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. The Will of Richard 'Conversation' Sharp of Park Lane proved 24/04/1835 supports this.


  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; PROB 11/1846. 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. George Adam Davis was one of 4 children including Thomas Cable Davis Jnr (1773-1809). Thomas Cable Davis Jnr had a son Richard and daughter Marian, making George Adam Davis uncle of Richard Davis.

We are grateful to David Knapman for help in compiling this entry.

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...

Cultural (1)

London Institution...... 
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George Adams Davis left his shareholding in the London Institution to his nephew Richard Davis in his will proved in...

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...

Addresses (1)

Mansion House Place, City of London, Middlesex, London, England