-Lny Coy said, I have been for many many years trying to find the Davis (Davies) family from Alverstoke. Thomas Davis married Catherine Flemming on 12 Aug 1822 Alverstoke,
Hampshire - these were Church of England records. They had two children John - christened 16 July 1826 at Alverstoke and Charlotte christened 4 November 1827.
Thomas, his wife Catherine and their two children John and Charlotte and also a nephew John Davis sailed on the ship 'Parmelia' to the Swan River Colony of Western Australia leaving England in Feb
1829 and reaching here 1st June 1829. The Parmelia was the first ship carrying the free settlers to Western Australia. Charlotte Davis was reputed to be the first white female to set foot on the shores
of the Swan River Colony. We have many memorials to her here in Western Australia.
Charlotte is my gt gt gt gt grandmother - I have been researching the Davis line for many years but have never had any success finding the parents and family of Thomas Davis and Catherine Flem(m)ing.
Thomas Davis was the Government Blacksmith in the Swan River Colony and it is believed he might have worked in the Naval Dockyards at Portsmouth.
If you can give me any assistance I would be most grateful or could perhaps point me in the direction of a researcher who would be able to assist.
It is Western Australia's 175th Anniversary of Foundation this year - I am the Convenor of the Swan River Pioneers and we are holding many celebrations to honour these pioneers who braved their lives
to establish a Colony here in Western Australia.
This family now has thousands of descendants here from Charlotte Davis, her brother John had no children. Nephew John Davis sadly drowned at the aged of 18 where a whaling boat
on which he was crew overturned and the crew were lost.