Contents of Denton Family Bible

FOREWORD

Introduction
Family
Accidental?
Cherchez la femme
Cautionary Tales regarding family history research exercises

WHERE DO I COME FROM ORIGINALLY?

Neanderthal tendencies?
The science bit
Migrations

STARTING OUT

My pedigree chart
My wife’s pedigree chart
Twentieth century
Next steps
Soulsby-searching.
Joseph Denton (1852-1935) GGF1

FIRST PRINCIPALS – THE ORIGINAL DENTONS

Denton – a Roman name?
Denton places
Discovering the original ‘Denton country’

EARLIEST ANCESTORS

Sims of Yetherham [elder] (born 935) – GGF26
Sims of Yetherham [younger] (970-1050) – GGF25
Bueth the Saxon (1006-1066) – GGF24
Bueth-barn (?-?) and/or Gilles – GGF23
Sigreda de Denton (?-?) (Beuth/Vaux) – GGM22

13th to 17th CENTURY DENTONS

Anketin de Denton – GGF23b
Robert de Denton / Anketin – GGF22
Robert de Denton – GU22
John de Denton ( – 1282) – GGF21
Sir Richard de Denton  (1282-1363) – GU21
Margaret de Denton  (1377-1426) – 2C20
Sir John de Denton – IC21
William de Denton of Cardew  ( – 1404) – 2C20
William de Denton (the younger) (?-?) – 3C19
Henry (or William Henry) Denton of Cardew ( -1532) – 5C17
William Denton of Cardew ( – 1537)
Nicholas Denton of Cardew  (1500 – ) – 6C16
William Denton  (1523-1565) –7C15
Isabel de Denton – 3C19
Thomas de Denton (de Hall) of Carlisle  (1364-1391) – father-in-law of 3C19
Adam de Denton (de Hall)  (1390- ) – husband of 3C19
Thomas de Denton ( – 1455) – 4C18
John de Denton of Denton Hall  ( – 1524) – 6C16
Thomas Denton of Warnell (1538 – 1616) – 8C14
John Denton the historian  (1561-1617)– 9C13
Dentons of Sebergham

OUR DARK AGES OF PLAGUE AND MYSTERY

Thomas de Denton – GGF20
Thomas Denton of Appleton and Eaton (1320-1388) – GGF19
John Denton of Appleton and Eaton (1345 – ) – GGF18
Thomas Denton – GGF17

OTHER EARLY DENTON BRANCHES

Yorkshire Dentons
Lincoln Dentons
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Dentons

RISE and FALL of the LANDED DENTONs 1375 to 1645

Baddesley Clinton
Hillesden
MPs
John Denton of Fyfield (1375-) – GGF16
Sir Thomas Denton (1401-1427) – GGF15
Sir Thomas Denton of Fyfield (1427-1453) – GGF14
Sir John Denton (1445-1497) – GGF13
Sir John Brome (1410-1468) – GGF13
Nicholas Brome (1440-1517) – GU14
Sir Edward Ferrers (1462-1535)
Thomas Denton of Fyfield (1465-1560) – GGF12
John Denton of Ambrosden (1490-1576) – GU12
James Denton LLD (1474-1533) – GU13
Sir Thomas Denton (1504-1558) – GGF11
Sir Alexander Denton (1542-1576) – GU11
Sir Thomas Denton (1574-1633) – 1C11
Rev Richard Denton (1603-1663) – 3C11
Sir Alexander Denton (1596-1645) – 2C10
Dr William Denton FRCP (1601-1691) – 2C10
Alexander Denton (1654-1698) – 3C9
Sir Edmund Denton (1676-1714) – 5C7
Sir Alexander Denton (1679-1740) – 5C7
John Denton (1680-1701) – 5C7

AMERICAN DENTONS

Reverend Richard Denton BA (1603-1663) – 3C11
Lady Helen Windebank (1596-1656) – wife of 3C11
Daniel Denton (1625-1703) – 4c10
US Denton Ground Zero?
Andrew Russell Denton (1839-1863) – 10C4
John Bunyan Denton (1806-1841)

DENTONS IN THE FENS

Haddenham Dentons
William Denton (1528- ) – GGF10
William Denton (1552- ) – GGF9
William Denton (1572- ) – GGF8

LANCASHIRE TO DURHAM – 1623-1871

Prescot, Lancashire
Edward Denton (1623-1681) – GGF7
William Denton (1670- ) GGF6
Thomas Denton (1702-1788) – GGF5
Edward Denton (1737- ) GGF4
John Denton (1775-1845) – GGF3
William Denton (1833-1897) – IC3
Benjamin Denton (1814-1881) – IC3
Margaret Denton (1816-1873) – 1C3
Peter Denton (1809-1871) – GGF2

PAUSE TO TAKE IN TWO 19thC RELATIVES

Rebecca Culliford (1850-1918) – wife’s GGM
John Punshon Denton (1800-1871)

HOME RUN

Joseph Denton (1852-1935) – GGF1
Robert Soulsby Denton – (1882-1946) – GF
Twentieth Century family losses to war
James Denton (1884-1916) – GU
William Charles Allen (1898-1917) – wife’s uncle
Dennis Roy Allen (1910-1944) – wife’s 1C1
Robert Soulsby Denton – (1921-1982) – Father

FAMILY TREE