The Stamford Historical Society Presents
Portrait of a Family: Stamford through the Legacy of the Davenports
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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