Sir Anthony Denny Knight
- Born: 18 Jan 1501, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England 821
- Marriage: Joan Champernoun on 4 Feb 1538 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England 821
- Died: 10 Sep 1549, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England at age 48 821
- Buried: Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England
Information about this person:
• Background Information. 821
From Richardson's Magna Carta Ancestry, p. 273:
Joan Champernoun, married by license dated 4 Feb 1538, Anthony Denny, Knight of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, second son of Edmund Denny, Knight of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, by his second wife, Mary, daughter and heiress of Robert Troutbeck, of Bridge Trafford, Plemonstall, Cheshire. Anthony Denny, was born 16 Jan 1500/1. Joan and Anthony Denny had five sons, Henry, Edward, Knt., Arthur, Charles and Edmund. They also had three daughters, Douglas (wife of John Dyve, Esq.), Mary, and Honora (wife of Thomas Wingfield). Sir Anthony Denny died at Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, 10 Sep 1549, and was buried at Cheshunt. His widow, Joan's will was proved 1553.
• Background Information. 1172
Sir Anthony Denny, fourth son of Edmund, was a man of extraordinary learning and discretion ; was groom of the Stole to King Henry VIII. in 1518 ; a privy councillor ; Keeper of the Royal Palace at Westminster, and a particular favorite of the King, who bequeathed him a legacy of £300, appointed him one of the sixteen executors of his will and guardian of his son Edward VI. These executors were to act as Regents during the minority of Edward, but soon after the decease of the King, they surrendered their power into the hands of the Duke of Somerset, Edward's Uncle, who assumed the name of Protector. Sir Anthony was the only individual among the Courtiers of Henry who ventured to apprize him of his approaching dissolution; he received the melancholy information with apparent thanks, and ordered Archbishop Cranmer to be sent for immediately. Henry, as a testimony of his regard for Sir Anthony, presented him with a most magnificent pair of gloves worked in pearls, which are now in the possession of the Denny family.
On the 14th of April, in the 33d year of Henry VIII. (1542), the King granted the manor of Howe, in Norfolk, belonging to Mettingham College, to Sir Anthony, who died possessed of it, as appears by his will dated the 10th of March in the third year of Edward VI. (1550), when he died in 1549, he was possessed of the manor of Siwardston, the rectory of this place, 2,000 acres of arable Meadows, Pasture and Wood: and 100 acres called Hawkes farm, and other lands and Manors of the yearly value of 14G£ 16 8. 7 d. His widow, Joan, afterwards acquired, or got by grant in 1553 of the Manors and lordships of Waltham and Nasing, three Mills, a cottage and a tenement called the Hermitage, to hold in Capita. In 1547 King Henry VI. made large grants of land to Sir Anthony, including Waltham Park, the Rectory and tithes of the same, and the advowson of the Vicarage, Waltham Grange, the Tildhouse, and other lands to the amount of about fourteen hundred acres.
Sir Anthony married Joan, daughter of Sir Philip Champernoun (she died May 15, 1553), they had five sons and four daughters
~The Denny Family, by C.C. Denny, pp. 219-220
• Web Reference: Sir Anthony Denny from the History of Parliament Online.
• Background Information. 1213
Cheshunt has numbered amongst its inhabitants at different times many people of historical importance. Queen Elizabeth lived for several years at Sir Anthony Denny's house at Cheshunt before she came to the throne, and when Roger Ascham succeeded Grindal as her tutor in 1548 he too took up his residence at Cheshunt.
~A History of the County of Hertford, Volume III, pp. 441-458
Anthony married Joan Champernoun, daughter of Sir Philip Champernoun Knight and Katherine Carew, on 4 Feb 1538 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England.821 (Joan Champernoun was born in 1518 in Modbury, Kingsbridge, Devon, England and died on 15 May 1553 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England.)