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Category: English Davenport Lines

The Davenport name can be traced back to Orme De Dauneporte, who was alive about 1086 AD.  His descendants acquired the hereditary role of Magistrate Sergeants of the Forest of Macclesfield, of the county Cheshire, with local legal powers to prosecute and punish criminals. Over the centuries Orme's descendants have multiplied and established many Davenport "Manors" throughout Cheshire, including Wheltrough, Bramhall, and Capesthorne.  In the early 1600's, some of those descendents made their way to North America, primarily Boston, and thereby became the founders of at least four American Davenport lines.


 Links

Listed below are some of websites dedicated to the English Davenports.  If you know of additional websites that might fit this same criteria - please contact the administrator at info "at" davenportdna.com

June Bird's Davenport Ancestry Facebook page, "This page to share and discover more about our Davenport ancestry. I will be posting items from my research and hope to discover more by linking with other Davenports"

Davenport Ancestry  or

https://www.facebook.com/Davenport-Ancestry-106131257771597/?view_public_for=106131257771597

Bromley Davenport Muniments - Repository John Rylands University Library of Manchester http://www.genesis.ac.uk/archive.jsp?typeofsearch=i&term=notimpl&highlight=1&pk=667
Capesthorne Hall  http://www.capesthorne.com/

Stirnet Genealogy - British Families - Medieval, Renaissance, & Modern

http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/dd/davenport01.htm

http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/dd/davenport02.htm

http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/dd/davenport03.htm

Visitations of Cheshire - 1580, 1613 - Family History Society of Cheshire http://fhsc.org.uk/visitations/
Davenport of Lower Withington, Cheshire, England - Ian Davenport http://www.davenportheritage.com/
A good place to expand your research is the Davenport Archives website. It contains hundreds of Davenport related documents, photos, trees and includes lists of researchers and their interests.

http://DavenportArchives.com

 


English Branches

Relationship Tree - How the participants are related.

The following are the known male branches of the Albemarle 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 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 #
         
           
           
           

 


 Y-DNA Test Results

The main English Davenport line belongs to Haplogroup R-S1480
Click here to download an Excel file of these Y-DNA results

These are the Y-DNA results to-date of the participants that currently reside in England or claim recent descent from the Country. It also includes the modal for each of the four American lines that match this group. The sequence of results (rows) is based on how closely the individual matches the others - above and below him. So the participant at the top has a closer match to the individual directly below him, than someone farther down the chart. The Modal Haplotype is what we believe the Y-DNA of the original Davenport - Orme -  looked like based on current results.  Since four American lines match this group - their modals are included for comparison. 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.


Participants

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 #

Participant

Current Residence

Earliest Known Ancestor plus more

37244 Bromley Davenport England Davies (1696-?) > Davies (1758-1837) > Rev. Walter > William Bromley Davenport > Father > 37244. Part of the Woodford - Capesthorne line.
182085 P Davenport England
299590 Michael Davenport Canada Richard Davenport (~1543 England-1624 Wigston, Leicestershire) > Thomas (~1569-1637 Thurnby, Leic.) > John (1607 Bushby-1686 Bushby) > St. John (1639-1720) > Samuel (1686-1720) > Thomas (1714 Bushby-1768 Evington) > Charles (~1750-1834 Staines, Middlesex) > Samuel (1790 Isleworth-1824 Staines) > George (1816-1845 Bury Staint Edmunds, Suffolk) > George (1845-1898 Camden, London) > Charles (1877 Clapham, Surrey-?) > Richard (1907 Beauport Lake, Quebec, Canada- 1988 Nanaimo, British Columbia).  Part of the Great Wigston Davenport branch.  
19790 Ernest Davenport

New Zealand

Possible Calveley Davenport of Cheshire, England. John Davenport (1750-1836) of Bunbury, Cheshire > Charles > James > John > John (1851-1922). Ernest was born in Cheshire.
151475 Robert Davenport

England

John Davenport (1778 Bury, Greater Manchester, England - ?) > John (~1820's Pluckemin, New Jersey - ?) > Thomas (~1848 New York City - ?) > Hugh. John had two bothers who were US importers for the Davenport China Factory in Staffordshire. 

358979 Roger Davenport Australia

James Davenport (1802-1861) of Prestwich, Manchester, England > John (1824-1892) > William (1847-1907) > Arthur Nelson (1873-1913) > Harvey Vincent (b. 1902)

73569 Robert Davenport England

Richard Davenport (bur. 1623) > Henry > Thomas > George > Samuel > John > George > John > Thomas  > Robert (1882-1966). First six generations lived in Great Wigston, Leicestershire, England. 

15181 Martin Davenport France

Richard Davenport (bur. 1623) > Henry > Thomas > George > Samuel > John > George > Robert > Cecil (1883-1926). First six generations lived in Great Wigston, Leicestershire, England. 

49751 Jeremy Davenport England James Davenport (b.1786 Congleton, Cheshire, England) > Samuel (b.1826) > Ralph (b.1869 Denton, Lancashire, England) > Thomas (b.1910)
26932 John Davenport

England

Jonathan Davenport (b. ~1710) of Lincolnshire, England > John (1765-) > William (1805-1869) > Henry (b.~1825) > Charles (b. 1850) > Charles (b. 1872).
373817 Roger Davenport England James Davenport (1680-?) > Saunders (1720-1778) > Saunders (1748-?) > Philip Saunders (1779-1850) > Philip Saunders (1815-1898) > Benjamin Stocks (1848-1902) > Hebert (1879-1958) > Jack (1911-2009).  This line primarily based in London.
56378 Simon Davenport England  
182084 Len Davenport England John Davenport of Overlegh TollGate, Cheshire in 1825 > James > William (b. 1848) > Leonard Thomas (b. 1890)

 289278

Michael Davenport England William Davenport (b. 1744 Bowdon, Cheshire, England - d. 1827) > William (1789-1872) > John (b. 1827 Ringway, Cheshire - d. 1900) > William (1852-?) > Albert (1886-1940)
183031 Keith Davenport England George Davenport of Burland, Cheshire, England > Joseph (b. 1799 Burland) > John (b. 1821 Faddiley, Cheshire) > Charles (b. 1856 Spurstow, Cheshire) > Arthur (b. 1882)
196417 Ian Davenport England George Davenport of Burland, Cheshire, England > Joseph (b. 1799 Burland) > John (b. 1821 Faddiley, Cheshire) > Charles (b. 1856 Spurstow, Cheshire) > Arthur (b. 1882). He is the cousin of # 183031.
IN37124  Darryl Keith Davenport Australia Henry Davenport (abt 1822 Bickerton, Cheshire - 1902 Wervin, Cheshire) > Frederick  (1859 Blason, Cheshire - 1941 Scarborough, Western Australia) > Henry (1901 Parkgate, Cheshire - 1985 Perth, Australia)
186554 David John Davenport England A Chorley Davenport.  Henry (1607-1664) > Henry (1644-1698 > Henry (1677-1731) > Sharrington (1704-1774) > Edward (1744-1812) > Edmund Sharington (1778-1842) > William S. (1808-1871) > Vivian (1843-1916) > Vivian Hugh (1876-1951) [Note: This participant is also listed on the Mackinaw page.]
373817 Roger Davenport England James Davenport (1680-?) > Saunders (1720-1778) > Saunders (1748-?) > Philip Saunders (1779-1850) > Philip Saunders (1815-1898) > Benjamin Stocks (1848-1902) > Hebert (1879-1958) > Jack (1911-2009).  This line primarily based in London.
544378 John A Davenport England Possibly Jonathan Davenport (1710-1766) > Jonathan Davenport -(1731-1795) > Jonathan (1760-1824) >Matthew (1804-1865) > Matthew (1841-1908) > Walter Percy (1881 Rainow, Cheshre - 1930). First several generations based in Bosley, Cheshire.
146089 Robert S Davenport England Joseph Davenport (abt 1700-1773) of Ashby d la Zouche, Leicestershire > John (1751-1810) > John (1781-1864) > John (1811-1887) > Henry (1847-1934) > Joseph (1877-1934) 
170345 Thomas Davenport Arizona Samuel Davenport (abt 1690 Priors Marston, Warwickshire, England-?)  > John (1719-?) > John (1756 - aft 1808 Grandborough (?) Warwickshire) > Daniel (1799 Grandborough, Warwickshire - aft 1870 Pennsylvania) > Thomas (1831-1890) > Frank Robinson (1879-1934) > Thomas (1913-1982)
855786 Liam Davenport   William Davenport (abt 1793-?) > Abel Jennings (1817-1887 Holborn, Middlesex, England) > Abel (1846 Birmingham, Warwickshire, England-1911 Hertfordshire) > Stanley Jennens (1879-1968)
8305 Eugene Davenport Utah Samuel Devenport (b.abt 1760) from NC >  John W (b. abt 1780)> James  (1822) of KY/TN/AR  > William (1864) NV > Karl (1902) CO. Some changed name to Davenport
 29392 Jim E Davenport Oklahoma George > Samuel Devenport (~1760 Hillsboro, North Carolina - 1794 Bedford County, Tennessee) > John William (1780 Hillboro- d. ? Franklin, Tennessee) > Jeptha (1813 Kentucky - 1847 Franklin, TN) > John Polk (1844 Bedford County, TN - 1910) > John Wesley (1885 Dardenelle, Arkansas - 1967)
11596 Peter Davenport Australia

Families are now in Queensland, Australia. James William Davenport (1846-1920) born in Norfolk, England > George Henry Davenport (abt. 1863-1936) born in Norfolk, died in Queensland > Gordon Edward Davenport (1904-1987) born in Queensland.

285294 Nigel Davenport England John (?) > John Henry Davenport (1852 Bolton, England - 1923) > William (1879 Rangiora, New Zealand - 1958) > Peter (1929 Ruawhata, NZ - 1989) 
27166

Iain Davenport

Netherlands Thomas > Thomas (b.1829 Clifton, Lancashire, England-d. aft. 1881) > George (b.1880) > Stanly. 
37512 Ian Davenport Australia Thomas > Thomas (b.1829 Clifton, Lancashire, England-d. aft. 1881) > George (b.1880) > Stanly. 
313194 Harvey J Davenport England  
188275

Paul Davenport

Netherlands  
263722 Colin R Davenport England  Richard Davenport (bur. 1623) > Henry > Thomas > George > William >Thomas > Samuel > William. William's wife had a son fathered by Samuel Cawthorn > Alfred Cawthorn Davenport > Byron (1887-1976). First six generations lived in Great Wigston, Leicestrtshire, England.

 


 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
Wallace64Morgan36
Willis62Currier35
Corbishley62Newton35
Johnson35
Williams34
Horne34


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