Edward Davenant (1568-1639), Record of Cambridge University, England Entry 1584 of ‘Whiddy Island’, Bantry, Co. Cork.  Later owner fishery.


This corroborates the Fishery at the time being financed from London Merchants .



He is son of John, brothers John 1587, William 1590, George 1602.


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1639 Edward Davenant Whiddy Island Will dated Whiddy 29th December 1636. He was brother of Bishop of John Davenant of Salisbury, active in Bantry Fishery since 1608 when he leased Whiddy Island from Sir Owen O’Sullivan’s widow. To son Edward D.D. New Sarum, Wilts His father-in-law was Simms, London. One daughter marrried John Palmer of Whiddy, another son John of Whiddy married Ann Boyle both drowned crossing to Whiddy 1641. William may have been another son. Paddy O’Keeffe papers, Cork Archives He was born London 1586 son of John, Cambridge 1584. Brothers Cambridge graduation: John 1587, William 1590, George 1602.



1660 …Davenant Notary Public Cork Probably attorney. Edward Davenant Whiddy isladn EDWARD DAVENANT (1568-1639), RECORD OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, ENGLAND ENTRY 1584 OF ‘WHIDDY ISLAND’, BANTRY, CO. CORK. LATER OWNER FISHERY.”He was the Grandfather of Ralph Davenant founder of Davenant Foundation School. The school was originally located on the Whitechapel Road. In 1965 the school relocated to Loughton Essex. Caulfield’s Annals of St. Finbarr’s Cathedral








Pre 1610 Edward Davenant …Symms Whiddy she London Paddy O’Keeffe papers (In Symms papers) mentioned that her father was from London