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William Davis
1617 - 12/9/1683
William Davis was born about 1617 in Carmarthenshire, Wales and died on December 9, 1683 in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 66 years old.

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49 1666 Sir Isaac Newton invents calculus
55 1672 The laws of gravity are defined by Isaac Newton; France invades Rhine as Dutch open dikes to flood Amsterdam to keep it from falling under French rule.
2 1619 The first slaves are transported to America
3 1620 Massachusetts is established on November 9th, when the Mayflower lands at Plymouth Rock (Cape Cod, Massachusetts) with 101 colonists. Squanto, a Native American captured and taken to Britain several years earlier, travels with them and teaches them how to live off the land. On Nov. 11th, the Mayflower Compact is signed by 41 men and establishes the first form of local government.
4 1621 First treaty between colonists and Native Americans is signed by the Plymouth colonist and the Wampanoag. Squanto acts as a translator.
5 1622 Jamestown has spread and settlements now line both banks of the James River from Hampton Roads to the present site of Richmond.
7 1624 New York is established when thirty families of Dutch colonists arrive. Two years later Peter Minuit, one of the colonists, buys Manhattan Island from the Native Americans and names it New Amsterdam.
13 1630 In March, Boston is established when John Winthrop leads 900 Puritans to establish a colony in Massachusetts Bay. He becomes the first governor.
17 1634 Maryland is established as 200 settlers, many of them Catholic, arrive in the lands granted to Roman Catholic Lord Baltimore.
19 1636 In June, Providence and Rhode Island are founded by Roger Williams, after he is banished for new and dangerous opinions.
43 1660 During the 1660's plantation owners change the laws and revoke contracts so that the Africans cannot earn their freedom.
46 1663 The Carolina colonies are established after King Charles II grants the territory to eight loyal supporters.
53 1670 In March, the first permanent settlement in South Carolina is established at Albemarle Point (Charles Town, SC).
64 1681 Pennsylvania is founded after William Penn, a Quaker, receives a Royal charter and land grant from King Charles II.
25 1642 England's Civil Wars begin
30 1647 The Society of Friends founded. Later this group becomes known as Quakers.
31 1648 King Charles I of England is executed
34 1651 England's Civil Wars end
43 1660 Louis XIV of France marries Maria Teresa Infanta of Spain
49 1666 Great Fire of London
53 1670 Hudson Bay Company formed (English)
56 1673 England's Test Act excludes Roman Catholics from holding office

Alice Thorpe
Born about 1620 and died on February 23, 1667
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William Davis
Born in Llanstephan, Wales about 1663 and died in Shrewsbury, New Jersey on April 18, 1745. He was about 82 years old.

Children Of William and Elizabeth: Martha Davis 1688 1782 William Davis 1690 1691 John Davis 1692 1754 Mary Davis 1695 1789 Thomas Davis 1702 1786...
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