Dr. Thomas Davis of Bradford on Avon
After William Tugwell`s death at the age of just 32, Betty is left with a young family and in 1776 a marriage license exists showing her about to marry Thomas Stephens Esq. at Bradford. But again she is unlucky and he dies before the wedding. Two years later she finds happiness with her Doctor-Thomas Davis and they marry at Holy Trinity in Bradford. A large Marriage settlement has survived at the Archives at Taunton, Somerset. It shows Humphrey Tugwell providing her with a Dowry of 4,000 and details other property she owns.. Two years later they have a daughter who is christened Bridget Hayward Davis after her grandmother. Sadly in 1782 Betty dies leaving her new husband with 5 children to look after. But his life is cut short when he dies three years later. His Will shows his brother Robert and a distant relation of the Hayward's-William Howe of Somerton as trustees. His daughter Bridget receives his estate and is fortunate in living to the age of 77.
TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT DAVIS SURGEON OF WOOLLEY HILL NEAR THIS TOWN WHO DIED MAY THE 3rd 1790 AGED 52 YEARS ALSO OF SUSANNA HIS WIFE WHO DIED JAN 14th 1826 AGED 80 YEARS ALSO OF SUSANNA DAVIS THEIR DAUGHTER WHO DIED Jan 30th 17(?)88 AGED 21 YEARS ALSO OF ROBERT AND THOMAS DAVIS SONS OF THE ABOVE ROBERT AND SUSANNA DAVIS BOTH OF WHOM DIED INFANTS