|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1571, England|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1652|
Here lyes interred ye body of William Denison, Master of Arts & representative for ye town of Roxbury about 20 years, who departed this life March 22nd 1717-18 aetatis 54.
Integer atque Probus Deus Patria que fidelus, Uixit nunc placide dormet in hoc tumulo.
Baptized Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, 3 February 1571, son of John and Agnes (Willie) Denison. Maltster from Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1631 & settled in Roxbury. Died in Roxbury 25 January 1653/4.
Married in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, 7 November 1603, Margaret (Chandler) Monk. "Old Mother Dennison" died Roxbury 3 February 1645/6.
Son Daniel Denison left a remarkable record addressed to his grandchildren, which details the immigrant's family. "That you being left fatherless children might not be altogether ignorant of your ancestors, nor strangers to your near relations, I thought meet to acquaint you with your predecessors, and your descent from them.... Your great grandfather my dear father whose name was William, had by my dear Mother whose name was Chandler six sons, and one daughter, two of which (viz) one son and the daughter died in their childhood ..., your grandfather [sic - recte great-grandfather] my father though very well seated in Stratford [sic], hearing of the then famous transplantation in New England, unsettled himself and recalling me from Cambridge removed himself and family in the year 1631 in New England, and brought over with him myself being about 19 years of age, and my two younger brothers, Edward, and George, leaving my eldest brother John behind him in England.... My father brought with him into New England a very good estate and settled himself at Roksbury and there lived (though somewhat weakening his estate) till the year 1653 in January when he died, having buried my mother about eight years before."
John Denison (1530 - 1582)
Margaret Chandler Denison (1577 - 1645)
Daniel Denison (1612 - 1682)*
Edward Denison (1616 - ____)*
George Denison (1620 - 1694)*
Eliot Burying Ground
Maintained by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Originally Created by: Jo Bohony (Inactive)
Record added: Aug 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9327690
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