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Origins of Richard Davenport and Albemarle Davenports

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Origins of Richard Davenport and Albemarle Davenports

D. Harold Davenport (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jan 2004 12:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Cousins, our Davenport DNA study is revealing considerable new information regarding our patriach Richard Davenport. We now have four Albemarle Davenports that have submitted DNA samples to the study. All four are perfect 25/25 marker matches. This means that all four have a common ancestor with high probability starting at seven generations back. One of the participants has proven data back to Richard Davenport through ten generations. What this means, so far, is that for the Davenports tested we are all directly related to Richard Davenport. In turn this means that the Albemarle Davenports probably all decended from one family, ie. Richard and Johanna Davenport. If there are any Davenports out there that know that they are decended from Richard, son of Richard born in 1674 your DNA would be a major addition to the Davenport Data base. We know that the first Richard b. 1642 came to the Albemarle before 1665 from the deposition he gave in 1708 that is in Chowan County records. Now from the DNA evidence we know that he was directly related to the Rev. John Davenport who came to Boston in 1637. The Albemarle DNA and the Rev. John DNA match 25/25 markers. He was also related to Thomas Davenport of Dorchester, Mass. since the DNA has a very close match at 24/25. Since we are directly related to the Rev John Davenport we are also related to Edward Davenport and Maria Harford who were married in 1542 in Coventry, Warwick, England. Edward was born before 1504 and died Oct. 30, 1592. Edward is buried in the Church of the Holy Trinity in the City of Coventry. Edward's family lived at Henbury Manor from 1350 to 1693. While Edward's decendents are well documented through to Rev. John Davenport, somewhere either in England or Mass. a brother, uncle or nephew decided to come to the Albemarle. What is important is that we now know his family and where they originated in England. If any of you Davenport cousins have any family ledgends that relate to one of the following ideas could you please share them : 1. Great-- grandfather was and English sea captain. 2. Great--grandfather served in the British Navy. 3. Great--grandfather had his own merchant sailing ship. 4. Great-- grandfather was a Quaker. 5. Great--grandfather's ship brought the bricks or stones to Edenton to build the Courthouse or Church. 5. Great--grandfather was a Tory during the Revolution. Any thing related or simular to these ledgends will help in defining Richard Davenport's position in the family we now know was his. Thanks D. Harold Davenport -An Albemarle Davenport
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D. Harold Davenport 31 Jan 2004 7:26PM GMT 
James Davenport 1 Feb 2004 6:20AM GMT 
D.Harold Davenport 11 Jun 2004 1:51AM GMT 
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