William Shaw Denman

(circa 1812 - 2 September 1880)
     William Shaw Denman was born circa 1812 in Balney, Sussex. This William is only assumed to the son of William, because William is too old to be the one mentioned in the Land tax, but he could be the son of another Denman. He was the son of William Denman.
     The marriage of William Shaw Denman and Mercy Mockett was registered in the in December 1841 quarter in Lewes RD.
     William Shaw Denman was recorded on the 1851 census in High Street, Lindfield, Sussex. William Denman, 39, blacksmith, master employing a man, born Balney, Sussex, his wife Mercy, 24/34, born Alcester, and a servant John Harland, 23, Blacksmith furnace man, born Lindfield.
     William Shaw Denman was employed an ironmonger & blacksmith between 1855 and 1878, Willingdon, Sussex.
     William Shaw Denman and Mercy Mockett appeared on the 1871 census in Willingdon. William Denman, head, 59, blacksmith, born Bolney, Sussex & his wife Mercy, aged 54, born Alciston, with lodgers Henry & Jane Hall, and a daughter Catherine J Hall (but amended in transcript to Denman), unmarried, 20, born Southwick, Sussex. William owned 2 acres, 2 roods & 19 perches in 1873, Willingdon..
     William died on 2 September 1880 in Willingdon, Sussex.
     His will was proved on 25 September 1880 in the Principal Probate Registry, London. The will of William Shaw Denman, late of Willingdon, Sussex, ironmonger who died 2 September 1880 at Willingdon, was proved at Lewes by Mercy Denman of Willingdon, widow, the relict, the sole executor.

Anna Maria Denne

(22 July 1785 - June 1862)
     Anna Maria Denne was christened on 22 July 1785 in Winchelsea, Sussex. She was of Broadstairs. She was the daughter of Richard Denne and Mary Steer.
     Anna Maria Denne was recorded on the 1851 census in 45 Beaumont St, Marylebone, London. Anna Maria Denne, aged 65 was a lodger, fund holder.., born Winchelsea.
     Anna Maria Denne appeared on the 1861 census in 8 Clarence Lawn, Dover, Kent. Anna Maria Denne, aged 75 was a lodger, born Winchelsea.
     Anna's death was registered in the quarter ending in June 1862 in Dover RD, Kent.

David Denne

(18 December 1783 - )
     David Denne was christened on 18 December 1783 in Winchelsea, Sussex. He was the son of Richard Denne and Mary Steer.

Frances Denne

(23 June 1790 - March 1866)
     Frances Denne was christened on 23 June 1790 in Winchelsea, Sussex. She was the daughter of Richard Denne and Mary Steer.
     Frances Denne married Ernest Christian Wilford on 27 September 1825 in Winchelsea, Sussex.
     Frances Denne and Ernest Christian Wilford were recorded on the 1851 census in Marylebone, London. Ernest C Wilford 52, Captain, HM Army, born Ireland; wife Frances Wilford 59, born Winchelsea, Christiana Wilford 20, born MIddlesex, Ernest Wilford 17 born Hastings, Sussex.
     Frances Denne and Ernest Christian Wilford appeared on the 1861 census in St Leonard, Kent. Ernest C Wilford 63, born Ireland; his wife Francis Wilford 70, born Winchelsea, Sry, John Maidwell 17, servant.
     Frances's death was registered in the quarter ending in March 1866 in Tonbridge RD, Kent/Sussex.

Child of Frances Denne and Ernest Christian Wilford

Mary Elizabeth Denne

(circa 1791 - before 3 May 1866)
     Mary Elizabeth Denne was born circa 1791 in Sarre, Kent. She was the daughter of Thomas Denne & Mary Collard. She was the daughter of Thomas Denne.
     Mary Elizabeth Denne married Rev John Hilton on 20 July 1818 in St Nicholas at Wade, Kent. The Rev. John Hilton, clerk of Wingham, ba. = Mary Elizabeth Denne, spr. otp. Lic Wit: Thomas Denne, Sarah Denne. Mary Elizabeth Denne witnessed the probate of the estate of Thomas Denne on 10 May 1821; Proved at London 10th May 1821 before the Judge by the oaths of Mary Elizabeth Hilton wife of the Reverend John Hilton Clerk the daughter, the said Rev John Hilton and John Bridges the Executors to whom administration was granted having first sworn by commission duly to administer. I
     n the 1861 census Mary Elizabeth Denne was living as in the household of her son-law-law Rev Rennel Francis Wynn Molesworth in Betteshanger Parsonage, Northbourne, Kent, in Northbourne, Kent. R F W Molesworth, head, 34, curate of Betteshanger, born Millicent, Hampshire; Eleanor his wife, 25, born Sarre, Kent, children Mary A 8, Francis H y, John H, 5, Ernest H 2, Arthur H, 10 months, the last two born Northbourn; Elizabeth M G Hilton, niece, 13 born Black Town, Dorset, Mary Eliz. Hilton mother in law, widow, 70. clergyman's widow, born Sarre, Kent; John W D Hilton, nephew, 15, scholar, born Southampton, Hampshire; and a housemaid.
     Mary died before 3 May 1866 in Sarre Court, Sarre, Kent. At Sarre Court, Kent, aged 75, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Hilton, of Sarre. She was the eldest dau. of the late Thomas Denne, esq., of Sarre Court, who died in 1821, by Mary, only child and heiress of Henry Collard, esq., of Gore-street, Monkton, Isle of Thanet. She married, in 1818, the Rev. John Hilton, M.A. (eldest son of John Hilton, esq., of Lords, near Faversham, Kent), who died in 1861, and is succeeded in the family estate by her grandson, John William Denne Hilton, esq., eldest son of the late Rev. John Denne Hilton (who died in 1853), by Elizabeth Frances, sister of Robert Steer Johnson, esq., of Temple Belwood, Lincolnshire. He was born in 1845. She was buried on 3 May 1866.

Children of Mary Elizabeth Denne and Rev John Hilton

Mary Jane Denne

(12 May 1792 - )
     Mary Jane Denne married Robert William Newman. Mary Jane Denne was christened on 12 May 1792 in Winchelsea, Sussex. She was the daughter of Richard Denne and Mary Steer.

Mary Jane Denne

(17 March 1822 - )
     Mary Jane Denne was christened on 17 March 1822 in St Marylebone, London, Middlesex. She was the daughter of William John Denne and Mary Jane Orme.

Richard Denne

(circa 1750 - January 1819)
     Richard Denne was born circa 1750 in Lydd, Kent. His father Thomas Denne died in 1777, possessed of considerable property at Lydd and Romney Marsh, in Kent, and at Winchelsea and in Sussex. Richard was his second but eldest son to leave issue. His mother was Sarah Ellizabeth Greenland. He bore arms: from his father's death in 1777.Quarterly, first & fourth, azure. 3 bars ermine in chief, as many fleurs de lys or (gold), (coat granted to Thomas Denne Esq in 1580); second & third, azure, three leopard's heads couped or (gold). His crest: On a chapeau vert [green], turned up ermine a demi peacock, wings expanded and elevated proper. This crest was also granted in 1580 but has not been used from time immemorial.
     Richard Denne and Mary Steer obtained a marriage licence on 18 October 1782.
     Richard Denne married Mary Steer, daughter of William Steer and Ann Rastall, on 19 October 1782 in St Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, London. Richard Denne, esq. of Winchelsea wedded in 1783, Mary, daughter of William Steer, esq. of Northampton, by Anne his wife, daughter of the venerable William Rastall, D.D. dean of Southwell, a lineal descendant of Chief Justice Rastall, and had issue. ... Mr Denne d. in Jan 1819 and was succeeded by his eldest son, the present William-John Denne Esq.
     He had estates at Romney Marsh and Wareham, in Kent; Winchelsea, Icklesham, Rye, &c. &c. in Sussex.
     Richard Denne made a will dated 23 December 1811 in Winchelsea, Sussex. Transcribed by Brian Denn on Rootsweb: This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard Denne of the ancient town of Winchelsea in the County of Sussex, Esquire made the twenty third day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven
I give to my dear wife Mary Denne the sum of five hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to enable her thereby and therewith to provide suitable and proper manner(?) for herself and our children and for her other occasions and necessities.
I give and bequeath unto my said dear wife all her clothes and wearing apparel, jewels, watches, rings, trinkets and other ornaments of her person for her own use. Also I give and bequeath unto her my said dear wife all and singular my household goods and furniture plate plated goods linen china glass pictures prints and printed books of every sort and kind whatsoever and also all my stock of wines and other liquors provisions and fuel of every sort and kind which shall be in or about my dwelling house buildings and premises in Winchelsea aforesaid at the time of my decease and also my carriage and carriage horses and two of my best milk cows for her own absolute use benefit and disposal.
And I do hereby ratify and confirm the settlement made by me on the said Mary my wife for her life of a certain farm lands and marshlands called Newhouse Farm containing about two hundred and sixty acres and situate in Udimore, Hailsham Brede and Rye in the County of Sussex or in some or one of them.
I give and devise unto the said Mary my wife and unto my son William John Denne and to my brother David Denne of Lydd in the County of Kent, Esquire and to William Steer of Pall Mall, London Esquire the brother of my said wife and their heirs all that the ? and Court Lodge of the Manor of Abury(?) and all the houses barns and other buildings together with a Close and Little Orchard and several pieces or parcels of land meadow pasture and marsh thereto belonging containing in the whole by admeasurement four hundred and ninety nine acres and thirty five patches(?) be the same more or less with their and every of their Rights Numbers and Appertuances situate lying and being in the Parishes of Old Romney and Midley in Romney Marsh in the County of Kent and now in my own occupation and all my estates and interest therein being part and parcel of the ? and Court Lodge of the said Manor of Abury and of the several houses barns buildings lands tenements and hereditaments thereunto belonging held by myself and my said brother David Denne under a lease thereof granted to us our heirs and assigns by the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral and Metropolitical(?) Church of Christ Canterbury bearing date the thirtieth day of June in the forty ninth year of His present Majesties Reign for the lives of George John Basil Spencer Viscount Althorpe and Baron Spencer of Althorpe, The Right Honourable Frederick Earl of Besborough formerly Frederick Ponsonby Esquire then conveniently called Lord Viscount Duncannon and my son Richard Greenland Denne and for and during the term of the natural life of the longest lives of them subject to the rent and covenants in the said lease contained and which said ? and Court Lodge lands hereditaments and premises hereinbefore by me given and devised are and have been allotted to and are held by me in severalty and distinct from the residue of the said ? and Court Lodge lands hereditaments and premises by the said Indenture of Lease ? and ? which are and have been allotted unto and are held by my said brother David Denne in severalty and distinct from the said ? and Court Lodge lands hereditaments and premises hereinbefore by me given and devised as aforesaid subject nevertheless to the payment of the yearly rent or sum of thirty pounds part of the yearly rent by the said Indenture of Lease ? and to the covenants(?) conditions and agreements in the said Indenture of Lease contained so far as the same affect the said ? and Court Lodge lands tenements hereditaments and premises hereinbefore by me devised as aforesaid
and also all that my messuage or tenements and farm called Rhode End Farm or howsoever otherwise called containing by estimation one hundred and thirty acres by the same more or less with the appertuances situate lying and being in the Parishes of Winchelsea Hailsham, Brede, Rye and Udimore or in some or all of them in the County of Sussex and also all that my other farm and lands called Spot Farm or howsoever otherwise called or known containing by estimation one hundred and twenty acres by the same more or less with the appertuances situate lying and being in the Parishes of Shadoxhurst and Warehome or in one or both of them in the said County of Kent and also all that my piece(?) of woodland containing by estimation about two acres situate in Udimore which I purchased of Mr Aubrey and also all that moiety or half part of a messuage and piece of land situate in Udimore aforesaid and now in the occupation of Mr James(?) Smith and also all and every other my messuages, farms, lands, woodlands, freshmarshlands, saltmarshlands, tenements and hereditaments and parts and shares of messuages, farms, lands, woodlands, freshmarshlands, saltmarshlands, tenements and hereditaments and my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever whereof I shall die seized possessed or entitled unto with their and every of their Rights, Numbers and Appertuances and all my estate and interest therein and thereto respectively to hold the same unto and to the use of them the said Mary Denne, William John Denne, David Denne and William Steer their heirs and assigns for ever according to the nature and quality of the said estates respectively upon trust that they the said Mary Denne, William John Denne, David Denne and William Steer or the survivors or survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor ? shall as soon as conveniently may be after my death sell and absolutely dispose of the same together or in parcels by public auction or private contract as to them her or him shall seem expedient for the best price or prices in money that can be reasonably had or obtained for the same respectively and ? to convey the same accordingly.
And I will and direct that the receipt or receipts of the said Mary Denne, William John Denne, David Denne and William Steer or the survivors or survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor for the money for which the same or any part or parts thereof respectively shall be so respectively sold shall from time to time be a sufficient discharge or sufficient discharges to the purchaser or purchasers of the said several premises hereinbefore made saleable by this my will or any part or parts thereof for his her or their purchase money or so much thereof as shall be therein acknowledged or expressed to have been received and that such purchaser or purchasers his her or their heirs executors administrators or assigns or any of them shall not afterwards be answerable or accountable for any loss misapplication or misapplications of such purchase moneys received or any part or parts thereof.
And my will further is that the monies which shall arise by or from such sale or sales as aforesaid shall be deemed to be part of my personal estate and that the ? yearly rents and profits of the said hereditaments and premises in the mean time until the same shall be sold or of so much thereof as shall be remaining unsold shall be deemed to be part of the annual income of my personal estate and that the same monies and rents and profits shall be subject to the dispositions hereinafter made concerning my personal estate and the annual income thereof respectively provided always that in the meantime and until any sale or sales shall be made of my said messuages, farms, lands, woodlands, freshmarshlands, saltmarshlands, tenements and hereditaments and parts and shares of messuages, farms, lands, woodlands, freshmarshlands, saltmarshlands, tenements and hereditaments as hereinbefore directed or authorised it shall and may be lawful and I do hereby fully authorise and empower my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the heirs executors or administrators of such survivor to carry on my business of a farmer and grazier in which I am at present engaged. And I direct that all payments which shall be made by my said Trustees on account of their continuing and carrying on my said businesses or relative thereto shall be allowed them in their accounts(?). And I do hereby indemnify them my said Trustees for what they shall do and pay in respect thereof respectively and the residue of the monies to be produced by the carrying on of my said businesses shall constitute part of the residue of my estate.
I give and bequeath unto the said Mary Denne, William John Denne, David Denne and William Steer their executors and administrators the sum of five thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to or retained by them within twelve calendar months next after my decease upon trust that they my said Trustees do and shall lay out and invest the same in some or one of the public stocks or funds or in or upon Government or Real Securities at interest in their names with full power and authority nevertheless to alter vary and change such stocks funds and securities from time to time for others of the same or the like nature as often as shall be thought expedient and do and shall stand and be possessed of the stocks funds and securities in or upon which the said sum of five thousand pounds shall be placed out or invested upon the trusts and for the intents and purposes following (that is to say)
upon trust to pay the dividends interest and annual produce thereof as the same shall arise and become due unto my said dear wife Mary Denne or her assigns or permit and suffer her and them to receive and take the same to and for her and their own use and benefit during her natural life and from and after her decease upon trust to pay transfer assign and make over the said sum of five thousand pounds or the stocks funds or securities in or upon which the same shall be then placed out or invested unto and among my said sons William John Denne, Richard Greenland Denne, Ann Maria Denne, Frances Denne and Mary Jane Denne in such parts shares and proportions or dispositions at such ages or times and in such manner and form in all respects as she my said wife Mary Denne shall at any time during her life whether ? or sole by her last Will and Testament in writing or any codicil thereto or any writing purporting to be her last Will and Testament or codicil to be by her signed and published in the presence of and attested by two or more credible witnesses direct or appoint and for want or in default of such direction or appointment they my said Trustees shall stand and be possessed of the said sum of five thousand pounds or the stocks funds and securities in or upon which the same shall be so placed out or invested as aforesaid or so much thereof as shall remain unappointed by her my said wife in trust for such of them my said sons and daughters William John Denne, Richard Greenland Denne, Ann Maria Denne, Frances Denne and Mary Jane Denne as shall be living at the time of the decease of my said wife and the issue of which shall be then living of such of them my said sons and daughters as may be then ? in equal shares and proportions but so that the issue of every such deceased son and daughter shall take(?) equally amongst them if more than one only the share which the parent of such respective issue would have been entitled to if then living and to transfer and make over the same accordingly. Also I will and direct that my said Executors and Trustees shall and by and out of my estate pay unto the said Mary my wife interest for the said sum of five thousand pounds so to be placed out for her benefit for her life as aforesaid at and after the rate of five pounds per centum per annum such interest to commence and be computed from the day of my death and to be paid half yearly until the said sum of five thousand pounds shall be actually invested put or placed out on the securities hereinbefore mentioned.
Also I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Ann Maria Denne the sum of five thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to her at the end of two years to be computed from the day of my decease and in the mean time until the said sum of five thousand pounds shall become payable and be paid I direct that interest at and after the rate of five pounds per centum per annum to be computed from the time of my decease shall be allowed and paid by my Executors out of my estate for and in respect of the said sum of five thousand pounds unto my said daughter Ann Maria Denne and that the same shall be paid by my said Executors unto her my said daughter half yearly and that the first half yearly payment of such interest shall begin and be made at the end of six calendar months to be computed from the day of my decease.
I give and bequeath unto each of them my said other daughters Frances Denne and Mary Jane Denne the like sum of five thousand pounds apiece to be paid to them my said daughters Frances Denne and Mary Jane Denne respectively at the end of two years to be computed from the day of my decease if they my said daughters shall then severally have attained their several and respective ages of twenty one years but if they shall respectively be then under the age of twenty one years then I do hereby direct that the said legacy or sum of five thousand pounds hereby intended for each of them my said daughters Frances Denne and Mary Jane Denne shall be paid to them respectively on their attaining their several and respective ages of twenty one years or day and respective days of marriage which shall first happen next after the end of two years to be computed from the day of my decease as aforesaid and in the mean time until the said last mentioned legacies or sums of five thousand pounds and five thousand pounds shall become payable and be paid I direct that interest at and after the rate of five pounds per centum per annum to be computed from the day of my decease shall be allowed and paid by my Executors out of my personal estate for and in respect of the said last mentioned legacies or sums of five thousand pounds said five thousand pounds respectively and that the same shall be paid by my said Executors unto my said daughters Frances Denne and Mary Jane Denne respectively if they respectively shall then have attained their said age of twenty one years but if they or either of them shall be under the age of twenty one years and unmarried at the time of my decease I direct that the interest of the said legacies or sums of five thousand pounds and five thousand pounds shall be by my said Executors applied for or towards the maintenance of my said daughters Frances Denne and Mary Jane Denne until they shall severally attain their age of twenty one years or shall be married. Also I give and bequeath unto each and every of them my said three daughters Ann Maria Denne, Frances Denne and Mary Jane Denne the further sum of two thousand pounds apiece of like money to be paid unto them by my said Executors and Trustees at the end of one year next after the death of the said Mary my wife and not before.
Also I give and bequeath unto each of them the said David Denne and William Steer the sum of fifty pounds which I beg they will accept as a small token of my affection and esteem for them.
I give and bequeath unto my said Trustees the said Mary my wife, William John Denne, David Denne and William Steer their executors or administrators all and every my ready monies and securities for money, money in the public stocks or funds debts effects and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality soever the same be not by me hereinbefore already otherwise disposed of whereof I shall die possessed or which shall be any ways due owing coming(?) or belonging unto me at the time of my decease and all my estate and interest therein to hold the same and every part thereof unto them the said Mary my wife, William John Denne, David Denne and William Steer their executors administrators and assigns upon trust that they my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor do and shall when and as soon after my decease as they or he shall think proper and expedient put off my grazing and farming businesses and each or either of them and also upon trust that they my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall and do as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell and convert into ready money all such part or parts of my personal estate as shall not consist of monies or securities for money and shall and ? receive and get in all such part and parts thereof as consist of monies or securities for money or monies in the public stocks or funds and upon further trust that they my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them his executors or administrators shall and do in the first place by and out of the monies to arise by and from the sale or sales of my said messuages, farms, lands, woodlands, marshlands, freshmarshlands, saltmarshlands, tenements, hereditaments and real and personal estates and premises and so to be called received and got in as aforesaid and by the rents issues interest and profits thereof in the mean time and until such sale or sales pay all such just debts as I shall owe at the time of my decease together with interest of such of the said debts as shall carry interest my funeral expenses the said several legacies and sums of money hereinbefore by me given and bequeathed or ordered or directed to be paid the costs of proving this my will and my Trustees and Executors costs and charges and other incidental expenses and after all such payments as aforesaid upon trust that they my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall and do share and divide the same into two equal moieties parts or shares and one full equal moiety or half part thereof I give and bequeath unto my said son William John Denne his executors administrators and assigns to and for his and their own use and benefit and the remaining other full equal moiety or half part thereof I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Greenland Denne and I will and direct that the said moiety or half part of such the clear(?) residue of my estate hereby given and bequeathed unto my said son Richard Greenland Denne shall be paid assigned and transferred or made over to him my said son Richard Greenland Denne at his age of twenty one years and in the mean time and until my said son Richard Greenland Denne shall attain his age of twenty one years my will and desire is that my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall and do from time to time invest put and place out at interest in their names or in the names or name of the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor the said last mentioned moiety of the residue of my estate upon real securities or in some or one of the Parliamentary Stocks or funds of this Kingdom with full power and authority from time to time to alter vary and change such stocks funds and securities for others of the same or the like nature as often as he she or they shall think it expedient and proper and in the mean time and until the said last mentioned moiety of and in the clear(?) residue of my estate or the stocks funds or securities in or upon which the same shall be placed out or invested shall become payable assignable or transferable. I will and direct that they my said Trustees shall and do pay and apply the dividends interest and annual proceed of such parts and shares respectively or so much thereof as my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor or them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall in their or his discretion think fit and proper for or towards the maintenance (….ting) duration and bringing up of my said son Richard Greenland Denne in such way and manner as my said Trustees and Executors or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall think fit and proper and my will and mind is that in case the dividends interest and yearly proceed of the said last mentioned moiety or half part of the residue of my estate shall be more than or sufficient properly to ? support maintain and bring up my said son Richard Greenland Denne then I direct such surplus or excess when it amounts to one hundred pounds to be made Principal and from time to time laid out and invested by my said Executors and Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor in their her or his names or name at interest in some or one of the public stocks or funds or on real securities for the benefit of my said son Richard Greenland Denne and to be paid assigned or transferred to him at the same time as the principal of his said moiety or share of and in the said residue of my estate shall become payable assignable or transferable. And I do hereby authorise and empower my said Trustees for the time being when my said son Richard Greenland Denne shall arrive out a fit age to advance and pay out of the principal of the said last mentioned moiety of the residue of my estate or out of the interest dividends and yearly proceed and improvements thereof such sum or sums of money as they my said trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall in their or his discretion think proper for the instruction of my said son Richard Greenland Denne in any profession or for putting him out apprentice to any trade or business or for introducing(?) him into any Office, Place or Employment or for defraying his expenses at some or one of the Colleges in the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge or otherwise advancing him in life provided
and I do hereby expressly declare my will to be that the provision made by this my will and in the said marriage settlement to and in favour of the said Mary my wife is to be accepted by her in lieu and in full satisfaction and ? of all Dower Moiety or Thirds(?) of and in all or any part of my real estate.
And I do hereby order direct and confirm that she shall and do within three months after my decease release all my said real estate except the said Newhouse Farm of which she will be entitled for her life as aforesaid of and from all such Dower Moiety and thirds and in case my said wife shall refuse or decline so to do then and in such case I revoke and make void all the legacies and bequests hereinbefore by me made to and in her favour and declare that she shall have or take no benefit or advantage whatever under this my will
and I do hereby constitute and appoint the said Mary my wife my said son William John Denne the said David Denne and William Steer Executors of this my Will and Guardians of my said son Richard Greenland Denne and of my said daughters Frances Denne and Mary Jane Denne during their respective minorities and from and after my said son Richard Greenland Denne shall have attained his age of twenty one years I do hereby appoint my said son Richard Greenland Denne to be an Executor of this my will jointly with them my said wife Mary Denne and the said William John Denne, David Denne and William Steer and in case it shall so happen that before the said leasehold ? Court Lodge lands, marshlands, hereditaments and premises are sold and disposed of all or either of them the said Earl Spencer, Earl Besborough and Richard Greenland Denne shall happen to die and depart this life then and in such case my will is and I do hereby desire and direct that such lease shall and may from time to time when and so often ? shall expire and that the same can be done on reasonable and reputable terms and my said Trustees and Executors or the survivor of them shall think fit and proper so to do but not otherwise be renewed and filled up in the names or name of my said Executors and Trustees or the survivor of them or in such other name or names as my said Executors and Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall think fit and proper and that all my and other leases at any time or times hereafter to be had or obtained of the same premises shall at any time thereafter during the rent increase thereof remain continue and be upon the like trusts and under and subject to the like powers of sale and disposition as are hereinbefore expressed and directed or referred unto and concerning the said lease hereinbefore mentioned and now in being of and in the same premises or as near thereto as may be and I order direct and confirm that all the fines, fees and expenses attending the renewal of such lease from time to time if my said Executors and Trustees shall think proper so to renew shall be by my said Executors and Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor taken and paid out of the said hereinbefore mentioned trust monies.
And my will and mind further is that they the said Mary my wife, William John Denne, David Denne and William Steer my Executors and Trustees and also the said Richard Greenland Denne or any or either of them their or any or either of their heirs executors or administrators or any or either of them or those to be appointed in manner hereinafter mentioned or any or either of them shall not be charged or chargeable with or accountable for any more of the aforesaid trust estate, monies and premises than he she or they respectively shall actually receive or shall come to his her or their hands by virtue of this my will nor with or for any loss or losses which shall happen of the said trust monies and premises or any part thereof by carrying on my grazing business and stocking(?) and hoping my said farms and lands aforesaid or by any other ways or ? whatsoever so as such loss or losses happens or happen without his or their wilful default nor for the insufficiency or deficiency of any security or securities in or upon which the said trust monies and premises or any part thereof shall or may be lent laid out or invested nor the one further other or others of them or for the acts deeds receipts defaults or payments of the other or others of them but each of them for himself and herself only and for his and her own acts deeds receipts defaults and payments respectively and that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Executors and Trustees and those to be hereafter appointed and each of them their and each of their heirs executors and administrators in the first place by and out of the aforesaid trust monies and premises or the interest and proceed thereof to deduct and reimburse himself herself and themselves respectively and to pay to each other all such losses costs charges damages and expenses as he she or they shall sustain expend or be put unto for or by reason or means of the trusts aforesaid or the mismanagement or execution thereof or any other thing relating thereunto together with a proper liberal and suitable compensation for consenting and managing the said trusts and of carrying on my said grazing and farming businesses as aforesaid and for their several ? loss of time attendances and trouble in and about the same and my will and mind further is that in case my said Executors and Trustees or any or either of them shall die before the accomplishment of the said several trusts hereinbefore mentioned or be desirous to quit and be discharged therefrom that then and in such case I will and direct that they my said Executors and Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them shall by writing under their his or her hands and seals or hand and seal with the consent and ? of the said Mary my wife if she shall then be my widow and if not then at the discretion of such surviving Executors to nominate and appoint one or more new Executor and Trustee or Executors or Trustees for the purposes aforesaid to keep up the number of four Executors and Trustees with the like power for the survivors or survivor of them from time to time in case any or either of my said Executors or Trustees shall die or be desirous to quit and be discharged of and from the said several trusts in order to fill and keep up the said number and that upon every such nomination and appointment the surviving Executor or Executors, Trustee or Trustees shall convey assign transfer and make over all and singular the said several trust estates monies and premises in such manner as that the surviving Trustee or Trustees and such person and persons so to be nominated and appointed as aforesaid shall from thenceforth be jointly and severally concerned and interested in the said several trust estates monies and premises hereinbefore expressed in the same or like manner and shall have the same or like power or authority to act in the aforesaid several trusts according to the true intent and meaning of this my will as such survivors or Trustee or Trustees so dying or desiring to quit and be discharged as aforesaid would have had and been if he or they had not died or been desirous to quit and be discharged as aforesaid and that as fully and amply to all intents and purposes as if such new or other Executor or Trustee has been actually named and appointed by me.

In witness whereof I the said Richard Denne the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained in this and the ten preceding sheets of paper set my hand and seal (to wit) my hand to the ten preceding sheets and my hand and seal to this last sheet the day and year first above written. Richard Denne. The writing contained in this and the ten preceding sheets of paper was signed and sealed by the above named Richard Denne the Testator and by him published and declared as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the legacy in the fourth and fifth sheet being first ? the sum of five thousand pounds and the ? ‘five’ being first wrote on ? at six different places in the said fourth and fifth sheets and the interlineations in the first fourth and ninth sheets being also first made.
David Taylor Clerk to Messrs Woollett and Dawes. Weedon Dawes, Rye. John Woollett, Rye.

This a codicil to the last Will and Testament of me Richard Denne of Winchelsea in Sussex, Esquire, whereas I have lately purchased of Joseph Pitt and William Stanton Mills Esquires the messuage in which I now reside with the coach house, stable, garden and premises thereto belonging and a piece of ground lying opposite the said messuage and the same premises have been conveyed to me and whereas on or about the twenty ninth day of July one thousand eight hundred and twelve I purchased at public auction at the Auction Mart in London two lots of property of Mr Thomas Lloyd in and near Winchelsea and I then paid into the hands of Mr ? the auctioneer according to the conditions of the said sale a deposit of twenty pounds p cent thereon and signed a contract agreeing to pay the remainder of the purchase money according to the said conditions of having a good title to the said lots and a conveyance made thereof to me.
And whereas I have not hitherto been able to complete that purchase but by a ? made in a Suit instituted in the Court of Chancery wherein John Brooks, Esquire is the Plaintiff and the Right Honourable Charles ? Whitworth and myself and others are Defendants to the sale made by me of the said two lots is thereby confirmed and the purchase thereof directed to be completed. And whereas under the said ? the ? of the property of the said Thomas Lloyd were on the twelfth day of October last past put up to sale before William Alexander Esq the Master to whom the said cause is referred and at the said sale I become the purchaser of Lot 15 of the printed particulars then produced and I have since by orders of the Court been established the purchaser of that lot and whereas several of the biddings made at the said last mentioned sale were afterwards aquired by orders made in the said Cause and at the thirteenth day of this instant January those premises were again put up to sale before the said Master and I then by my agent bid for Lot 3 of the printed particulars produced at the said last mentioned sale and it is probable I may ultimately be established the purchaser of that lot.

Now I do hereby give and devise my said messuage and coach house stable garden and other hereditaments so purchased by me of the said Messrs Pitt and Mills unto my dear wife Mary Denne and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and they keeping the same in good and (….table) repair and from and after her decease I give and devise the same hereditaments and premises unto my sons William John Denne and Richard Greenland Denne their heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. I do hereby direct my Executors by and out of my personal estate to complete the purchases so made by me of parts of the estate of the said Thomas Lloyd as before mentioned and to pay the purchase money for the said lots respectively and upon payment thereof and upon the title to the same lots respectively being approved I direct the said lands tenements and hereditaments of which I am or may be reported the purchaser as aforesaid shall be duly and effectually conveyed unto my said Executors their heirs and assigns to the use of my said wife Mary Denne and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease to the use of my said sons William John Denne and Richard Greenland Denne their heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants to whom I give and devise the same accordingly

and in all other respects I do hereby ratify and confirm my said will notwithstanding my daughter Mary Jane hath with(?) married with Robert William Newman Esq. In witness whereof I the said Richard Denne the Testator have to this writing contained in three sheets of paper and which I declare to be a codicil to my said will and direct the same to be accepted and taken as part thereof set my hand and seal (to wit) my hand to the two first sheets and my hand and seal to this last sheet this twenty fourth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nineteen. Richard Denne. Signed sealed published and delivered by the said Richard Denne the Testator as and for a codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in hid presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Robert Montague Wilmot, MD Hawkhurst(?), Kent. Walter Fuller, Winchelsea Carpenter. Weeden Dawes Attorney at Law, Rye Sussex.

     Richard died in January 1819.
     His will was proved on 21 April 1819 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Proved at London with a codicil 21st April 1819 before the Worshipful Samuel Rush ? Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oaths of William John Denne Esquire and Richard Greenland Denne Esq he having attained his age of twenty one years the sons two of the surviving Executors to whom administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer power reserved to Mary Denne widow the relict and William Steer Esq the other surviving Executors.
William Steer Esq one other of the Executors renounced 15th July 1819.

Children of Richard Denne and Mary Steer

Richard Greenland Denne

(1 August 1795 - 5 December 1840)
     Richard Greenland Denne was christened on 1 August 1795 in Winchelsea, Sussex. He was the son of Richard Denne and Mary Steer.
     In Mary Steer's will dated 30 November 1820 in Winchelsea, Sussex, Richard Greenland Denne was named as executor of the estate. Richard was a barrister of the Inner Temple in 1826, London.
     Richard died on 5 December 1840 aged 45.

Thomas Denne

( - 1821)
     Thomas Denne made a will dated 9 September 1820 in Sarre, Kent. Will transcribed by Brian Denn: In the name of God Amen I Thomas Denne of the Village of Sarre in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent being of sound mind memory and understanding praised be Almighty God for the same do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first and principally I commend my Soul to God who gave it and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and as to such worldly estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I dispose thereof as follows.
First I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Mary and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life one annuity or clear yearly sum of three hundred pounds sterling to be paid and payable by two even and equal half yearly payments on the birth of our Lord Christ and the Festivity of Saint John the Baptist in every year the first payment thereof to begin and be made on such of the said feast days as shall first and next happen after my decease which said annuity or yearly sum of three hundred pounds I do hereby direct shall be issued and payable out of and from my personal estate and I do hereby accordingly direct my Executors hereinafter named to set apart appropriate and invest a sufficient sum of money in their names(?) out of my said personal estate to answer(?) and pay the said annuity.

Also I give and bequeath unto my said dear wife the sum of one thousand pounds sterling and my carriage and two horses with the ? and appertuances thereunto belonging together with such furniture and effects as she was possessed of at the time of our intermarriage.

Also I give and bequeath unto my dear sister Martha Denne the sum of eight hundred pounds sterling.
Also I give and bequeath unto each of my dear sisters Elizabeth the wife of John Bridges Esq., Mary the wife of Joseph Coxon and Sarah Denne the sum of two hundred pounds sterling.
Also I give and bequeath unto my Executors hereinafter named the sum of one hundred pounds sterling apiece as an acknowledgement for their trouble.
Also I give and bequeath unto my old servant Robert ? the sum of twenty five pounds Sterling.
Also I give and bequeath unto the Treasurer for the time being of the Kent and Canterbury Hospital for the use and benefit of that Institution the sum of one hundred pounds Sterling.
All which legacies I do hereby direct my Executors hereinafter named to pay within six calendar months next after my decease.

Also I give and bequeath all my plate, linen, china, books, wines and liquors unto my said dear wife and to my dear daughter Mary Elizabeth the wife of the Reverend John Hilton of Wingham in the said County of Kent Clerk in equal shares as tenants in common and to their respective executors administrators and assigns.
Also I give and bequeath all my household furniture and other household effects not hereinbefore disposed of and except fixtures unto my said dear wife.

Also I give devise and bequeath all and every my manors, messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever and after payment of my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the annuity and legacies hereinbefore given all my leasehold and other personal estate and effects not hereinbefore otherwise disposed of into and to the use of my said dear daughter Mary Elizabeth the wife of the said John Hilton her heirs, executors administrators and assigns respectively according to the nature and quality of the said several estates and I do hereby make nominate and appoint my said dear daughter Mary Elizabeth, the said John Hilton and the said John Bridges Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby declare that the said annuity and the several legacies hereinbefore by me given to my said dear wife Mary are over and above and in addition to the provision made for her by the settlement executed previously to our intermarriage and hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills and testaments by me at any time herebefore made I declare this only to be my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I the said Thomas Denne the Testator have to the first sheet of this my last Will and Testament in two sheets of paper contained set my hand and to this second and last sheet thereof have set my hand and affixed my seal the ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty. Thomas Denne. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Thomas Denne the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names at witnesses.
J L Plummer, J L Plummer Jnr, Edward Plummer.

     Thomas died in 1821.
     His will was proved on 10 May 1821. Proved at London 10th May 1821 before the Judge by the oaths of Mary Elizabeth Hilton wife of the Reverend John Hilton Clerk the daughter, the said Rev John Hilton and John Bridges the Executors to whom administration was granted having first sworn by commission duly to administer.

Child of Thomas Denne

William John Denne

(30 May 1788 - June 1855)
     William John Denne was christened on 30 May 1788 in Winchelsea, Sussex. He was the son of Richard Denne and Mary Steer.
     He had estates in Romney Marsh and Wareham in Kent, Winchelsea, Icklesham, Rye, etc. in Sussex. He married Mary Jane daughter of Alexander Orme Esq. of the East India Company's service.
     William John Denne married Mary Jane Orme on 17 July 1817 in St Marylebone, London. WilliamJohn Denne, Esq, of this parish, bachelor & Mary Jane Orme of the parish of St Pancras.Mdx, spinster were married by licence. Both signed in the presence of A Orme & Cosmo Orme.
She may be the Mary Jane Denne, widow, who died in Shottesbrook Park, near Maidenhead, Berkshire on 14 Dec 1866 - will proved 1867.
     In Mary Steer's will dated 30 November 1820 in Winchelsea, Sussex, William John Denne was named as executor of the estate.
     William John Denne was recorded on the 1851 census in Hastings, St Leonard, Sussex. William J Denne 57, proctor, born Winchelsea, Ssx; his wife Mary J Denne 55, born Bengal, India; daughter Mary J Denne 25, born Marylebone, Mdx; servants George Iapby 40, Richard Tawast 18, Elizabeth Woodford 43, Charlotte Peper 30, Elen Andrews 35.
     William's death was possibly registered in the quarter ending in June 1855 in Uxbridge RD, Middlesex.

Child of William John Denne and Mary Jane Orme

Mary Dennie

(1 December 1717 - November 1779)
     Mary Dennie was born on 1 December 1717 in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. She was the daughter of Boston merchant John Dennie..
     Mary Dennie married Rev William Hooper, son of Robert Hooper and Mary Japhray, on 18 October 1739 in Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts, USA.
     Mary died in November 1779 in Boston, Massachusetts, aged 61. She was buried in Trinity Church, Boston.

Children of Mary Dennie and Rev William Hooper

Emma Dennis

     Emma Dennis married Mark Hunn, son of Frederick Hunn unlinked as yet and Mary Ann White, on 28 June 1850 in St Mary's, Portsea, Hampshire, England.

Gertrude Dennis

     Gertrude Dennis was born. She was the daughter of Robert Denys of Holcombe Burnell (Devon) and Mary Blount (w. of Edward Parker, 10/3 Bt Morley). She was the daughter of Robert Dennis.
     Gertrude Dennis married John Arundell as his second wife, circa 1 March 1573. She was appointed Dorothy Arundell, John Arundell and Mary Arundell's guardian in 1580.
     In 1581 Gertrude Arundell of Trerice, widow, bought the wardship of her son..

Children of Gertrude Dennis and John Arundell

Jerushah Alice Dennis

(circa 1830 - between October 1869 and December 1869)
     Jerushah Alice Dennis was born circa 1830.
     The marriage of Jerushah Alice Dennis and George Francis Cocksedge, son of William Cocksedge and Mary Ann Offord, was registered in the in September 1858 quarter in Stow RD.
     Jerushah died between October 1869 and December 1869 in Kensington RD.

Children of Jerushah Alice Dennis and George Francis Cocksedge

Mary Dennis

     Mary Dennis married William Ruby, son of William Ruby (of Helston) and Thomasin Unknown, on 7 August 1791 in Helston, Cornwall. This marriage is only an assumption based on place.

Mary Edith Dennis

(circa 1853 - December 1917)
     Mary Edith Dennis was born circa 1853.
     Mary Edith Dennis married Henry le Heup Cocksedge, son of Lt Henry Le Heup Cocksedge and Mary Caroline Rushbrooke, between July 1874 and September 1874 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
     Mary Edith Dennis and Henry le Heup Cocksedge appeared on the 1881 census in Cottingham House Farm, Drinkstone. Henry Le Heup Cocksedge, aged 35, landed proprietor, born Beyton, wife Mary E, aged 18, born Bury St Edmunds, and his son Henry Le Heup aged 5, born Rougham. Mary Edith Dennis was buried in December 1917 in the cemetery, Bury St Edmunds.
     Mary died in December 1917 in Suffolk.

Child of Mary Edith Dennis and Henry le Heup Cocksedge

Robert Dennis

     Robert died in Holcombe, Devon?.

Child of Robert Dennis

Sir Anthony Denny

Child of Sir Anthony Denny

Elizabeth Denny

(circa 1785? - )
     Elizabeth Denny was born circa 1785? In Offaly, Ireland. She was the daughter of the Rev. Denny. She was the daughter of Rev Maynard Denny.
     A marriage settlement between Elizabeth Denny and Lt Robert Popplewell Steer was made between 4 February 1806 and May 1809 in Churchill, Kerry, Ireland. 4 Feb 1806: Articles of agreement prior to marriage settlement of Robert Popplewell Steer esq. now of Churchill co. Kerry and Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the Rev. Maynard Denny of Churchill.
18 & 19 May 1809: Mr & Mrs Steer's settlement (lands in Belton parish). Endorsed: Appointment of new trustees 1826
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     Elizabeth Denny married Lt Robert Popplewell Steer, son of Richard Ryther Popplewell Steer and Frances Steer, after February 1806. Elizabeth Denny was a subscriber to the volume "Old John's tale" published in 1819 in Doncaster, Yorkshire. She wrote "Old John's tale, or half an hours amusement to the not too difficult to please, an irregular poem by a lady, cheerfully dedicated to the good- natured" London: printed by S McDonell, Lombard St for the author and published by B Bisby & M Simpson, Doncaster, 1819. A copy in the Mitchell Library, NSW [from the collection of David Scott Mitchell] has the inscription: Mary Elizabeth Bingle - from the author 1859. Some of the presumed relatives were subscribers to the volume: Dr Best, Capt Best and Miss Best, all of Bulwell; Mr, Mrs & Miss Robinson of Winthorpe House, Dr Robinson, Mrs Robinson & Mr R Robinson of Doncaster, Mrs Robinson of Stoke Golding, Miss Robinson of Blencogo, Mr F Robinson of Nottingham & Mrs S Robinson of Bulwell; Mr & Mrs Steer of Doncaster and Miss Stanser of Doncaster.
     In the 1851 census Elizabeth Denny was living in the household of her son-in-law Rev John Denne Hilton in 10 Croft, Hastings, St Clement, Sussex.
     Her will was proved. Probate will of Mrs Elizabeth Steer of Sandtoft Grove?

Children of Elizabeth Denny and Lt Robert Popplewell Steer

Martha Denny

     Martha Denny married Wymond Carew, son of John Carew and Thomasin Holland. Martha Denny was the daughter of Sir Anthony Denny.

Child of Martha Denny and Wymond Carew

Rev Maynard Denny

(circa 1750 - 12 April 1839)
     Rev Maynard Denny was born circa 1750.
     Maynard matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, on 22 February 1768.
     Maynard died Maynard Denny. Tralee. Son of the late Sir Barry Denny & uncle to the present Sir Edward on 12 April 1839 in Tralee, Kerry, Ireland.

Child of Rev Maynard Denny

Gregory Dent

     Gregory Dent married Alice Noble, daughter of Walter Noble, on 4 May 1541 in Gt Livermere.

Anna Maria Denty

(circa 1818 - 22 April 1842)
     Anna Maria Denty was born circa 1818. She was the daughter of James Denty.
     Anna Maria Denty married John Floyd Jr on 1 March 1832 in Howrah, Bengal, India. Richard Bird wrote in Jun 2012: She is related on my father's mother's side.
She married John Floyd jr in Calcutta at 14 years of age. They had a son James Henry Floyd, born 1837 at Groakhpur, India and deid 14 Jan 1896 at Barrackpore, India.
     Anna died on 22 April 1842 in Calcutta, Bengal. She was buried in South Park St burial ground, Calcutta. Richard Bird has photographs of the tombstone.

Elizabeth Denty

(22 May 1782 - )
     Elizabeth Denty was christened on 22 May 1782 in Fort William, Bengal, India. She was described as daughter of Cpt William of the 2nd Regt. She was the daughter of Captain James Denty.
     Elizabeth Denty and James Denty were beneficiaries in Captain James Denty's will dated 18 March 1790.
     Elizabeth Denty married William Carter on 23 May 1816 in St Mary, Islington, London. They are the third great grandparents of Peggy Dunn who has supplied much information on the Dentry family.

Emma Denty

(circa 16 September 1821 - before 8 October 1821)
     Emma Denty was born circa 16 September 1821 in Bengal, India. She was the daughter of James Denty and Elizabeth Marchand. Emma Denty was christened on 7 October 1821 in Fort William, Bengal, India.
     Emma died before 8 October 1821 in Fort William, India. She was buried on 8 October 1821 in Fort William. She was 24 days old.

Frances Rebecca Denty

(18 January 1847 - )
     Frances Rebecca Denty was christened on 18 January 1847 in Assam, India. She was the daughter of James Denty and Frances Underwood.

Col Henry Francis Denty

(21 October 1785 - 11 January 1848)
     Col Henry Francis Denty was born on 21 October 1785 in 24 Suffolk Street, nr Middlesex Hospital, London, England. He was the son of Captain James Denty, of the Bengal Army, & Lydia (nee Shirtley) who married 18 July 1784 at St Helena. James died on the 20th & was buried 21st April 1790 at Cawnpore. He was the son of Captain James Denty and Lydia Shirtley.
     He began as a cadet in 1800 and became Lt-Col, 6th Bengal Native Infantry. Col Henry Francis Denty witnessed William Carter and Elizabeth Denty's wedding on 23 May 1816 in St Mary, Islington, London.
     Col Henry Francis Denty married Louisa Copperwheat, daughter of William Cross? and Martha Copperwheat, on 8 September 1816 in St Thomas, Southwark, Surrey.
     Col Henry Francis Denty was on the passenger list of the "Robarts", arriving at London, in 1822. They travelled from Bengal, India.
     Col Henry Francis Denty made a will dated 21 May 1838 in Devon. This is the last will and testament of me Henry Francis Denty of Mount N?asford Park, in the parish of Saint Leonard in the county of Devon late Lieutenant Colonel of the Honorable East India Company's Military Service Bengal Establishment and now on their retired pension list
I give to my dear wife Louisa Denty the sum of twenty pounds lawful English money and which I request may be paid to her immediately after my decease
I give devise and bequeath all my freehold real and leasehold messuages tenements dwelling houses lands hereditaments and premises whatsoever and wheresoever of which I am or any other person or persons in trust for me is to ...unto my dear wife Louisa Denty and to George Ernest .ritton of North? Bovey in the county of Devon esquire late a captain in the Bengal Army and the Reverend George Maximilius Hatter, of the city of Exeter, clerk ... executors, etc ...


     Col Henry Francis Denty and Louisa Copperwheat appeared on the 1841 census in Parke, St Leonard, Devon. Henry F Denty, 55, Independent, Louisa 45, Louisa Frances 19, Mary Ann M, 9, plus two female servants. Mary Ann M was the only one of the family born in the county.
     Henry died on 11 January 1848 in St Thomas RD, Devon, England, aged 62.
     His will was proved on 22 February 1848 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of Col Henry Francis Denty and Louisa Copperwheat

James Denty

(before March 1777 - before 4 September 1822)
     James Denty was born before March 1777. He was the son of Captain James Denty.
     James Denty and Elizabeth Denty were beneficiaries in Captain James Denty's will dated 18 March 1790.
     James was educated in Windlass Hill, Yorkshire, England.
     James Denty married Mary Fuller on 22 August 1808 in Calcutta, India.
     James Denty married secondly Elizabeth Marchand on 25 July 1820 in St John's, Calcutta, Bengal, India. He was a widower.
     James died before 4 September 1822 in Calcutta. A will has not been found. He was buried on 4 September 1822 in Calcutta. James Dentry, 45, formerly an Examiner, in the Secret & Political Dept.

Child of James Denty and Mary Fuller

Children of James Denty

Children of James Denty and Elizabeth Marchand

James Denty

(16 July 1820 - )
     James Denty was also known as James Henry Denty in records. He was christened on 16 July 1820 in Fort William, India. He was the son of James Denty and Elizabeth Marchand.
     James Denty married Frances Underwood on 5 October 1840 in Cuttack, Bengal, India.

Children of James Denty and Frances Underwood