Name: Symon Denham or Denholm
Suffix: of Westshield
Death: AFT 1506
Change Date: 29 NOV 2012
Symon Denham inherited Westshield from his maternal grandfather, John Liddaill, in or shortly before 1506; his last descendant in the direct male line, ...
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NOTES ON THE FAMILY OF DENHAM OR DENHOLME OF WEST-SHIELDS.
Sir George Mackenzie gives the coat of ' Denham of Ould ' as a stag's head caboshed below a shield couche, charged with three fasils conjoined in bend (see Seton's Scottish Heraldry, p. 277). The modern arms are understood to be ' gules a chevron between 3 cranes or.' The name (Denom, Denum, or Denun) is derived from Denholm (anciently Denun) in the Barony of Cavers and County of Roxburgh.
It has no connection with the Denunes of Catboll whose pedigree is given in Sir Robert Douglas' Baronage of Scotland, page 456. The name is frequently met with in the Rotuli Scotice from 1296 to 1357. John de Denum was custos of Berwick-on-Tweed in 1334, and William de Denum was Chief-Justice there in 1333. Thomas Cranstoun had a charter of Denun from Robert upon the i8th January 1381.
Symon Dennum was, on 16th June 1506, served heir of John Leddaill, his grandfather, in the lands of Westschiell in the Barony of Carnwath, County Lanark.
Father: Andrew Denham
- James Denham or Denholm b: 1514