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Dening Family History
The Dening Vault

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 was built in the 17th century as a last resting place for members of the family. It is located on the north west side of Ottery St Mary churchyard in Devon, England. 

The Dening Vault in Ottery St Mary churchyard.


Notes in the Church Records

Dening Family records in Ottery St Mary Church.


Churchyard Position

The position of the Dening Vault in Ottery St Mary churchyard.


Dening Descendent - Katherine Brown (nee Dening)
and her mother, Betty Dening, examine the vault.

Betty Dening and her daughter, Katherine examine the vault.


The 'Church' End of the Vault.

Richard Dening

Also of

Richard Dening,

their son, who died

23rd February 1816

aged 83 years.


Time how short

Eternity how long







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