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"I told her that, as she no longer had a master, her freedom would begin by choosing a name for herself. She laughed—she has the most delightful laugh!—then she told me that her name was Abigail."
―Achilles reflecting on his first meeting with Abigail, 1744.[src]-[m]
Davenport family painting

A painting of Abigail with her family

Abigail Davenport (1721 – 1754), formerly Angélique-Denise, was the wife of the Master Assassin Achilles Davenport and the mother of their son, Connor.

Biography[]

Born a slave in the West Indies, the woman was brought to the North American colonies in 1742 by the French government, which had made her the wife of the executioner Mathieu Léveillé in the hope that her presence would cure his depression. However, due to the risks of infection, she was scarcely allowed in Léveillé's presence; nonetheless, Léveillé confided in her his knowledge on the Isu and she promised to keep it safe.[1]

After Léveillé's death, she was baptized Angélique-Denise and subsequently put up for sale. On 10 May 1744, she was purchased by the Assassin John de la Tour, who suspected she possessed the information he had come to Quebec for. Angélique subsequently became acquainted with de la Tour and his fellow Assassin Achilles Davenport, whose prompting inspired her to change her name to Abigail. In the next year, she and Achilles grew closer.[1]

In 1745, Abigail and Achilles traveled with de la Tour to the fortress of Louisbourg in search of Nicolas Court's safe house, posing as de la Tour's slaves so that he would appear incredibly wealthy. As English troops laid siege to Louisbourg, Achilles and de la Tour prepared for the attack while Abigail continued looking for Court's hiding place and eventually found it. However, the safe house was empty save for a cryptic message that convinced Achilles of the need to start a new branch of the Assassin Brotherhood in New York.[2]

Abigail and Achilles later married and had a son, whom they named Connor. However, sometime after the Seven Years' War in Europe reached North America,[3] she and her son died of typhoid fever.[4][5] The pair were later buried on a hill next to the Davenport Homestead's manor.[3]

Following this, Abigail was eventually joined in death by her husband in 1781.[6]

Behind the scenes[]

Abigail's given date of death is inconsistent. In the 2012 video game Assassin's Creed III, her gravestone shows it as 1755, a date corroborated by Achilles' database entry in the 2014 game Assassin's Creed: Rogue,[5] even though Rogue's memory "One Little Victory" set in May 1754 depicts Shay Cormac and Liam O'Brien discussing Abigail and Connor's recent passing.

Appearances[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Assassin's Creed: RogueWar Letters: "Death of the Executioner"
  2. Assassin's Creed: Rogue – War Letters: "The Siege of Louisbourg"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Assassin's Creed III
  4. YouTube Achilles Davenport Family Story (deleted scene) - Assassin's Creed 3 on the Kosappi Uni YouTube channel (backup link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Assassin's Creed: RogueDatabase: Achilles
  6. Assassin's Creed IIILegacy
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