Son of David Davies, Gorwydd, Llanddewi-brefi, Cardiganshire, and his wife Eleanor, daughter of John Price, Rhosybedw, Llanwrda. David Davies was christened at Llanddewi-brefi church, 5 September 1792. Adopting the medical profession he went while still young to London; he served at Hampton, Middlesex, as assistant to one of the physicians to queen Adelaide; later he himself became physician to king William IV and Adelaide. He was knighted by Victoria soon after she ascended the throne. Davies m., on 8th February 1819, Letitia Maria, (not ‘Anne’), daughter of John Williams (‘yr hen Syr,’ 1745/6 - 1818); they had four children — (a) Samuel Price; (b) (Sir) Robert Henry (1824 - 1902), officer in the Indian Civil Service, mainly in the Punjab — from 1871 to 1877 he was governor of that province — he died 23 August 1902; (c) Thomas; and (d) William. He died at Lucca, Italy, 2 May 1865, and was buried at Biarritz.
Published date: 1959
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