Davison Genealogy

November 17, 2008 at 11:08 pm (people) (, , , , , , )

Here are the facts:

yelloly1In the introduction to A PICTURE HISTORY OF THE GRENVILLE FAMILY OF ROSEDALE HOUSE, by young Mary Yelloly, the mother of Mary’s father is identified as JANE DAVISON. Jane has brothers Nicholas (a surgeon with the Royal Navy; 1733-1811) and Nathaniel (1737-1809; he accompanied Edward Wortley-Montagu abroad). Both of the brothers died in Alnwick, Northumberland. A relative (who published family memoirs) is Florence Horatia Nelson Suckling, named for the family’s connection with Admiral Horatio Nelson.

Now Mary Gosling has a Davison with a Nelson connection: Nelson’s friend and companion Alexander Davison, who married William Gosling’s sister Harriot. Alexander Davison had Northumberland connections as well. I am convinced Alexander Davison, father to the above Alexander, and George Davison of Little-Mill, father of Jane, Nathaniel and Nicholas were related. Just too much coincidence – of name, of locale, of Nelson.

Any help would be appreciated.

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