- There is no trace of a Margaret Davison living around Seaham in 1829.
- However, in the 1851 census there is a Margaret Davision, born 1829/30 in Wallsend, living at Dene Street, Seaham Harbour.
- Marriage records show that William Fairles Davison married a Margaret Penlington in the Easington district, which includes Seaham, in 1849.
- Margaret Penlington was christened at St Peter's, Wallsend, on 24 January 1830.
Taking all of that into account, it seems possible, perhaps even probable, that the jug was given to Margaret on her 21st birthday in 1850. William Davison is recorded as being a dock pilot born in Monkwearmouth in 1826. Aged 24 in 1850, he would have worked as a seaman, going out to meet incoming ships and navigating them into the harbour.
So perhaps neither William nor Margaret had much interest in the poetry of Byron. For them, the untitled image would have been of young William standing on the shore. At this stage in their relationship, the other transfers on the jug, regarding the sailor's life, and young children playing, would also have had personal poignancy.