George Adams Davis

1774 - 1833


Partner with Samuel Boddington (q.v.) from at least 1822: he was succeeded by his nephew Richard Davis.

  1. Baptism of George Adams Davis, son of Thomas Cable Davis and Elizabeth Davis at St Leonard, Eastcheap, 24/04/1774. He was buried at Bunhill Fields 20/04/1833.

  2. Will of George Adams Davis merchant of Mansion House Place proved 06/08/1833. Under the will (made in 1828) he left to his nephew Richard Davis his share in the London Institution and to Richard Davis and his [the testator's] niece Marian Elizabeth Davis he left his books and household items. To his 'brother' Richard Sharp of Park Lane he left his wine cellar and horses and carriage, and £30,000. He left £15,000 in trust for the benefit of his niece Marian Elizabeth Davis, with a further £15,000 to be paid to his nephew Richard Davis on his reaching the age of 24. The residual legatee was Richard Sharp.


  1.,England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, and England and Wales, Non-conformist and Non-parochial registers, 1567-1970 [both accessed 17/07/2015]. Thomas Cable Davis had married Elizabeth Sharp at St Benet Gracechurch & St Leonard Eastcheap 02/02/1769,, England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973 [accessed 17/07/2015].

  2. PROB 11/1820/4. The exact relationship with Richard Sharp has not yet been confirmed, but it seems likely that Elizabeth Sharp who married Thomas Cable Davis in 1769 was Elizabeth nee Adams (1739-1799), widow of Richard Sharp (1737-1765) and mother of Richard 'Conversation' Sharp: the two men would thus have been half-brothers.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
George Adam Davies

Associated Claims (1)

£2,359 2S 0D
Previous owner (not making a claim)

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Name partner
Boddington & Co.
West India merchant  
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Apparently succeeded by his nephew Richard...
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Elected Director in 1830 for ensuing...

Relationships (3)

Business partners
Uncle → Nephew
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Richard Davis appears to have succeeded his uncle George Adams Davis as a partner with Samuel Boddington...
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This is an inferred relationship. George Adams Davis described Richard Sharp as his 'brother' in his will proved in 1833: it seems likely that the Elizabeth Sharp who married Thomas Cable Davis and...