The following is a list of a few of the places that were either built, founded or heavily influenced by a Davenport.

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 Capesthorne Hall
 Built - 1719-32          Macclesfield, Cheshire, England          Website -
 Davenport Line - Woodford > Capesthorne
 Davies Davenport
The manor at Capesthorne was held by the Capesthorne family until 1386, when the Ward family took over ownership. In 1719 John Ward began construction on the current buildings. He died in 1748 and the manor has passed onto the Davenport family by the marriage of his daughter Penelope to Davies Davenport. The manor remains in the Davenport family today, and is a venue for weddings, tours, convenstions, etc... 


 Bramhall Hall
 Built - 14th century          Bramhall, Greater Manchester, England          Website -  (Wikipedia)
 Davenport LIne - Bramhall
Bramhall Manor was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086. The Davenport family built the current house in the 14th century and remained lords of the manor for about 500 years. They sold it in 1877 and it changed hands several times. A local government authority now owns the property and maintains it as a museum. 


 Chorley Old Hall
Built -  about 1330          Alderley Edge, Cheshire, England          Website -  (Wikipedia)
 Davenport Line - Chorley


 Davenport House 
 Built - 1820          Savannah, Georgia, United States          Website -
 Davenport LIne -Thomas of Dorchster
Thomas > Jonathan > Benjamin > Thomas > Eliphalet > Benjamin > Jonathan > Isaiah (1784-1827)
Isaiah Davenport was born in Little Compton, Rhode Island in 1784. He was a carpenter and arived in Savannah, Georgia about 1808. He married Sarah Clark in 1809 and together, they had ten children. He began construction of the "Davenport House" in 1820. After Isaiah died in 1827, Sarah operated the house as a boarding house until she sells it in 1840. The house changed owners a few more times until 1955 when the Historic Savannah Foundation took over the preservation of the house. Today the house includes a museum and is the site of weddings and special events.   The museum's newsletters include more detail on Isaiah and his decendents.


 Davenport College at Yale University
 Founded in 1933          New Haven, Connecticut, United States          Website
 Davenport Line - Rev John Davenport
 Rev, John Davenport  (1597-1670)
The Rev. John, a Puritan minister, was one of the founders of the New Haven Colony, which eventually became the city of New Haven and the second largest city in Connecticut. He was among the first to propose the establishment of a college in New Haven. and instrumental in laying the groundwork for what would become the University of Yale four decades later. Davenport College is one of 14 residential colleges at Yale.


 Davenport University 
 Founded about 1866          Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States          Website 
 Davenport Line - William of Fordham
 William > Thomas > Jesse > Michael > Warren > Michael Edward (1856-)
Davenport University is a private, non profit university based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was founded in 1866 by Conrad Swensburg, who was a Union Army veteran returning to Michigan after the Civil War. The school was on the verge of closing in 1910 when Michael Edward Davenport, a new teacher, revived it. 


 Davenport Homestead
 Built - late 1700's          Creswell, North Carolina, United States          Website -
 Davenport Line - Albemarle
William >  Daniel (~1760-1808)