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Sir Edward Denny, 3rd Baronet

Sir Edward Denny, 3rd Baronet (see here),
of Tralee Castle, Tralee, Co.Kerry.
He succ 1794.
He mar 1794 or 1795 to Elizabeth Day [descendant of Edward I].
He tried to modernise ancient Tralee Castle.
First he erected a more modern building at Tralee, in 1804, which ran into the old castle. But it didn't really work and he ceased to live there.
By 1810 he had left Tralee Castle and moved to England.
Lived at Kingsend House, Powick, near Worcester, Worcestershire.
Both the old Tralee Castle and the new building fell into ruin.

He demolished Tralee Castle, 1826:
Denny finally demolished Tralee Castle in 1826, after it had defined Tralee for 600 years.
See Limerick Chronicle, 19 Apr 1826.
Denny Street was laid out at the site in 1826. Named after the original Sir Edward Denny. Georgian houses. The finest street in Tralee. Some of the stone from Tralee Castle was used in the Georgian buildings on Denny St, and some of its timber to make their doors.

He was MP for Tralee 1828-29 (NOT his son).
Returned unopposed in by-election 12 Sept 1828. Resigned 1829 (by-election to replace him 9 June 1829).
See his will dated 1831.
He died 1831.
He and his wife are bur in Powick churchyard, Worcestershire.
See portraits of both in "The Old Kerry Journal", Volume 5, Winter 2018.
Sir Edward and Elizabeth had issue:

  1. Sir Edward Denny, 4th Baronet, born 1796.
    He had started looking for political support as at 1816.
    MP for Tralee 1818-19 (this is NOT his father). Returned unopposed in general election, 29 June 1818.
    Resigned 1819 (by-election to replace him 29 May 1819).
    He succ as Baronet 1831.
    He stood as Conservative in election for MP of Tralee in general election, 14 Dec 1832. He was beaten by Daniel O'Connell's son Maurice O'Connell.
    The Dennys represented the old Protestant order. The O'Connells represented the rising Catholic middle class. The Blennerhassetts tended to support the Dennys.

  2. Rev. Henry Denny, born 1802,
    mar Sophia McGillycuddy and had issue:

    1. Rev. Edward Denny, born 1835,
      Rector of Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry, 1878-81,
      had issue:

      1. Sir Henry Denny, 7th Baronet,
        Rev. Henry Lyttelton Lyster Denny,
        born 10th Sept 1878,
        Co.Kerry genealogist, author of [Denny, 1923],
        died 1st May 1953, age 74 yrs,
        had issue:

        1. Sir Anthony Denny, 8th Baronet, had issue:
          1. Sir Piers Denny, 9th Baronet.

  3. Rev. Anthony Denny, born 1807,
    Rector of Tralee 1831-62,
    Archdeacon of Ardfert 1861-84.

  4. William Denny, born 1811.
    He is probably "William Denny, of Strand St, Tralee" who stood unsuccessfully as a Conservative against Maurice O'Connell in Tralee in general election of 1835 and general election of 1852.

Site of Tralee Castle on 1887 to 1913 map.
Denny Street has been built on the site. The grounds are now Tralee town park.
See modern satellite view.
See modern street view on Denny St.

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