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Davis, William (1767–1843)

Died, on the morning of the 17th inst., Mr. William Davis, of Church Hill, aged 78 years. Mr. Davis was, perhaps, the last surviving victim of those involved in the political commotions of 1798. He was exiled from Ireland to this Colony without even the "formality of a trial." The Irish Government had afterwards to procure a "Bill of Indemnity" for such "Illegal Proceedings." Mr. Davis was an honest man, in the strictest sense of the word. He died possessed of considerable property; he has left one house to the Sisters of Charity; the rest of his houses and lands are left to his relatives, with the exception of two town allotments, which are bequeathed for religious purposes. He has been always attached to his religion, and prepared for his last end in a very edifying manner.

In consequence of being a "Trustee" of the Church, his remains will be attended from the Cathedral to the grave, according to the "ceremonial" prescribed in such cases.—May he rest in peace. Amen.

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'Davis, William (1767–1843)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/davis-william-14483/text25585, accessed 21 November 2019.

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