Thursday, 19 April 2007

Deborah W. Dering & Charlotte Monypenny Bookplates

F8502 - Arms: Dering impalling Winchester. Motto in greek.

She was the dau of John Winchester, of Nethersole, and m. in 1765, as his 2nd wife, Sir Edward Dering, 6th Baronet of Surrenden Dering (b. 1732-1798). The latter descended from Sir Edward Dering, 1st Bart of Surrenden Dering (1598-1644), who was a noted Royalist, MP for Kent and Lieutenant of Dover Castle, pardoned by Parliament in 1644.

But the bookplate also bears a manuscript name at the top: Charlotte Monypenny.

Deborah W. Dering and Sir Edward Dering had several children amongst whom Charlotte Dering (b. circa 1766- d 11.1826) who m. in 1802 Reverend Phillipps Monypenny, of Cambridge, later of Maytham Hall (1762- 1841), vicar of Hudlow.

The latter were both buried at the churchyard of Rolvenden Church, from which epitaph we read that Charlotte Dering was born in 1762, ie. three years before her parent’s marriage (?).

We have also learned from Mr. Robert Sewell’s website on the Monypenny of Pitmilly that they used a wax seal, bearing the arms of Monypenny impaling Dering, probably inherited by Elizabeth Charlotte Monypenny, their niece.

This Elizabeth Charlotte Monypenny of Maytham Hall, Rolvenden (b. circa 1809-d. 1862) was the dau of Robert Monypenny of Merrington Place, near Rolvenden, Kent - the younger brother of the above Reverend Phillipps Monypenny, and of Elizabeth Dunn dau. of James Dunn of Merrington, Durham. Charlotte Monypenny was married on 1844 to Reverend Henry Doyle Sewell, Curate of Hadlow.

We believe that she also used the bookplate of her aunt’s mother Deborah W. Dering having written her name on it.
Coming soon «The American Dering's Bookplates»

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