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Roger de Davenport

Birthplace: Macclesfield, Cheshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: circa 1296 (61-79)
Davenport, Cheshire , England (United Kingdom)
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Son of Vivian Davenport, of Davenport and Beatrix de Hulme
Husband of Mary de Davenport
Father of Roger Davenport; Peter de de Davenport; John de Davenport; Sir Thomas de Davenport, Knight; Henry de Davenport, of Marton and 2 others
Brother of Edward De Davenport; Richard de Davenport; Beatrix De Davenport; Thomas de Davenport; Peter De Davenport and 1 other

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About Roger de Davenport

Roger DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (1226, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1291 and BEF 1296, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England) [M]:

  • parents: Vivian de Davenport (Abt 1200-After 1266) & Beatrix de Hulme


  1. Mary SALEMON of WYTHINGTON (1228, Withington, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1260, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England), BY 1254, County Cheshire, England


  • Child 1: Roger DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (1226, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1291 and BEF 1296, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England) [M]: m. Mary SALEMON of WYTHINGTON (1228, Withington, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1260, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England), BY 1254, County Cheshire, England
  • Child 2: Edward DAVENPORT of NEWTON [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN
  • Child 3: Richard DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN
  • Child 4: Robert DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN
  • Child 5: Thomas DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [M]
  • Child 6: Beatrice DAVENPORT of DAVENBPORT [F]: m. Bertram de HULME
  • Child?: Elen, daughter of Roger de Davenport, lord of Davenport, and his wife Mary, daughter of Robert Salemon, was the wife of William de Bulkelegh eldest son and heir of Robert de Bulkeley, and ancestor of the lords of Bulkeley.


  1. 1: About Vivian de DAVENPORT, from George Ormerod, The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester, incorporated with a republication of King's Vale Royal and Leycester's Cheshire Antiquities (2nd ed., revised and enlarged by Thomas Helsby, Esq.: George Routledge and Sons, Ludgate Hill, London, 1882), vol. 3, pp. 62 - 63:

  "Vivian de DAVENPORT, son of Richard, had a grant of the magisterial serjeancy of the hundred of Macclesfield from Randle Blundeville, Earl of Chester, by the charter annexed, made during the justiceship of Phillip de Orreby,1 and abbacy of Hugh Grylle; (10 Joh. - 10 Hen. III). By an original Inq. (of which an abstract is subjoined in the note below),2 it appears that the grant was made to Vivian DAVENPORT against his will, as a compensation for the park and vivaries of Macclesfield, of which the Earl had deprived him, and the value of the office had been lessened by certain exemptions from its jurisdiction, granted by the Earl (also against the will of Vivian) to several land proprietors within its former range. It appears also from the charter itself, that Adam de Sutton had previously held the office, and it is not improbable, that the Earl had obtained the means of making this inadequate compensation to Vivian DAVENPORT, by a violent dispossession of the former serjeant. "The powers of this office were the highest which the Earl could bestow, as it placed in several casesw at the disposal of the serjeant and his itinerant subservients, the lives of his subjects, without delay and without appeal. In the former parts of this work are noticed analagous powers held by the Kingsleys and Dones in the forests of Mara and Mondrem, the Storetons and Stanleys in Wirral, and the representatives of the Barons of Malpas in all Cheshire, except the hundreds of Wirral and Macclesfield. The particulars immediately relating to this serjeancy are too intimately connected with the genealogical deductions of the DAVENPORTs of DAVENPORT, to be brought into point of view without useless repetition, but will be found among the subsequent extracts from deeds and inquisitions illustrative of the descent of the family.

"At this period, the allusive crest of the DAVENPORTs is first said to have been adopted, and to have been borne on the helmets of the master serjeants in their perambulations through the Peak hils, and the forests of Leek and Macclesfield, to the terror of the numerous gangs of banditti which then infested those wild districts. There is now in the possession of the Capesthorne family a long roll (without date, buyt very antient), containing the names of the master robbers who were taken and beheaded in the times of Vivian, Roger, and Thomas de DAVENPORT, and also of their companions, and of the fees paid to them in right of their serjeancy. From this it appears, that the fee for a master robber was 2s. and one salmon, and for his companions 12d. each. There is also an account of the several master robbers and their companions who were slain by the serjeants, with the fees thereon.3

"[Vivian de DAVENPORD occurs at a later date, as witness to a charter of Robert Pygot, temp. Richard de Wibinburi, sheriff of Cheshire (in and after 18 Hen. II)]

"From Robert de DAVENPORT, younger son of Vivian, [it is believed] descend the LAWTONS of LAWTON, who still retain the paternal coat of DAVENPORT, with the substitution of a fesse for the chevron."


(Ormerod) Lord of Davenport, 1291; fl. 16 Edward I (1288).
(Dav. Geneal.) Seems to have died in 1291.

Birth: 1226 Davenport Cheshire, England Death: 1291 Davenport Cheshire, England

Roger Davenport of Davenport, married Mary Salemon, she was the daughter of Robert Salemon of Wythington. Roger owned a moiety of Wythington, also a part of Tunstede and Wultroke (Wheltrough). He was the son of Vivian de Davenport and Beatrix de Hulme. By an inquisition taken before Reginald de Gray, 16 year of Edward I (1288), it was found that Roger de Davenport held his sergeancy in the Hundred of Macclesfield, and that he shall find eight segeants (one a horseman) to keep the peace, who shall come at the king's summons, at their own cost in the country, and at the king's cost when they shall have left out of the county. The same Roger, in 1248, witnessed a deed of Alexander Wythington. He seems to have died in 1291. Roger and Mary's children were Peter de Davenport, son and heir, died without issue. Sir Thomas Davenport John de Davenport, who married Matilda, daughter of William de Rode, by whom he had issue, Richard Davenport. Ellen Davenport, who was married to William de Burklegh, eldest son of heir of Robert Burkley, Esq., and ancestor of the lords of Burkley. Henry Davenport of Marton, who also had lands in Macclesfield in 1292. He had one son, Roger, who married 1st, Mary, widow of William Mainwaring de Peover; and 2nd, Margaret, widow of Thomas de Swettenham.

Family links:

 Vivian de Davenport (1190 - 1260)
 Beatrix de Hulme (1200 - 1266)
 Ellen de Davenport (1245 - 1279)*
 Henry de Davenport (1257 - ____)*
 Thomas de Davenport (1261 - 1320)*
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Burial: St Peter Churchyard Prestbury Cheshire East Unitary Authority Cheshire, England

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Roger de Davenport's Timeline

Macclesfield, Cheshire, England (United Kingdom)
Chester, Cheshire, , England
Chester, Cheshire, , England
Davenport, Congleton, Cheshire, England
Chester, Cheshire, England
Chester, Cheshire, England
Davenport, Cheshire, England
Age 65