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Anthony Denny

Male 1501 - 1549  (48 years)


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  • Name Anthony Denny  [1, 2
    Alternate birth 18 Jan 1500  [3
    Born 16 Jan 1501  Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Sep 1549  Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Buried St. Mary's, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I27776  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2020 

    Father Edmund Denny,   b. of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1520 
    Mother Mary Coke 
    Family ID F16609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan Champernoun,   d. 15 May 1553 
    Married Abt 4 Feb 1538  [4, 8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Mary Denny
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F16608  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Burgess (M.P.) for Ipswich, Suffolk. Knight of the shire for Hertfordshire, 1547. Privy Councillor. King's Remembrancer, Gentleman of the Bedchamber, Yeoman of the Royal Wardrobe, Chief Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, and Groom of the Stole to Henry VIII. One of the guardians of the young Edward VI.

      At the dissolution of the monasteries, and at various times after, he received from Henry VIII immense gifts of lands. He accompanied the king to France in 1544, and fought at the siege of Boulogne-sur-Mer, where he was knighted by the king.

      He was a legatee in the will of Henry VIII, who bequeathed him £300 and named him one of his executors. Six months after Henry's death, a royal patent recognized him as "the most intimate of Henry VIII's council and chamber." He appears as a character in Shakespeare and Fletcher's Henry VIII.

  • Sources 
    1. [S476] The Visitations of Essex ed. Walter C. Metcalfe. Harleian Society volume 13. London, 1878.

    2. [S4048] H. L. L. Denny, "Some Pedigrees of Denny, Le Denneys, Etc." Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute for Archaeology & History 19:322, 1927.

    3. [S2168] The Visitation of Norfolk Made and Taken by William Hervey, Clarenceux King of Arms, Anno 1563, Enlarged with Another Visitation Made by Clarenceux Cooke, with Many Other Descents, and Also the Visitation Made by John Raven, Richmond, Anno 1613 ed. Walter Rye. London: The Harleian Society, 1891.

    4. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    5. [S4047] The Marian Exiles: A Study in the Origins of Elizabethan Puritanism by Christina Hallowell Garrett. Cambridge University Press, 2010., county only.

    6. [S4050] H. L. L. Denny, "Biography of the Right Honourable Sir Anthony Denny, P.C., M.P." Transactions of the East Hertfordshire Archaeological Society 3:197, 1906.

    7. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    8. [S4046] Brice Clagett, 25 Oct 2000, post to soc.genealogy.medieval., year only.

    9. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing., "9 February 1538".