08/02/2023

DENTON Family Bible

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FOUR WAYS TO ACCESS THE DATABASE MATERIAL:

EITHER, Take a look at a list of some key events in the tree and jump straight to them

OR, perhaps refer first to the FAMILY TREE CHARTS here for a chronological overview

OR, take a detailed look at the five generations ahead of me in DENTON STEPPING STONES

OR, search for indiviudals from among the periods (earliest to latest) shown BELOW

Biblical – 4,004 to1,500 BCE
Trojans -1,750 to 180 BCE
Norse – 210 BCE to 559 CE
Northumbrian – 500 to1066 CE
Cumbrian – 11th to 16th c
Other Early Denton branches
Oxfordshire/Warwickshire – 14th to17th c
Yorkshire – 15th to 17th c
Early American Immigrants – 1630s
Buckinghamshire – 16th – 17th c
Cambridgeshire/Northants – 16th c
Lancashire – 17th – 19th c
Durham – 19th c
Manchester – early 20th c
Bristol – from 1948
Miscellany – Homes and MPs
Two interesting 19th c individuals
Family losses in WWI and WWII

INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL:

FOREWORD
Introduction
FamilyDentons migrated south from Durham to Paris in four modern generation
Accidental?Serendipity at work
Cherchez la FemmeOne 16thcentury Denton wife remarried a prominent Quaker
Cautionary Tales“Do the math”

ORIGINS
Background
Neanderthal tendenciesHurrah, I have only half of the usual levels of Neanderthal DNA
The science bit Tracking the haplotypes in my DNA
MigrationsOur migration – all the way back from East Africa!


STARTING OUT
Pedigree charts – Jane and my charts
Twentieth century
Next steps
Soulsby-searching – my original goal!
GGF1 – Joseph Denton (1852-1935)

FIRST PRINCIPALS
Denton – a Roman name? 
Denton places – UK and worldwide
Dentons – today
Discovering the original ‘Denton country’

Family tree extendedSummer/Autumn 2022 updates

[bibl]

BIBLICAL PERIOD – 4,004 BCE to 1,500 BCE

4,004
to 1,500 BCE
[GGF= Great
Grandfather]
BIBLICAL PERIOD
Biblical period index
RelationshipIndividualWife (or partner)
Biblical Period 3:
GGF104AdamEve
GGF103Seth ben AdamAzurabint Adam
GGF102Enosh ben SethNoam
GGF101Kenan (or Cainan)Mualeleth bint Enosh
GGF100Mahalalel ben KenanDinah
GGF99Jared ben MahalalelBaraka
GGF98Enoch ben JaredEdna bint Daniel
GGF97Methusaleh ben EnochEdnah vint Azrail
GGF96Lamech ben MethuselahBetenos bint Barakil
Biblical Period 2:
GGF95Noah ben LamechNa’amah bint Rak’el
GGF94Shem ben NoahZalbath
GGF93Arphaxad ben Shem, King of ArrapachtisRasu’aya bint Elam
GGF92Cainan ben ArphaxadMelka bint Madal
GGF91Shelah ben Cainan of ChaldeaMuak bint Kesed
GGF90Eber ibn Shelah, King of BabylonAzurad
GGF89Pelag ben Eber, King of BabylonLomna bint Sina’ar of Azura
Biblical Period 1:
GGF88Reu ben Pelag, King of LagashOra bat Ur
GGF87Serug ben Reu, King of Ur and AgadeMelka bint Kaber
GGF86Nahor ben Serug, King of Ur and AdadeJaska bat Nestag
GGF85Terah ben Nahor, King of AgadeEdna bat Abram
GGF84Abraham ben Terah, PatriarchSarah bint Haran
GGF83Isaac ben Abraham, PatriarchRebekah bint Bethuel
GGF82Jacob Israel ben IsaacLeah bint Laban
GGF81Judah ben Jacob, ‘the Israelite’Tamar ben Epher

[troj]

TROJAN PERIOD – 1,750 BCE to 180 BCE

1,750 – 180 BCE
[GGF= Great
Grandfather]
TROJANS
Trojan period index
RelationshipIndividualWife (or partner)
Trojan Period 1:
GGF80Zerah ibn Judah of DardaniaElectra Roma, one of the Pleiades
GGF79Dardanus Acadia ben Zerah, King of DardaniaBatea Basia Asia Ilium Teucri
GGF78Erichthonius  Illium. King of DardaniaAstyoche (or Astvocha) Illium Acadia
GGF77Trois, King of DardaniaCallirhoe Teucri Ilium
GGF76Ilus 1st King of TroyEurydice Amythaon
GGF75Laomedon, 2nd King of TroyStrymo, a Naiad
GGU74Priam, King of Troy during Trojan WarsHecuba
GGF74Tithonius, Prince of TroyEos, Dawn Goddess
GGF73Memnon King of EthiopiaTróána Ilium
GGF72Thor of ThraceSibil Sif
Trojan Period 2:
GGF71Lóridi Hloritha Trorssonunknown
GGF70Einridi LoridessonFrigg (or Frigida)
GGF69Vingethór Einridissonunknown
GGF68Vingener VingethorssonAstyoche
GGF67Móda VingenerssonLady Sceldwa of Troy
GGF66Mogi ModassonEinridi of Troy

[nors]

NORSE PERIOD – 210 BCE to 559 CE

210 BCE
– 559 CE
[GGF= Great
Grandfather]
NORSE
Norse period index
RelationshipIndividualWife (or partner)
Norse Period 1:
GGF65Sceaf, 1st King of the Anglesunknown
GGF64Bedwig of SceafBeltsa
GGF63Hwala WhalaGogolfr Godwulf
GGF62HathraAstyoche de Dardania
GGF61Ítermann HadringLady Andromache Hecuba
GGF60Heremóed BjaedLady Sceaf (or Sceldi)
GGF59Scyld of SceafGefion
GGF58Beaw d’AsgardBeltsea
GGF57Taetwa d’AsgardFriegefrea (?)
GGF56Geata of Troyunknown
Norse Period 2:
GGF55Godwulfunknown
GGF54Flocwald d’Asgardunknown
GGF53Finn Flocwaldsson ‘the Trojan’Hildeburgh Godwulf
GGF52FrithuwulfFrigthuwulf
GGF51FreothelafFredwulf Freithuwilf
GGF50Frithulwald of AsgardBeltsa Wuotan Surtsdatter
GGF49Odin or WodenBeltsea of Asgard
Norse Period 3:
GGF48BaeldaegFrigg Ånarsdatter de Lethra
GGF47King Brand Baeldaegsson of SlesvigNanna Gewardsdotter
GGF46Bernic Brandsson of Slesvigunknown
GGF45AlocBeornd Bernicsson
GGF44Angenwit Alocssonunknown
GGF43Ingwy Angewitingunknown
GGF42Esaunknown
GGF41Eoppa Esasson of Berniciaunknown

[nort]

NORTHUMBRIAN PERIOD – 500 to 1066 CE

500 CE
– 1066 CE
[GGF= Great
Grandfather
FiL = Father
-in-Law]
NORTHUMBRIANS
Northumbrian
period index
RelationshipIndividualWife (or partner)
Northumbrian Period 1:
GGF40Ida, King of BerniciaBearnoch
FiL 1C40RAella of Deiraunknown
GGU39Aethelric, King of Berniciaunknown
GGU39Theodric, King of Berniciaunknown
GGF39Ocgunknown
GGF38Aldheimunknown
GGF37Ecgwulfunknown
1C40Aethelfrith the Fierce, of the AnglesAcha of Deira
FiL 2C39Edwin of NorthumbriaAethelburh
Misc.Osric of Deria, Oswine of Deria
and Eanfrith of Bernicia
unknown
2C39Oswald [Saint]Kyneburga of Wessex
2C39Oswiu of NorthumbriaEanflead of Deira
GGF36Leodwaldunknown
Northumbrian Period 2:
GGF35Eadwulf I of Northumbriaunknown
GGF34Eardwulfunknown
GGF33Eardwulf II of Northumbriaunknown
GGF32Eanred, King of Northumbriaunknown
GGF31Aethelred II of Northumbriaunknown
GGF30Ecgberht I of Northumbriaunknown
GGF29Ecgberht II of Northumbriaunknown
Northumbrian Period 3:
GGU29Osberht of Northumbriaunknown
GGF29Aella (or Ælla)unknown
GGF28Eadwulf II of NorthumbriaAethelthryth
GGF27Oswulfe I, Earl of NorthumbriaEstrid Svendsdatter
GGU26Waltheof of BerniciaAefkeda
1C27RUhtred, ‘The Bold’, Earl of NorthumbriaSigen Styrsdottir
GGF26Sims of Yetheram, the Elderunknown
GGF25Sims the YoungerAda of Northumberland

[cumb]

CUMBRIAN PERIOD – 11th to 16th c CE

11th to 16th cCUMBRIAN INDIVIDUALS
Middle Ages Index
11th – 16th c
RelationshipIndividualWife (or partner)
Discovering the original ‘Denton country
The first Dentons purloined stones from
Hadrian’s Wall to build their homes and castle
GGF24Bueth Sims – see also Bewcastle? Gilsland
GGF23Bueth-barn -was he Macbeth?unknown
GGF23bAnketin de Dentonunknown
GGF22Robert de Denton/AnketinSigreda de Denton/ Beuth
also Upper/Nether Denton
GU22Robert de Denton
– see also Bewcastle Cross
Heirress Adcock
GGF21John de Denton
– see also coats of arms
Heiress de Vaux
GU20Sir Richard de Denton, see here Denton Hall,
– did he start the 100 Years’ War?
– events at Lochmaban castle
Agnes?
2C20RSir Richard Copley of BatleyMargaret de Denton
FiL of 3C19RThomas de Denton (de Hall) of Carlislenot known
3C19RAdam de Denton (de Hall)Isabel Copley/Denton
4C18RThomas de DentonAlice Moore
2C20RWilliam de Denton of CardewKatherine de Coupland
3C19RWilliam de Denton of Cardew- the youngerElizabeth ?
1C21Sir John de Denton of CardewJoan de Kirkbride
5C17RHenry or (William Henry) Denton of Cardew? Crackenthorpe
6C16RWiilliam Denton of CardewWinifred ?
6C16RNicholas Denton of Cardewnot known
7C15RWilliam Dentonnot known
5C17RRichard de Denton? / Jane Dacre
6C16RJohn de Denton of Denton HallAgnes Sithe
7C15RSir Thomas Denton of Warnellnot known
7C15RGeorge Denton of CarlisleAnne Lascelles
8C14RThomas Denton of Warnell– a Freemason?Elizabeth Dacre
9C13RJohn Denton, the Historiannot known
GGF20Thomas de Denton – link to Landed Dentonsnot known

[earl]

OTHER EARLY DENTON FAMILY BRANCHES:

Dentons of Sebergham
Yorkshire Dentons
Lincoln Dentons
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Dentons

[oxfo]

OXFORDSHIRE/WARWICKSHIRE – 14th to 17th c CE

OXFORDSHIRE/WARWICKSHIRE INDIVIDUALS
GGF19Thomas Denton of Appleton and Eatonnot known
GGF18John Denton of Appleton and EatonElizabeth Wyke
GGF17Thomas Denton(Daughter of ) Wyke
GGF16John Denton of FyfieldJoan de la Launde
GGF15Sir Thomas Denton of FyfieldAgnes Danvers
GGF14Sir Thomas DentonLady Alison Dauncy
GGF13Sir John Denton of WittenhamIsabella Brome
H of 1C14RSir Edward FerrersConstance Brome
GGU14Nicholas BromeJoan Middlemore
GGF13Sir John BromeBeatrix Shirley
GGU12John Denton of Ambrosden, MP Magdalen Brome

[york]

YORKSHIRE PERIOD – 15th to 17th c CE

YORKSHIRE PERIOD
GGU13 James Denton LLD Margaret Spencer
3C11RRev Richard DentonLady Helen Windebank

[amer]

EARLY AMERICAN DENTON IMMIGRANTS -1630s onwards

EARLY AMERICAN INDIVIDUALS
W of
3C11R
Lady Helen Windebank Rev Richard Denton
4C10Daniel Dentonunknown
4C10Nathaniel Dentonunknown
US Denton Ground Zero
John Bunyan Denton
– Denton TX named for him
unknown
10C4RAndrew Russell Denton
– died in the American Civil War (Confederate)
unknown

[buck]

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE PERIOD – 16th to 17th c CE

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE INDIVIDUALS
5C7R John Denton unknown
5C7RSir Alexander DentonCatherine Bond
5C7RSir Edmund Denton MPMary Rowe
3C9RAlexander DentonHester Herman
2C10RDr William Denton FRCPLady Muschamp/
Catherine Fuller
2C10RSir Alexander DentonLady Mary Hampden
Cromwell sacked Dentons’ Hillesden House
Hillesden Church
Verney family
1C11RSir Thomas Denton MPSusan Temple
GGU11Sir Alexander DentonAnn Willison/
Lady Mary Martin
GGF12Thomas DentonJane Webb

[camb]

CAMBRIDGESHIRE/NORTHANTS PERIOD – 16th c

CAMBS/NORTHANTS INDIVIUDALS
GGF11Sir Thomas Denton MPAgnes Baldington
GGF10William DentonIsabel Howden
GGF9William DentonAgnes Farrar
GGF8William DentonMargaret Purver

[lanc]

LANCASHIRE PERIOD – 17th to 19th c

LANCASHIRE INDIVIDUALS
Prescot Lancashire
GGF7Edward DentonMargaret Prescott
GGF6William DentonSarah Sampson
GGF5Thomas DentonMary Rosthern
GGF4Edward DentonAlice Smitham
1C3RWilliam DentonMargaret Miller
GGA2Margaret DentonJohn Bradbury
GGU2Benjamin DentonMargaret Hesketg
GGF3John DentonAnn Heaps

[durh]

DURHAM PERIOD – 19th c

DURHAM INDIVIDUALS
GGF2 Peter DentonElizabeth Critchley
GGU3Robert Soulsby Ann Forster
GGF1Joseph DentonMargaret Cruddes
GF1Robert Soulsby DentonElizabeth Ann (Betsy) Walton

[manc]

MANCHESTER PERIOD – early 20th c

F Robert Soulsby Denton [II] Ivy May (Eileen) Lewis

[bris]

BRISTOL PERIOD – 1948 onwards

Me Robert Soulsby Denton [III] Jane Alison Allen

[misc]

MISCELLANY:

Baddesley Clinton

St Mary’s church
Hillesden
For almost three centuries Dentons were prominent landowners and MPsDentons who were MPs

[19th]

PAUSE TO TAKE IN: two interesting 19th century relatives

Rebecca Culliford – wife’s GGM (1850-1918)
Gaoled twice for extremely minor crimes
John Punshon Denton (1800-1871)
Built the SS Denton that transported Cleopatra’s Needle to London for the Khedive Ismail of Egypt

[wwii]

TWENTIETH CENTURY – Family losses to wars

Died aged 31 in the Battle of the Somme
James Denton – my great-uncle – (1884-1916)
Died aged 19 at Ypres in the battle of the Menin Road Bridge
William Charles Allen – Jane’s uncle (1898-1917)
Navigator of a Wellington bomber, shot down and died in Germany – his daughter Mary established the details
Dennis Roy Allen – Jane’s 1C1 – (1910-1944)

Note on shorthand acronyms being used in the DFB:
GGF1 / GGM1 – means first great-grandfather /mother;
GU11 / GA11 – means eleventh great-uncle / great-aunt;
1C3 – means first cousin three times removed

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