Vivian Davenport (c.1190 - 1260) MP

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Birthplace: Chester, Cheshire, England
Death: Died in Davenport, Cheshire, England
Occupation: Grand Forester
Managed by: Bianca May Evelyn Brennan
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About Vivian Davenport

Vivian DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT is likely to have been born previous to 1190. He was living at the time of John and 18 Hen. 3. and was certainly alive previous to 1205. He is known to have been flourishing in 1254 and to have died in 1260.

Sometime between 1217-1226, he was granted the hereditary offices of Sergeant of the Peace for the Hundred and Grand Forester of the Forests of Macclesfield by the Earl of Chester. He exchanged his land called Wilwhich for this grant. A robber roll in the possession of the Davenports at Capesthorne records the execution of 120 thieves, robbers, murderers and cutpurses.

  • To Richard DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT, he was successor as the Lord of Davenport and Marton in County Cheshire, England. Randle Blunderville, the Earl of Chester, furnished Vivian DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT with a grant of magisterial serjeancy over the forests of the Hundred of Macclesfield and Leek. Vivian DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT held the rents of Edmund de Lacy, the constable of Cheshire. The name of Vivian DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT appears as witness in more than forty charters. He was living at the time of John and 18 Hen. 3.

Family

  • parents: Son of Richard Davenport

Married

  1. Beatrix, daughter of Bertrand de Hulme

Children

  1. Roger Davenport. Married Mary Salemon.
  2. Edward de Davenport de Newton, living in 1272. He assumed the name of Newton, and became the ancestors of the Newtons of Newton
  3. Richard de Davenport, who was the father of Roger de Tornock, and who had lands in Somerford Booths.
  4. Robert de Davenport, living in 1272; he assumed the name of Lawton, and was the ancestor of the Lawtons of Lawton.
  5. Beatrix Davenport, in some pedigrees called the wife of Betrand de Hulme
  6. Thomas de Davenport

~A History and Genealogy of the Davenport Family: In England and America, pp. 65-66

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(Ormerod) He was given a charter for the grand serjeanty of the forests of Leek and Macclesfield and the quittance of juries of the country and hundred; was living in the time of John and 18 Henry III (1234).  His children are given in the following order: Edward, Robert, Roger, Richard (3rd son), Thomas and Beatrice.
(Dav. Geneal.) Grand sergeancy charter given between 1209 and 1226. Children named in given order.
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Vivian Davenport of Davenport's Timeline

1190
1190
Chester, Cheshire, England
1226
1226
Age 36
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
1228
1228
Age 38
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
1228
Age 38
1228
Age 38
Chester, Cheshire, England
1230
1230
Age 40
1230
Age 40
Of, Chester, Cheshire, England
1232
1232
Age 42
1232
Age 42
Davenport, Cheshire, Eng.
1234
1234
Age 44