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DEATH OF SIR S. DAVENPORT.

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DEATH OF SIR S. DAVENPORT. ~~V AN ANCIENT CHESHIRE FAMILY. A Renter telegram from Adelaide, on Mon- day, states that the death is armouriccd of Sir Samuel Davenport., K.C.M.G., LL.D.. in h;& 89th year. The fourth son of tho late Mr. Geo. Davenport, banker, of Oxford, by his wife, Jane Devoroux, daughter of Joseph Da vies, of Mine- wa.ro, Pembroke, ho was descended from an ancient Cheshire family. Ho went- to South Australia in 1842, where he engaged in pastoral pursuits and rapidly became a prominent fig-mc in South Amtralian polities. In 1846 he was one of four nominee members of the Legislative Council of South Australia, and ten years later, when the Constitution Act was passed, lie bc- came a non-omc at member. Re was elected a member of the Legislative Oouncil under rú- sponsible Government. 1857-66. and was ap- pointod ComMi.ssoncr of Public Works in the first Ministry under the new form of Govern. merit. Subsequently he held the same portfolio in the Torrens Ministry. He was m-ade a Knight Bachelor in 1884. Ho acted as the Executive Corrunissiojier for South Australia at the International Exhibition in London, 1851, Philadelphia, 1876, Sydney, 1879, and Mel- bourne, 1830. a.nd at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London in 1886 and the Adelaide Jubilee Exhibition in 1&37. For these services he was created KC.M.G. in 1886, and in the same year the tk-greo of LL.D. was conferred upon him by Cambridge University. In later years Sir Samued Davenport was engaged in viticulture and the olive indusiriea For many years he was piesiilr.nt of the South Australian branch of tho Geographical Society of.,Australia., as well aa of tho Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia, and the Chamber of Manufactures of South Australia He married, in 1842, Marganrt Freser, daughter of Mr. Wil- liam Lennox Clels.nd, hamster, of Calcutta. Lady Davenport died in 1902. Sir Samuel Davenport resided at Beaumont, near Adelaide.

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