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From: (Douglas Richardson)
Subject: Re: Dennys/Stradling
Date: 29 Mar 2004 03:31:05 -0800
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Dear Brad, James, etc. ~
As best I can make out the written Latin, the pedigree chart assigns
two wives to Maurice Dennis, Esquire, namely "Johanna Stradlynge uxor
prima Maur's Denys" [that is, Joan Stradling the first wife of Maurice
Dennis], and "Alicia Poyntz secunda uxor Maur's Denys" [Alice Poyntz
the second wife of Maurice Dennis]. The writing is somewhat blurry
but I think I got it right.
The pedigree assigns one son, Sir Walter, to the first wife, Joan
Stradling, and four sons and one daughter to the second wife, Alice
Poyntz. I'm unable to read the names of Alice Poyntz' children
because the names are too small and blurry. The names are given
besides each child, however.
By the figure for the son, Sir Walter Dennis, I believe it
specifically states that he was the son of Maurice and Joan. It's
blurry but I think that is a correct reading. It identifies four
wives for Sir Walter, all of which agrees with the 1623 Visitation of
Gloucestershire. The wives named in order of marriage are as follows:
Unnamed daughter of Lord Dacre, Agnes Danvers (she is styled daughter
and heiress of Robert Danvers), Agnes Mynne widow, and Alice Beynham
widow. All of Walter's children were by his 2nd wife, Agnes Danvers,
according to both the pedigree chart and the visitation.
The writing seems to me to be about 1550. It could be earlier than
this, but I doubt much later. The College of Arms probably would be
able to provide us a better fix on the date, especially if the Dennis
pedigree comes from a collection of other manuscript pedigrees.
I trust this helps you.
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah
(Brad Verity) wrote in message news:<>...
> > Some (large) images are temporarily available:
> > http://www.guiseley94.freeserve.co.uk/dennys.htm
> I must admit, I can't make out any of the writing in even the blown-up
> sections clearly, though the little I can decipher appears to be
> If the photo from the book is any clearer, could you transcribe the
> wording that you can make out? For all of the folks on the chart, not
> just Maurice and Walter Dennys and their wives. It'll help to verify
> this chart against surviving 15th century Dennys records.
> Per the pedigree, the name of Maurice Dennys's first wife was Johanna
> Stradlyng? Following the branches (I love these medieval charts),
> they appear to have had two sons, one of whom was Walter. The two
> sons for the couple matches the 1623 Visitation.
> Thanks Again, Edward, and Cheers, ------Brad
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