Grace Davenport

FemaleNovember 1617–August 1658

Brief Life History of Grace

When Grace Davenport was born in November 1617, in Bramhall, Cheshire, England, her father, William Davenport VI, was 33 and her mother, Frances Wilbraham, was 31. She married Reginald Kelsall in 1636. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died in August 1658, in Cheadle, Cheshire, England, at the age of 40, and was buried in Cheadle, Cheshire, England.

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Reginald Kelsall
Grace Davenport
Marriage: 1636
Dorothy Kelsall
Anne Kelsall
John Kelsall
James Kelsall
Grace Kelsall
Edmund Kelsall
William Kelsall
James Kelsall

Sources (5)

  • Grace Davenport, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • / in entry for James Kelsall, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"
  • / in entry for William Kelsall, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"

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  • Marriage
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (2)

    1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

    Age 3

    "The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

    1642 · The English Civil War

    Age 25

    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Cheshire): habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Davenport, from the Dane river (apparently named with a Celtic cognate of Middle Welsh dafnu ‘to drop, to trickle’) + Old English port ‘market town’.

    Irish: in Tipperary, this is an English surname adopted by bearers of Munster Gaelic Ó Donndubhartaigh ‘descendant of Donndubhartach’, a personal name composed of the elements donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’ + dubh ‘black’ + artach ‘nobleman’.

    History: John Davenport (died 1670) arrived in Boston, MA, in 1637. He came of an English Cheshire family associated with Capesthorne Hall, near Macclesfield.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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