UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler
Home > On-line Edition > Biography

John Marriott Davenport, 1809-1882

Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 1809
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: 1882
Place of Death:

Identity:

John Marriott Davenport was a solicitor.

Life:

Davenport was a solicitor and clerk of the peace at the County Buildings, New Road, Oxford. He was also district registrar of the court of probate, deputy registrar of the diocese of Oxford, secretary to the Lord Bishop of Oxford, notary and public commissioner in the Irish Court of Chancery and Under Sherriff of Oxfordshire. He was the compiler of Lord Lieutenants and High Sheriffs of Oxfordshire 1068-1868.

Davenport was involved in the Whistler v. Ruskin libel case and in 1877 attempted to contact Ruskin to serve a writ (#12101).