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Subject: Re: re HRH Catherine Duchess of Cambridge
Date: Mon, 2 May 2011 00:10:27 EDT
Why would I contact an individual? Why would a *person* be a sufficient
source for anything?
If the sources used cannot be stated in a way in which a random editor
could repeat the search, then they aren't sources that I would want to cite.
So far in my searching I've found really scant information on any of the
children at this point.
I did however find much more information on the parents than what's been
published so far.
Not that that directly addresses this issue of the two or one William.
In a message dated 5/1/2011 8:55:05 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
Yes, Henry Davenport and Elizabeth Talbot did have a son William born
at Worfield, Shropshire 24 Feb 1679. The issue for you is to prove
that this is the William Davenport of Reading, Berkshire, who married
Grace Alloway and is an ancestor of Kate Middleton, keeping in mind
the caveat cited by WAR that "insufficient evidence exists to
establish such a connection beyond a reasonable doubt". The WAR Book,
based on subsequent research I mentioned earlier, proposes another
(and more likely) candidate for William Davenport [or Danport] of
To foster "rational discussion" on this matter, you may want to
contact the individual mentioned in the footnote in the WAR book which
I cited earlier. He can presumably be reached via the editor of the
WAR book, whose email address can be found in the preface to the book
(and probably on WAR's web site as well).