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John Davenport, The Founder John Davenport
"The Founder"

The Stamford Historical Society Presents

Portrait of a Family: Stamford through the Legacy of the Davenports

Davenport Coat of Arms

Davenport Coat of Arms

The crest on this rendition is that of a felon's head on a wreath.  Another version (as seen on the tabular monument of the Reverend John Davenport and on the silver tankard shown in this exhibit) resembles that of a wolf's head, and probably, like the felon crest, has reference to the family rights for clearance of wolves and robbers from the forests of Leek and Macclesfield, granted by charter to Vivian de Davenport in the 13th century.

Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Davenport Spence

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Stamford’s Colonial Period 1641-1783
The Later 18th Century and Stamford’s American Revolution
The Coming of the Railroad, Immigrants and Industrialization

John Davenport: The American Career of an International Puritan
(Francis J. Bremer)

Davenports gather to launch exhibit at Historical Society

Elizabeth Davenport Spence 1907-1998
(The Benefactress)

John Davenport 1597-1669/70
(The Founder)
John Davenport 1669-1730/31
Abraham Davenport 1715-1789
James Davenport 1716-1755
John Davenport 1752-1830
James Davenport 1758-1797
Theodore Davenport 1792-1884
Theodore Davenport Jr. 1834-1913
John Davenport 1840-1910
Abraham Davenport 1767-1837
Amzi Benedict Davenport 1817-1894
Benjamin Butler Davenport 1871-1958
Noah Welles 1718-1776
Galen Carter 1832-1893
Samuel Fessenden 1847-1908
Charles Henry Crandall 1858-1923
Charles Davenport Lockwood 1877-1949

Davenport Coat of Arms
Davenport Homestead

The Dark Day