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Basil Henry Davies (Ixion)

Canon (Rev.) Basil Henry Davies (1880-1961)

Well-known writer on motorcycle matters as Ixion. Numerous articles and opinion pieces in The Motor Cycle magazine.

1880 Born in Rochdale the son of Henry Davies, Curate, and his wife Mary A.

1904 On Committee of the Motor Cycling Club

1908 Married in Uxbridge to Frances Helen Hodgkinson

1911 Living at St Sepulchres Vicarage, Royal Terrace, Northampton: Basil Henry Davies (age 31 born Rochdale), Clergy Man. With his wife Frances Helen Davies (age 31 born USA (British subject)) and their daughter Helen Mary Evesham Davies (age 10 months born Northampton). Two servants.[1]

1939 Living at Bexhill, Sussex, a Clerk in Holy Orders. With his wife and son.[2]

1950 Wrote 'Motor Cycle Cavalcade'

1961 March 20th. Died. Of 17a Sterling Road, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth.

Source: Graces Guide