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Sir Thomas Davenport Knight
(Abt 1261-1320)
Agnes Macclesfield
Thomas Davenport de Wheltrough
(Abt 1309-1339)
Sir John Davenport Knight


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1. Elizabeth Legh

2. Margaret Donne

Sir John Davenport Knight

  • Born: Wheltrough, Chesire, England
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Legh 682,713
  • Marriage (2): Margaret Donne 713
  • Died: 1384-1390, Chesire, England 682

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 682
Sir John Davenport, (called also Jenkin, to distinguish him from his elder brother of that name) knight, justice of Lancastershire, 1384, and who became the purchaser of Henbury. He married Elizabeth, daughter and coheiress of Peter Legh of Betcherton.


Margaret Davenport, married Thomas de Leghes, Jr.
Thomas Davenport
John Davenport, living in 1366
Nicholas Davenport de Widford, ancestor of the Davenports of Woodford, living in 1371, and had lands as by indenture in 1413 in Bredbury, Romiley, etc. He married Ellena, widow of Edward Massey, of Timberley in 1371. She died a widow in 1423.

~A History and Genealogy of the Davenport Family: In England and America, pp. 70-71

• Background Information. 713
~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol. III, pp. 68, 707, 721, Sir John de Davenport, 2nd son of Thomas Davenport of Wheltrogh, Justice of Lancashire, 7 Richard II, and purchaser of Henbury. Also called Jenkin de Davenport, he married Elizabeth daughter and coheir of Peter de Legh of Betchton by Ellen his wife, the daughter of Philip de Betchton, lord of Betchton. John de Davenport occurs 40 and 44 Edward III and 1382. He was a feoffee of the Warens. Writ de diem 13 Nov 1390.

Children of Sir John and Elizabeth, as given by Ormerod are:

Thomas de Davenport of Hendebury, living 39, 44 Edward III, 1382 and married Margaret, daughter of Hugh Venables.
John de Davenport, living 39 Edward III
Margery de Davenport, wife of Thomas de Legh

John de Davenport married as his second wife, Margaret, daughter of Henry Donne of Utkinton. Their children according to Ormerod were:

Nicholas de Davenport, living 44 Edward III
Girffin de Davenport, living 44 Edward III

John married Elizabeth Legh, daughter of Peter de Legh and Ellen de Bechton 682.,713 (Elizabeth Legh was born in Becheton, Cheshire, England and died 1360-1364` in Hendesbury, Cheshire, England 682.)

John next married Margaret Donne, daughter of Richard Donne Lord of Utkyton and Margery de Clotton.713 (Margaret Donne was born in Utkinton, Chesire, England and died after 1392 in Cheshire, England 5.)


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