And the former adviser to Mr Davis, Stewart Jackson, claimed there was a "plan" to curtail the role of the Brexit department and that Downing Street had blocked his reappointment under new Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab.
Chief worldwide correspondent Phil Williams reports from London.
The Government went on to explain that it held Brexit discussions with senior officials from the UK Government yesterday afternoon, as the two Governments continue to work closely together going forward.
The political uncertainty now surrounding the United Kingdom as well as US President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to the country may be just what Gold needs to break out of its recent trading range.
Mr Johnson's exit was announced by Downing Street moments before Mrs May faced the House of Commons to set out details of her plans.
The Johnson resignation was unnecessary - even Davis commented that Brexit was not essential to Johnson's portfolio - but he was likely more interested in jumping on the Brexit resignation bandwagon to see if there was a political opportunity to seize the premiership he has coveted for so long.
As May attempts to unify her party behind her proposals, commentators said Trump meeting Johnson would suggest backing for his view that May's plans would inhibit Britain's ability to forge new free trade deals.
Andrew Bridgen became the first Conservative MP to publicly confirm he had sent a letter calling for a vote of confidence in the prime minister, it was reported. What is most disturbing, he said, is that the unacceptable plan laid out by May is the country's "opening bid".
"Now is the time to rally behind the Prime Minister and give her our full and total support".
"Being tied to European Union regulations and the European Union tying our hands when seeking to make new trade agreements will be the worst of all worlds", wrote the Mansfield MP, who voted remain in a constituency where more than 70 per cent of voters opted to leave. "We negotiate with the negotiators", he said.
"But the Chequers agreement is just one side of a negotiating position".
Mrs May was speaking amid speculation over further possible resignations of Leave-backing Tories, following the loss of three ministers, two party vice-chairs and two parliamentary aides over the course of 48 hours.
And Tory MPs in the Black Country and Staffordshire have leaped to her defence over the controversial Brexit deal, which has angered many of those in the pro-Leave camp. "We will do this in a way which will be a smooth and orderly Brexit".
"Time for Michael Gove to decide".
But the leader of the Scottish Conservatives Ruth Davidson said Mrs May was "correct to accept the Foreign Secretary's resignation".
One take is that Davis leaving clears the way for a softer Brexit and that might be the right call but something has been brewing before this latest whipsaw.
When asked directly if Trump would meet Johnson, U.S. Ambassador in London Woody Johnson told BBC Radio: "I'm not sure".
In a letter, May told Johnson she was a "little surprised" to receive his resignation letter following productive Brexit talks on Friday.
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