|About The DAVY/SNODDON/SOUTHERN Family Tree
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The first member of the Davy family likely emmigrated from Britain to the Thirteen colonies early in the 1600's. Thomas Davy, the first documented member of the family in North America, was born somewhere in the colonies in 1670. This branch of the Davy family is descended from his son Peter, born in 1724. Peter lived on the Mohawk River near the location of Little Falls, N.Y. He was a United Empire Loyalist who fought on the side of the British during the American Revolutionary War. After the war he immigrated to Upper Canada and is buried in Bath (formerly Ernestown), Ontario. William and Alice Southern were born in Nottingham, England. William's father, Charles, is listed as a butcher on William's birth certificate, but eventually he owned a profitable coal delivery business. Unfortunately,Charles Southern's fondness for the horses led to his losing the business when William was a young man. William joined the militia as a member of the South Notts Hussars at the age of sixteen. At age 18 he went to South Africa to fight in the Boer War but was invalided back home with malaria after a year and two months. He remained with the South Notts Hussars for another nine years. Alice Flora Wilson, William's wife, left school at age thirteen to work in a lace factory. She saved her money to purchase a sewing machine after which, she supplemented her living as a dressmaker. William and Alice married in 1907 and immigrated to Canada in April 1910. The patriarch of the Snoddon family in Canada, William Snoddon, and his wife, Ann, are thought to have come to Canada from York England in the mid 1830s. Ann Snoddon's maiden name has come to us from various sources as Boland, Bolen, Bobland, Boleyne or Roldan. A Snoddon cousin has told us of a story passed on to him telling of the Snoddons as boarder reivers or raiders in England. I believe this translates as cattle thieves...most surely some other Snoddon family!