Dening Family Tree
|Richard (Tim) Dening could trace his family tree back
to the late seventeenth century. At this time, the Denings lived at Pitt House (built
1600, now Pitt Farm) near Cadhay, 2 miles from Ottery St
Mary, Devon, UK. Records show they lived there from 1690 (and perhaps before that) to
1878. The Dening Vault on the N.W. side of Ottery St Mary
churchyard was built in the 17th Century. In the following family tree, some of the
birthdates may be dates of christenings from church records or from ages on tombstones. It
was traditional for the oldest son to be called Richard and the younger son, John. Cranmer
was adopted as a middle name in Walter's branch of the family because there was some
ancestral link with Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, albeit on the wrong side of the blanket!
These details were compiled by the late Major-General Roland Dening in June
1964. They have been added to or corrected by Commander Neil Wishart and also updated by
Richard (Tim) Dening.
Obituary Notice for Basil Cranmer Dening, Richard
Cranmer Dening's father here.
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