William Davenport of Fordham (formerly the Thomas the Pioneer line). William was born, probably in England, prior to 1654. He spent much of his life in Westchester County, New York. William had two children by his first wife - John and William, and four by his second wife - Thomas "the Pioneer", Robert, Samuel, and Rachel. William died in or after 1715.


Listed below are some of websites dedicated to William of Fordham.  Each represents the complete line or information about its progenitor. If you know of additional websites that might fit this same criteria - please contact the administrator at info "at" davenportdna.com

A good place to start any Davenport research is Nevada Jack's Davenport Directory and Davenport site. It contains lists of hundreds of Davenport researchers and their interests. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Envjack/davnport/


William of Fordham Branches

The following are the known male branches of the William of Fordham line. For our purposes a branch would begin with the sons of the 1st generation. If there was only one son then we would start with the sons in the 2nd generation and so on. We would like to test at lease one individual from each branch. The red highlighted entries are branches for which we do not have test participants. Of course we will accept any Davenport participants but especially need the non-highlighted branches.

If there are additional branches not listed or other changes need to be made - contact info "at" davenportdna.com

1st Generation 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation Notes Kit #
William 16xx-171x John 1676-~1702/03        
William 16xx-171x William 1679-1735        
William 16xx-171x Thomas 1682-1759 Thomas 1717-1797 268457
William 16xx-171x Thomas 1682-1759 Oliver 1727-1801 17685
William 16xx-171x Thomas 1682-1759 Oliver 1727-1801 Thomas   85423
William 16xx-171x Robert ~1690-~1716        
William 16xx-171x Samuel ~1690-1773 Samuel     94058/span>


Y-DNA Test Results


The descendents of William of Fordham belong to Haplogroup R-U198
Click here to download an Excel file of these Y-DNA results

These are the Y-DNA results to-date of the participants descended from William of Fordham. The different row colors represent the separate branches of the line.  Click on the Kit # to view more information about the individual Davenport linage.  Newer results have a purple block to the left of the kit number. The Modal haplotype is what we believe the Y-DNA of William of Fordham looked like based on current results.  Red and blue cells show where an individual varies from the modal. Red indicates movement upward, while blue downward. Combined pink cells represent "connected" markers where the actual difference is counted as one.


 Kit #  /19 ab   1 2 ab      abcd6H4iiaiib    ab    S1aS1b    S1  ab                 Kit #
 Modal132314101113121211131328178101111261519 1415171811111923151517163538121211915168101081011122323161012121681223201312111312111312Modal
 176851323141011131212111313281781011112615192914151718111119231515171635381212                              17685
 940581323141011131212111313281781011112615193014151718111119231515171635381212                              94058
.   /19 ab   1 2 ab      abcd6H4iiaiib    ab    S1aS1b    S1  ab                  


The following people are participating in the Davenport Surname DNA Project.  You may view more detail for some by clicking on the link in the Ancestor column.   To email the participant, use the kit # followed by @ and then davenportdna.com.


Kit #


Current Residence

Earliest Known Ancestor plus more

268457 Dennis Davenport Montana

William > Thomas Davenport (1682-1759) > Thomas > Isaac > John > Elijah > Elijah > Leo (1889-1968)

17685 Miles Davenport Arizona William > Thomas Davenport (1682-1759) > Oliver > Thomas > Thomas > Miles > David > Miles (1869-1938)
85423 Marc Davenport California William > Thomas Davenport (1682-1759) > Oliver > Jesse > Isaiah > Hudson > Dewitt (1869-1953)
94058 Marshall Davenport New Brunswick  William > Samuel (~1690-1773) > Samuel > Gabriel > Joseph > George > Thomas (1872-1956)

David Davenport




 Other Surnames

In most cases when any of our Davenport results have had a high resolution (37 or 67 marker) match - it was with another Davenport. However, there have been a few other surnames that came very close to the Davenports. For our purposes, very close means they match on 33 out of 37 markers or better, or 62 out of 67 or better. The surnames listed below are those that are very close to this Davenport line on the 37 or 67 marker test.
This does not necessarily infer that they had a common ancestor. But it may be worth looking into the possibility. The first step is to determine if the ancestors lived in the same vicinity at the same time. When viewing the "prospects" - give the 67/67 a higher priority, then 66/67, and 65/67, and so on.
Surname67 MarkersSurname37 Markers