June 5, 1803, Folkestone, Kent, England.
March 29, 1849, St. Ives, Huntingdonshire, England.
In 1821, Davis began working as a clerk in a dry goods store in Wandsworth, London.
In January 1822, he joined the Eagle Street Baptist Church. In 1826, he was admitted to the Baptist College at Stepney, London, as a student for the ministry.
About this time, Dr. Belcher began preparing a monthly magazine in manuscript called the Mutual Instructor for the people of his congregation, who were the chief contributors. Davis often wrote for it, and in 1826, contributed his hymn From Every Earthly Pleasure.
Entering the Baptist ministry, Davis was successively pastor in Newport, Isle of Wight (1834–41); Regent Street, Lambeth, London; Eye, Suffolk (1841); and St. Ives, Huntingdonshire (1842–49).