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Lancelot Davenport was born about 1594. He arrived in Virginia on the Ship "Duty" in 1621 as clerk to Edward Blaney, factor for the Virginia Company. Whether he returned to England with Blaney in 1625 when the Virginia Company's charter was revoked is unknown, but he was in Virginia in 1638 when he was granted 50 acres for his "Personal Adventure." Lancelot and other Davenports in the area are known as the James River Davenports. Whether Lancelot married or had children is not known.
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The New Kent/Hanover Davenports began their time with the Surname Project labeled as Limbo Davenports. Their DNA testing showed unexpected connections among three test kit holders who at the time of their testing were believed to be James River Davenports, three well-documented Pamunkey Davenports, members of a Woodruff line, an Overton, and now several kit holders with surnames of Flowers, Sturgill, and Frederick. Extensive research correlating these DNA results with the extant historical record resulted in the discovery of the New Kent/Hanover Davenport line, now well established. Interested readers should read A Chronology of the New Kent/Hanover Davenports (2014), available here: www.randidavenport.com/my-works/the-new-kenthanover-davenports
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Richard Davenport was born in Kilby Parish, Leicestershire, England on 6 Sept. 1640. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Davenport. His family was known as the “Great Wigston Davenports”. Documented evidence indicates that Richard was living in Perquimans Precinct of North Carolina by 1665. He married Johanna (unknown) and had seven children. Richard Jr. born 2 March 1674, Elizabeth born 3 July 1676, John born 1 Nov. 1677, Sarah born 10 Oct. 1682, Isaac born 17 Sept. 1685, Susannah born 18 Nov. 1688 and Agnis born 17 Nov. 1691. Johanna lived to about late 1700 and Richard died by March 1714. Many of his decedents continued to live in the Albemarle Sound region of North Carolina and are known as the “Albemarle Davenports” in the United States.
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Davis Davenport was born prior to 1660, probably in Virginia. The current thinking is that he was the son of Richard Davis and Ann Davenport. Davis Davenport first appeared as a plantation and landing owner in Pamunkey Neck, Virginia in 1696 and then in the King William County Quit Rents of 1704. He has known six children - Martin, Richard, Thomas, Ann, Elias, and John. Davis died before 1735 in Virginia. His descendants settled in the Virginia, South Carolina, and Kentucky areas. Known as the Pamunkey Davenports.
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The Tidewater Davenports were those Davenports who settled in the Peninsula or Neck between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers in the 1650s. They paid for their own passages, i.e., claimed no headrights, and were sufficiently wealthy to buy already patented land, i.e., they did no surveys, were not involved in the patent process. They were clearly of higher social status than the Pamunkeys, were planters and artisans of substance from the beginning, were involved with both Government and the Church. The given name Fortunatus was unique to the Tidewaters, and the first and most notable Birkett Davenport (of Culpeper County) was a Tidewater. Prior to the Revolution, these Davenports located close to Atlantic waters, were to be found in counties affected by tides, hence the label "Tidewater." Most of the early records of these Davenports have survived, need to be compiled and organized.
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Isaac Davenport of South Carolina. He had four children - Francis, William, Isaac, and Joseph. He died in 1749 in Granville County, North Carolina. Isaac's descendants are known as the Newberry Davenports.
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Abraham Davenport was born in England in 1714. He migrated to America between 1735-1745 and settled in St. Mary's County, Maryland. He married Mary Simms about 1745 and had 11 children - Elizabeth, Stephen, Abraham, John, Marmaduke, Anthony, Adrian, Mary, Samuel, Catherine, and Nancy. During the Revolutionary War, Abraham and his family moved to a farm in what is now Jefferson County, West Virginia. Today the farm is called Altona Farm and his descendents still reside there. Abraham died there in 1789. Known as the Altona Davenports.
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William Davenport was born, probably in England, about 1748. He married Comfort Fisher in Accomack County, Virginia and together had eight children - John (1771-1835), Mary (b. 1773), Agnes (b. 1774), Thomas (1776-1862), Sarah, George (1781-1845), William (1782-1837), and Margaret (1786-1860). The family resided in Surry County, North Carolina and eventually in what is now Casey County, Kentucky. Since William and Comfort first appeared in the historical records in Accomack County, which is off the eastern coast of Virginia, his line is called the Eastern Shore Davenports.
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This group of Davenports is temporarily named "Unattached Line 1" because we don't currently know where they fit in. Their Y-DNA match each other, indicating a common ancestor, however, they do not match any other tested Davenport line so far. They all have a Davenport ancestor that resided in the Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia area. The current belief is that they are all descendents of four Davenport brothers that first appeared in Jackson County, Tennessee. Their names were Joseph (1789-1876), Henry (1790-1846), James, and Charles (abt 1794 - bef 1850).
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