Humphrey, Rachel, and William Davenport ~ New England

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1665 Oct 3 Mrs. Rachel Davenport, as attorney to her husband Mr. Humphrey Davenport and in her right as heir of Major William Holmes, sued Thomas Little 600 for "detaining estate of lands and building on them." 

(Thomas Little had bought farmland in Marshfield which had belonged to Major William Holmes, deceased, and the court ordered in 1662 that in view of his many improvements of the land, if anyone should show better title in the future, such person would have to pay him for his improvements.)

On 1 May 1666, the court ruled that Little should pay Davenport 15.  

Plymouth Colony Records. 4:16, 4:113, 4:119-20, 7:126-127.  
1667 Aug "Mrs Rachell Dauenport being convicted of Playing at Cardes and Suffering others to play at Cards in her house and for enterteineing Elisha Bridges unseasonably is Adjudged to pay for her offene therein 50s to ye Publ: Treasury."

The following October, Elisha Bridges was found guilty of setting fire to his master's house, playing at cards, and "lasciuious & prophane writing to Mrs Rachell dauenporte."

Hartford County, Connecticut, County Court Minutes. Volumes 3 and 4. 1663-1687, 1697. Helen Schatvet Ullmann, ed. NEHGS. Boston, MA, 2005.
1668 Sep Humphrey Dauenport sued by John Plumbe and Hugh Roe for moneys due for service. Hartford County, Connecticut, County Court Minutes. Volumes 3 and 4. 1663-1687, 1697. Helen Schatvet Ullmann, ed. NEHGS. Boston, MA, 2005.

 

  "DAVENPORT Humphrey, Dorchester, came from Barbados, m. Rachel, d. of Thomas Holmes, had Richard; rem. to Hartford, there had William; and in 1667 his w. was convict. of playing cards. They rem. to New York, where greater laxity might be indulg. in." Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers by James Savage 1860

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  "DAVENPORT William, Hartford, s. of Humphrey, left by his f. to care of Capt. Thomas Watts, was a carpenter, had w. Elizabeth." Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers by James Savage 1860

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[Note: Hartford County, Connecticut, County Court Minutes refers to a child "giuen unto Capt Tho. Watts as his own child or to be grought up by said Watts as his owne child." The child, son of Tho: Harris, died soon after the death of Captain Thomas Watts and the estate was sued by Thomas Harris for breach of covenant in 1684.]
1669/70 Mar "The Court appoynts the Secretary in the name of the Court to write to Mr [Umphry] Dauenporte of New Yorke to excite him to make payment of Twenty five Pounds due to John Plumb." Hartford County, Connecticut, County Court Minutes. Volumes 3 and 4. 1663-1687, 1697. Helen Schatvet Ullmann, ed. NEHGS. Boston, MA, 2005.

 

1684 Feb 14
 
William Davenport witness to will of Elizabeth Watts.  A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford District 1677 to 1687. Manwaring, Charles William, 1906.
1695 "William Davenport, of Hartford, first wife Elizabeth Nichols. She died February 19, 1697, aged 27. By her he had one child only, William." Genealogical Notes or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, Nathaniel Goodwin. 1856.

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1698 Dec 27 William Davenport bought land from James Watson. Hartford Land Records. Book 1, page 184
1702 "Ann Edwards married William Davenport, first of Hartford, Conn., then of Stonington, Conn., and afterwards, of Coventry, Conn." 

 

Genealogical Notes or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, Nathaniel Goodwin. 1856.

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1704 William Davenport relaid the church floor. Commemorative exercises of the First Church of Christ in Hartford: at its two hundred and fiftieth anniversary, 1883
1706 May 20 William Davenport sold land to Richard Seamor. Hartford Land Records. Book 1, page 398
  "Children of William Davenport of Coventry, Hartford, CT:

William, b. 1696
Humphrey, b. 1702
Ann, b. 1705
Elizabeth, b. 1708
Richard, b. 1716
Rachel, b. 1718"

From various pedigrees.

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1742 "Mr. William Davenport died in Coventry, June 29, 1742, in the 77th year of his age." Genealogical Notes or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts, Nathaniel Goodwin. 1856.

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