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Davis Davenport (b. date unknown, d. date unknown)Davis Davenport was born date unknown, and died date unknown.
Notes for Davis Davenport:
Davis Davenport was listed in the King William Co. VA quit rent roll in 1704.
All interested in the beginnings of the Pamunkey Davenports:
Those of you who have insisted upon substituting "David" or offering
"David" as an equivalent of Davis as the given name for our known patriarch
Davis Davenport, be advised that James Taylor's survey of 1696, a copy of the
original notes now in my hands from the Library of Virginia, identifies Survey
Point A as "The beginning swamp below Davis Davenports Landing."
Now, that make three distinctly different documents: (1) Taylor's
survey of 1696, (2) King William Quit Rent Roll of 1704, and (3) Martin
Davenport's will of 1735, all of which clearly give the name as Davis
Davenport.For those who have persisted in the David identification, I would
say "Three strikes, you're out."We have corroboration.Do us all a favor
and strike out the "David" however you might have it recorded.
There is much new significant data in the documents copies
(including survey, survey notes, and the original Talbott & Downes patent of
1667) that I received today from LOV (Library of Virginia). These item will be
shared first with The Davis Enigma research group which now has materials in
hand and will commence work after Xmas.
But I would titillate your interests by disclosing that William
Davis was a neighbor of Davis Davenport, according to Taylor's survey--which
certainly suggests the possibility of Davis' mother or father having been of
that neighboring family.
For those of you interested in exact locations, I think that we
can say with 95+% certainty that Davenport Landing in Pamunkey Neck in 1696
(now King William County, Virginia) was on the southside of Mattaponi River
about a mile to a mile-and-a-half downriver (southeast) from present-day
Walkerton, Virginia, which is on the North side of Mattaponi in King & Queen
County.Taylor's survey describes the Davenport land as being "over against
John Walker's Quarter," meaning across the river in this instance.Walkerton,
of course, was platted by John Walker.Davenport Landing, now called Horse
Landing, is a mile-and-a-half due north of King William Court House at the end
Secondary Road 619, off of Virginia Route 30.Waller Landing, now White Oak
Landing, is just below Davis Davenport's Landing, and is reached by a spur
road off of 619.Both landings show in the same relative locations on
Taylor's 1696 survey and the VDOT (Virginia Department of Transportation) King
William County map, updated to 1995.
Jersey Doc (aka John Scott Davenport)
Children of Davis Davenport are:
- +Martin Davenport, b. Abt. 1683, New Kent, Virginia, d. Bef. October 1735, St. Martin, Virginia.