Monkhouse Davison

Deceased Person

1713 – 1793


Who was Monkhouse Davison?

Monkhouse Davison was the senior partner in one of the leading grocers in 18th century London, Davison Newman and Co., that imported a wide range of produce including tea, coffee, sugar and spices. The company is probably best known today for the disposal of chests of its tea in the Boston Tea Party. Products branded with the company name are still being sold, over 360 years after its foundation.

Monkhouse was born to wealthy parents Isaac and Jane Davison of Cowdall Hall in Newtown, on the outskirts of Carlisle, Cumbria. The name "Monkhouse" came from his mother's maiden name. Her family lived five miles away in Dalston, Cumbria.

He had six siblings. John, who was born 13 years earlier in 1700, Jane in 1702, Isaac in 1703, Jacob in 1705, Thomas in 1716 and Mary in 1720. We know that Thomas also worked in the Davison Newman business until he died. The cost of his lavish funeral is recorded in detail.

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Carlisle, Cumbria
  • United Kingdom
Lived in
  • Carlisle, Cumbria
May 12, 1793
Fenchurch Street

on July 23, 2013


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