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Martha Davenport

on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. Posted in Davenport

Martha Davenport was born Martha Talbot in 1720, and was the third child and eldest daughter of John Ivory Talbot and Mary Mansel. She inherited a life interest in Lacock on the death of her brother John Talbot, and held it in trust until her death when it passed, on her brother’s wishes, to her third son William. Her eldest two sons were ill.

William Davenport Talbot

on Tuesday, 24 March 2015. Posted in Talbot

William Davenport Talbot was the third son of Reverend Dr William and Martha Davenport. He inherited the Lacock estate on the wish of his uncle John Talbot, who had no legitimate children. He assumed the name Talbot as a condition of the inheritance and became known as William Davenport Talbot. However he never lived there: the Abbey was leased to the Countess of Shrewsbury until several years after his death.