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Denny of Tralee Castle, Co.Kerry

Sir Edmund Denny,
of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire,
mar Mary Troutbeck [descendant of Edward I],
had issue:

  1. Sir Anthony Denny (see here),
    of Cheshunt,
    born 16 January 1501 (new style year),
    mar 1525 to Joan Champernowne [descendant of Edward I],
    he was favourite of Henry VIII,
    appears in the play Henry VIII by Shakespeare,
    he died 10 September 1549, age 48 yrs,
    bur Cheshunt,
    see [DNB],
    Joan died 10 Sept 1553,
    Sir Anthony and Joan had issue:

    1. Sir Edward Denny, born 1547,
      of Bishop's Stortford Manor, Hertfordshire,
      Governor of Kerry and Desmond.

  2. Joice Denny, mar William Walsingham and had issue:

    1. Sir Francis Walsingham (see biography), born c.1532,
      Elizabeth's spymaster,
      had issue:

      1. Frances Walsingham (see here),
        mar 1stly, 1583, to Sir Philip Sidney and had issue,
        Sidney died 1586,
        mar 2ndly, 1590, to Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and had issue.

Sir Anthony Denny


Sir Anthony Denny.
Engraving, possibly early 19th century, after 1541 portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger.
From NPG.
See other pictures.

Sir Anthony Denny.
Engraving, mid 19th century, after 16th century portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger.
From Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
See other picture (here on wall at Beaulieu House, Co.Louth).

Claimed to be Sir Anthony Denny.
Though some say it is Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.
From Tudor Place.

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