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Posted: 1161442375000
Classification: Query
I have 3 DAVENPORT Wills and most of the names are connected in each. I just can’t get the next generation back.

1. Will, written 14 Dec 1784, proved 20 Jan 1785: Benjamin DAVENPORT of Little Bolton in the County of Lancaster, Yeoman. All his leasehold estate and household furniture etc In Trust to Executors Joseph MCKEAND of Great Bolton Tallow Chandler, and James BEST the Younger of Great Bolton Grocer, their Executors, administrators and assignees to and for the following uses, Namely to be divided amongst his Eleven Nephews and Nieces;
Mary WOOD, Rebecca MANGNALL, Henry DAVENPORT, John DAVENPORT, Thomas DAVENPORT, Benjamin DAVENPORT, James DAVENPORT, Thomas DAVENPORT, Mary BOLTON, Elizabeth DAVENPORT, Benjamin DAVENPORT, share and share alike.
Witnesses to the Will: William Crompton, William Moss, James Herridge.

2. Admon 1793 Consistory Court at Chester: for Henry DAVENPORT late of Bury in the County of Lancaster, and Diocese of Chester, Calico Printer, deceased. (His widow’s name, Betty Davenport, probably christened Elizabeth. She renounced in writing the Letters of Administration of the Deceased). Administrators appointed: Thomas DAVENPORT of Bury Print Cutter, Edmund BOLTON of Little Bolton Reedmaker, and Thomas DAVENPORT of Bolton le Moors Reedmaker.
Final account of their administration to be made to the Consistory Court on 11 Jul 1794.

Note: Thomas DAVENPORT of Bury and Henry DAVENPORT late of Bury were brothers and both were beneficiaries in Will 1 of Benjamin DAVENPORT Yeoman 1785.

3. Will, written 4 Sep 1801, proved 25 May 1802: Thomas DAVENPORT, Gentleman, of Great Bolton, Lancashire. His Executors Joseph MCKEAND, shopkeeper of Great Bolton and Richard MARSDEN of Great Bolton, Manufacturer of Cotton goods, were instructed to cash up his estate within 2 years of his death and disperse to his beneficiaries:
A sum of money each to Nephews or Nieces; Thomas DAVENPORT, reed maker, Edmund BOLTON or his wife Mary, James HEYS or his wife Betty, James WOOD or his wife Mary, John AINSWORTH, son of his late niece Ellen AINSWORTH at the age of twenty-two, Richard AINSWORTH, son of his late niece Ellen AINSWORTH at the age of twenty-two, and a sum of money to the three children of his late nephew Henry DAVENPORT when they reached age twenty-two. One-fifth shares of the remainder of his property with interest to; John DAVENPORT of Birkacker, the widow (unnamed) of the late Thomas DAVENPORT of Bury, James DAVENPORT near Haslingden and James MANGNALL of Bolton, dyer.
The final one-fifth to be shared among the children of John DAVENPORT of Birkacker, the children of Thomas DAVENPORT, late of Bury, the children of James DAVENPORT near Haslingden, the children of his late niece Rebecca MANGNALL (legitimate & illegitimate), and his nephew Benjamin DAVENPORT, now or late of London.

Again the same names are in Will 3.
If you are connected to any of the names mentioned PLEASE email me.

Re: Three DAVENPORT Wills

Posted: 1388431825000
Classification: Query
Re Will, written 14 Dec 1784, proved 20 Jan 1785: Benjamin DAVENPORT of Little Bolton in the County of Lancaster, Yeoman. One of the beneficiaries, John Davenport, is my 4th Great Grandfather. He was born on 16 December 1787 in Coppull in Lancashire, died on 27 October 1855. He married Sarah (no date or maiden name).
Henry Davenport, John’s brother and my 4th great grand uncle, was born on 22 November 1789 in Chorley Lancashire, died 8 November 1860. He married Ellen.
I know that John and Henry’s parents were John Davenport (1755-1840) and Betty Waterhouse (1765 – 1842). I can’t get any further back on the Davenport side but I’ve got Betty’s parents, David Waterhouse (born 1738) and Elizabeth Crook (born 1730).


Re: Three DAVENPORT Wills

Posted: 1388455672000
Classification: Query
Thanks for your message.
The beneficiary of Benjamin's will proved 20 Jan 1785 was John Davenport (b. 1755) who was the father of your John (b. 16 Dec 1787) and my ancestor Henry (b. 27 Oct 1789, chr. 22 Nov 1789). Neither John jr nor Henry were born when Benjamin died.
I have a family tree on Rootsweb called - Descendants of John Davenport (c1755-1804). John Davenport and Elizabeth Waterhouse and their 11 children were professionally researched in Lancashire by an agent, using all available records, and further research has been done in the archives by family members, so I am pretty confident that it is accurate.
At this point I believe that Elizabeth's parents were David Waterhouse and Elizabeth Greenwood, who married on 16 Nov 1745 in Yorkshire. But as I have not personally researched this I am happy for it to be proved different as I need the family tree to be accurate.

Your John Davenport (b.1787) married Alice Turner in St Wilfird's Church, Standish. A witness was his brother Waterhouse Davenport.

Marriage: 3 Nov 1823 St Wilfrids, Standish, Lancashire
John Davenport - of This Parish
Alice Turner - (X), of This Parish
Witness: Daniel Mellor; Waterhouse Davenport
Married by Banns by: George Whitlock, Asst. Curate
Marriages 1813 - 1825, Page 171, Entry 513; LDS Film 1526141

John's occupation was Calico Printer. Besides being a witness at family weddings, he was a witness at other marriages at St Wilfrid's Church, Standish, including: James Turner 31/12/1811, Edward Hindle 23/06/1816 [brother-in-law of his brother, David], Daniel Mellor 20/05/1816 and William Mellor 26/11/1821.
John and Alice had 9 children, 1 before marriage and 8 after).

1841 Census: Scholes Bank, Horwich:
John Davenport 50 Printer Y; Alice Davenport 40 Y; Waterhouse Davenport 15 Printer Y; Betty Davenport 10 Y; John Davenport 10 Y; Alice Davenport 7 Y; Mary Davenport 5 Y; Thomas Davenport 3.

Inscription from a Davenport headstone at Lee Lane Chapel, Horwich
In memory of WILLIAM son of JOHN and ALICE DAVENPORT born Aug 4th 1841 died Nov 6th 1845. Also of JOHN DAVENPORT who departed this life Oct 27th 1855 aged 68 years. Also the above ALICE DAVENPORT who departed this life Dec 1st 1883 aged 83 years. Also BENJAMIN son of the above JOHN and ALICE DAVENPORT who died Oct 7th 1893 aged 49 years.

Henry Davenport (b.1789) married Ellen German on 14 Sep 1812 in St Wilfrid's, Standish. A witness was his brother John. They had 10 children (1 before marriage and 9 after), including my great great grandfather, David Davenport (b.1814).

Marriage: 14 Sep 1812 St Wilfrids, Standish, Lancashire
Henry Davenport - of This Parish
Ellen German - (X), of The said Parish
Witness: John Davenport; William Darbyshire
Married by Banns by: John Airey, Asst. Curate
Marriages 1792 - 1812, Page 246, Entry 737; LDS Film 1526141


Re: Three DAVENPORT Wills

Posted: 1449833678000
Classification: Query

I hope you are still researching this as rather an old post - Mary wood was my 4th gr grandmother , her maiden name was Davenoprt, her fathers name was John Davenport and her mothers name was Ann Croft - they have a daughert called Mary

Baptism: 29 Nov 1784 Bank Street Unitarian Protestant Dissenters, Bolton, Lancashire, England Mary Wood - Daughter of James Wood & Mary Born: 15 Oct 1784 Abode: Little Bolton Mother's Parents: John and Ann Davenport of Little Bolton Ba

i have not got any further back from john and Ann, but the wills here have proved very helpful in my research -

I also have David Waterhouse in my tree as well on the other side on my mothers side - hes my 5th gr grandfather and was born about 1760 in bury , he marries Jane Booth and then Nancy Pimbley - i think he may have been a labourer and his sons were shoemakes as i think his wifes father was a shoemaker - I think he may have been an illigitimate son of Hannah Waterhouse but thats just a guess as I cannot get futrther back from there -

Im not sure about the Standish connection as it does seem rather far - but what i have found is that David had a possible brother called William who was a yeoman as he was in Bury at the same time

hope to hear from you soon as i have been researching my tree in great depth for a number of years with several other researchers -


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