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Vivian de Davenport
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Vivian de Davenport

  • Born: Abt 1200, Davenport, Cheshire, England
  • Marriage: Beatrix de Hulme 682,713,721
  • Died: After 1266, Davenport, Cheshire, England 682

bullet  General Notes:

~George Ormerod's The History of County Palatine and City of Chester, Vol III, p. 68, Vivian de Davenporte, living temp. John and 18 Henry III (1199-1234). Vivian married Beatrix, daughter of Bertrand de Hulme [Harl. MSS. 2094].

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 682
Vivian de Davenporte, to whom Randle Blundeville, earl of Chester, granted by charter, the grand sergeancy of the forest of Leek and Macclesfield, between 1209 and 1266, and also acquittance of juris of County and Hundred. Married Beatrix, daughter of Bertrand de Hulme.

Roger Davenport
Edward de Davenport de Newton, living in 1272. He assumed the name of Newton, and became the ancestors of the Newtons of Newton
Richard de Davenport, who was the father of Roger de Tornock, and who had lands in Somerford Booths.
Robert de Davenport, living in 1272; he assumed the name of Lawton, and was the ancestor of the Lawtons of Lawton.
Beatrix Davenport, in some pedigrees called the wife of Betrand de Hulme
Thomas de Davenport

~A History and Genealogy of the Davenport Family: In England and America, pp. 65-66

• Background Information. 794
Between 1217 and 1226, Ranulf de Blundeville, Earl of Chester & Lincoln, granted Vivian the hereditary office of masterserjeant of Macclesfield, which Adam de Sutton had held, in exchange for Vivian's land called Wilewic, in Macclesfield park. he, or his heirs, were to suffer forfeiture in all their lands held of the Earl in chief, if they could not or would not keep and protect the Earls' peace and justice.

By another grant between 1217 and 1229, Earl Ranulf gave Vivian a perpetual release and quitclaim from three shillings rent which vivian used to pay the Earl for Hysebelesebothes, and for land of Peter, the smith. In return Vivian quitclaimed to Earl "Isobel's Booths," from the wood of Wilewic to the river. For this release and for the land of Peter, the smith, Vivian and his heirs were to pay an annual rent of four barbed arrows on 1 Nov, for all service and exaction.

~The Earliest Davenports, p. 6

• Background Information. 721
Vivian de Davenport, was likely born sometime before 1190, was living in 1254 and died in 1260. He was buried at Prestbury church, under the pavement of the Tytherington Chantry. In the 1880s, fragments of the covering of a stone coffin with the remains of a Norman French incription were found there.

According to Omerod [History of Cheshire, 3:68], he married Beatrix de Hulme, daughter of Bertrand de Hulme. Sometime between 1217-1226, he was granted the hereditary offices of Sergeant of the Peace for the Hundred and Grand Forester of the Forests of Macclesfield by the Earl of Chester. He exchanged his land called Wilwhich for this grant. A robber roll in the possession of the Davenports at Capesthorne records the execution of 120 thieves, robbers, murderers and cutpurses.

Children were:
Roger, married Mary Salemon
Edward, living in 1272; assumed the name of Newton and became the ancestor of the Newtons of Newton
Richard, father of Roger de Tornock
Beatrix, m. Bertram de Hulme

~ The Medieval Ancestors of Robert Abell, p. 78-79

Vivian married Beatrix de Hulme, daughter of Bertrand de Hulme and Unknown 682,713.,721

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