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Thomas Davenport

Birthplace: Henbury, Cheshire, England
Death: Died in Ordsall, Lancashire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Davenport, of Henbury and Margery Davenport
Husband of Catharine Davenport and Katherine Davenport (Radcliffe)
Father of Thomas Davenport; Katherine Davenport and Elizabeth Davenport
Brother of William Davenport; John Davenport; Richard Davenport; Ralph Davenport; Joan Davenport and 3 others

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About Thomas Davenport

  • Thomas Davenport
  • M, b. circa 1460, d. after 1525
  • Father Thomas Davenport b. c 1440, d. c 1517
  • Mother Margery Mainwaring b. c 1440
  • Thomas Davenport was born circa 1460 at of Henbury, Cheshire, England. He married Katherine Radcliffe, daughter of Sir Alexander Radcliffe and Agnes Harington, circa 1495. Thomas Davenport died after 1525.
  • Family Katherine Radcliffe b. c 1456
  • Child
    • Thomas Davenport+ b. c 1497
  • From:


  • A history and genealogy of the Davenport family, in England and America, from A. D. 1086 to 1850 .. (1851)
  • Sir Thomas Davenport, of Davenport, knight, son of Roger, and grandson of Vivian de Davenport, married for his first wife, Agnes, daughter of Thomas de Macclesfield, in 1287. She was the mother of his issue. His second wife was Roesia, daughter of Ralph de Vernon, and widow of Sir William de Brereton.
  • In 1309, he grants a lease of the office of sergeancy for two years to his son Thomas, and his pledges for two years, at an annual rent of sixteen marks of silver.
  • This Thomas, second son of Sir Thomas, was male ancestor of the Davenports of Whetrough, Bromhall, Henbury, Coventiy, and Woodford (now of Capesthorne).*
  • Sir John Davenport, knight, eldest son and heir of Sir Thomas, married his father's step-daughter, Margery, daughter of Sir William Brereton, by Roesia Vernon ; to his second wife he had Agnes de Bradford.
  • Thomas Davenport of Wheltrough was the second son of Sir Thomas Davenport of Davenport, by Agnes de Macclesfield.
  • In 1309, his father grants him a lease of the office of sergeancy for two years, at an annual rent of sixteen marks of silver. He had lands from his father, in Withington, Tunstede and Marton. Married Elizabeth, daughter of , who survived her husband 12 Edw. III. (1355).
  • Their children were, 1st, Thomas, the continuer of the direct line in Wheltrough ; 2d, John, ancestor of the Davenports of Bromhall, fifth in the Henbury entail, 1366; 3d, Sir John (called also Jenkin, to distinguish him from his brother of Bromhall), kt. justice of Lancastershire, 1384, and purchaser of Henbury ; 4th, Alice, wife of Sir John de Hide of Urmetson.
  • Sir John (alias Sir Jenkin) Davenport, third son of Thomas of Wheltrough, and grandson of Sir Thomas Davenport of Davenport, married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of Peter Legh of Betchton. Their children were, 1st, Thomas, ancestor of the Davenports of Henbury ; 2d, John, living 1366 ; 3d, Nicholas, ancestor of the Davenports of Woodford and Capesthorne, living 1371; 4th, Griffin Davenport.
  • Thomas Davenport of Henbury, eldest son of Sir Jenkin, married Margaret, daughter of Hugh Venables, living in 1371. From him the Henbury line of descent was as follows : Hugh, son and heir ; Thomas ; Thomas ; Thomas; John (Inq. post-mortem 1556); Randle (Inq. p. m. 1614) ; William (fifteen years old in 1580) ; John ; William, whose only child and heiress was Isabella, who became the wife of Sir Fulk Lucy, kt. member of Parliament for the county of Chester in 1664, and who thus came into possession of the Henbury estate*
    • Issue of Thomas Davenport, (No. 41.)
  • (45.) I. Hugh Davenport of Henbury, who married for his first wife, Ellen, daughter of William Massey, Esq. She was the mother of his issue. His second wife was Jane, daughter of Sir Thomas Whootton of , Chester, knight, Inq. post mortem, 1418.
    • Issue of Hugh Davenport, (No. 45.)
  • (47.) I. Thomas Davenport, of Henbury, who married Margery, daughter of Randle Mainwaring of Carincham.
    • Issue of Thomas Davenport, (No. 47.)
  • (53.) I. Thomas Davenport of Henbury, married Katharine, daughter of Sir John Ratcliffe, knight.
  • (54.) II. Parnell Davenport, married Robert Downes, of Worth.
  • (55.) III. Agnes Davenport, married William Ward of Capesthorne.
  • (56.) IV. William Davenport.
  • (57.) V. John Davenport.
  • (58.) VI. Richard Davenport, who appears from the pedigrees to have first removed to the County of Northampton, adjoining Warwickshire, and then to have settled at Coventry, in the latter County, about the year 1510. His wife was a daughter of ..... . Venables.
  • (59.) VII. Ralph Davenport, of Boughton, living in 1542.*
    • * Boughton lies in the immediate suburbs of Chester, a part of it forming a continuation of the streets of that city. The principal manor of this place became the property of Ralph Davenport, youngest son of Thomas Davenport, Esq., of Henbury, from whom it descended as follows : Hugh Davenport, son of Ralph, living in 1589; William, who died in 1621 ; Hugh, who died without issue in 1634, when Jane Davenport, aunt of Hugh, brought the manor of Boughton, by marriage, to Thomas Hand merchant, of Chester, from whom it descended to his son Thomas Hand, of Chester and Boughton, gent., whose daughter Mary married Hugh Folkes, from whom the estate passed to Robert Folkes, and then to their daughter Mary, who married William Currie of Chester, M.D., who died in 1813.


  • Miscellanea Palatina: consisting of genealogical essays illustrative of Cheshire Domesday roll, compiled from original authorities
  • XII. RALPH ARDERNE, who succeeded, is fixed as son of John Arderne and — Heaton by the Visitation, and as son of John by the Inquisition taken after his own son's death (6 Edward VI), and must therefore be the Ralph, whose betrothed wife, Margaret Davenport, occurs (as above) in 13 Henry VII, and who was trustee of his brother Thomas, 22 Henry VII, as above. By this wife Margaret, daughter of Thomas Davenport of Henbury, Esq., and of his
  • wife Catherine, daughter of Sir Alexander Radclyffe of Ordsall, he had issue John, Robert, and Elizabeth, and, as by Inquisition p.m. 30 Henry VIII, died seized of lands in Alvanley, the manor of Harden, and lands in Bredbury, Werneth, Romilegh, Offerton, and Stockport. John Arderne, son and heir.


  • The visitation of Cheshire in the year 1580 (1882)
  • Pg.74
    • Davenport alias Damport of Henbury.
    • [Harl. 1424, fo. 48p. Harl. 1505, fo. 50.]
  • Hugh Damport of Henbury. = Jane d. to Randoll Manwaring of Carincham. ; ch: Thomas (m. . . . . Massy) Damport.
    • Thomas Damport of Henbury. = . . . . d. to . . . . Massy. ; ch: (Pg.75 Thomas (m. Katherine Radcliff) Damport.
      • Pg.75
      • Thomas Damport of Henbury. = Katherine d. to Alexander Radcliff of Woodsall [Wordsall]. ; ch: Tho's (m. Elizabeth ffitton) Damport.
        • Tho's Damport of Henbury. = Elizabeth d. to John ffitton [of Gosworth]. ; ch: John (m. . . . . Manwaring), Hugh (m. . . . . Warren), Ellen (m. Wm Beard), Katherine (m. Wm Leversege) Damport.
          • John Damport of Henbury. = . . . . d. & coheire to Sr Randoll Manwaring of Peever. ; ch: Randoll (m. Mary Boothe), John, Thomas, Richard, Wm., Elizab., Katherine, Anne Damport.
            • Randoll Damport of Henbury 1580. = Mary sister to Sʳ William Boothe ; ch: Wm (ætatis 15 annor'm 1580.), Thomas, John, Doroty Damport.
          • Hugh Damport of Prestbury mar. ye d. of Jn° Warren. ; ch: Hugh, William Damport.
          • Ellen vxoʳ Wm Beard.
          • Katherine vxʳ Wm Leversege of Wheelock.


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Thomas Davenport's Timeline

Henbury, Cheshire, England
Age 26
Orsdal, Lancs, England
Age 27
Henbury, Cheshire, England
Age 29
Of Henbury, Cheshire, England
Age 31
Of Henbury, Cheshire, England
Age 55
Ordsall, Lancashire, England