William Davies F.G.S.


1814 Born at Holywell, Flintshire.
1843 Entered Geology Department of British Museum. Worked at Mineralogy and Fossil Vertebrates.
Described and catalogued mammalian remains from Thames Valley Brick-earth collected by himself and Sir Antonio Brady.
1846 Joined Survey 1st April as a Fossil Collector. According to staff register W. Davies joined Survey April 1st, 1846, as Fossil Collector. No further particulars.
1873 Awarded first Murchison Medal.
1875 Made Assistant at Museum, In 1880 promoted to 1st Class.
1880 – 1887 Assisted in removal of collections to Cromwell Road.
1887 Retired.
1891 Died February 13th.

Biographies and Obituaries

1891 Obituary - William Davies, F.G.S. (1814-1891). Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 8 p.144. 1891
1891 Obituary - The palaeontological work of the late William Davies, F.G.S. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 8 p.190-192. 1891
1891 Geikie, A. Obituary - William Davies. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 47 p.56. 1891
1891 List of Publications: Geological Magazine (1891) p. 191.