The Diary of a Victorian Lady - Dennis Family

Dennis Family History




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The information on this page was researched by Helen Dore-Dennis who has helped in the preparation of this article by supplying information about the Dennis and Dore families.

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Descendants of Thomas DENNIS: First Generation

1. Thomas DENNIS was a Painter and Glazier.1 He married Ann RUSSELL on 18 November 1802 in Alverstoke, Hampshire.2&3 He died on 21 April 1837 in Wootton, Hampshire.1

Ann RUSSELL was born on 31 March 1786 in Arreton.3 She died on 25 February 1880 in Ryde.4 She and Thomas DENNIS had the following children:

  • +2 Thomas DENNIS (1804-1874)
  • +3 James DENNIS ( - )
  • +4 John DENNIS (1808-1875)
  • +5 William DENNIS (1811-1846)
  • +6 Ann DENNIS (1813-1862)

Descendants of Thomas DENNIS: Second Generation

2. Thomas DENNIS, son of Thomas DENNIS and Ann RUSSELL, was born in 1804 in Alverstoke, Hampshire. He was christened on 12 January 1804 in Gosport, Hampshire.5 He was a Plumber, Glazier & Painter.6 He married Ann PLAYER on 5 September 1826 in Alverstoke.2 He died on 13 June 1874 in Ryde.7

Ann PLAYER, daughter of Jane (1780- ), died on 12 February 1884 in Ryde.8 She and Thomas DENNIS had the following children:

  • +7 William Green DENNIS (1827-1903)

Ann TEWKSBURY and Thomas DENNIS had the following children:

  • +8 Thomas DENNIS (chr.1826)

3. James DENNIS9 was the son of Thomas DENNIS and Ann RUSSELL.

4. John DENNIS,10 son of Thomas DENNIS and Ann RUSSELL, was born in 1808. He was christened on 1 January 1809 in Wootton, Hampshire. He was a Bootmaker. He died on 10 July 1875 in Ryde.11&12

Ann and John DENNIS had the following children:

  • +9 John DENNIS (1833- )
  • +10 Mary A DENNIS (1839- )
  • +11 William H DENNIS (1841- )
  • +12 Rosanna DENNIS (1844- )
  • +13 Charles DENNIS (1848- )
  • +14 Edward George DENNIS (1850- )
  • +15 Walter A DENNIS (1853- )

5. William DENNIS,13&14 son of Thomas DENNIS and Ann RUSSELL, was born in 1811. He was christened on 24 March 1811 in Wootton.5 He was a Painter.15 He married Sarah Ann DORE on 20 December 1843 in West Cowes. He died on 25 December 1846 in West Cowes.15

Sarah Ann DORE,16,17&18 daughter of John DORE ( - ) and Sarah BLAKE (1776- ), was born in 1816 in Cowes, Isle of Wight. She died on 24 August 1885 in Cowes. She was buried on 28 August 1895 in Northwood. She and William DENNIS had the following children:

  • +16 William DENNIS (1844-1902)
  • +17 Sarah Ann DENNIS (1845-1917)

6. Ann DENNIS, daughter of Thomas DENNIS and Ann RUSSELL, was born on 15 March 1813 in Wootton.3 She was christened on 11 April 1813 in Wootton.5 She married John DENHAM on 11 September 1835 in Alverstoke.2 She died in 1862 in Newport, Isle of Wight.11

John DENHAM was a Brick Burner.19 He and Ann DENNIS had the following children:

  • +18 Mary Ann DENHAM (1836- )
  • +19 John DENHAM (1838- )
  • +20 Julia Dennis DENHAM (1840- )

Descendants of Thomas DENNIS: Third Generation

7. William Green DENNIS,20 son of Thomas DENNIS and Ann PLAYER, was born on 13 June 1827 in Ryde.20 He was a Grocer.6 He married Ann Sophia AUSTIN on 27 March 1851 in Ryde.20&21 He died in November 1903 in IOW.20

Ann Sophia AUSTIN was born in 1826 in Newchurch, IOW.20 She died in February 1911.20 She and William Green DENNIS had the following children:

  • +21 Eliza Ann DENNIS (1852- )
  • +22 Emma Jane DENNIS (1854- )
  • +23 Mary Louisa DENNIS (1856- )
  • +24 Lucy Emily DENNIS (1858- )
  • +25 Alice Maud DENNIS (1860- )
  • +26 Kate Winifred DENNIS (1862- )

8. Thomas DENNIS,2 child of Thomas DENNIS and Ann TEWKSBURY, was christened on 12 December 1826 in Wootton, Hampshire.2

9. John DENNIS, son of John DENNIS and Ann, was born in 1833 in St Helier, Jersey.

10. Mary A DENNIS, daughter of John DENNIS and Ann, was born in 1839 in St Helier. She was a Draper.

From 1881 census on living on IOW; 1901 living in Sussex.

11. William H DENNIS, son of John DENNIS and Ann, was born in 1841 in Southampton.10 He was a 1871 Secretary to Christian Institute; 1891 Teacher of Short Hand.

1871 living in Yorkshire; 1891 living in Ryde; 1901 living in London.

Mary A D22 was born in 1847 in Bury, Lancashire. She was a Schoolmistress.

1881 Living in Lincolnshire no William.

Mary A D and William H DENNIS had the following children:

  • +27 William H DENNIS (1867- )
  • +28 Maud W DENNIS (1872- )

12. Rosanna DENNIS, daughter of John DENNIS and Ann, was born in 1844 in St Helier. She was a Draper.

From 1861 census on living on IOW; 1901 living in Sussex.

13. Charles DENNIS, son of John DENNIS and Ann, was born in 1848 in St Helier.

14. Edward George DENNIS, son of John DENNIS and Ann, was born in 1850 in St Helier.

15. Walter A DENNIS,10 son of John DENNIS and Ann, was born in 1853 in St Helier. He was a Carpenter.

16. William DENNIS,17 son of William DENNIS and Sarah Ann DORE, was born on 27 May 1844 in West Cowes.23 He was a Draper.22 He married Amelia Compton LEGGE on 25 August 1881 in Penzance. He died on 26 July 1902 in West Cowes. He was buried on 30 July 1902 in Northwood.

Amelia Compton LEGGE16 was born in 1859 in Kings Sombourne, Hampshire. She was buried on 8 October 1936 in Northwood. She died on 9 October 1936 in West Cowes. She and William DENNIS had the following children:

  • +30 William John Dore DENNIS (1881-1962)
  • +31 Frances Amelia DENNIS (1888-1970)
  • +32 Henrietta Beatrice DENNIS (1890-1964)
  • +33 Richard Charles Burnett DENNIS (1893-1968)

17. Sarah Ann DENNIS,1&24 daughter of William DENNIS and Sarah Ann DORE, was born on 9 September 1845.23 She died on 28 September 1917 in Isle of Wight Asylum, Gatcombe. She was buried on 2 October 1917 in Northwood.

18. Mary Ann DENHAM,25 daughter of John DENHAM and Ann DENNIS, was born on 30 July 1836.3&25 She was christened on 4 September 1836 in Wootton.5 She married William Walter DORE in 1860 in St Thomas, Newport, IOW.21

William Walter DORE, son of William DORE ( - ) and Mary ANN ( - ), was a Grocer. He and Mary Ann DENHAM had the following children:

  • +34 Mary Katrine DORE (1861- )
  • +35 William Walter DORE (1862- )
  • +36 Edith Winifred DORE (1864- )
  • +37 Ann Florence DORE (1865- )
  • +38 Amy Dennis DORE (1868- )
  • +39 Ernest Arthur DORE (1870- )

19. John DENHAM, son of John DENHAM and Ann DENNIS, was born in 1838. He was christened on 14 October 1838 in St Thomas, Ryde, IOW.2

20. Julia Dennis DENHAM,25 daughter of John DENHAM and Ann DENNIS, was born on 8 July 1840 in Newport (Wooton), Isle of Wight.3&26 She married William RICHARDS in 1864 in Portsea.27

William RICHARDS was born in Kent. He was an Accountant. He and Julia Dennis DENHAM had the following children:

  • +40 Margaret Mary Selina RICHARDS (1871- )
  • +41 Mary Annie RICHARDS (1872- )

Descendants of Thomas DENNIS: Fourth Generation

21. Eliza Ann DENNIS,26 daughter of William Green DENNIS and Ann Sophia AUSTIN, was born in 1852.

22. Emma Jane DENNIS,26 daughter of William Green DENNIS and Ann Sophia AUSTIN, was born in 1854.

23. Mary Louisa DENNIS,26 daughter of William Green DENNIS and Ann Sophia AUSTIN, was born in 1856.

24. Lucy Emily DENNIS,26 daughter of William Green DENNIS and Ann Sophia AUSTIN, was born in 1858.

25. Alice Maud DENNIS,26 daughter of William Green DENNIS and Ann Sophia AUSTIN, was born in 1860.

26. Kate Winifred DENNIS,26 daughter of William Green DENNIS and Ann Sophia AUSTIN, was born in 1862.

27. William H DENNIS,28 son of William H DENNIS and Mary A D, was born in 1867 in Brighton.

28. Maud W DENNIS,22 daughter of William H DENNIS and Mary A D, was born in 1872 in Calverton, Nottinghamshire.

30. William John Dore DENNIS,13&17 son of William DENNIS and Amelia Compton LEGGE, was born on 28 September 1881 in West Cowes. He married Rose Mary CAMPBELL on 5 October 1918 in Islington. He died on 9 February 1962 in Oxted, Surrey.

Surname changed to Dore-Dennis on issue of Identity Cards during 2nd World War.

Rose Mary CAMPBELL17 was born "April/May/June/1886" in Islington. She died in March 1950 in Camberley, Surrey. She and William John Dore DENNIS had the following children:

  • +42 Michael Lawrence Dore DENNIS (1920-2009). Michael was born on 18 July 1920 in Cowes, Isle of Wight. He married Margery BEVAN on 9 November 1946 in Alsager, Cheshire. He died on 3 October 2009 in Llandough Hospital, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan.

31. Frances Amelia DENNIS,17&29 daughter of William DENNIS and Amelia Compton LEGGE, was born on 10 October 1888 in West Cowes. She was a Nun. She died on 7 July 1970 in Stanbrook Abbey, Callow End, Worcester.

Entered Stanbrook Abbey at the age of 17 after having been at school there.

32. Henrietta Beatrice DENNIS,17&29 daughter of William DENNIS and Amelia Compton LEGGE, was born on 1 October 1890 in West Cowes. She died on 1 July 1964 in Oxford.

33. Richard Charles Burnett DENNIS,17&24 son of William DENNIS and Amelia Compton LEGGE, was born on 31 May 1893 in West Cowes. He married Laura GADD in 1925 in New Zealand.29 He died in October 1968 in New Zealand.

Emigrated to New Zealand aged 16.

Laura GADD was born in 1898 in Rowley Regis, Staffordshire.30 She and Richard Charles Burnett DENNIS had the following children:

  • +43 Beatrice Margaret Burnett DENNIS (1929- ). Beatrice was born on 18 November 1929 in Pukekohe? New Zealand.29 She married Graham Leslie LOFTUS in January 1963 in Christchurch, New Zealand.29

34. Mary Katrine DORE,22 daughter of William Walter DORE and Mary Ann DENHAM, was born in 1861.26

35. William Walter DORE,22 son of William Walter DORE and Mary Ann DENHAM, was born in 1862.26 He married Sarah Jane HUNT in September 1886 in Isle of Wight.27

36. Edith Winifred DORE,22 daughter of William Walter DORE and Mary Ann DENHAM, was born in 1864.26

37. Ann Florence DORE,22 daughter of William Walter DORE and Mary Ann DENHAM, was born in 1865.26

38. Amy Dennis DORE,22 daughter of William Walter DORE and Mary Ann DENHAM, was born in 1868.26

39. Ernest Arthur DORE,26 son of William Walter DORE and Mary Ann DENHAM, was born in 1870.

40. Margaret Mary Selina RICHARDS,22&26 daughter of William RICHARDS and Julia Dennis DENHAM, was born in 1871. She married Albert Frederick HILL in 1898 in St Thomas, Newport, IOW.21&27

Albert Frederick HILL was born in 1872 in London.30 He was a Brewer's Manager.30

41. Mary Annie RICHARDS,22 daughter of William RICHARDS and Julia Dennis DENHAM, was born in 1872.26


Sources:

1 "Will"
2 "International Genealogical Index-British Isles(child's birth)"
3 "Mary Ann Denham's Diary 1857 - 1859"
4 "The Isle of Wight Observer 28th February 1880"
5 "Christening - International Genealogical Index - British Isles"
6 "1851 Census"
7 "Hampshire Telegraph 13 June 1874"
8 "Isle of Wight Observer 16 February 1884"
9 "Father's will"
10 "1861 Census"
11 "Death Isle of Wight Family History Society"
12 "The Isle of Wight Observer 17th July 1875"
13 "Marriage Certificate"
14 "Birth from International Genealogical Index-British Isles"
15 "Death Certificate"
16 "Census"
17 "Census"
18 "Death free BMD Index"
19 "Thomas Dennis' Will"
20 "Family tree from Charles Wrench ( descendant of Thomas Dennis b 1803"
21 "Marriage-Isle of Wight Family History Society"
22 "1881 Census"
23 "Family papers"
24 "Family History(Knowledge)"
25 "1841 Census"
26 "Birth - Isle of Wight Family History Society"
27 "Marriage free BMD Index" 28 "1871 Census"
29 "Family notes"
30 "1901 Census"