Descendants of John Denton and Jane Le Masurier

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Descendants of John Denton

This tree was first submitted in an entirely different form by a user in October 2016 and, although it was checked against Jersey records, we failed to find numerous errors.

We have now established that John Denton was not born in St Helier in 1811, as originally suggested, but on the Isle of Wight in 1809.

Some children previously shown as Denton in this tree were actually born to Jane in her first marriage to John Benney, and the confusion was caused partly by one of them being wrongly shown as Denton in a census return.

We have taken the unusual step for this website of showing Jane Le Masurier's first family in this tree. In carrying out further research we have established that she had already been married and widowed when she married John Benney, but we have not been able to find a record for that first marriage. There is also no record of John Denton's marriage to his first wife, Ann, whose surname is not given in the baptism records of their children

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  • 1 John Denton, soldier
    • 2 John Denton (1809- ) (Newport, IoW) m 1, Ann Unknown (St H)
      • 3 William Denton (1833-1871) m (1854, St H) Mary Ann Newman (1833-1901)
        • 4 William John Denton (1855- )
        • 4 Henry George Denton (1857-1900)
      • 3 Frances Denton (1836- )
      • 3 Mary Ann Denton (1838- )
      • 3 Elizabeth Jane Denton (1841- )
    • 2nd wife of John Denton (1845, St S) Jane Le Masurier (1804- ) (St B) d of John, widow of second husband John Benney and unknown first husband
      • 3 John Charles Denton (1846- ) m (1873, St S) Jane Whitley, d of Philip Thomas Whitley
    • 2nd husband of Jane Le Masurier (1831, St B) John Benney (1794-1842) (born Menheniot, Cornwall) (Jane had already been widowed once)
      • 3 George William Edwin John Le Masurier Benney (1832-1911)
      • 3 Sophia Jane Benney (1834-1909)
      • 3 Edwin Alexander Benney (1839-1839)
      • 3 Alfred Alexander Benney (1841- )
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