Davy, William an English divine, was born about 1743. He studied at the Exeter Free Grammar-school; graduated from college, and became curate at Lustleigh; was presented to the living of Winkleigh, Devon. and died June 13, 1826. He published System of Divinity (Exeter, 1785, 6 volumes, 12mo; 1825, 2 volumes, 8vo; 1827, 3 volumes, 8vo: Lustleigh, 1796-1807, 26 volumes, 8vo). See (Lond.) Annual Register, 1826, page 258; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.