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Matilda Davenport Lockwood

Other Name:
Matilda H. Davenport
April 17, 1798
Home Town:
Stamford, CT
Later Residences:
Binghampton, NY
Peter Lockwood (October 2, 1822)
Biographical Notes:
Matilda Davenport Lockwood was born on April 17, 1886 to John Davenport and Mary Welles Davenport of Stamford, Connecticut. Matilda may have attended the Litchfield Female Academy in 1811. On October 2, 1822 she married Peter Lockwood. Peter was originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut. He graduated from Yale in 1817 and Andover Theological Seminary in 1821. Matilda and Peter had seven children, and later lived in Binghamton, New York. Matlida died in 1886.
Additional Notes:
Matilda Davenport Lockwood of Stamford, Connecticut is listed as a subscriber to Sarah Pierce's text "Universal History" in 1811. It is known that not all subscribers necessarily attended the school. Until a solid citation of attendance can be found Matilda will be considered a possible student.

-1811 List of Subscribers in Ist Vol. "Universal History" (Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes. Chronicles of A Pioneer School From 1792 To 1833. Cambridge, MA: The University Press, 1903).

Years at LFA:

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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