In Cheshire there are Lees as plenty as fleas,

and as many Davenports as dogs-tails.

The names of Lee and Davenport are extremely common in this county: the former is, however, variously spelt; as Lee, Le, Leigh, Ley, &c.

Entry taken from Provincial Glossary, edited by Francis Grose.

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