I have a John Davitt in my tree. My grandmother was Mary Davitt,born Ramsbottom,Lancashire 1876. died 1958 in Blackburn. She had brothers John b.1871,Thomas b.1869,Michael b.1866, David b.1864,William b.1874 and sisters Winifrd b ?, Annie b.1862. Their parents were; Michael Davitt b.1844 Ireland, Bridget ? b.about 1842 Ireland. I can't find any Davitts in Ramsbottom today so their descendants must live somewhere.Hopefully you may be one ???? Do you have any family stories about where the family may have lived..religion...jobs etc ??? There have been stories in our family that we were related to THEE Michael Davitt(Haslingden) but I have no real links yet. I haven't been able to find great granfathers death yet but only the other day one of my brothers mentioned that as a child he was told one of the family was burried outside the catholic part of the graveyard because of his 'activities'...??? Great Grandma is burried in the Magee grave in Blackburn but no sign of great granddad. If nothing else works out it is always good to be in touch with people who may be distantly related.
All the best in your searches.
Mike Magee(Davitt,Savage,Reilly) Blackburn, Lancashire, England.