Davis, shoemaker

Submitted by edpope on Mon, 23/05/2022 - 18:02

From meeting of Div 23 on 11.12.1793 in Brown Bear, Moorfields the spy George Lynam reported that Davis went to a Serjt at the Tower and made a convert of him & several Soldiers. On 20.12.1793 Home Secretary Evan Nepean wrote to Major General Leake that a shoemaker named Davis of 15 Cannon Street had been spreading sedition to soldiers at the Tower. (Thale p.34). He may have been the same as Peter Davey or Davie who testified at the LCS trial of Lynam 13.6.1793 that he had enquired about Lynam's character from a Mr Crab and then proposed him as a member. Peter Davey was Div 23 delegate to the LCS General Committee on 9.7.1793 one night only and appears first on the list of 98 members of Div 23. I could find nothing about the shoemaker of Cannon Street.