Charles Davy was born at Norwich, the son of Charles Davy of Ipswich, and died at Onehouse in Suffolk on 8 April 1797. He entered Caius College, Cambridge as a sizar, receiving his BA in 1742 and his MA in 1748. He also studied music, probably with Benjamin Stillingfleet. He was ordained deacon in 1744 and priest in 1747. He seems to have worked for some time as a private tutor before being appointed rector of Topcroft in Norfolk in 1764. From there he went to the rectory of Benacre, Suffolk, in 1766; ten years later, he became rector of Onehouse, where he remained until his death.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.