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Page before the New Testament

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Denny family bible, Tralee

Denny family bible, Tralee, Co.Kerry.
New Testament title page is dated 1639. See photo.
Old Testament title page is dated 1640. See photo.
This is one of the oldest family bibles in existence in English.

Possibly originally owned by Sir Edward Denny, Knt. of Tralee Castle (died 1646).
Held for many years by St.John's church, Tralee.
Now to be held by Kerry County Museum.

See transcript of the family notes on pp.374-375 of [Denny, 1908].




The Denny Bible, open at the Book of Psalms.
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Note pointing to notes inside.
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Notes by "Edward Denny" in 1879. This must be Rev. Edward Denny, Rector of Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry, 1878-81 (note the devotional writing here).
He refers to a diary entry dated 25 Mar 1630 of Sir Edward Denny, Knt. and notes this would pre-date this bible.
He says this Bible (dated 1639 and 1640) "may have been" the property of Sir Edward Denny (who died 1646). But in fact, although it is called the "Denny" bible, its connection to the Dennys is unclear.
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Page before the New Testament



Notes about the death of Arthur Blennerhassett in 1686.
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Transcript and notes from [Denny, 1908].



Notes about the preservation of the Bible when Tralee was burned in 1691.
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Transcript from [Denny, 1908].



Notes about the burning of Tralee Castle in 1691.
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Transcript and notes from [Denny, 1908].




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Notes about Letitia Coningsby, the bride of Col. Edward Denny, received at Tralee Castle in 1700 by his father Col. Edward Denny.
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Transcript and notes from [Denny, 1908].



Notes about the birth of Frances Lucia Denny in 1701.
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Transcript and notes from [Denny, 1908].



The coat of arms at the start of the Psalms in the 1640 bible.
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Notes on the arms from [Denny, 1908].
Says it is probably a reference to Lord Burghley (died 1598).



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