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Denton family page


The St Brelade record of the baptism of Jean Denton in 1710

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Origins of surname

Various places in England, from Yorkshire south, were named Denton, from the old English denu = 'valley' and tun = 'farm' or 'settlement'; ie the settlement in the valley. THis became a family name as early as the 10th century.

Early records

This is one of those surnames which have been present in Jersey for a long time - the first Denton baptisms were registered at the turn of the 16th/17th centuries, yet has never been numerous. Only 29 baptisms are on record since the first in 1688, and it is doubtful whether any of the Dentons in Jersey today can trace their ancestry back to the earliest family.


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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Denton family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Denton : Aubrey Robert Owen , of Treetops, Rue des Chenes, St Helier and formerly of Woodlands, Rue des Varvots, St Lawrence - 28/Jul/1965 , 16/May/1972 , D/Y/B1/174/27
  • Denton : Thomas , ... - 11/Jan/1747 , 24/Jun/1755 , D/Y/A/9/10
  • Denton : Thomas , of St Brelade 12/06/1769 Desires to be buried in the Church or Cemetery of St Brelade Bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £12 sterling - Unknown date , 24/Jan/1770 , D/Y/A/12/3
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