Joyce Davenport

1793–after 1851 (Age 58)
Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joyce

When Joyce Davenport was born in 1793, in Rushton Spencer, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Davenport, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Clowes, was 28. She married Joseph Biddulph on 13 May 1818. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Sutton, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Heaton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died after 1851, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Biddulph
Joyce Davenport
Marriage: 13 May 1818
Thomas Biddulph
Eliza Biddulph
Thomas Biddulph
Lois Biddulph
Joseph Biddulph
Ama Biddulph
Charles Biddulph

Spouse and Children

13 May 1818


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 8

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 15

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 22

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: 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’.2 Irish (County Tipperary): 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’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joice Biddulph in household of Joseph Biddulph, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Joyce Biddulph, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Joice Biddulph in household of Joseph Biddulph, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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