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William Henry Davison                       1867-1945
William Henry was born on 22 September 1867, the son of Richard Davison and Sarah Jane Thompson, at The Cottages, Seaham Harbour, County Durham. He married Dorothy Coates on 20 August 1887. He died in 1945.

Dorothy Coates                                     1866-1941
Dorothy was born about 1866, the daughter of George Coates.
I have identified the following children:
 
William Henry and Dorothy Davison
William Henry and Dorothy Davison
George Born 28 Nov 1887   Ryhope, County Durham Married Isabella Harwood
Sarah Jane Born abt 1890   Ryhope, County Durham
Hannah Born abt 1891   New Herrington
Dorothy Ann Born 8 Jul 1894   Ryhope Married Daniel Taylor Cox
Isabella Born abt 1896   Ryhope
Mary Ellen Born abt 1901   Ryhope, County Durham Married Frank Kenney
Elizabeth Born 30 Aug 1903   Ryhope, County Durham Married George Pearson
Richard Born abt 1907   Dawdon, County Durham Married Louise Caruthers
Joseph Born 29 Nov 1910   Dawdon, County Durham Married Elizabeth Jane Lewis Britton
Birth of Parents
William Henry Davison b: 22 Sep 1867   Cottages, Seaham, County Durham
son of Richard Davison, and Sarah Jane Davison, formerly Thompson
Dorothy Coates Born abt 1866
daughter of George Coates, Miner

Marriage
20 Aug 1887
William Henry Davison
Dorothy Coates
Sunderland, Hendon
Father: Richard Davison, Coal Miner
Father: George Coates, Miner

Children
George Davison b: 28 Nov 1887  c: 15 Feb 1888        St. Paul's, Ryhope, County Durham
son of William Henry Davison and Dorothy Coates, 13 Lamb St., Ryhope
Sarah Jane Davison b: abt 1890  c: 5 Mar 1890        St. Paul's, Ryhope, County Durham
daughter of William Henry Davison and Dorothy Coates, 9 Bell St., Ryhope

1891 Census RG12-4114 6 April 1891 Newbottle , County Durham
Low Pottery Yard
William H. Davison
Dorothy (Wife)
George
Sarah Jane
Age 23
Age 23
Age 3
Age 1
Coal Miner Seaham Harbour
Sunnybrow
Ryhope
Ryhope
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
22 Sep 1867
abt 1866
28 Nov 1887
abt 1890

Hannah Davison b: abt 1891           New Herrington, County Durham
daughter of William Henry Davison and Dorothy Coates
Dorothy Ann Davison b: 8 Jul 1894           Ryhope, County Durham
daughter of William Henry Davison and Dorothy Coates
Isabella Davison b: abt 1896           Ryhope, County Durham
daughter of William Henry Davison and Dorothy Coates

1901 Census RG13-4717 1 April 1901 Ryhope, County Durham
113 Railway Street (Age difficult to read due to strikeouts)
William H. Davison
Dorothy (Wife)
George
Sarah J.
Hannah
Dorothy A.
Isabella
Age 33
Age 33
Age 13
Age 11
Age 9
Age 7
Age 4
Coalminer  
Stone Picker
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Seaham Harbor
Sunnybrow
Ryhope Colliery
Ryhope Colliery
New Herrington
Ryhope Colliery
Ryhope Colliery
22 Sep 1867
abt 1866
28 Nov 1887
abt 1890
abt 1891
abt 1893
abt 1896

Mary Ellen Davison b: abt 1901           Ryhope, County Durham
daughter of William Henry Davison and Dorothy Coates, Ryhope
Elizabeth Davison b: 30 Aug 1903  c: 3 Aug 1904        St. Paul's, Ryhope, County Durham
daughter of William Henry Davison and Dorothy Coates, Ryhope
Richard Davison b: abt 1907             Easington, County Durham                    1907 4Q Easington 10a 461
son of William Henry Davison and Dorothy Coates, 13 Stavordale St., Dawdon
Joseph Davison b: 29 Nov 1910             Easington, County Durham                    1910 4Q Easington 10a 501
son of William Henry Davison and Dorothy Coates, 13 Stavordale St., Dawdon

1911 Census RG14-xxxx 3 April 1911 Seaham Harbour, County Durham
18 Stavordale Street
William Davison
Dorothy (Wife)
George
Dorothy Ann
Isabella
Mary Ellen
Elizabeth
Richard
Joseph
Richard (Father)
Sarah (Mother)
Age 43
Age 43
Age 23
Age 16
Age 14
Age 11
Age 8
Age 3
Age 4 Mon
Age 64
Age 60
Coalminer
Coalminer



Coalminer Retired
Seaham Harbor
Seaham Harbor
Ryhope
Ryhope
Ryhope
Ryhope
Ryhope
Easington
Easington
South Shields
Sunderland
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
22 Sep 1867
abt 1866
28 Nov 1887
abt 1893
abt 1896
abt 1901
abt 1904
abt 1907
29 Nov 1910
abt 1846
23 Oct 1851



A group of villagers of Ryhope. Richard on the right, son William Henry on the left.
Photos courtesy of Mr. Rod Cox, a descendent of William Henry Davison.

Richard retired from Harton Colliery.

Death
Dorothy (Coates) Davison Died 14 Dec 1941, Age 74,                  1941 4Q Uxbridge 3a 141
at 3 Sabina Flats, Yiewsley, Middlesex

Death
William Henry Davison Died 17 Feb 1945
at 3 Goundry Ave., Ryhope, Buried in Ryhope Cemetery


SPECIAL THANKS  to Dr. Alfred Gerald Davison, Enghavevej, Denmark, a descendant of William Henry Davison (1867-1945) for the details and the photograph of William Henry and Dorothy Davison provided above.