Jack Davenport

Davenport in 2012, photo by DFree/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Jack Arthur Davenport

Place of Birth: Merton, Surrey, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 1 March, 1973

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, as well as 1/32 Northern Irish

Jack Davenport is a British actor.

Jack is the son of Maria Aitken (Maria Penelope Katharine Aitken) and Nigel Davenport (Arthur Nigel Davenport), both actors. His father was born in Chesterton, Cambridgeshire, England, of English, and likely Scottish, ancestry. His mother was born in Dublin, Ireland, to a Canadian father, of Scottish, and some Northern Irish, descent, and an English mother, with distant Scottish roots.

Jack is married to Scottish actress Michelle Gomez, with whom he has a son.

Jack’s paternal grandfather was named Arthur Henry Davenport.

Jack’s paternal grandmother was named Katherine Lucy Meiklejohn. Meiklejohn is a Scottish surname.

Jack’s maternal grandfather was William Traven Aitken (the son of Joseph Magnus Aitkens and Katherine Margaret McAffee). William was Canadian. Joseph was the son of William Cuthbert Aitken, who was born in Torphichen, West Lothian, Scotland, and of Jane Noble, who was born in Canada, to a Northern Irish father and an American mother of Scottish descent. Jack’s great-grandmother Katherine was the daughter of John McAffee.

Jack’s maternal grandmother was Penelope Loader Maffey (the daughter of Sir John Loader Maffey and Dorothy Gladys Huggins). Sir John was the son of Thomas Maffey and Mary Penelope Loader. Dorothy was the daughter of Charles Lang Huggins and Agnes Maud Dingwall. The surname Dingwall originates in Scotland.

Sources: Genealogies of Jack Davenport (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://www.thepeerage.com

Genealogy of Jack’s maternal grandfather, William Traven Aitken – http://www.genealogy.com

Genealogy of Jack’s mother (through her brother; focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.starey.net

Genealogy of Jack’s maternal great-grandfather, Sir John Loader Maffey – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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