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Matilda Davenport (Brereton)

Also Known As: "Maud Brereton"
Birthplace: Chester, Cheshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: circa 1530 (40-58)
Chester, Cheshire, England, (Present UK)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Andrew Brereton, Kt. and Agnes Brereton
Wife of John Davenport, of Davenport
Mother of John Davenport; Ellen Davenport and Katherine Highfield
Sister of Elizabeth Smith; Katherine Smith; Elizabeth Carrington; Sir William Brereton, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland; Katherine Bowyer and 2 others

Managed by: Joan Elizabeth Marshall
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About Matilda Davenport

  • A history and genealogy of the Davenport family, in England and America, from A. D. 1086 to 1850 .. (1851)
  • Sir Ralph Davenport, knight, succeeded his father, Sir John, and was engaged in the service of king Richard II., binding himself by indenture in 1380, to serve the king with three archers, well mounted and armed, to make war for a year beyond the sea where God pleased.
  • This Ralph Davenport, chevalier, held, inter alia, lands in Swettenham, from St. John of Jerusalem, also the manors of Davenport, Withington, Marton, &c. He died in 1383.*
  • John Davenport, son of Ralph, and grandson of Sir Ralph, was a minor in 1416, and was married to Joan, daughter of Randle Mainwaring, of Peover, on whom were estated the manor of Swettenham, and the advowson of the Church and all the lands which Thomas de Swettenham , lord of Swettenham, had in Cheshire, by deed, dated Monday, in the 4th week in Lent, 21 Henry VI. (1443).
  • . . . . He died about 1475.
  • John Davenport, of Davenport, Esq., son of John, held the office of sergeant on the death of his father in 1475. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Savage, of Clifton, knight. Died in 1482.
  • John Davenport, Esq., son of Ralph and grandson of John, was born 1480. Married 1st, Matilda, daughter of Sir Andrew Brereton, knight, of Brereton ; 2d wife, Jane, daughter of Ralph Arderne, Esq. ; and 3d, Blanch, daughter of Robert Latham,
  • of Tabley, Esq. He died about 1553, aged 74 years. His children were, 1st, John ; 2d, William; 3d, Thomas; 4th, Roger; 5th, Ralph; 6th, Randle; 7th, Parnell ; 8th, Alice; 9th, Mary; 10th, Katharine ; 11th, Margaret ; 12th, Margery ; 13th, Ellen*
  • John Davenport, of Davenport, Esq., son of the preceding John, was born in 1505. Married 1st, to Elleanor, daughter of Thurston Holland, Esq., of Denton County, Lane; 2d wife, Jane, daughter and coheiress of Richard Massey ; 3d wife, Anne, daughter of Randle Mainwaring, of Carincham, Esq. __________________________
  • A genealogical history of the dormant, abeyant, forfeited, and extinct peerages of the British empire (1978)
  • Pg.74
  • RALPH DE BRERETON (son of William de Brereton, and grandson of William de Brereton,) was father (besides a 2nd son, Gilbert, and a dau., Isolda, wife of Gilbert de Stoke,) of an elder son and heir.
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt, living temp. JOHN and HENRY III., who m. Margery, dau. of Randle de Thornton, and had a son, RALPH, and a dau., wife of Thurstan de Smethwick. The former
  • SIR RALPH BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt, had two sons, WILLIAM (SIR), and Gilbert, father of Henry and Sibella, wife of William de Bouths. The elder son,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., m. the dau. of his guardian. Sir Richard de Sandbach, Knt., and was father of
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt., who m. Roesia, dau. of Ralph de Vernon, and had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM, m. Margery, dau. of Richard de Bosley, and d. in his father's lifetime, leaving issue,
      • 1 WILLIAM (SIR), of whom presently.
      • 2 .... etc.
    • II. .... etc.
  • Sir William was s. by his grandson.
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, living 49th Edward III., who m. 1st, Ellen, dau. of Philip, and sister and finally heiress of David Egerton, of Egerton, and by her had a son and successor,
    • WlLLIAM.
  • He m. 2ndly, Margaret, dau. of — Done, of Utkinton, and widow of John Davenport and by her had a son and two daus.,
    • .... etc.
  • The eldest son,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, m. 1st, In 1386, Angella, dau. of Hugh Venables, and by her had issue,
    • I. William, d. before his father, having m. Alice, sister and heiress of Richard Corbett of Leighton, and by her (who m. 2ndly, John Stretley, Esq.,) had issue,
      • 1 WILLIAM (SIR), successor to his grandfather,
      • 2 .... etc.
    • II. .... etc.
  • Sir William m. 2ndly, Elena, dau. of Sir William Maasy, of Tatton, Knt., and by her, who m. 2ndly, Sir Gilbert Halsall, Knt, had a son,
    • Thomas, in holy orders, rector of Brereton, 1433.
  • Sir William d. 4th HENRY VI., and was s. by his grandson,
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt, who m. Phillppa, dau. of Sir Hugh, and sister of Thomas Hulse, and had issue,
    • I. WILLIAM, m. Katherine, dau. of Sir John Byron, and d. s. p.
    • II. ANDREW (SIR), of whom presently.
    • III. .... etc.
  • The eldest surviving son.
  • SIR ANDREW BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt, m. Agnes, dau. of Robert Legh, of Adlington, and had Issue,
    • I. WILLIAM (SIR), his heir.
    • II. John, of Leek, co. Stafford.
    • III. Andrew.
    • IV. Matthew.
    • I. Ellen, wife of John Fitton, of Gawsworth.
    • II. Alice, wife of William Moreton, of Little Moreton.
    • III. Elizabeth, m. 1st to Philip Legh, of Boothes; and 2ndly, to John Carington, of Carington.
    • IV. Catherine, m. to Thomas Smith, of Hagh.
    • V. Matilda, m. to John Davenport of Davenport
    • VI. Johanna, m. to Lawrence Dutton. of Marshe, brother and heir of Sir Thomas Dutton, of Dutton.
  • The eldest son and heir.
  • SIR WILLIAM BRERETON, of Brereton, Knt.; chief Justice and lord high marshal of Ireland, m. 1st Alice, dau. of Sir John Savage, Knt, of Clifton, and by her had a son, .... etc. ______________________________
  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great ..., Volume 3 By John Burke
  • Pg.45
  • WILLIAM MASSIE, esq. purchased, .... He wedded Alice, daughter and heiress of Adam Woton, of Edgerley and Chester, and by her, who m. secondly, Hugh Ball, of Coddington, had two sons, namely,
    • I. MORGAN, of Eggerley, on whom his mother's lands were entailed. He m. Margery, daughter of John Davenport, esq. of Davenport, by Maud his wife, daughter of Sir Andrew Brereton, knt. of Brereton, and had an only son and heir,
      • ROBERT, ancestor of the MASSIES, of Eggerley, in whom that manor remained .... etc.
    • II. JOHN. _________________________
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Chester, Cheshire, England, (Present UK)
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Chester, Cheshire, England, (Present UK)