Edward Davey of Hailsham, Gent.
(Abt 1798-1873)


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Harriett Chrismas

Edward Davey of Hailsham, Gent.

  • Born: Abt 1798, Mayfield, Sussex, England
  • Married: 10 May 1831, St. George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, England 1
  • Died: 8 Apr 1873, Peel House, Hailsham, Sussex, England 2 3

  Research Notes:

In February 1857 Edward Davey was present at the marriage of his daughter Ann Davey to William Hampton in Brighton.


Assignment of lease and business for £2621 12s 0d and a life annuity of £400, 5 Mar 1861. 4

Edward Davey the elder of Brighton, butcher, to Edward Davey the younger of Brighton, butcher
1 goodwill, book debts and stock in trade of a butcher's business at Black Lion Street, Brighton
2 31 and 32 Black Lion Street and shop where the business has ben carried out for many years, leased by Robert Williams to Edward Davey the elder for 21 years at £70, 30 Mar 1854
recites: valuation of the stock by Samuel Southerden of Hailsham, appraiser; bond between the parties, £5243 4s 0d, for the payment of the valuation in installments
Witnesses: Francis King, solicitor, Brighton
endorsed: release of the annuity by Edward Davey the elder, 13 Mar 1868


Draft Feoffment to uses for 20, 5 Jun 1862. 5

(a) the Corporation (b) Edward Davey of Peel Cottage, Hailsham, esq. (c) Edward Davey jun. of Brighton, butcher (d) John Henry Campion Coles of Eastbourne, gent
Piece of land formerly waste land in Hailsham, in occ. of Walter Carey
From (a) to (b) to the use of the appointee(s) of (b), then to the use of (b) for life, then to the use of (c) during the life of and in trust for (b), then to the use of (b), his heirs and assigns
Warranty clause
(d) appointed as attorney to deliver seisin


Manor of Heathfield, 14 Aug 1873. 6

Court of Reginald Windsor, Earl De la Warr, Baron Buckhurst. Admission of EDWARD DAVEY of Brighton, butcher, as devisee under the Will date 21 Feb., 1870 of Thomas Crismas, who was devisee of his brother Henry Chrismas under his Will dated 25 June, 1869 to the cottage and premises before described Which premises were conveyed, 12 Oct., 1871, by Edward Davey (father of the said Edwd. Davey) of Hailsham, gent., and Harriet his wife (the customary heiress of the said Thomas Chrismas) to the said Edward Davey the son to prevent the possibility of any question whether the copyhold premises were well devised by the said Thomas Chrismas.


DAVEY.—April 8, at Peel House, Hailsham, Mr. Ed. Davey, in his 76th year.

Eastbourne Chronicle, Saturday, 12 Apr 1873, p. 2


The Will with a Codicil of Edward Davey late of Hailsham in the County of Sussex, Gentleman, who died 8 April 1873 at Hailsham, was proved 30 May at Lewes by Harriett Davey, widow, the relict (during widowhood), Edward Davey of 21 Black-Lion-street Brighton in the said County, Herbert Chrismas Davey of Hailsham, the sons, William Hampton of Heathfield House Hyde Gardens Eastbourne in the said County and John Whitfeld Breton of Saerland in the parish of Hailsham, Gentlemen, the executors. 3

  Marriage Information:

Edward married Harriett Chrismas, daughter of Thomas Chrismas and Ann Blackman, on 10 May 1831 in St. George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey, England. (Harriett Chrismas was christened on 31 Jan 1808 in Heathfield, Sussex, England and died on 8 Aug 1886 in The Mullbrooks, Hailsham, Sussex, England, aged 78 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

Edward Davey of the parish of Brighthelmston in the county of Sussex, a widower, and Harriet Chrismas of this parish, spinster

Married by Licence

Witnesses: Thomas Chrismas, Catherine Keble


1 Southwark St. George the Martyr Parish Registers, Marriages, p. 112, no. 336.

2 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Hailsham district, 2nd Quarter, vol. 2b, p. 51.

3 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995, 1873, p. 28.

4 East Sussex Record Office, ESRO reference: ACC 1099/5/15.

5 Ibid., ESRO reference: PEV 636.

6 Ibid., ESRO reference: SAS/DR 271.

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