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DESCENDANTS
of
ORME de DAVENPORT
(1086 - AFT 1136)

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G0515A: Orme de DAVENPORT [025]
Birth: 1086, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England
Death: AFT 1136, County Cheshire, England

Marriage: BY 1136, County Cheshire, England
Spouse: Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 1: Richard DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (1136, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1209, County Cheshire, England) [M]: m. *Amabilia de VENABLES (1147, Kinderton cum Hulme, Northwich, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1190, County Cheshire, England), BY 1179, County Cheshire, England

Note 1: 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, p. 61:

  "DAVENPORT occurs in that part of the description of the Venables estates [in Domesday,] in which the founder of the barony is termed "Venator."
  'Isdem Gislebertus (Venator) tenet Deneport. Goduinus tenuit. Ibi dimidia hida geldabilis. terra est I. carucata. Ibi est cum uno radman, & ii. bovariis, & III. bordariis, & una acra silvae. Valet III. solidos. westam invenit.'

"Shortly afterwards, this will was given, either by the Norman grantee, or by his grandson (who appears to have succeeded him), to Orme, the ancestor of the DAVENPORTs, who [acquired by the custom of the times rather than] assumed, the local name, as is proved by his attestation to the curious charter subjoined.1 The date assigned to Orme de DAVENPORT by four pedigrees in the British Museum, and by the BRAMALL pedigree, is 20 Will. I; and it will appear from a consideration of subsequent deeds, that the fact of his being then living is not irreconcileable with calculations founded upon them."

  1. the curious charter subjoined: "This charter is referred to in the account of Kinderton, and relates to the raising a villain of the manor of Eccleston to the rank of a free tenant of the barony of Kinderton: 'Sciant, &c. quod ego Gilbertus de Venables, concilio et consensu heredum meorum, relaxavi, concessi, (atq. liberum et quietum clamavi) Osmundum filium Gameli, de Eccleston, et omnes heredes suos, de sac et tol et gersinno,* et ab omni actione servili, et ab omni vili et consuetudine: atq. me dedisse, &c. sibi et heredibus suis, II bovatas terrae, scilicet unam in Eccleston, et alteram in Strettonia, pro III solidis annuatim reddendo, illas scilicet quas pater ejus ante eum habuit, libere, &c. excepto foraneo servicio, quod ad regem vel ad comitem pertinet. Pro hac, &c., Willielmus et Richardus de Etona dederunt unam marcam, et praedictus Osmundus dimidiam argenti marcam. Hiis test. Rogero de Utkinton, Radulfo de Brereton, Will'o et Ric'o de Eton, Gilberto de Wetenhale, Orm. de Davenport, Matheo clerico, et multis aliis.' Kinderton chartulary 2. Seal a falcon regardant, close, sinister.'"
   
  * gersinno: "Gersinna mendose pro Gersuma his legitur. Ducange, vol. iii, 8vo. edit. Halae, 1784. Ibid. "Gersuma - apud forenses Anglicos pro fine, seu pecunia data in pactionem et rei emptae vel conductae compensationem - Gersuma praeterea pro delicti compensatione interdum legitur."

The charter given above, in which the name of Orme de DAVENPORT appears as witness, enfranchised Gilbert de VENABLES. It was written either during the reign of William II (William Rufus: reigned 26 September 1087 - 2 August 1100) or under that of Henry I (Henry Beauclerc: reigned .5 August 1100 - 1 December 1135).

   

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G0514A: Richard DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [025]
Birth: 1136, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England
Death: AFT 1209, County Cheshire, England
Father: Orme de DAVENPORT (1086, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1136, County Cheshire, England)
Mother: Unknown UNKNOWN

Marriage: BY 1179, County Cheshire, England
Spouse: *Amabilia de VENABLES (1147, Kinderton cum Hulme, Northwich, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1190, County Cheshire, England)

Child 1: Amice DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [F]: m. Randle de CHEDLETON

Child 2: Vivian DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (BY 1190, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - 1260, Prestbury, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England)

Child 3: Walter DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [M]

Child 4: Peter DAVENPO]RT of DAVENPORT [M]

Note 1: About Richard DAVENPORT of 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, p. 61:

  "II. Richard, son of Orme de DAVENPORT, married Amabilia, daughter of the second Gilbert VENABLES, and sister also of Hugh VENABLES, rector of Eccleston, Astbury, and Rosthorne, in 1188, whose acknowledged minority gives the only means of calculating the time of Orme de DAVENPORT.1 Richard DAVENPORT had Marton in frank marriage with his wife by the charter subjoined,2 and to him must be referred the grant of the master forestership of the forests of Leek and Macclesfield, by Hugh Kevelioc, Earl of Chester. The Davenport pedigrees have stated the grant to be made to his grandson of the same name; but the identity of the grantee of this forestership, and of the husband of Amabilia VENABLES, is fully established by the time of witness to the charter subjoined, compared with that in which Amabilia's brothers are known to have existed.3
   
  1. calculating the time of Orme de DAVENPORT: "See the grant of these churches in Bucklow Hundred, vol. I, p. 337, [now 429,] under Rosthorne. Amabilia had many brothers, and she might not only be much older than Hugh, but even than William, the grantor of Marton. Supposing her fifteen years older than Hugh, and that he was eighteen in 1188, she would be born in 1155. If she was married at 21, and her husband was forty, a disparity by no means unusual, the marriage woulod take place in 1176; and this assumption will make her husband thirty at the time the master forestership was granted to him, if we take the exact middle time of the earldom of Hugh Kevelioc the grantor (the most probable time for a general conjecture) and place the grant in 1166.

"If the probability of these conjectures is allowed, Richard would be born in 1136; and if this is allowed, the date 20 Will. I, assigned to Orme de DAVENPORT, is not irreconcileable with the time in which he might be living, as his birth in that year would make him fifty years old in 1136, the date which has been established as possible, and not improbable, for the birth of his son Richard.

"There is also reason to think that the marriage of Richard DAVENPORT must have been as early in the 12th century as this, if not earlier, from his great grandson Vivian having the grant of the chief serjeancy of Macclesfield in the time of Philip de Orreby, 10 Joh. - 13 Hen. III.

2. the charter subjoined: "W's** de VENABLES omnibus hominibus suis tam praesentibus quam futuris salutem. Sciatis me dedisse et concessisse Ricardo de DAUNEPORTE et Amabiliae sorori meae dimidietatem de Merton cum omn. pert. illam medietatem quae data fuit cum Margareta matre mea filia.Walthew fil. Wulfric patri meo Gisleberto de VENABLES in franc-marriage ad tenendum de me et hered' meis sibi et hered. suis qui exient ex dicta d'na liberè quitè in feodo et hereditate, in silvis, in planis, in pascuis, &c. annuatim reddendo sex sagittas barbatas ad Pentecostum pro omnibus servitiis, &c. adeo libere et quiete sicut franc marriage dari potest. Testibus Ricar. de Vernon, Gilbert de VENABLES, Michaele fratre ejus, Gilbert fil. Nigell, Ralph de Beeston, Ran. de Astlet, Ric. de Blakenal, Robert de la Mare, Rad. Capellan', Galfrid. Capellan', Will'm de Offeleke, Augustino de Radenoure, et aliis."

  **W's: "'W's' supplied from the copy of this deed in the Venables chartulary, which is important as it proves the Gilbert here mentioned to be the Gilbert VENABLES, grandson of the first baron."

3. Amabilia's brothers are known to have existed: "HUGO COME CESTRIAE, constabulario, dapifero, justitiario, vicecomiti, omnibus baronibus suis, omnibus hominibus suis Francis et Anglis, tam praesentibus quam futuris salutem. Sciatis me dedisse et concessisse et hac carta mea confirmasse Ricardo de DAUNEPORT et heredibus suis (Wyly(c)ss cum omnibus pertinentiis) pro homagio et servitio suo, tenendum de me et de meis heredibus p(er servitium) forestarii in feudo et hereditate, libere et honorifice et quiete ab omnibus servitiis et consuetudinibus pertinentibus (mihi) et heredibus meis (excepto) predicto (servicio) forestarii: (preterea) dedi predicto Ricardo et heredibus suis FORESTARIUM MEUM de tota mea foresta de LAEC et de MACCLESFELDE tenendum de me et heredibus meis in feodo et hereditate, et ut (s)e(pe) dictus Ricardus sit meus supremus forestarius de tota mea predicta foresta jure hereditatis. Pro hac autem hereditate, iste idem Ricardus dedit (mihi unum Kassorium sorbaurari) et duas marcas argenti, et Ricardo avunculo meo unum Kassorium ferrarium. Testibus Ricardo avunculo comitis, Rob. de Stafford, Radulp. fil. Warini, Radulph. vice com., Hugo de Dutton, Philip de Diva, Roger de Mallfetestre, Humfrid. de Savil, Frembold, Rog. de Levet, Gul. de Ruthland, Bertramo Camerario, Ranul. de Lec, Ric. de Lune, Jordan de Macclesfield, Gamal filio Harding, Will. de Lee, Will'o cl'ico. Dat. apud Lec.

"It is observable that several of the witnesses to this charter, including Richard the Earl's uncle, witness Hugh Kevelioc's grant of a forestership in Mara and Mondrem to Robert Grosvenor, Edis. Hund. p. 116, [now 211]. On the authority of Brooke, as reprinted by Vincent, this charter has been stated to be executed on or before 1160, in which year the said Richard died. It appears, however, on a close re-examination of the passage referred to, that Brooke's date may include the said Richard and Hamon his brother, or Hamon only. The time, however, is fixed within a few years, whatever Brooke's own reading of the passage may have been. Robert de Stafford, another of the witnesses, is mentioned in the body of a deed by Randle II to which Sir Peter Leycester gives the dtae of 1152. Bertram Camerarius another witnesses, was sheriff 31 Hen. II."

Note 2: Amabilia de VENABLES, the wife of Richard de DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT, was the sister of Hugh de VENABLES who was rector of Eccleston in 1188. The acknowledged minority of Hugh de VENABLES furnishes the means by which to estimate the time of Richard DAVENPORT. Between 1153 and 1181, Richard de DAVENPORT was supreme forester of the Earl of Chester's forests of Leek and Macclesfield.

Note 3: George Ormerod, as revised by Thomas Helsby, asserts that one Thomas DAVENPORT, alive at the time of Henry II, was successor to Richard DAVENPORT and that Thomas DAVENPORT was the father of another Richard DAVENPORT who was succeeded by Vivian DAVENPORT. Though it is evident that Vivian DAVENPORT was indeed successor to a Richard DAVENPORT, there is no proof that Thomas DAVENPORT succeeded Richard DAVENPORT to the lordship of Davenport. Accordingly, in the absence of any argument, Ormerod's assertion is here rejected. The second Richard DAVENPORT, as Ormerod had posited, is understood to be the same as the first. See 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. 61, 62, and 68.

Note 4: About the person whom George Ormerod took to be the second Richard DAVENPORT and who is regarded here as the first, see 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, p. 62:

  "Richard de DAVENPORT, who, by the charter subjoined,1 was [with his heirs forever] exempted by Randle Blundeville, Earl of Chester, between 10 Joh. ans 1 Hen. III for himself and his heirs, from suit &c. to the county court of Chester, and the hundred [court, not] courts, of Northwich, and [of the pleas of] Middlewich; [and from serving on juries; the said Richard to render therefore yearly a gilt spur or 6d. Plea Rolls. Enrollment of Inspex. 36 and 39 Edw. III.] After this period, the charters supply the nemaes of the younger branches of the family, which are given in the pedigree following, but the narrative, for the sake of perspicuity has been confined to the successive representatives of the eldest line, and the founders of the several families which branched from it."
   
  1. by the charter subjoined: "Ranulphus comes Cest. constab. dapif. justic. (vicecom), omnibus baronibus suis, ministris, et ballivis, et omnibus hominibus suis, praesent. chart. inspectur salutem. Sciatis me dedisse et concessisse et hac p'senti carta mea confirmasse Ricardo de DAUNEPORTE et heredibus suis in perpetuum, de me et de hered. meis quietanciam secte comit(atus) mei Cest. et hundredi de Northwich, et (placitorum meorum) de Medio Wyko (et) quietanciam judicis inveniendi ad p'd't(u)m com(it)atum (et) ad hundred. (et) quiet(e)m de ju(reis) reddendo (mihi et) heredibus (meis) annuatim ad cameram meam Cest. quaedam calc. deaur. vel sex denarios in nativitate s'ti Johan. Bapt. His testibus Phillip(o) de Orreby justiciaro meo, Hug. dispensar', (Petro clerico), Warino de vernon, Will'mo de VENABLES, Ham. de Massey, Rich'd(o) de Aldeford, Lydulpho de T(wam)lawe, Ric(o). Phitton, cum multis aliis. Apud Le(e)k.

"N. B. This is the deed of which the clerk broke the seal, see the account of which in grand serjeanty abstract, endorsed as presented before Thomas Neale, auditor."

Note 5: About Amice DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Amice DAVENPORT, wife of Randle CHEDLETON, d'ns de Rudelande, had land in the abbacy of Dieulacres."

Note 6: About Walter DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Walter de DAVENPORT, 2nd son, had lands in Somerforde Boothes."

Note 7: About Peter DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Peter de DAVENPORT, vixit 47 Hen. 3. Harl. MSS 2119."
   

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G0513A: Vivian DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [023]
Birth: BY 1190, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England
Death: 1260, Prestbury, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England
Father: Richard DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (1136, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1179, County Cheshire, England)
Mother: *Amabilia de VENABLES (1147, Kinderton cum Hulme, Northwich, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1179, County Cheshire, England)

Marriage: BY 1226, Chester, County Cheshire, England
Spouse: *Beatrix de HULME (ABT 1208, Chester, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1226, 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

Note 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."

  1. during the justiceship of Phillip de Orreby: "Ranulphus comes Cest. et Lincoln, omnibus, &c. salutem. Sciatis me dedisse et concessisse, et hac carta mea confirmasse Viviano de DAVENPORT magisterialem serjeanciam de Maklesfelde, illam quam Adamus de Sutton, habendam et tenendam illi et heredibus suis in excambium terrae de Wilwich, quam mihi reddidit, cum omnibus pertinentiis suis (ita scilicet quod si idem Vivianus, vel aliquis heredum suorum forisfaciat, [un'] non possit vel nolit* pace Elgardum curiae meae, ballivam dictam amittat in perpetuum. Et si terra sua tota quam de me tenet in capite incurvat. ) jure hereditatis suae. His testibus, domino Hugone abbate Cestriae, Philippo de Orreby tunc justitiario (Henrico de Aldithel', Rog'o de Man'nelwear, Aluredo de Sulinur, Thoma de Orreby, Herberto de Orreby, Ricardo de Cagwr tunc camerario, mag'ro Hugone, et multis aliis.)"

"Seal, six garbs, three, two and one, on a heater shield, inscription gone.

"Philip de Orreby was made justice to John, and after 1 Hen. III, Earl Randle styles himself com. Cestr. et Lincoln, the style used in this charter.

"This charter and those preceding were communicated by the rev. Walter Davenport from the originals. The words enclosed in brackets are supplied from antient copies, (Harl. MSS 2074, 188, b., and Harl. MSS 2038, pp. 86, 87.) where the copy transmitted was defective."

  * vel nolit: "An apparent error of the transcriber, for facere regardum, see voc. Regradum in Ducange, edit. Halae, 1778, vol. V. 664. [But the words in the legal copy of the charter produced in the proceedings on the traverse of the Inq. of 42 Eliz. are "nolit pac' et garau," &c. The above transcript is evidently not quite accurate."

2. the note below): "It appears to be of the time of Hen. III, or more antient. The original inquisition under the seals of the jurors is preserved among the deeds of the grand serjeancy at Capesthorne. These were Sir Geoffrey de Dutton, Sir Robert de Massy, Thomas de Orreby, Robert Pigot, William de Suclingdon, Adam de Audredelegh, Adam de Birthcles, Robert de HIDE, Thomas de Wich, William de Edisselegh, William de Bagiley, Richard de Lauton, William de Scherd, Thomas de Kapestorn, Adam de Faber, Richard de Somerford, Roger de Toft, Roger de Kegwithe, Roger de Audredelegh; which jurors present, that Vivian de DAVENPORTE, against his will, exchanged the park and vivaries of Maklesfelde with Randle, Earl of Chester, for his serjeanty of Makloesfelde, with the puture to the serjeanty belonging, which he used to take through the whole hundred of Maklesfelde, except the vill of Mottram in Longdendale, and the land of Richard Fiton in the vilole of Bolyn. But Earl John, nephew of the said Earl Randle, by his deed, against the will of Vivian, quitclaimed to the said Richard Fiton his said puture, and also quitclaimed, against Vivian's will, on the land of Richard de Mottram, where Vivian used to have puture, and in all the land of the said Earl Randle of Lechernel, with all appurtenances, and in the moiety of the ville of Rowbelt, and in the ville of Wicheshall, and in six houses in Derelton of the fee of the said Earl, and of the fee of the Earl, and of the fee of the Earl in Rossington, and in the ville of Waterfull and in Tatton of the fee of the Earl, and in the fee of the Earl in Alstanesfield, and in all the ville of Yppeltinif. Also he, Vivian, received in the separate time of the said Earls Randle and John, 24 shillings from the exchequer of the said Earls at Chester at two terms, viz. at the nativity of our Lord 12 shillings: and all the aforesaid serjeanty, with all the aforesaid puture, in all the places aforesaid as the aforesaid Earl Randle inchartered him, for the exchange of the park and vivaries of Macclesfield, otherwise called Wilwich."

3. with the fees thereon: "Communicated by the Rev. Walter Davenport. On the roll is a note by the first Davies Davenport, of Woodford, esq. 'the numbers are great and though the roll is very ancient and much defaced, yet several of the names appear.' The roll is now nearly illegible but some names may be discerned.' [It is scarcely probable that the present form of Crest was adopted quite so early. The tradition of its use in the forest, &c. seems somewhat fanciful, though it cannot be denied that armour would almost be as necessary in such contests as in those with more regular forces - H."

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. 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.

Note 2: Beatrix de HULME, the wife of Vivian de DAVENPORT, was the daughter of Bertrand de HULME (ABT 1183, Chester, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1208).

Note 3: About Edward DAVENPORT of NEWTON, 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, p. 68:

  "Edward de DAVENPORT, de NEWTON, 56 Hen. 3, a quo Newton."

Note 4: About Richard DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Richard de DAVENPORT, 3d son, father of Roger de TORNOCK, who had lands in Somerford Booths."

Note 5: About Robert DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Robert de DAVENPORT, 56 Hen. 3, [said to hold lands in] Lawton, and was [most probably] ancestor of the LAWTONS of LAWTON."

Note 6: About Beatrice DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Beatrice, in some pedigrees called wife of Bertram de HULME."
   

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G0512A: Roger DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [022]
Birth: 1226, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England
Death: AFT 1291 and BEF 1296, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England
Father: Vivian DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (BY 1190, Chester, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1226, Prestbury, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England)
Mother: *Beatrix de HULME (ABT 1208, Chester, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1226, County Cheshire, England)

Marriage: BY 1254, County Cheshire, England
Spouse: Mary SALEMON of WYTHINGTON (1228, Withington, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1260, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England)

Child 1: Peter DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [M]

Child 2: Thomas DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (ABT 1253, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - ABT 1320, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England) [M]: m1. Agnes de MACCLESFIELD (ABT 1258, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1290, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England), BY 1280, County Cheshire, England: m2. Roesia de VERNON

Child 3: John DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [M]: m. Matilda de RODE

Child 4: Henry DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (ABT 1256, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1294, Moreton, County Cheshire, England) [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN, ABT 1287

Child 5: Ellen de DAVENPORT (ABT 1260, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1280, Bulkeley, Nantwich, County Cheshire, England) [F]: m. William de BULKELEY (ABT 1245, Bulkeley, Nantwich, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1307, Bulkeley, Nantwich, County Cheshire, England), ABT 1280

Note 1: About Roger DAVENPORT of 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, p. 63:

  "Roger de DAVENPORT, was son and heir of Vivian, according to the family pedigree, but grandson,1 according to a plea to quo warranto, 15 Hen. VII, which appears to be a clerical error. By an Inquisition taken before Reginald de Gray, 16 Edw. I,2 [as to the services payable to the king in time of war in Wales,] it is found that Roger de DAVENPORT held his serjeancy in the hundred of Macclesfield, [Leek, not]3 "in the Bach," [and] Densington, (sic) &c. and shall find eight serjeants (one a horseman), to keep the peace, who shall come at the king's summons, at their own cost in the county, and at the king's cost as soon as they have passed the Dee, or gone out of the county.4 The said Roger in 1248 witnesses a deed of Alex. Wythi'ton, Richard Bernard then being sheriff."
   
  1. but grandson: "Great-grandson according to an abstract in Add. Harl. MSS 6032, viz. f(ilius) Tho. f. Ric. f. Vivian. - H."

2. 16 Edw. I: "Communication of the Rev. Walter Davenport. [Also Harl. MSS 2115, fo. 111, and 126. - H."

3. [Leek, not]: "There is no mention of the Bach in a duplicate apparently of this Inq. penes Wm. Beamont, esq. of Orford Hall, Lancashire, to whom many years ago the writer as indebted for a copy. - H."

4. gone out of the county: "Viz. by the services which Urian St. Pierre and Roderick fitz Griffin hold the serjeancy of all Cheshire, excepting Macclesfield and Wirral, which they keep with twelve subservients. So this Inquisition, but another Inquisition states their number to have been formerly twenty. See Broxton Hundred, p. 330, [now 595,] and note, ibid."

Roger DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT occupied the serjeancy of Macclesfield and exchanged lands in Marton for lands in Bromhall (Bramhall) and Hillcroft. Also see Burkes Landed Gentry, vol. 1, p. 189.

Note 2: Further about Roger DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Roger de DAVENPORT, [lord] of DAVENPORT, 1291 [and living 16 Edw. I.]"

Note 3: Mary SALEMON of WYTHINGTON, the wife of Roger DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT, was the daughter of Robert SALEMON of WYTHINGTON (ABT 1200, Withington, Cheshire, England - AFT 1228) and Unknown UNKNOWN.

About Mary SALEMON of WYTHINGTON, the wife of Roger DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Mary, daughter of Robert SALEMON (vel SALMON) of WYTHINGTON, with whom her husband had a moiety of Withington, a ditto of Tunstede, a ditto of Wultroke (Wheltrough)."

Note 4: About Peter DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Peter de DAVENPORT, son and heir, s(ans) p(arole)."

Note 5: About John DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "John de DAVENPORT, [had lands in Withinton,] married Matilda, daughter of William de RODE, by whom he had issue, Richard."

Note 6: About Henry DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Henry de DAVENPORT, 4th son, of Marton, had lands in Macclesfield, 30 Edw. I: had issue Roger, Mary ux. William MAINWARING de PEOVER, and Margery ux. Thos. de SWETTENHAM."

Note 7: About Ellen DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Ellen, wife of Will. de BULKELEGH (et cum qua habuit terr. in Macclesfield in lib. maritagio) eldest son and heir of Rob. de BULKELEY, and ancestor of the lords BULKELEY."

William de BULKELEY, the husband of Ellen de DAVENPORT, was first married to Felice UNKNOWN. He was the son of Robert de BULKELEY (ABT 1215, Bulkeley, Nantwich, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1245).

   

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G0511A: Thomas DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [021]
Birth: ABT 1253, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England
Death: ABT 1320, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England
Father:
Roger DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (1226, Chester, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1291 and BEF 1296, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England)
Mother: Mary SALEMON
(1228, Withington, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1260, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England)

Marriage: BY 1280, County Cheshire, England
Spouse: Agnes de MACCLESFIELD (ABT 1258, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1290, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England)

Child 1: Sir John DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (ABT 1280, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - ?) [M]: m1. Margery BRERETON of BRERETON (ABT 1280, Brereton, County Cheshire, England - ABT 1350), 1301: m2. Agnes de BRADFORD

Child 2: Thomas DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH (ABT 1283, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - ABT 1350, Wheltrough, County Cheshire, England) [M]: m. Elizabeth UNKNOWN, ABT 1304

Child 3: Roger DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (Sr.) [M]

Child 4: Peter DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [M]

Child 5: Roger DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (Jr.) [M]

Child 6: Millicent DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT [F]

Other Marriage: No Date
Spouse: Roesia de VERNON

Note 1: About Sir Thomas DAVENPORT of 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, p. 63:

  "Sir Thomas de DAVENPORT, [lord] of DAVENPORT, knight, son and heir of Roger, married, first, Agnes, daughter of Thomas de MACCLESFIELD (the mother of his issue), and secondly, Roesia, daughter of Ralph de VERNON, widow of Sir William de BRERETON, who was living after her second husband's death, in 14 Edw. II. This Thomas de DAVENPORT occurs as demanding puture (in his capacity of grand serjeant) from two tenements in Butley, which the abbot of Chester held of the gift of Edw. Pigot. The claim was resisted, and decision made against the serjeant on reference.1 In 1303, by deed dated at Davenport, this Thomas acknowledges the receipt of four marks, in part of 8 marks due at the Feast of St. Barnabas, for the serjeancy: and in 1309 he grants a lease of the same office for two years to his son Thomas DAVENPORT, and his pledges for two years, at the annual rent of 16 marks of silver.2

"This Thomas, second son of Sir Thomas DAVENPORT, was male ancestor of the DAVENPORTs of WELTROUGH, BRAMALL, HENBURY, and WOODFORD (now also of CAPESTHORNE), and of their several collateral branches."

  1. against the serjeant on reference: "Communication of the Rev. W. Davenport."

2. 16 marks of silver: "The pledges were Roger de Motlowe, Vivian de Foxwist, Richard son of John de DAVENPORT, John de Asthul, Adam his brother, and Peter de Capesthorne. Ibid."

Note 2: About Sir Thomas DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Sir Thomas de DAVENPORT, [lord] of DAVENPORT, [living] 13 Edw. 2."

Note 3: About Agnes de MACCLESFIELD, wife of Sir Thomas DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Agnes, dau. of Thomas de MACCLESFELDE, 1287, 15 Edw. 2."

Agnes de MACCLESFIELD, the wife of Thomas DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT, was the daughter of Thomas de MACCLESFIELD (ABT 1225, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1250, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England) and Unknown UNKNOWN. Her brother was Sir Thomas de MACCLESFIELD (ABT 1250, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1300, Maelor Saesneg, Flintshire, Wales): m. Unknown UNKNOWN.

From:Charles Mosley, ed., Burke's Peerage and Baronetage (106th edition, 1999), p. 605.]:

  "Sir Thomas de MACCLESFIELD; living 1294, officer under Edward I; settled in Maelor Saesneg, Flints.; had a grant of waste land in Hanmer by 1300."

Note 4: About Sir John DAVENPORT of 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, p. 63:

  "Sir John de DAVENPORT, [lord] of DAVENPORT, knight, eldest son and heir of Sir Thomas, married his father's step-daughter Margery, daughter of Sir William BRERETON, by Roesia VERNON before-mentioned; to his second wife he had Agnes de BRADFORD. The first of these marriages took place in 1301, when "Thomas son of Roger de DAVENPORT "grants to Sir William de BRERETON, knight, the marriage of his eldest son John (to marry him to Margery, daughter of the said William) for 60 marks. Witnesses, Hugh Massey, Ralph VERNON, Hugh de VENABLES, knights, &c.; dated at Brereton.1 Four years after this, a sentence was procured from the court of Chester, declaring the marriage null, having been celebrated against the consent of the parties, both being under age.2 The pedigrees, however, make Margery BRERETON, the mother of Sir John DAVENPORT's numerous issue, which must of course suppose the parties to have been re-united; and this idea is in some degree confirmed by a settlement, 12 Edw. II, when Thomas de DAVENPORT obtained from Richard, chaplain, of Prestbury, the manors of DAVENPORT and MARTON, remainder to John his son and Margery his wife; remainder to the right heirs of Thomas.3

"The issue of Sir John were numerous, 1. Thomas, [who enrolled the Inspex. of the Earl's grant of exemption, to Richard de DAVENPORT, and occurs as living 27 and 31 Edw. III but ob.] s. p.; 2. Sir Ralph, the continuer of the direct male line; 3. Richard; 4. Roger; 5. Urian; 6. Arthur, ancestor of the DAVENPORTs of CALVELEY. To these may be added another son, John DAVENPORT, who in the excellent pedigree of the DAVENPORTs, drawn from original evidences, and preserved in Harl. MSS 2119, is made second son and heir of Sir John DAVENPORT, and who would consequently intervene between Thomas and Ralph. This John is said to marry first, Johanna DELVES; and secondly, Margaret, who, from the DONE pedigree appears to be daughter of Henry DONE, and is, most probably, the same person with Margery DONE, given erroneously by Dugdale to Ralph DAVENPORT. From the silence of the family deeds, it may, however, be doubted, whether this John was ever in possession of DAVENPORT, and whether he was a younger son of Sir John DAVENPORT, or of a collateral line of the family.4

"Sir John DAVENPORT founded a chantry in the chapel of Marton,+ at which place the figures of himself and his son Urian are supposed to be represented by the armed figures yet remaining.5 [In 15 Edw. III, Sir John, or his son John de DAVENPORD, occurs with others in a recognizance in £100, to Richard de Oklegh, parson of Astebury; and Sir John also occurs as living as late as 21 Edw. III.]"

  1. dated at Brereton: "Harl. MSS 2074. 148 [and 2131. 140 - H."

2. both being under age: "Ibid."

3. to the right heirs of Thomas: "Williamson's Collections."

4. a collateral line of the family: "Among the papers at Capesthorne is an Inq. 26 Edw. III (connected with this Sir John DAVENPORT) taken before Thos. de FERRARS, just. of Chester, Nich. Pinnock, William de Spridlington, auditors of our lord the prince, taken at Macclesfelde on Thursday next before the Feast of St. John the Baptist, 26 Edw. III, on the oaths of Richard Fyton, Thomas Wylde, William Pygot, Roger, son of Roger de VERNON, John, son of Richard Fyton, Thomas de Wyche, William de Whisterfelde, Richard le Warde de Somerford, Richard Tomkyn, John le Sutton, Edmund de Downes, and Hugh de Sudington, who find that Adam de Sutton had the serjeanty, and 24 shillings for finding mantles for all his under serjeants, and that Vivian de DAVENPORT and his heirs, from the time of the exchange of the said bailliwick for the land of Wilwick, annually received the said 24 shillings, and had an allowance of the same, and that the mill and the mannor were parcel of the land exchanged.

"To this Inq. is annexed a schedule whereby it appears that among the rents of Sir John DAVENPORT, chief serjeant of the peace in the hundred of Macklesfelde, there was granted to his ancestors in fee, by Randle Earl of Chester, in exchange for land in the park of Macclesfelde called Wilwhik [sometimes called Wilwich Wood,] 24s. a year, at the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, which was allowed by the accounts preceding in the time of the queen, and that it appeared that they were always paid as part of his grand bailiwicke by and Inq. taken before the justice and auditors, on the 20th June, 26 Edw. III.

"N. B. The land of Wilwhik (which appears to be an old Saxon name) being the property which Vivian de DAVENPORT originally exchanged with the Earl for the grand serjeanty, the following deed is subjoined, in which there is an attempt to describe its local situation.

"Temp. John. Ranulph comes Cest. et Lincoln. omnib. praesent. et fut. praesent. chart. inspecturis vel auditurus salut. Sciatis me relax. et quiet.clamasse imperpet. de me et hered. meis Viviano de DAVENPORT et hered. suis tres solidos de redditu quos idem Vivianus reddere solebat pro Hysebelesbathes et pro terra Petri Fabri, in excambium de Ysebelesbathes quam mihi et hered. de se et hered. suis quietum clamavit a bosco de Wilwhik usque aquam, reddendo quatuor sagittas barbatas ad fest. Omn. Sanct. pro omni servit. et exactione quacunque de terra p'dicti Pet. Fabri, quam eidem et hered. suis quietam clamavi. Hiis testibus, Philippo de Orreby justicario meo tunc temporis, Will'o de VERNON, Ric. Phiton, Johanne fil. Philipp., Roberto de Stokeport, Jordano de Bredbury, Johanne Fiton, Henrico de Wgrth, Thoma de Tettesworth, Ric. de Wydenby, et aliis.

"(Seal, a heater shield with three garbs, inscription gone, 2074, 189.)

"In the same collection is an office copy of the pleadings, 27 Edw. III, on a quo warranto brought by the Earl of Chester against Sir John de DAVENPORT, kt. whereby it appears that the said Sir John was summoned to answer the prince by what warrant he claimed to be quit of making suit at the court of Chester and hundred of Northwich, and of pleas in Middlewich, and of finding a judge at the court of Chester, at the hundred, and from appearing on juries, rendering to the Earl a pair of gilt spurs, or 6d. a year, for all services, &c.

"Sir John pleads that Ranulph, formerly Earl of Chester, granted to Richard DAUNEPORT his ancestor, whose heir he is, all the liberties aforesaid in the words following: Ranulph, comes, Cest. An entry is here made that the seal of the charter when it was produced was whole and unhurt, but that the justice's clerk would take it out of the box, and broke it, and it was joined again and sewed in parchment in presence of the judge, so that it might not lose its effect. Communication by the Rev. W. Davenport."

5. armed figures yet remaining: "The Davenport pedigree, 2119, expressly says of Urian, "jacet in coemeterio de Marton," and states him to have been distinguished by his great stature and military atchievements."

Editorial Note:

  + the chapel of Marton: The chapel of Marton, the main portion of a half-timbered structure that dates from 1343, has been a parish church since 1370. The building is located in north Cheshire by the A34 near Congleton.

Note 5: About Margery BRERETON of BRERETON, first wife of Sir John DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT, Jr., 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, p. 68:

  "Margery, daughter of Sir William de BRERETON, and of Roes his wife, daughter of Sir Ralph VERNON, 1 ux. [marr. 1301, Harl. MSS 2074.]"

Note 6: About Agnes de BRADFORD, second wife of Sir John DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT, Jr., 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, p. 68:

  "Agnes de BRADFORD, 2d wife, remarried to Robert MASSEY of SALE, senior, 31 Edw. 3."

Note 7: About Peter DAVENPORT of 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, p. 68:

  "Peter de DAVENPORT, assumed the name of DENTON, 2 Edw. 3."

Note 8: About Roger DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT, Jr., 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, p. 68:

  "Roger de DAVENPORT, had lands in Withington by gift of his father, and of Roger his brother."

Note 9: Margery BRERETON of BRERETON, the wife of Sir John DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT, was the daughter of William de BRERETON (ABT 1241, Brereton, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1285) and Cicelie de SANDBACH (ABT 1250, Sandbach, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1285).

From Ms. Holly Forrest Tamer [unattributed source, but the first sentence is from Ormerod]:

  "Sir William BRERETON of BRERETON, ward of Sir Richard SONBACH (SANDBACH), who had grant of the wardship of said William from William de VENABLES, Baron of Kinderton, to marry him or his younger brother, Gilbert BRERETON, if William died under age, to one of the legitimate daughters of Richard SANDBACH. Such were the precious servitudes of our ancestors; and great must have been the docility and tractability of the adults (and it is a remarkable trait in feudal manners) in submitting their inclinations in the serious article of marriage to the inscrutable wisdom of their seniors. Accordingly we find the heir of BRERETON, William, was (nolens volens) married to the daughter of Richard SANDBACH. The manor of Sandbach is given in Domesday among the possessions of the Bigot-Bigod family, whose manors subsequently formed the fee of Aldford, of which Sandbach was a dependency. A family was certainly settled here in the reign of King John, who held Sandbach from Aldford fee, and had assumed the local name. Near the manor house of Sandbach is the market place containing the Crosses of Sandbach, which may indisputably be ranked among the finest monuments of antiquity, of the kind, now existing in the kingdom. They are supposed to have been erected shortly after the introduction of Christianity on the places where it was first preached. The present height of the Greater Cross is 16 ft. 8 in."

Note 10: About Roesia de VERNON, second wife of Sir Thomas DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT, Jr., 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, p. 68:

  "Rose, daughter of Ralph de VERNON, widow of Sir William de BRERETON, living a widow 15 Edw. 2."

Roesia de VERNON was, therefore, both the stepmother and the mother-in-law of Sir John DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT who married her daughter, his stepsister, Margery BRERETON of BRERETON.

   

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G0510A: Thomas DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH [020]
Birth: ABT 1283, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England
Death: ABT 1350, Wheltrough, County Cheshire, England
Father:
Thomas DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT (ABT 1253, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - ABT 1320, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England)
Mother: Agnes de MACCLESFIELD (ABT 1258, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1283, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England)

Marriage: ABT 1304, Davenport, County Cheshire, England
Spouse: Elizabeth UNKNOWN

Child 1: Margaret DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH (ABT 1305, Wheltrough, County Cheshire, England - BY 1350, Norbury, County Cheshire, England) [F]: m. Sir John HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1300, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1364, Norbury County Cheshire, England) [See G0511A: Sir John HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE in Antecedents of Robert Hyde of Norbury and Hyde (ABT 1543 - 22 March 1614).]

Child 2: Thomas DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 3: Jenkin DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH [M]: m1. Elizabeth LEGH of BETCHTON (ABT 1312, Betchton, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - ABT 1362, County Cheshire, England), BY 1342, Betchton, Congleton, County Cheshire, England: m2. Margaret UNKNOWN

Child 4: John DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH (ABT 1320, Wheltrough, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1397 and BEF January 1403/04, Henbury cum Pexall, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England) [M]: m. *Alice BROMHALL of BROMHALL (ABT 1328, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1403, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England), ABT 1349, Stockport, County Cheshire, England

Child 5: Alice DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH [F]

Child 6: Felice DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH [F]

Note 1: About the elder Thomas DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, 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, p. 721:

  "Thomas de DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, younger son of Thomas de DAVENPORT, Lord of DAVENPORT, by Agnes de MACCLESFIELD, [grantee of his father of lands in Wythynton, Wheltogh, Tunstede, and Marton, occurs temp. Edw. 1, 2, 3, living 23 Edw 3."

Note 2: About Elizabeth UNKNOWN, wife of the elder Thomas DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, 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, p. 721:

  "Elizabeth, daughter of ............., married circ. 1300, a widow 28 Edw. 3."

Note 3: About the younger Thomas 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, p. 721:

  "Thomas de DAVENPORT of WHELTROGH, son and heir."

Note 4: About Jenkin DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, 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, p. 721:

  "John or Jenkin de DAVENPORT [sen.] justice of Lancash. 7 Ric. 2, purchaser of Henbury."

About Elizabeth LEGH of BETCHTON, the first wife of Jenkin DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, 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, p. 721:

  "Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Peter de LEGH of BETCHTON, by Ellen his wife, daughter and heir of Philip de BETCHTON, Lord of BETCHTON."

Note 5: About Margery DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, 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, p. 721:

  "Margery, 2 Edw. 3, afterwards wife of Sir John de HIDE, kt., ancestor of HYDE [of HYDE and NORBURY, and of] URMESTON."

But, as Thomas Helsby remarks, "Mr. Ormerod's pedigree makes him (Sir John HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE) husband of Alice, confounding the latter with Sir John's second wife."

It should be noted that both Ormerod and Helsby are confused as to whether the Margery DAVENPORT who married Sir John HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE was the daughter of Thomas DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH or of his brother, Sir John DAVENPORT of DAVENPORT.

Note 6: About Alice DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, 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, p. 721:

  "Alice, [2 Edw. 3.]"

Note 7: About Felice DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, 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, p. 721:

  "Felice, 2 Edw. 3."
   

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G0509A: John DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH [019]
Birth: ABT 1320, Wheltrough, County Cheshire, England
Death: AFT 1397 and BEF January 1403/04, Henbury cum Pexall, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England
Father:
Thomas DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH (ABT 1283, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - ABT 1350, Wheltrough, County Cheshire, England)
Mother: Elizabeth UNKNOWN

Marriage: ABT 1349, Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Spouse: *Alice BROMHALL of BROMHALL (ABT 1328, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1403, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England)

Child 1: Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (ABT 1371, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 18 November 1436, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England) [M]: m. Joan ASHTON of ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE (ABT 1375, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England - April 1443, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England), AFT 14 March 1397, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England

Child 2: Thomas DAVENPORT of HALE (died after 1463) [M]

Child 3: Oliver DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (died before 1430) [M]

Child 4: George DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [M]

Child 5: Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (died after 1463) [M]: m. Elizabeth ATHIRTON

Child 6: Margaret DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [F]

Note 1: About John DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, 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, p. 823:

  "Geoffrey de BROMHALE, called a knight by the pedigrees, whose daughter an co-heiress, Alice, according to Dugdale's and other pedigrees [and also according to original evidences,] married.John DAVENPORT, [third, not] second, son of Thomas DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, 22 Edw. III."

Note 2: About John DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, 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, p. 827:

  "John de DAVENPORT [of Bromhale, 48 Edw.3, third] son of Thomas DAVENPORT of WHELTROGH, 22 Edw. 3, living 20 Ric. 2, [ob. ante Jan. 1403-04.]"

Note 3: About John DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, 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, p. 824:

  "20 Ric. II. Hugh de Toft, chaplain, obtained of John de DAVENPORT, and Alice his wife, the manor of Bromhale, half the manor of __________, and the 20th part of the barony of Nantwich. [This was, doubtless, in pursuance of licenses granted the same year, one of which is enrolled in the Plea Rolls, and enables the said John and Alice to grant to the chaplain a twentieth part of the barony of Wich Malbank, with power to re-enfeoff the grantors in tail (excepting the premises mentioned in the account of Nantwich), with successive remainders in tail to Robert, Oliver, George, and Thomas, sons of the said John and Alice, with remainder to 'the right heirs of the said Alice;" and as to the excepted premises, in special tail to the said Robert, and Joan his wife, with successive remainders to the said Oliver, &c, and final remainder as before."

Note 4: About John DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH, 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, p. 721:

  "John de DAVENPORT, [jun. 3d] son, ancestor of DAVENPORT of BRAMHALL, 5th [or 6th,] in the Henbury entail, 39 Edw. 3."

Note 5: About Alice BROMHALL of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Alice, daughter and heiress of Geoffrey, son and heir of Sir Richard de BROMALE (son of William, son of John, son of Edward, Chesh. ped.) Sable, a lion rampant Or. [She marrd. 2ndly John de ARDEN, in or before 2 Hen. 4]"

Note 6: About Oliver DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Oliver de DAVENPORT of BROMEHALL, gentilmon, liv. 20 Ric. 2, ob. ante 8 Hen. 6."

Note 7: About George DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "George de DAVENPORT, 20 Ric. 2"

Note 8: About Thomas DAVENPORT of HALE, 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, p. 827:

  "Thomas de DAVENPORT [of HALE, 20 Ric. 2]"

Note 9: By Alice BROMHALL of BROMHALL, John DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH evidently sired two sons named "Robert." 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, p. 827:

  "Robert de DAVENPORT married Eliz., daughter of Tho. de ATHIRTON of HALE, divorced 1442, living 1463-4."

Note 10: About Margaret DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Margaret, wife of William de HYDE, [Lord] of Hyde and Norbury - Crest, a buck's head attired Or."

But this is contradicted by what Ormerod reports on p. 808:

  "[V.] William de HYDE, third [or rather, second] son, and [probably] heir [to his father, if not to his brother Roger,] married, according to Dugdale, Margaret, daughter and heir of Sir John DAVENPORT, of BRAMHALL (BROMHALL), which from comparison of dates appears erroneous. H. MSS 2161 substitutes, and probably with correctness, Alice, daughter of Richard de BROMHALL. [He probably died without surviving issue, when the estates seem to have been vested in

"[VI.] Robert de HYDE [brother, not] son, of William, [and certainly his heir-at-law; who] appoints, 2 Hen. IV, Thomas Staveley of Staveley, his attorney for [livery of] his manors of Norbury and half of Hyde."

William HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE was second in the entail of NORBURY and HALF HYDE, dated in the 31st year of Edward III (1358). He was living in 1363. Though married to Alice de BROMHALL, daughter of Richard de BROMHALL, he seems to have died without issue.

   

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G0509B: Margaret DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH [019]
Birth: ABT 1305, Wheltrough, County Cheshire, England
Death: BY 1350, Norbury, County Cheshire, England
Father: Thomas DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH (ABT 1283, Davenport, Congleton, County Cheshire, England - ABT 1350, Wheltrough, County Cheshire, England)
Mother: Elizabeth UNKNOWN

Marriage: AFT 1329
Spouse: Sir John HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1300, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1364, Norbury County Cheshire, England) [See G0511A: Sir John HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE in Antecedents and Descendants of Robert Hyde of Norbury and Hyde (ABT 1543 - 22 March 1614).]

Child 1: John HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1330, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - BEF 1358, Norbury, County Cheshire, England) [M]

Child 2: Roger HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE [M]

Child 3: William HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE [M]: m. Alice de BROMHALL

Child 4: Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1333, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1401, <Norbury, County Cheshire>, England) [M]: m. Margaret de STAVELEGH [See G0510A: Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE in Antecedents and Descendants of Robert Hyde of Norbury and Hyde (ABT 1543 - 22 March 1614).]

Child 5: Ralph HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 6: John HYDE of MOTTRAM [M]

Child 7: Hugh HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (1349, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1399, England) [M]: m. Unknown UNKNOWN

Child 8: Margery HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE [F]

Other Marriage: AFT 1350
Spouse: Alice UNKNOWN

Child 1: Thomas HYDE of WARFORD [M]: m. Marion (or Mary) TABBELEGH of NETHER KNUTTESFORD

Note 1: About Sir John HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE, 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, p.808:

  "IV. Sir John de HYDE, who is confounded with his father by Ormerod, was in possession in 1342, knighted before 1348, served in the wars of the period, and occurs in a recog. 24, 25 Edw. III by Robert de Legh to the Earl, that the 71 archers led by Sir John de HYDE, kt. in the king's war, should not claim a certain reward granted by the lord prince. 28 Edw. III. Sir John was next remainderman in fee in another settlement of the Baggaley moiety of Hyde Itherein called "the manor"), made by John, son of William de Baggilegh, to whom it was limited in tail, by his feoffee Sir John de Legh; and John Baggaley, or Baggilegh, died issueless in 1356. But in 31 Edw. III Sir John HYDE settles Norbury, and by name, only a moiety of Hyde, and the manor of Halghton (co. Lanc.) upon his children hereafter mentioned. [See further, Godley.]

"To his first wife he married Margaret [or qy. Margery], daughter of Sir John [or rather Thomas?] DAVENPORT, [of Whetrogh?] by whom he had [the issue mentioned in the pedigree, and not] 1. John, and 2. Roger, [the 1st being apparently identical with Sir John himself, and] mentioned in settlements of the manor of Norbury and half of Hyde, 12 Edw. II and 31 Edw. III as issue of this marriage, who appears to have died without issue. He had [certainly issue the above Roger;] also issue William, mentioned in the last settlement (but not as a son of Margaret) who appears to have been issue by the second marriage [, but only appears so; for there can be little doubt that the whole of the children (except Thomas) were of one mother]; Ralph, ancestor of Hyde of Urmeston, co. Lanc.; John (according to Dugdale, who omits the first two); and according to a pedigree, apparently drawn from deeds (Harl. MSS, 2161), had also issue Hugh, Thomas and Robert, the last of which was of Halghton, 51 Edw. III, and married to [Margaret, or] Elizabeth, daughter of Robert STAVELEY. [By the HYDE MSS (Harl. 2112), he had also a daughter, Margery, who was included in the entail; but all these MSS and pedigrees differ so much (the HYDE MSS, for example, not giving either of the Johns), that it is preferable to follow the HYDE MSS. The Robert, said to have been of Halghton, was so most probably, till he became heir to his elder brother; at all events, through this Robert the descent must be traced.]

"This Sir John served under the Black Prince 30 Edw. III and sold the manors and estates of Shalcross, Ferneley, Godley, Newton, Heigham, &c. and his lands in Heaton."

Note 2: John HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE, the eldest son of John HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE, died before the 31st year of Edward III (1358).

Note 3: Roger HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE was first in the entail of NORBURY and HYDE, dated in the 31st year of Edward III (1358). He died without issue.

Note 4: About William HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE, 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, p.808:

  "[V.] William de HYDE, third [or rather, second] son, and [probably] heir [to his father, if not to his brother Roger,] married, according to Dugdale, Margaret, daughter and heir of Sir John DAVENPORT, of BRAMHALL (BROMHALL), which from comparison of dates appears erroneous. H. MSS 2161 substitutes, and probably with correctness, Alice, daughter of Richard de BROMHALL. [He probably died without surviving issue, when the estates seem to have been vested in

"[VI.] Robert de HYDE [brother, not] son, of William, [and certainly his heir-at-law; who] appoints, 2 Hen. IV, Thomas Staveley of Staveley, his attorney for [livery of] his manors of Norbury and half of Hyde."

William HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE was second in the entail of NORBURY and HYDE, dated in the 31st year of Edward III (1358). He was living in 1363. Though married to Alice de BROMHALL, daughter of Richard de BROMHALL, he seems to have died without issue.

Note 5: Ralph Ralph HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE, of whom there is record in the 31st year of Edward III (1358), had lands in Stavelegh in the 45th year of Edward III (1372). He was the ancestor of the HYDEs of Urmeston in Lancashire.

Note 6: John HYDE of MOTTRAM was living in the 20th year of Edward III (1347). He is likely to have died before the 31st year of Edward III (1358).

Note 7: Hugh HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE was fifty years of age in the 22nd year of Richard II (1399).

Note 8: Margery HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE was living in 1357.

Note 9: Alice UNKNOWN, the second wife of Sir John HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE, was active in the 38th year of Edward III (1365).

Note 10: Thomas HYDE of WARFORD, who was active in the 30th year of Edward III (1358), was married to Marion, or Mary, daughter of William de TABBELEGH, lord of Nether Knuttesford. She was co-heir to her brother William, who was active in the 46th year of Edward III (1373) and who died in the 21st year of Richard II (1398).

   

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G0508A: Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [018]
Birth: ABT 1371, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Death: 18 November 1436, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Father:
John DAVENPORT of WHELTROUGH (ABT 1320, Wheltrough, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1397 and BEF January 1403/04, Henbury cum Pexall, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England)
Mother: *Alice BROMHALL of BROMHALL (ABT 1328, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1403, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England)

Marriage: AFT 14 March 1397, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England
Spouse: Joan ASHTON of ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE (ABT 1376, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England - April 1443, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England)

Child 1: Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (ABT 1398, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 1435, County Cheshire, England) [M]: m. *Alice FITTON of GOSEWORTH (GAWSWORTH) (ABT 1398, Goseworth [Gawsworth], Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England - 1479, County Cheshire, England), ABT 1418, Goseworth (Gawsworth), County Cheshire, England

Child 2: Nicholas DAVENPORT of SCHOTESWELL juxta BROMHALL [M]: m. Agnes UNKNOWN

Child 3: Hugh DAVENPORT of PYPE RYDWAR [M]: m. Margaret UNKNOWN

Child 4: Alice DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [F]: m. George HYDE

Note 1: About the elder Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 824:

  "I. Robert de DAVENPORT, first in descent, and (of his name) second lord of Bromhale, is first mentioned (apparently after the death of his father), in a commission of arrest and array, January 24, 1403-04, for this Hundred (Macclesfield), which had been disquieted by false rumours, probably as to Owen Glendower, and the Welsh rebels. He next occurs in the account of Tiverton, 11. 12 Hen. IV in a recog. by Mathew del Mere, when the said Robert also entered into a similar recog. in £40 to John de HYNKELEY, to fulfil the covenants of a deed between him and HYNKELEY, (who was 2nd husband of his mother's mother, Margery de WETENHALE), touching a moiety of the lands held by HYNKELEY, by the courtesy of England, and which were of the inheritance of Alice, mother of this Robert, and of Elen, wife of the said Mathew del Mere. (Rec. Ro.) He also occurs in several feuds between 1429 and 1432. By Inq. p. m. 11, 12 Hen. VI, Margery de WETENHALE died, seized in fee of an 18th part of Wich Malbank barony, and burgages, salt-pits, lands, and rents therein, and in Derfold, Haslynton, Sydenhale, Copynhale, and Weston, (of the total. Val. of £16. 7s. 4d.); and it was also found that the same Margery married Geoffrey de BROMEHALE, and had issue Elen and Alice; that the said Margery after the death of the said Geoffrey, married John de HYNKELEY; and had issue John, who died; that the said John HYNKELEY, on the death of the said Margery, entered upon the premises, and held the same by the courtesy, with reversion to the said Elen (as daughter and one of the heirs of the said Margery), and Robert de DAVENPORT, son of Alice (another of the daughters and heirs of the said Margery); that the said John de HYNKELEY died on the Feast of the Purification of S. Mary last (1433); that the said Elen and Robert were next heirs of the said Margery; that the said Elen was 60 (sic) years of age and more, and the said Robert 40 (sic) years of age or more; and that Kath. Ales, and Cecily were daughters and next heirs of the said John de HYNKELEY, and respectively aged 30, 26, and 23 years or more. (Rec. Ro. 11, 12 Hen. VI m. 4d.) This is almost the only perfectly reliable evidence of the descents referred to (there being none among the Bramhall charters); and without it there would have been very considerable doubt as to the descent from the WETENHALEs of Geoffrey's daughters, and also upon other points. The ages of Elen and Robert, as given here, are seemingly short of several years, and form the only unsatisfactory part of the return.]

"Inq. p. m. 15 Hen VI. Robert de DAVENPORT held messuages and lands, 23s. rent, and the render of half a pound of pepper, and of half of two barbed arrows in Sydenhall, Wich Malbank, Haslington, Coule, and Whelocke, in joint feoffment with Joan his wife (of the feoffment of Hugh de Toft, chaplain) of the king as Earl of Chester in capite, val. per ann. x marks; he also held a xxth part of the barony of Wich Malbank, and lands in Withington; and held in demesne as of fee from Thomas de Stanley, Lord Stanley, and Sir Robert Booth, and William Chauntrell, esq. as of their barony [or literally, manor] of Dunham Massey, the manor of Bromhale by the service of one haubergeon fee [or, in other words, by the service of a fee called hauberion fee. for all services:] Val. XL marks. [Died on the Sunday next after the Feast of S. Martin in Winter last.] John de DAVENPORT, next of kin [or (with greater propriety) cousin] and [next] heir, [viz. son of Robert de DAVENPORT, son of the said Robert, and was aged 18 at the Feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross, last and was married by (his said grandfather) Robert de DAVENPORT, to Cicely, daughter of Laurence WARREN, knt.]"

Note 2: Joan ASHTON of ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE, the wife of Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, was the daughter of Sir John ASHTON of ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE (ABT 1340, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England - 1403, Norham, Northumberland, England) and Anne STANDISH (ABT 1345, Standish-with-Langtree, Wigan, Lancashire, England - AFT 1376, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England).

Sir John ASHTON of ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE is said to have been present, in 1370, at the siege of Noylon during the Hundred Years' War. He was, in 1386, a member of the retinue of John of GAUNT in Spain. In 1403, Sir John ASHTON of ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE was commissioned by Henry IV to muster forces against the Percys in their rebellion. He perished, in 1403, by drowning in a well at Norham. [See Charles Mosley, ed., Burke's Peerage and Baronetage (106th edition, 1999), p. 605.]

Note 3: About the marriage of the elder Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 824:

  "20 Ric. II. Sir John de ASSHETON, knt., Hugh de Arden, and others, enter into a recog. (Mar. 14, 1396-7), in 120 marks to John de DAVENPORT of BROMHALE, touching an intended marriage between Robert de DAVENPORT, son of the recognizee, and Joan, daughter of the said John de ASSHETON; whereby the said John de DAVENPORT agreed that if Joan should die issueless within 3 years after the nuptials, he should pay her father £40 of the said 120 marks; and should the said Robert die as aforesaid, his father should return only £20. A counter recog. was also enrolled with this in Recog. Ro. 20 & 21 R. II. mm. 5, 2."

Note 4: About Nicholas DAVENPORT of SCHOTESWELL juxta BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Nicholas de DAVENPORT of SCHOTESWELL jux. BROMHALE, gentilmon, 12 Hen. 6; with Agnes his wife, had letters of fraternity from the Friars Preachers (that is, from the Ordo Praedicatorum, the Dominican Order) of Warwick, 1447, living 31 Hen. 6"

Note 5: About Hugh DAVENPORT of PYPE RYDWAR, 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, p. 827:

  "Hugh de DAVENPORT of PYPE RYDWAR, co. Staff. occurs with Margaret his wife, 31 Hen. 6, and 1 Edw. 4."

Note 6: About Alice DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Alice, wife of George de HYDE, son of Tho. of Urmeston, co. Lanc."
   

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G0507A: Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [017]
Birth: ABT 1398, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Death: 1435, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Interment: Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Father:
Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (ABT 1371, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 18 November 1436, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Mother: Joan ASHTON of ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE (ABT 1376, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England - April 1443, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England)

Marriage: ABT 1418, Goseworth (Gawsworth), County Cheshire, England
Spouse: *Alice FITTON of GOSEWORTH (GAWSWORTH) (ABT 1398, Goseworth [Gawsworth], Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England - 1479, County Cheshire, England)

Child 1: John DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (3 May 1419, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England: christened May 1440, Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 13 October 1478, Stockport, County Cheshire, England) [M]: m. *Cecily WARREN of POYNTON (ABT 1424, Poynton, County Cheshire, England - October 1478, County Cheshire, England), 4 January 1435, Stockport, County Cheshire, England

Child 2: Thomas DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (died after 1464) [F]

Note 1: About Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Robert de DAVENPORT, ob. ante patrem, before 1444"

Note 2: About Alice FITTON of GOSEWORTH (GAWSWORTH), the wife of Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Elen or Ales, daughter of Sir Laurence FYTON of GAUSEWORTH, kt. ob. 18 Edw. 4"

Note 3: After the death of Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, Alice FITTON of GOSEWORTH (GAWSWORTH) was married to Mathew MERE (ABT 1390, Mere, County Cheshire, England - ?) in 1443 at Goseworth (Gawsworth), County Cheshire, England.

Note 4: About Thomas DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Thomas de DAVENPORT of BROMEHALL, gentilmon, 31 Hen. VI, living 25 H. 6 and 3 Edw. 4"
   

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G0506A: John DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [016]
Birth: 3 May 1419, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Christening: May 1440, Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Death: 13 October 1478, Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Father:
Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (ABT 1390, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 1435, County Cheshire, England: interment at Stockport, County Cheshire, England)
Mother: *Alice FITTON of GOSEWORTH (GAWSWORTH) (ABT 1398, Goseworth [Gawsworth], Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England - 1479, County Cheshire, England)

Marriage: AFT 4 January 1435 and BEF May 1437, Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Spouse: *Cecily WARREN of POYNTON (ABT 1414, Poynton, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England - October 1478, County Cheshire, England)

Child 1: Thomas DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (died before 1479) [M]

Child 2: William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (1446, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 18 April 1528, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England) [M]: *Margery LEGH of ADLINGTON (ABT 1447, Adlington, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1494), ABT 1469, Prestbury, County Cheshire, England

Child 3: Margaret DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [F]: m. Nicholas DAVENPORT of WODEFORD

Child 4: Unknown DAVENPORT [F]: m. Unknown HOPWODE of HOPWODE

Other Marriage: ABT 1460, Bromley, Staffordshire, England
Spouse: Joan BAGOT

Child 1: John DAVENPORT of LOVYNGTON [M]: m. Unknown RODALE of DORCHESTER

Note 1: About John DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, from 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. 824 - 825:

  "III. John de DAVENPORT, esq. third Lord of Bromhale, had his writ de etate May 11, 1440, under which proof was taken,1 and his writ of livery was issued on 20 June following. By Inq. p. m. 21 Hen. VI, Joan, widow of his grandfather, Robert DAVENPORT, died seized (as of her jointure) of two messuages, and a half messuage, 93½ acres, 34s. rent, a moiety of a rent of one pound of pepper, and of two barbed arrows, in Sydenhale, Wich Malbank, Haslynton, Coule, Copenhale, Greystowe, and Whelock, which thereupon reverted to the said John as kinsman and heir of his said grandfather. He afterwards frequently occurs in the Recog. Rolls, and in an enrolled writ of ouster le main, 1443, Dec. 12, which sets forth the Inq. p. m. 21 Hen. VI of Elen, widow of Mathew del MERE, who died on the Thursday next before the Feast of SS. Simon and Jude, 21 Hen. VI, seized in fee of a moiety of 12d. rent, issuing out of Werford milne, in Weston, and a moiety of 20d. rent in Weston, and which finds the said John, son of Robert de DAVENPORT and Elen his wife, kinsman and heir to the said Elen (MERE), viz. son of Robert, son of Robert, son of Alice, sister of the said Elen, and of the age of 23 years or more. This John also occurs in the same rolls in a family feud with Isabel, wife of John Wareyn; and in 1477 he and his brother Thomas, Nicholas DAVENPORT, and Hugh his brother, were all bound over in 200 marks to keep the peace towards her. The year following he enters into a similar recognizance - Isabel and William de Tabley, clerk, being the recognizees. Several other recogs. of a like kind also occur, one being conditioned that he would appear at Chester Castle. He next occurs in the Plea Rolls, 31 Hen. VI, with Thomas de DAVENPORT of BROMEHALL, gentilmon - the latter having aided, counselled, and abetted divers felonies. He occurs in the usual commissions of the age (the last in 1474), and died Oct. 13, 1478.]

"Inq. p. m. 18 Edw. IV. John DAVENPORT of BROMHALL esq. held in demesne as of fee, lands in Sydenhall, Wich Malbank, Haslington, Vowle, Coppenhall, Grestowe, Whelock, [parcel of the barony of Wich Malbank,] and Teverton, val. £11. 17s. 6d.; and held also the manor of Bromhall, and lands in Wythington, from George Bothe and Robert [Chaunterell, not] Massey, by services unknown: Val. XL marks. [Died on Tuesday next before the Feast of S. Edward the Confessor, last.] William DAVENPORT son and heir [aged 32 years and more.

1. under which proof was taken: "Prob. aetat. 18 Hen. VI. 6 June, of John son of Robert son of Robert de DAVENPORT, taken at Macclesfield before John de Legh of Rigge, Escheator. John Pygot, aet. 60, deposes to the said John having attained the age of 21 years on the Feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross last, which he knows because he was in the church of Stokport and carried a lighted torch at John's baptism. John Worth, aet. 45, says the same, because he carried a basin at the baptism for the priest to wash his hands in. Hugh FYTON, aet. 50, John de Sydynton, aet. 60, and several others, also occur as deponents - H."

Note 2: About John DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "John de DAVENPORT, esq. Lord of Bromehale, heir to his grandfather, baptized at Stokport, aet. 21, 1440, May, occurs 31 Hen. 6, ob. Oct. 1478, Inq. p. m. 18 Edw 4."

Note 3: About Cecily WARREN of POYNTON, the first wife of John DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Cecily, daughter of Sir Laurence WAREYN of POYNTON, knt. marriage covenants Jan. 1435-6, married before May, 1437."

Note 4: About Thomas DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Thomas DAMPORT, son and heir apparent, 6 Edw. 4, ob. ante 18 Edw. 4"

Note 5: About Joan BAGOT, the second wife of John DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Joan, daughter of John BAGOT of BROMLEY, co. Staff. and relict (or married 2dly) Rog. de BRADBOURNE

Note 6: About John DAVENPORT of LOVYNGTON, 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, p. 827:

  "John DAVENPORT of LOVYNGTON, co. Wits., qy. fromerly of co. Somerset."

Note 7: From Rev. Francis Orpen Morris (1810 - 1893): A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, 6 vols. (W. Mackenzie, London: 1880):

 

Rev. Francis Orpen Morris (1810 - 1893): View of Bramhall (Bromhall), County Cheshire, England in 1880

Bramhall Hall, is a black-and-white timber framed house constructed in the 15th century and enlarged in the 1590s and in 1609 to form a quadrangle. A section of the quadrangle was demolished in the 18th century. The house was much restored in 1833. The building is now owned by the city of Stockport and is open to visitors.

   

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G0505A: William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [015]
Birth: 1446, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Death: 18 April 1528, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Father:
John DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (3 May 1419, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England: christened May 1440, Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 13 October 1478, Stockport, County Cheshire, England)
Mother: *Cecily WARREN of POYNTON (ABT 1424, Poynton, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England - October 1478, County Cheshire, England)

Marriage: ABT 1469, Prestbury, County Cheshire, England
Spouse: *Margery LEGH of ADLINGTON (ABT 1447, Adlington, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1494)

Child 1: John DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (died before 1524) [M]

Child 2: William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (1472, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 29 October 1542, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England) [M]: m. *Blanche WARBURTON of ARLEY (ABT 1496, Arley, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1542, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England), ABT 1520, Arley, County Cheshire, England [See The Visitation at Cheshire of 1580: Warburton.]

Child 3: Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [M]

Child 4: Hugh DAVENPORT of LOWER WITHYNTON [M]

Child 5: Reginalde DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [M]

Child 6: Cristofer DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [M]

Child 7: George DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [M]

Child 8: Margery DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [F]: m1. Laurence MERBURY of MERBURY: m2. James DOMVILLE of LYMME

Child 9: Isabel DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [F]

Child 10: Maraget DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [F]

Child 11: Elen DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [F]: m. Roger DONNES of SHRIGGLEY

Child 12: Maude DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [F]: m1. William LEGH of BAGULEY: m2. W. TATTON of WYTHENSHAWE

Child 13: Cecily DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [F]: m. Thomas LANGLEY of AGECROFT juxta PENDULTON

Note 1: About the elder William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 825:

  "IV. William DAVENPORT, esq., son and heir by the last Inq. occurs (with Sir John Savage, Robert LEGH of ADLYNGTON, and other nobles of the Palatine), in 1481, as a commissioner for the arrest of outlaws in this (Macclesfield) hundred; also in 1484, in a commission of array, and in 1489 as collector of a swubsidy. In 1493-4 (?) his house (or one of his houses?) occurs among the list of those of Sir William STANLEY and eight others which were destroyed, and the timber carried off, by Randle Hassall, for whose arrest a commission was issued. He was one of the first feoffees of Macclesfield School, in 1503-4. He may be traced in several other commissions, and was exempted in Sept. 1512 from serving on juries, &c.

"Inq. p. m. 20 hen. VIII. William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, esq. held the manor of Bromehale of George Bothe and Robert Chauntrell, esqs. as of their manor of Dunham Massey, by fealty, and a rent of 26s. 8d. viz. to G. Bothe and his heirs 13s. 4d.: Val. p. a. £30; also lands in Sydenhall, Wich Malbank, Haslyngton (Coule?),1 Copenhale, Macclesfeld, Dokenfeld, Upton, Hale, and Tev'ton. Ob. 18 Aprilis ultimo. Willms DAVENPORT filius et heres, & etatis _______ginta et sex annor'.

1. (Coule?): "This Inq. is too defaced and mutilated to be fully transcribed, but nearly all of it may be obtained by close reading. The age of the heir, but for a grant to his next brother, would probably be 46, but was more likely 56 - H."

Note 2: About the elder William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "William DAVENPORT, or DAMPORT, of BROMHALL, esq. son and heir, aet. 32 1478, occ. 1 Hen. 8, exemption from serving on juries, &c. 1512, Sep., ob. Apl. 1528 Inq. p. m. 20 Hen. 8."

Note 3: About Margery LEGH of ADLINGTON, the wife of William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Margery, daughter of Robert LEGH of ADLYNGTON, esq."

Note 4: About John DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "John DAVENPORT, son and heir apparent, and ob. ante 15 Hen. 8."

Note 5: About Robert DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Robert DAVENPORT, living 1492."

Note 6: About Hugh DAVENPORT of LOWER WITHYNTON, 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, p. 827:

  "Hugh DAVENPORT of LOWER WITHYNTON, 1 Hen. 8."

Note 7: About Reginalde DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Reginalde DAVENPORT, 1 Hen. 8."

Note 8: About George DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "George DAVENPORT, 1 Hen. 8."

Note 9: About Margey DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Margery, wife of Laurence MERBURY of Merbury, esq. marr. 2dly, james DOMVILLE of LYMME, esq. 21 H. 8.

Note 10: About Isabel DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Isabel DAVENPORT, 1 Hen. 8."

Note 11: About Maude DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Maude, wife of William LEGH of BAGULEY, gen. 5, 6, 7. Hen. 7; and 2dly. of W. TATTON of WYTHENSHAWE."

Note 12: About Cecily DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Cecily, wife of Tho. LANGLEY of AGECROFT, jux. PENDULTON, co. Lanc., esq. 5 Hen. 7."
   

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G0504A: William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL [014]
Birth: 1472, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Death: 29 October 1542, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Father:
William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (1446, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 18 April 1528, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England)
Mother: *Margery LEGH of ADLINGTON (ABT 1447, Adlington, Macclesfield, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1494)

Marriage: ABT 1520, Arley, County Cheshire, England
Spouse: *Blanche WARBURTON of ARLEY (ABT 1496, Arley Hall, Great Budworth, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1542, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County CheshireEngland) [See
The Visitation at Cheshire of 1580: Warburton.]

Child 1: Sir William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (30 November 1521, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 13 September 1576, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County CheshireEngland) [M]: m1. Margaret BOTHE of DUNHAM MASSEY (ABT 1522, Dunham Massey, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1542 and BEF 1560, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England), 1 August 1538, County Cheshire, England: m2. Ann BRERETON of TATTON (ABT 1530, Tatton, County Cheshire, England ?), ABT 1560, Tatton, County Cheshire, England

Child 2: John DAVENPORT of the WALL BANK HILL in BROMHALL (ABT 1523, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 14 February 1608, Stockport, County Cheshire, England: interment at Stockport, County Cheshire, England) [M]

Child 3: Jone (or Jane) DAMPORT (DAVENPORT) of BROMHALL (ABT 1525, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1566, County Cheshire, England) [F]: m. Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (1523, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1580, Norbury, County Cheshire, England), ABT 1542, County Cheshire, England [See G0503A: Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE in Antecedents and Descendants of Robert Hyde of Norbury and Hyde (ABT 1543 - 22 March 1614).]

Child 4: Humphrey DAVENPORT of NORTHENDEN (ABT 1526, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 19 December 1588, Northenden, County Cheshire, England: interment at Northenden, County Cheshire, England) [M]: m. Avice WORSELEY of BIRKENHEAD (ABT 1543, Chester, County Cheshire, England - 18 February 1618, Northenden, County Cheshire, England), 24 September 1573, Chester, County Cheshire, England

Child 5: Margery DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (ABT 1527, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1566) [F]: m. Lennard (Lionell) SHALLCROSSE of SHALLCROSSE (ABT 1527, Shallcross, County Derby, England - AFT 1566), ABT 1553, Stockport, County Cheshire, England

Child 6: Katherine DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (ABT 1533, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - AFT September 1577) [F]: m. Hugh REVELL (ABT 1525, County Derby, England - ?), ABT 1551, Stockport, County Cheshire, England

Child 7: Ellen DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (ABT 1533, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1566) [F]: m. Ralph DONE, Jr. of FLAXYARDES

Note 1: About the elder William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 825:

  "V. William DAVENPORT, esq. eldest surviving son, an thus found heir, first occurs 15 hen. VIII as son and heir apparent of William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, senior, in a recovery of that date by which he obtained of William Premer 2 messuages, and 80 acres in Bromhall. (Plea Rolls, m. 12 d.) He had a writ of exemption, in Dec. 1539, from serving on juries, &c. (Rec. Ro. 31 & 32 H. VIII) and made his will June 1 1541, directing hus burial in the lady chapel in Stopforde church, on the south side, where his ancestors were buried. He also directs his "haire lomys" to be given to his son, "according to ye custome of this countie of Chesshyre," and that mass should be celebrated, by an honest priest, for his soul, and the souls of his father, mother, ancestors, and all Christians in Stopford church and the "chappell of Bromall" for a year. Among other specific bequests are pieces of armour to his sons John and Hummffrey DAMPORTE. [See Lanc. and Chesh. wills, Chet. So. Pub. vol. i.]

"Inq. p. m. 33 Hen. VIII. William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, esq. held lands in Sydenhall, &c. as in the preceding inquisitions; and lands in Dockenfield, Hale, Macclesfield, Upton, and Weston, and held also the manor of Bromhall from Edward, Earl of Derby, George BOOTH, esq. and Robert Chauntrell, gent. as of their manor of Dunham (Masey, in socage) by the render of XXXVIIIs. IVd.; Val. XLI£. XIIs. XId. Died Oct. 29, anno p'd'to. William DAVENPORT son and heir [aged 20 years, 10 months, and 29 days, who had been married to Margaret, daughter of George BOTHE, for three years.] Val. tot. [£96. 18s. 5d., not] LXXV£. IIs. VId."

Note 2: About the elder William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "William DAVENPORT of BROMEHALL, esq. son and heir, aet. 46 or 56 (most probably 56) 1528, exemption from serving on juries, &c. 1539 Dec., ob. 1541. Inq. p. m. 20 Hen. 8."

Note 3: About Blanche WARBURTON of ARLEY, the wife of William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Blanche, daughter of Sir John WARBERTON of ARLEY, kt. living a widow, 1542."

Note 4: About Sir William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 825:

  "[VI.] Inq. p. m. 19 Eliz. Sir William DAVENPORT, kt. held the manor of Bromhall, and lands therein, from the heirs of Hamon de Mascye, by the (military) service of one haubergeon, and by the render of XXVIs. VIIId.: Val. per ann. [£53. 19s. 6d., not] X£. XIXs. VIIId. [£7. p. a. of the lands here and in Dokenfeld having been settled on his brothers, by their father]; also [held the 20th part of the manor of Wich Malbon, and] lands in the townships before mentioned, and in Clotton. Died [Dec., not] Sep., 13 a'o p'd'to. William DAVENPORT, esq. son and heir, [aged 34 years and upwards."

Note 5: Margaret BOTHE of DUNHAM MASSEY, the first wife of Sir William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, was the daughter of George BOTHE of DUNHAM MASSEY (ABT 1480, Dunham Massey, County Cheshire, England - 25 October 1531, County Cheshire, England: interment at Bowden, County Cheshire, England) and Elizabeth BUTLER (ABT 1480, Bowsey, Lancashire, England - ?). See 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, p. 827:

  "Margaret, daughter of George BOTHE of DUNHAM MASEY, esq. marriage covenants 1 Aug. 30 Hen. 8, living 1541"

Ann BRERETON of TATTON, the second wife of William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, was the widow of John BOTHE of BARTON (ABT 1520, Barton, Lancashire, England - BEF 1560, England). About Ann BRERETON of TATTON, see 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, p. 827:

  "Ann, daughter of Sir Ric. BRERETON of TATTON, kt. and relict of John BOTHE of BARTON sup. IRWELL, co. Lanc. and probably married 3dly, Tho. MASSEY, of Giggleswick jux. Barton."

Note 6: About John DAVENPORT of the WALL BANK HILL in BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "John DAVENPORT of the WEST BANK HILL in BRAMHALL, gent. occurs 31 Hen. 8, and 1541, ob. 1608, buried Feb. at Stockport."

Note 7: About Humphrey DAVENPORT of NORTHENDEN, 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, p. 827:

  "Humphrey DAVENPORT of NORTHENDEN, gent. living 31 Hen. 8, occurs 1541, ob. 1588, buried Dec. at Northenden."

About Avice WORSELEY of BIRKENHEAD, the wife of Humphrey DAVENPORT of NORTHENDEN, 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, p. 827:

  "Avice, youngest daughter and coheir of Ra. WORSELEY of BIRKENHEAD, 16 Eliz. widow of Tho. VAWDREY, and married 3dly, John SHAKERLEY (vol. II. 461)"

After the death of Humphrey DAVENPORT of NORTHENDEN, Avice WORSELEY of BIRKENHEAD was married to John SHAKERLEY on 4 September 1589 at Northenden, County Cheshire.

Note 8: About Katherine DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Katherine, 30 Hen. 8, wife of Hugh REVELL, co. Derby, and living in Sep. 1577."

Note 9: About Katherine DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Katherine, 30 Hen. 8, wife of Hugh REVELL, co. Derby, and living in Sep. 1577."

Note 10: About Jone (or Jane) DAMPORT (DAVENPORT) of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Jane, wife of Robert HYDE of HYDE and NORBURY, 1566."

Note 11: About Margery DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Margery, wife of Lennard SHALLCROSSE of SHALLCROSSE, co. Derby, 1566."

Note 11: About Ellen DAVENPORT of BROMHALL, 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, p. 827:

  "Ellen, 33 Hen. 8, wife of Ralph DONE, jun. of FLAXYARDES, 1566."
   

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G0503A: Jone (or Jane) DAMPORT (DAVENPORT) of BROMHALL [013]
Birth: ABT 1525, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England
Death: AFT 1566, County Cheshire, England
Father:
William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (1472, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England - 29 October 1542, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County CheshireEngland)
Mother: *Blanche WARBURTON of ARLEY (ABT 1496, Arley, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1542, Bromhall [or Bramhall], Stockport, County Cheshire, England) [See
The Visitation at Cheshire of 1580: Warburton.]

Marriage: ABT 1542, County Cheshire, England
Spouse:
Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (1523, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1580, Norbury, County Cheshire, England) [See G0503A: Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE in Antecedents and Descendants of Robert Hyde of Norbury and Hyde (ABT 1543 - 22 March 1614).]

Child 1: Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1543, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - 22 March 1614, County Cheshire, England: interment 6 April 1614 at Stockport, County Cheshire, England) [M]: m. *Beatrix CALVELEY (or CALVERLEY) (ABT 1545, Calverley, Yorkshire, England - December 1624: interment 21 December 1624 at Stockport, County Cheshire, England), ABT 1562, County Cheshire, England [See G0502A: Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE in Antecedents and Descendants of Robert Hyde of Norbury and Hyde (ABT 1543 - 22 March 1614).]

Child 2: Hamnet HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1545, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - ?) [M]

Child 3: William HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1547, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - ?) [M]

Child 4: Dorothy HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1548, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - May 1593, Prestbury, Cheshire, England: interment 14 May 1593, Prestbury, Cheshire, England) [F]: m. William DAMPORT (DAVENPORT) of WOODFORD (ABT 1543, Woodford, Cheshire, England - 2 April 1632, Prestbury, Cheshire, England), 26 January 1569, Chester, Cheshire, England

Child 5: Edward HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1549, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - ?) [M]

Child 6: Thomas HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE, Doctor of Divinity at Salisbury (ABT 1551, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - December 1618, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England: interment 9 December 1618, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England) [M]: m. Mary UNKNOWN

Child 7: Richard HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1553, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1560, England) [M]

Child 8: Randall HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1555, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - AFT 1625, England) [M]

Child 9: Anne HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1559, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - ?) [F]: m. John HIGHAM (HEUGHAM) alias HYDE of HIGHAM (HEUGHAM), Werneth, in Cheshire

Child 10: Ellin HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE (ABT 1561, Norbury, County Cheshire, England - ?) [F]: m. Thomas UNWIN (or UNWYN) of SUSSEX

Note 1: The construction of this family-group has been a topic of controversy. George Ormerod, as emended by Thomas Helsby, reports that the elder Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE, the father of this family-group, was first married to Margaret (or perhaps Katherine) DUKENFIELD, the daughter of John or Robert DUKENFIELD of DUKENFIELD, and that, except perhaps for two unnamed daughters, he engendered by her all of his children. Ormerod and Helsby report that the elder Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE was second married to Jane DAVENPORT, the daughter of William DAVENPORT of BROMHALL (BRAMHALL), by whom he possibly engendered the two unnamed daughters. (Ormerod's and Helsby's interpretation of the DUKINFIELD pedigree is confused as to whether Margaret or Katherine DUKENFIELD of DUKENFIELD, as wife to Robert HYDE, was the daughter of John or Robert DUKINFIELD of DUKINFIELD; but Robert Glover, in 1566, recorded Margaret DUKENFIELD of DUKENFIELD as having been the wife of Robert HYDE and as having been the daughter of Robert DUKENFIELD of DUKENFIELD. [See The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580, Made by Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, for William Flower, Norroy King of Arms, with Numerous Additions and Continuations, Including Those From the Visitation of Cheshire Made in the Year 1566, by the Same Herald, with an Appendix, Containing the Visitation of a Part of Cheshire in the Year 1533, Made by William Fellows, Lancaster Herald, for Thomas Benolte, Clarenceaux King of Arms, and a Fragment of the Visitation of the City of Chester in the Year 1591, Made by Thomas Chaloner, Deputy to the Office of Arms, edited by John Paul Rylands, F. S. A. (London 1882), pp. 81 - 82]) Ormerod and Helsby also report that he was third married to Unknown SNEDE of BRADWELL, fourth married to Katherine CHOLMONDELEY of CHOLMONDELEY (pronounced "chumly") [sister to Sir Hugh CHOLMONDELEY of CHOLMONDELEY and the widow of Richard PRESTLAND of WARDLEY], and fifth married to Unknown SPURSTOWE of SPURSTOWE [the widow of John LEGH of BOOTHES]. [See 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, p. 811.]

The elder Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE, the father of this family-group, is known to have been alive during the Somerset Herald's - that is, Robert Glover's - Visitation of Cheshire in 1566. He was eight years of age in the 22nd year of Henry VIII (1531) and, having thus been born in 1522 or 1523, he was about 44 years of age in 1566.

With the elder Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE as his contemporary informant by whom fee was paid for listing the descendancy of HYDE of NORBURY in the record of visitation, Glover reported in 1566 that all of the children of the elder Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE were heirs to the body of Jone (or Jane) DAMPORT (DAVENPORT) of BROMHALL. And Ormerod and Helsby agree that Jone (or Jane) DAMPORT (DAVENPORT) of BROMHALL was alive in 1566. [See 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, p. 827.]

Glover's treatment of this family-group is preserved in London, British Library, MS Harley 1424, fol. 82 and in MS Harley 1505, fol. 85b; and Glover repeated his findings of 1566 during his visitation of Cheshire in 1580. For this, see The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580, Made by Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, for William Flower, Norroy King of Arms, with Numerous Additions and Continuations, Including Those From the Visitation of Cheshire Made in the Year 1566, by the Same Herald, with an Appendix, Containing the Visitation of a Part of Cheshire in the Year 1533, Made by William Fellows, Lancaster Herald, for Thomas Benolte, Clarenceaux King of Arms, and a Fragment of the Visitation of the City of Chester in the Year 1591, Made by Thomas Chaloner, Deputy to the Office of Arms, edited by John Paul Rylands, F. S. A. (London 1882), pp. 131 - 132, as is printed thus:

Glover was certainly aware that Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE had been married to a Margaret DUKINFIELD of DUKINFIELD but, to their union, he attributes no offspring. For this, see The Visitation of Cheshire in the Year 1580, Made by Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, for William Flower, Norroy King of Arms, with Numerous Additions and Continuations, Including Those From the Visitation of Cheshire Made in the Year 1566, by the Same Herald, with an Appendix, Containing the Visitation of a Part of Cheshire in the Year 1533, Made by William Fellows, Lancaster Herald, for Thomas Benolte, Clarenceaux King of Arms, and a Fragment of the Visitation of the City of Chester in the Year 1591, Made by Thomas Chaloner, Deputy to the Office of Arms, edited by John Paul Rylands, F. S. A. (London 1882), p. 82.

Of Margaret DUKINFIELD of DUKINFIELD, the only contemporary record seems to be the Will of Robert DUKINFIELD of DUKINFIELD, dated 23 March 1546, in reference to her as a daughter. This document, however, appears to furnish no clue as to her marital status and no evidence by which to question the findings of Robert Glover.

Glover's reports of 1566 and 1580 were affirmed, in 1613, by Richard St. George and Henry St. George. See Pedigrees Made at the Visitation of Cheshire, 1613, Taken by Richard St. George, Esq., Norroy King of Arms, and Henry St. George, Gent., Bluemantle Pursuivant of Arms, and Some Other Contemporary Pedigrees, edited by Sir George J. Armytage, Bart., F. S. A., and J. Paul Rylands, Esq., F. S. A., printed for The Record Society, 1909, p. 135.

Because it seems more likely that, in Cheshire, there was more than one person named Robert HYDE than that the elder Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE was five times wedded, the marital history that Ormerod and Helsby have constructed for the elder Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE appears suspect. And, however the maternity of his offspring may be attributed, the plain meaning of what the elder Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE submitted to Robert Glover in 1566 is that - at the very least - the younger Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE, his son and heir, was the son of Jone (or Jane) DAMPORT (DAVENPORT) of BROMHALL.

That George Ormerod, in 1819, or Thomas Helsby, in 1882, may have known better than Robert Glover, in 1566, what the facts were concerning the maternal parentage of the children of the elder Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE is certainly arguable. But, since neither Ormerod nor Helsby furnished any argument, it seems prudent to follow Glover.

Note 2: 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, p. 809:

  "XIII. Robert HYDE of HYDE and NORBURY, esq. the grandson and heir, seems to have been the 13th owner of the estates, and whose inquisition was taken as follows: -

"Inq. p. m. 13 Eliz. Robert HUYDE, esq. held the manor of Norburye; also a moiety of the manor of Huyde, and 8 messuages, 600 acres of land, 40 of meadow, 40 of pasture, 20 of wood, 20 of moor, and 10 of turbary, therein, of Edward Leigh of Bagalegh, esq. in socage, and by a yearly rent service of 4s.: Val. p. a. £11. 16s. 2d. Died Jan. 17th last. Robert HUYDE, son and heir, aged 28, on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary last."

Note 3: After the death of his first wife, Dorothy HYDE, William DAMPORT (DAVENPORT) of WOODFORD was married to Elizabeth DIMOCKE (ABT 1564, <Chester>, Cheshire, England - December 1615, Prestbury, Cheshire, England: interment 13 December 1615 at Prestbury, Cheshire, England) on 23 July 1594. Elizabeth DIMOCKE was the daughter of William DIMOCKE.

After the death of his second wife, Elizabeth DIMOCKE, William DAMPORT (DAVENPORT) of WOODFORD seems to have married Anne WARREN on 1 January 1616 at Prestbury, County Cheshire, England.

William DAMPORT (DAVENPORT) of WOODFORD was the son of Christopher DAVENPORT of WOODFORD (ABT 1530, Woodford, County Cheshire, England - 13 January 1592, County Cheshire, England: interment 18 January 1592, Prestbury, County Cheshire, England) and Jane GERRARD (ABT 1530, Crewood, County Cheshire, England - May 1563, County Cheshire, England: interment 16 May 1653, Prestbury, County Cheshire, England) who were married 19 September 1547 at Crewood, County Cheshire, England. Jane GERRARD was the daughter of Sir William GERRARD, Lord Chancellor of Ireland.

Note 4: John HIGHAM (HEUGHAM) alias HYDE of HIGHAM (HEUGHAM), the husband of Anne HYDE, was the son of Robert HIGHAM (HEUGHAM) of HIGHAM (HEUGHAM), Werneth, Cheshire and Unknown HOPWOODE of the CLIFFE, daughter of HOPWOODE of the CLIFFE.

Note 5: Margaret DUKINFIELD of DUKINFIELD, the putative first wife of Robert HYDE of NORBURY and HYDE, was the daughter of John DUKINFIELD of DUKINFIELD, County Cheshire.

   

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