'Davenport01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Davenport of Davenport (Damport of Damport), Davenport of Henbury, Davenport of Welthrough
[The upper section of this page is to be investigated further in due course.]

Ormus (Orm)
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, it is likely that either Ormus was indeed born c1104, or that either (or both) of he or his son Gilbert married late in life, or that a generation has been missed out here. 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.
1. Richard de Davenport of Davenport
  m. (c1165) Amabil de Venables (dau of Gilbert de Venables of Kinderton)
  A. Thomas de Davenport
  i. Richard de Davenport omitted by some sites
  a. Vivian de Davenport of Chester omitted by some sites
  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)
  (1) Roger de Davenport (d c1297)
  m. Mary Salemon (dau of Robert Salemon or Salmon)
(A) Sir Thomas de Davenport of Davenport (d c1320)
  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)
(i) Sir John de Davenport of Davenport
  m. Margery de Brereton (dau of Ralph (sb William?) de Brereton)
  (a) Sir Ralph Davenport of Davenport
  ((1)) ?? Davenport of Davenport
  Uncertain on number of intervening generations.
  ((A)) ?? Davenport of Davenport
((i)) John Davenport of Davenport - continued below
  m. (1411) Joan Mainwaring (dau of Randle Mainwaring of Over Peover)
  ((2)) Ralph Davenport ancestor of first line of Davenport of Chorley?
  (b) John Damport or Davenport (2nd son)
  m. Alice Bromhall (dau of Geffrey Bromhall of Bromhall)
(c) Arthur de Davenport of Cavely or Calveley (6th son)
  m. (after 1369) Katherine Calveley (dau of Robert de Calveley of Calveley)
  (d) Maud Davenport possibly of this generation
  m. William Bulkeley of Bulkeley (a 1302)
  (ii) 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)
  (iii) 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 @@ 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
  ((2)) Agnes Davenport possibly of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Henry Langton of Walton
  (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
  (2)+ other issue - Edward, Richard, Robert, Beatrix, Thomas, Peter, Henry
  b.+ 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) @@ above
i. John Davenport of Davenport
  m1. 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 (dsp 1635)
  (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
  m1/2. William Mere of Mere (bur 30.09.1625)
  m2/1. William Newton of Pownall
  (8) Anne Davenport
  m. John Moreton of Little Moreton (a 1580)
  (9)+ other issue (dsp) - Richard, William, Hugh, Ralfe, 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)
  m2. Blanche Lathom (dau/heir of Robert Lathom of Congleton, widow of Richard Massey)
  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

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : various web sites
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, Davenport alias Damport of Damport), Visitation (Cheshire, 1613+1663, Davenport of Davenport)
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