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Davenport 1

Davenport of Davenport /Damport of Damport, Davenport of Henbury, Davenport of Welthrough
Da28 =30 =31. Ormus (Orm) it is likely that he or his son was indeed born c 1104,
?Da27 =29 =30 ?Gilbert probably was the father of
Various web sites report that Ormus was born about 1104. However, BLG1886 (Davenport of Davenport) and other web sites report that Ormus was living in the time of William the Conqueror (who d. 1087). Noting that Gilbert de Venables, shown below as father-in-law of Ormus's grandson Thomas, was grandson of another Gilbert de Venables who is known to have come to England at the time of the Conquest, or that either (or both) he or his son Gilbert married late in life, or that a generation has been missed out here. Since Gilbert de Venables eldest brother was born in 1046 and presuming his other half siblings were born before him he could have born in 1050, which would make him 16 at the time of the Conquest making it possible to have taken part in it.
Some sources identify Ormus as 'of Davenport' but others suggest that it was his son Richard who obtained Davenport from the Venables family, presumably consequent to his marriage. The Davenport family's original seat was in Astbury, near Congleton in Cheshire, and family origins can be traced back to one Ormus de Davenport at the time of the Norman Conquest. He was given the Manor of Davenport from the Venables of Kinderton, the original Norman feudal Lords.
Da26 =28 =29 Richard de Davenport of Davenport b c 1130 In 1166 Ormus' son Richard became the chief forester of Leek and Macclesfield. Later the family acquired the hereditary status of Magistrate Sergeants of the Forest of Macclesfield.
m. (c1165) Amabil de Venables (dau of Gilbert de Venables of Kinderton)
Da25 =26 =27 Thomas de Davenport b c 1166
Da24 =26 =27 Richard de Davenport omitted by some sites b c 1185
Da23 =25 =26 Vivian de Davenport of Chester omitted by some sites b about 1215 Some web sites show this Vivian as son of the Richard who married Amabil de Venables, ie. missing out the above 2 generations. If the dates are to be believed, always a moot issue, we suspect that there was at least 1 generation in-between.
m Beatrix de Hulme dau of Bertrand de Hulme
Da22 =24 =25 Roger de Davenport b about 1260 d c 1297
m Mary Salemon dau of Robert Salemon or Salmon
Da21 =23 =24 Sir Thomas de Davenport of Davenport b about 1290 d c 1320 Several web sites show Sir Thomas as having married twice but there is inconsistency with the attribution of the children to those wives.
m1 1287 Agnes de Macclesfield dau of Thomas de Macclesfield
Da20 =22 =23 Sir John de Davenport of Davenport b c 1310
m. Margery de Brereton (dau of Ralph de Brereton by Ann de Huntingdon. This does not correspond with the Brereton pedigree, but the linked file here does have Margery as the daughter of William Brereton and Roesia de Vernon which we assume to be correct, as this Rose Vernon also became the stepmother of John and would have brought the children of her first marriage into the same household.)
Da19-1 Sir Ralph Davenport of Davenport b c 1335
Da19-1-1 Ralph? Davenport of Davenport> b c 1360, Uncertain on number of intervening generations
m Joyce
Da19-1-1-1 Ralph? Davenport of Davenport b 1384 Adlington Cheshire
m JOAN LEGH b 1384 Adlington Cheshire
((i)) John Davenport of Davenport b 1405 Davenport Congleton Cheshire continued below
m 1411 Joan Mainwaring b 1408 dau of Randle Mainwaring of Over Peover
((2)) Ralph Davenport ancestor of first line of Davenport of Chorley ?
Da19 John Damport or Davenport (2nd son)
m. Alice Bromhall (dau of Geffrey Bromhall of Bromhall)
Da19-3 Arthur de Davenport of Cavely or Calveley (6th son)
m. (after 1369) Katherine Calveley (dau of Robert or Davy Calveley of Calveley)
Da21 =22 Maud Davenport possibly of this generation
m. William Bulkeley of Bulkeley (a 1302)
Da20-2 Henry de Davenport
(a) Roger Davenport probably ancestor of Davenports of Marton
(b) Margery Davenport
m. Thomas Swetenham
(c) Mary Davenport
m. (1325) William Mainwaring of Over Peover (d c1341)
m2. Roesia de Vernon (dau of Ralph de Vernon of Shipbroke by Mary Dacre)
Da20-3 Thomas de Davenport
m. Elizabeth Davenport
(a) John or Thomas de Davenport of Wheltrough
m1. Elizabeth Leigh (dau of Peter Legh of Bechton by Ellen Bechton)
((1)) Thomas Davenport of Wheltrough
m. Margaret Venables (dau of Hugh Venables, she m1 William Brereton)
((A)) Hugh Davenport of Wheltrough (b 1348, d 1415)
m. Margaret Bostock (dau of Ralph Bostock)
((i)) Thomas Davenport of Henbury (b 1403, d 1444)
m. Margery Leigh (dau of Robert Leigh of Adlington)
((a)) Thomas or Hugh Davenport of Henbury (b 1429, d 1483)
m. Joan Wooton (dau of Thomas Wooton of Chester)
As noted under the continuation (of Hugh/Thomas), there appears to be some confusion between the generations around this time.
(((1))) Hugh or Thomas Davenport of Henbury (b 1451, d 1517)
m. Jane or Margery Mainwaring (dau of Randle Mainwaring of Carincham)
(((2))) Margaret Davenport possibly of this generation
m1/2. Sir Ralph Davenport of Davenport see below
m2/1. Randoll Mainwaring of Carincham
(((3)))+ other issue - William, John, Parnell, Margery
((b)) John Davenport
((ii)) Hugh Davenport
((B))+ other issue - John, Thomas
m2. Margaret Done
(b) Jenkin (John?) Davenport of Henbury (d c1390)
m(2). Margaret
((1)) Nicholas Davenport of Woodford (a temp Edward III who r. 1327-1377)
BLG1886 identifies Nicholas as 3rd son of Sir John Davenport of Weltrough and Henbury (a 1384, justice) and 9th in descent from Ormus (as shown here). This Nicholas probably died c1400.
((A)) ?? Davenport
Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
((i)) ?? Davenport
((a)) Nicholas Damport or Davenport of Woodford
This Nicholas probably d c1500.
m. Margaret Davenport (dau of John (or William) Davenport of Bromhall)
(c)+ other issue - Margery, Alice, Thomas, Felice
Da22-2+ other issue - Edward, Richard, Robert, Beatrix, Thomas, Peter, Henry
Da23-2.+ other issue - John, Walter, Peter, Amice
John Davenport of Davenport - continued above
m. (1411) Joan Mainwaring (dau of Randle Mainwaring of Over Peover)
1. John Davenport (Damport) of Davenport (Damport)
m. Elizabeth or Margery Savage (dau of Sir John Savage)
A. Sir Ralph Davenport of Davenport
m. Margaret Davenport (dau of Thomas Davenport of Henbury) see above
i. John Davenport of Davenport
m. Maud (Matilda) Brereton (dau of Sir Andrew Brereton of Brereton)
a. John Davenport of Davenport
m1. Elenor Holland (dau of Sir Tristram Holland of Denton)
(1) John Davenport of Davenport (a 1580)
m. Bridgett Manwaring (dau of Randoll Manwaring of Carincham)
(A) John Davenport of Davenport (a 1580)
m. Elizabeth Wilbraham (dau of Thomas Willbraham)
(i) John Davenport of Davenport (d 31.01.1636)
m. Margaret Bennett (bur 08.07.1639, dau of Raffe Bennett of Wallingford and Hawberry)
(a) John Davenport of Davenport (b c1606, d 26.09.1643)
m. (before 1621) Elizabeth Sneyd (bur 18.03.1657-8, dau of Ralph Sneyd of Keele)
((1)) John Davenport (bpt 05.04.1630, bur 18.11.1706)
m. (c1652) Anne Rycaut (d 27.09.1665, dau of Sir Peter Rycaut of London)
Visitation (1663) ends with John and Anne. It is a presumption (but the dates make this look likely) that they were the parents of ...
((A)) Anne Davenport (co-heiress)
m. John Davenport of Woodford (dsp 04.02.1733)
((2)) Ralph Davenport (bpt 14.05.1632) had issue
m. Mary
((3)) Katherine Davenport (bpt 01.05.1627)
m. (c1655) Francis Mosley (rector of Wilmslow)
((4)) Barbara Davenport (bpt 17.02.1628-9)
m. Simon Unwin of Clough
((5)) Elizabeth Davenport (bpt 24.09.1639)
m. _ Dunster
((6)) Felicia Davenport (bpt 12.10.1641)
m1. Humphrey Davenport of Sutton
m2. Hugh Hollingshead of Heywood
((7)) Jane Davenport
m. Robert Howis of Norton Farm
((8))+ other issue - Vivian (bpt 27.05.1633, bur 12.02.1674-5), Humphrey (bpt 28.07.1634)
(ii) Barbara Davenport
m. Francis Bradshawe of Bradshawe
(iii)+ other issue - Hugh, Randall, Urian, Raffe, Elizabeth
(B) Edward Davenport of Rode (d 1627)
m. Mary Hope (dau of John Hope of Hope)
(i) John Davenport of Rode
m. Mary Vaughan
(C) Ellinor Davenport
m. (1599) Arthur Davenport of Calveley
(D) Jane Davenport
m. (1589) Edmond Swettenham of Somerford
(E) Bridgett Davenport
(2) Anne Davenport
m. Thomas Grenhaugh of Brandelsam
(3) Alice Davenport
m1. John Milnex of Berkshire
m2. Thomas Taker
(4) Elenor Davenport
m. William Booth of Twemlow (bur 28.01.1591)
(5)+ other issue - Urian, Brigett
m2. Jane Massy (dau of Richard Massy, brother of Sir Geffrey of Tatton)
(7) Parnell Davenport
m1. William Mere de Meer
m2. William Newton of Pownall
(8)+ other issue - Richard, William, Hugh, Ralfe, Anne, Jane
m3. Anne Manwaring (dau of Randoll Manwaring of Carincham)
(14)+ other issue - John, Henry (dsp), Arthur, Francis, George, Katherine, Bridgett
b. Margery Davenport
m. Morgan Massy of Egeley
c. Margaret Davenport
m. Robert Kinsy
d. Ellin Davenport
m. William Davenport of Woodford
e. Katherine Davenport
m1. William Hiffield
m2. Humfrey Bate
f.+ other isssue - Alice (married in Ireland), Parnell (nun)
ii. Thomas Davenport of Chorley (a 1499)
m. Alice Hanford (dau of Robert Hanford of Chorley)
iii. Rose Davenport probably of this generation
m.(1503) Richard Leigh of West Hall in High Legh

1 various web sites
2 Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Davenport alias Damport of Damport), Visitation (Cheshire, 1613+1663, Davenport of Davenport)
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