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THOMAS DAVENPORT OF CUMBERLAND CO., VIRGINIA

23 Dec 1714 (Grants Bk. 10) THOMAS DAVENPORT obtained 311 ac. between the lands of David Anderson, Col. Edward Hill, Samuel Williams and Thomas Jones in the parish of St. John, K. Wm. Co.

23 Mar 1715 (Grants Bk. 10) William Terrell 100 ac. in K. Wm. Co. on the north side of Pamunkey adj. THOMAS DAVENPORT, Col. Hill, David Anderson.

22 June 1722 (Grants Bk. 11) William Terrell transferred his 100 ac. to David Lewis, land adj. Thomas Davenport.

1747 Southam Parish, Goochland Co. Tithes - Daniel Coleman Sr. & Jr., William Coleman, Henry Arnold, Thomas Coleman, John Holloway Jr., William Holloway, Thomas Davenport Sr., Joseph Davenport, PH_____ Davenport (this should probably be Th for Thomas), Samuel Henson.

18 Feb 1748 (Goochland Co. DB5, p. 516) - Philip & Usley Hudgens to Thomas Davenport (not researched in the deed book, source is from abstract)

1748 Southam Parish, Goochland Co. Tithes - Thomas Davenport constable

28 Aug 1749 (Cumb. Co. OB) Mathew Talbot agst. William Bostick. William Bernard agst. Thomas Davenport def. trespass, assault and battery discontinued.

28 Nov 1750 (Cumb. Co. CO 1749-1756 Abstracts) - ordered that John Woodson, Thomas Davenport Sr., James Davenport, James Terry, Henry Davenport, William Arnold and his sons, Thomas Davenport JR., Daniel Terry, Daniel Coleman Sr. and others repair a road from William Womacks upper path to the Buckingham Road at Thomas Davenports lower path.

1768 Cumberland Co. Tithables - Thomas Davenport Jr. 5, Henry Davenport 3, John Dowdie, Joseph Davenport 1, Thomas Davenport Sr. 3, David Davenport 3, William Arnold Jr., William Arnold Sr., Absolom Davent 4, (enumerated in same set with Hans Stiger) Julius Davenport 3, William Davenport 7,

25 Apr 1772 (Cumb. Co. DB5) Thomas Davenport Sr. of Cumb. Co., Southam Par., to John Jones of same sells 200 ac. in parish adj. William Major, James Davenport, Little Guinea Creek, John Jones, and witnessed by William Davenport, John Langhorn, Walter Keeble.

4 Dec 1773 (Cumb. Co. DB5) Thomas Davenport of Littleton Par. to Benjamin Sims of same sell 100 ac. on branches of Waller River, Littleton Par., adj. Robert Smith, Benjamin Sims, William Davenport, Henry Davenport, Julius Davenport and witnessed by Gideon Glenn and Julius Davenport.

16 Dec 1773 (Cumb. Co. WB2) Thomas Davenport Sr. to son James one negro and all effects he has received of me, son Thomas same, son Henry same, son Julius all effects he has received of me, son William negro and all effects, daughter Drucilla Glenn, grandson Stephen, son of Stephen decd., at 21, granddaughter Molly daughter of Stephen dec'd., exec. Gideon Glenn and witnessed by Joseph Jenkins, James Coleman Glen, Lucy Jenkins. 27 Mar 1775 proved by Joseph Jenkins and James Coleman Glen.

24 May 1774 (Cumb. Co. OB) ordered that Thomas Davenport Sr. be summoned to appear at the next court to declare whether he be willing to take upon himself the adm. of the estate of his deceased son Joseph Davenport.

29 Dec 1774 (Cumb. Co. WB2) Thomas Davenport of Littleton Parish to son James, son Thomas, son Henry, son Julius a deed to him for 100 ac., son William, grandson William, son of Stephen Davenport dec'd., daughter Drucilla Glenn, granddaughter Molly and grandson Stephen, exec. Thomas, Henry, and William Davenport and Gideon Glenn and witnessed by David Davenport and Shearn Cook, proved 25 Sept 1775.

THE FOLLOWING IS TAKEN FROM A COPY OF THE WILL OF THOMAS DAVENPORT SENT TO ME (Mary Duncan) FROM THE CUMBERLAND CO. ARCHIVES. (INCLUDED HERE, COURTESY OF MARY DUNCAN.)

Will Book 2 Page 194

In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Davenport of the Parish of Littleton and county of Cumberland being perfectly in my (senses) do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following.

(Imprimis) My negro boy Jerry that I have agreed to let my son James Davenport have and he agrees to take for his part in full of all my estate, and my (accompt) against him to be acquited, in consideration of the said agreement it is my will and desire that no claim for any debt due me be (brougt) against my said son James Davenport and that in consideration of his part in full of all my other estate I give unto my said son James Davenport my said negro boy Jerry and all his debt due me to him and his heirs forever and my said son James is not to have any other part of my estate after my decease.

Item I I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Davenport my negro man Dick that he hired of me and the hire due to this time and also his (accompt) due me to him and his heirs forever.

Item II I give and bequeath to my son Henry Davenport my negro woman Tabby that he hired of me and all her increase and the hire due to this time and also his (accompt) due me to him and his heirs forever.

Item III The hundred acres of land and plantation that I have made a deed unto my son Juluis Davenport he agrees and it is in consideration of his part in full of all my other estate and as I have made him a deed for the same and given him possession of the said one hundred acres of land and premises he the said Juluis Davenport is not to have any other part of my estate after my decease

Item IV I give and bequeath unto my son William Davenport my negro man George that he hired of me and the hire due to me and also his (accompt) due me to him and his heirs forever.

Item V I give and bequeath unto my grandson William Davenport son of my son Stephen dec'd the sum of five shillings current money when he shall arrive at lawful age to him and his heirs forever.

Item VI I give and bequeath unto my daughter Drusilla Glen my negro man Cuffy that her husband hired of me and the hire to this time to her and her heirs forever. And my negro woman Bettey and all her increase that is now in the possession of Gideon Glen I lend unto my daughter Drusilla Glen and to her husband Gideon Glen during their natual lives and after their decease I give my said negro woman Bettey and all her increase to be (equilly divied) between all the several children of my daughter Drusilla Glen to each of them and their heirs forever.

ItemVII I give and bequeath unto my grandson Stephen Davenport son of my son Stephen dec'd the sum of fourty pounds current money. And also unto my grand daughter Molley Davenport the sum of fourty pounds current money to them and their heirs forever; and that the said (leggecys) to my above said grand children be and remain in the hands of my son Henry Davenport until my said grandson Stephen son of my son Stephen dec'd be twenty one years old and then that my said son Henry pay the said sum of fourty pound left with him in trust until my said grandson Stephen and also the sum of fourty pounds unto my said grand daughter as above.

Item VIII My will and desire is that after all my just debts and funeral expenses are paid that the remainder part of my estate, my negros Jude, Bernard, Peter, Billey and Anna and all my other estate whatsoever that is not before given in this my will be appraised by my executors hereafter named and by them sold to the highest (bider) amongst themselves and the rest of my children and (hole) amount of such (sail) or appraisement and the sum due me which shall be then be collected be (equilly) divided between my sons Thomas Davenport, Henry Davenport and William Davenport and my daughter Drusilla Glen to each of them and their heirs forever: and that there be no other (apraism't)

Lastly I appoint my sons Thomas Davenport Henry Davenport and William Davenport and Gideon Glen executors of this my last will & testament thereby revoking (disanuling) all former wills by me made and declaring this to be my last will & testament. In witness where I have hereunto set my hand and seal twenty ninth day of December in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and seventy four.

Thos. Davenport L.S.

Signed Sealed published and declared in presence of

David Davenport

Shem Cook

At a court held for Cumberland country 25th September 1775. This last will and testament of Thomas Davenport deceased was proved by the witnesses hereto and ordered to be recorded.

Test Thomas Swann Clk.

 

At the court held for Cumberland county 23rd October 1775. On the motion of Thomas Davenport and Henry Davenport two of the executors in this will named who made oath according to law certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form giving security whereupon they together with Robert Smith and Archelous Nunnery their securities entered into bond according to law and liberty is reserved to the other exexutors therein to join in probate.

Test Thompson Swann Clk.

A Copy Teste: Carol O. Henshaw, Deputy Clerk, Circuit Court, Cumberland Co., Virginia

27 Mar 1775 (Cumb. Co. OB) LW&T of Thomas Davenport dec;d, proved by Joseph Jenkins and James Coleman Glen.

24 Apr 1775 (Cumb. Co. OB) motion of Gideon Glen exec. named in will of Thomas Davenport dec'd. and certificate granted him...security with Frederick Hatcher and Nathan Glen. Ordered that Charles Lee, William Lee, Joseph Lee and Richard Lee appraise estate of Thomas Davenport.

23 Oct 1775 (Cumb. Co. OB) motion of Thomas Davenport and Henry Davenport two of exec. named in will of Thomas Davenport dec'd. security with Robert Smith and Archelaus Nunnery.

5 Nov 1776 (Cumb. Co. DB5) Julius Davenport and John Burton sell to George Woodson of Henrico Co. land on Little Guinea Creek and Tarewallet Creek, 100 ac. adj. Robert Smith, Thomas Davenport Sr., Henry Davenport.

 

DRUCILLA DAVENPORT GLENN

15 Sept 1740 (Goochland Co. DB3, p. 369) James Terry of St. James, Goochland, to Gideon Glenn of same 400 ac. adj. John Bostick, Great Guinea Creek.

4 Dec 1773 (Cumb. Co. DB5) Thomas Davenport of Littleton Par. to Benjamin Sims of same sell 100 ac. on branches of Waller River, Littleton Par., adj. Robert Smith, Benjamin Sims, William Davenport, Henry Davenport, Julius Davenport and witnessed by Gideon Glenn and Julius Davenport.

3 Feb 1774 (Cumb. Co. DB5) John Wilkinson Jr. of Bedford Co., Henry Davenport, and Gideon Glenn of Cumb. Co. sell to William Davenport of Cumb.Co. negroes, furniture, and household items ....to secure loan. 26 Sept 1774 (Cumb. Co. OB) this deed proved by witnesses and Jane Wilkinson the wife of John Wilkinson rel dower in the 200 ac. conveyed by her husband to Joseph Wilkinson by deed the 24 Oct 1774.

17 Feb 1779 (Cumb. Co. Marriages) Ann Glenn married Alexious Mador Foster, surety Gideon Glenn

 

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