Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Sir Edward Denny (see here and here), born 1547.
mar 1583 or early 1584 to Margaret Edgecumbe
descendant of Edward I].
As a wedding present Elizabeth I gave them Rectory Manor House (or "Stortford Manor House" or "Bishop's Stortford Manor"), at Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire.
Architect of Munster Plantation in Kerry:
He was granted 1586 a large part of the Earl of Desmond's forfeited estates after his defeat.
He was granted Desmond's chief castle, Tralee Castle, at Tralee, Co.Kerry.
Tralee Castle and Tralee town had just been destroyed in the rebellion.
Pages 51-52 of [Smith, 1756] show the grant dated at Dublin, 7 Sept, 29 Elizabeth (7 Sept 1587).
He was knighted 1588 by Sir William Fitzwilliam.
High Sheriff of County Kerry. Governor of Kerry and Desmond. Helped implement Munster Plantation.
Tralee Castle was in ruins. He apparently lived at Carrignafeela Castle near Tralee.
He spent some time in Ireland but returned to England.
Tralee was burnt again in an insurrection in 1598.
He died 12 May 1599, age 52 yrs.
He was bur Waltham Abbey, Essex. Beautiful tomb built 1600 with sculptures of him, wife and children.
Margaret lived for decades after him.
She lived Rectory Manor House, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire.
She outlived both her son and grandson.
She lived to see her great-grandchildren.
She died 24 Apr 1648, age 88 yrs,
bur Bishop's Stortford, though sculpture in Waltham Abbey, Essex.
Sir Edward and Margaret had issue:
Tomb of Sir Edward Denny and Margaret Edgecumbe. Waltham Abbey, Essex.
Photo 2007 by Rev. Steve Day, curate at Waltham Abbey church. Used with permission.
See close-up from Rev. Steve Day. Used with permission.
See other shot from John Hawes. Used with permission.
See 2008 shot by Richard Croft at Geograph.
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