in 1833 in Leckhampstead, Berkshire, England, christened on 31 Mar 1833 in Chieveley, Berkshire, England and died on 26 Apr 1916 in Newbury, Berkshire, England, aged 83 years.)


1 England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, FHL Film Number 1279361 (Rachel daughter of Thomas Davies & Milicent).

2 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, 1st Quarter, vol. 2c, p. 291.

3 Berkshire Burial Index, transcription by Berkshire Family History Society.

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