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JOHN DENISON of Bishop's Stortford (bu. 1582)
John Denison was buried on 4 Dec 1582 in Bishop's Stortford. [Ref] He married Agnes Wylley on 11 May 1561 in Thorley, Hertfordshire. [Ref]
Children of John Denison and Agnes Wylley
WILIAM DENISON (bp. 1572 - 1654) of Bishop's Stortford and Roxbury
Parents: John Denison and Agnes Wylley
William Denison was baptised on 3 Feb 1571/2 in Bishop's Stortford. [Ref] He died on 25 Jan 1653/4 in Roxbury. [Ref] He married Margaret Chandler. [Ref] She died on 3 Feb 1645/6 in Roxbury. [Ref]
William is mentioned in the 26 Oct 1613 will of his his stepfather John Wall. [Ref]
William and Margaret emigrated to New England in 1631. [Ref] Mr William Dennison is on the 3 Jul 1632 list of freemen. [Ref][Ref] A William Denison is on a 1634/1643 list of Roxbury goat owners. [Ref] He had 267 acres in Roxbury in 1634/43. [Ref] He was Representative to the General Court in 1635. [Ref] An adherent of Rev. John Wheelright, he was dismissed in 1637. [Ref]
Children of William Denison and Margaret Chandler:
CAPT. GEORGE DENISON (abt 1621 - 1694) of Stonington
Parents: William Denison and Margaret Chandler
Capt. George Denison was born about 1621. He died on 23 Oct 1694 in Hartford, during a session of the General Court. [Ref] He was buried there and his gravestone says that he was 73 when he died. He married first Bridget Thompson [Ref] in Mar 1640/1. [Ref] She died in (6) 1643 in Roxbury. [Ref] He married second Ann Borodel. [Ref]
After George's first wife's death in 1643 he returned to England and fought in the Civil War. [Ref] He returned to New England about 1645, bringing with him his second wife, Ann, the daughter of John Borodel of Cork, Ireland. [Ref] He settled in Stonington in 1654. [Ref] He was distinguished as a leader in King Philip's War. [Ref]
George Denison is on the 10 May 1648 list of freemen. [Ref]
Mrs. Anne Denison attended the ordination of Rev. James Noyes as the first minister of the first church in Stonington on 10 Sep 1674. [Ref] Capt. Dennison was taken into full communion on 24 Aug 1684. [Ref]
He signed his will on 20 Nov 1693; it was proved in Jun 1695. [Ref] In his will he says that he is "aged and crazy in body, but sound in mind and memory." [Ref] He mentions his wife Ann; he leaves large amounts of land to his sons William, John and George. He mentions his daughters Sarah Stantion, Hannah Stanton, Ann Palmer, Margaret Brown and Borodel Stanton. He left his grandson George Palmer 100 acres of land. He says that his wife is from Cork and mentions her father John Borodel. He also mentions his son William's wife Sarah, his loving friend Mr. James Noyes and his son-in-law Gershom Palmer. [Ref]
Children of George Denison and one of his two wives:
Children of George Denison and Ann Borodel:
ANN DENISON (1649 - 1694)
Parents: Capt. George Denison and Ann Borodel [Ref, p. 33]
Ann Denison was born on 20 May 1649. [Ref, p. 33] She died in 1694 in Stonington. [Ref, p. 33] She married Dea. Gershom Palmer on 28 Nov 1667. [Ref][Ref, p. 495][Ref, p. 33][Ref, entry for William Palmer, "week of 26" Nov]
She is buried in the ancient cemetery in Stonington; her gravestone says: Ann/PALMER. [Ref]
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