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The DAVENPORT Directory
Other Davenport researchers on the web.
The DAVENPORT Mailing List
Correspond with other Davenport researchers via email.
The DAVENPORT Message Board
Queries posted on Ancestry.com and RootsWeb.com about Davenports.

The DAVENPORT Newsletters
Gene Davenport of Tyler, Texas, began publishing the Davenport Newsletter in 1979 and continued until 1994.  Many of the issues have been compiled and put into this 272 page searchable PDF file.
Note: This PDF is over 89 megabytes and will take a long time to download.  It is suggested that it be saved to your hard disk for future reference.  Thanks to Bill Davenport (DNA Bill) for scanning the many issues and creating the PDF file.

The DAVENPORT Surname DNA Project was established to create a growing database of DNA profiles of male Davenport descendants to aid in genealogical research. DNA analysis can assist in supporting or refuting the premise that two or more participants descend from a common ancestor. CLICK HERE to learn more.
The Early History of the Davenports of Davenport by T. P. Highet M.A., F.S.A. (Scot.)
Scanned images of this important book.
Thanks to Graham Davenport of Chester, Cheshire, England, the scanner.
A History and Genealogy of the Davenport Family in England and America by Amzi Benedict Davenport 1851.
"Compiled and prepared from Ormerod's History of the county of Chester; collections from the Harleian mss.; parochial and town records in England and America, etc., etc."
 [PDF]
Note: This PDF is over 14 megabytes to download.

The Descendants of Orme de DAVENPORT (abt 1086-??),
the first known person with that surname. [PDF]
Compiled from published pedigrees/sources/etc. by Ian Davenport.

IN MEMORY OF ROBERT RALSEY DAVENPORT
(1950 - 2010)
Robert was a very prolific contributor to the Davenport Index and he will be missed.
He died in a plane crash in July 2010 in Venice, California, at the young age of 60.
His contributions to the Index are listed below.

Descendant Chart for Orme de DAVENPORT [PDF]
Descendant Chart for John de DAVENPORT (??-1390) of Henbury, Cheshire, England [PDF]
Descendant Chart for Arthur de DAVENPORT (??-1403) of Calveley, England [PDF]
The Descendants of Edward DAVENPORT (1503-1587/88) of Henbury and Coventry, England [PDF]
The Descendants of Ralph DAVENPORT of Chester, Alderman, 1506 [PDF]
The Will of Ralph DAVENPORT of Chester, Alderman, 1506 [PDF]
The Pedigree of Hugh DAVENPORT of Henbury and Chester. [PDF]
The Visitation of the County of Warwick in the year 1619 [PDF]
Bromley Davenport of Capesthorne England [PDF]
The Descendants of the Rev. John DAVENPORT, founder of New Haven, CT, and of Yale College.


The Descendants of Richard DAVENPORT (1545-1623/4) of Great Wigston in Leicestershire, England [PDF]
Contributed by Martin Davenport.

The Descendants of William Davenport (bap. 1585) of Worfield, Shropshire, England [PDF]
Compiled by Martin Davenport.

The Descendants of Thomas DAVENPORT (abt 1695-aft 1737) of Withington, Cheshire, England [PDF]
Compiled by Ian Davenport.

The Descendants of Thomas DAVENPORT (1714-1768) of Evington in Leicestershire [PDF]
Compiled by Martin Davenport.

The Descendants of Samuel DAVENPORT (1760-1834) of Leicestershire, England [PDF]
Compiled by Michael Davenport.

The Davenports of Skeffington, Leicestershire, England [PDF]
Compiled by Marie Davenport Hall.

  IN MEMORY OF
John Scott "Doc" Davenport, Ph.D. (1925-2013)
The Leader of the Pamunkey Davenports
and Author of the Pamunkey Davenport Papers.
Click his name to visit his Memorial Page.
 
The James River Chronicles [PDF]
Beginning with Lancelot DAVENPORT of James River Colony, Virginia (1620), the first of that surname in Virginia and America.
Compiled by Dr. John Scott Davenport.
The NEWBERRY DAVENPORTS [PDF]
Extracts & Abstracts from Primary Sources Relating to Davenports in the Carolinas.
Compiled by Dr. John Scott Davenport.
The PAMUNKEY DAVENPORTS of Colonial Virginia, descendants of Davis Davenport.
Hosted by The Pamunkey Davenport Family Association.


The Descendants of Thomas DAVENPORT of Dorchester, MA.
Webmaster: Jerry Larsen
[last updated 2003]

The Descendants of Adrian DAVENPORT Sr.
(
1758 Maryland -1841 Kentucky)
Compiled by Merrick Shawe <macshawe@erols.com>

The DAVENPORTS of Tyrell and Washington County, North Carolina
Webmaster: Linda Haas Davenport

Mom's Family Roots
An ahnentafel chart from Irene DAVENPORT (1856-1947) of New Jersey, to Humphrey DAVENPORT (b. abt 1615) of Barbados, West Indies.
Webmaster: Doug Dobbs [last updated 2003]

Jason Long's Ancestral Families
The Descendants of William and Elizabeth Syndor Andrews Davenport of Georgia.

Webmaster: Jason Long

The DAVENPORT Archives
A collection of miscellaneous photos, information, etc., submitted by researchers.

Last updated: Wednesday September 11, 2013