Name: Anne Dennis
Change Date: 3 APR 2009
Sir Thomas Dennis left no male issue, but his eldest daughter Anne, married to Sir Henry Rolle of Stevenson, carried the manor of Buckfast into that distinguished family.
(History of St. Mary's Abbey of Buckfast : in the county of Devon : A.D. 760-1906. Dom Adam Hamilton, O.S.B. )
Bicton came to the Rolles, with other large estates, by the marriage of Sir Henry Rolle of Stevenstone to Anne, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Thomas Dennis. By this marriage the Rolles became the largest landowners in Devon. They made Bicton one of their principal houses for several generations, and here they laid out a park and accumulated a fine library, now dispersed. The present house is said to have been built about 1730, but was certainly not finished until the end of the 18th century.
Father: Thomas Dennis b: ABT 1568
Mother: Anne Paulet b: ABT 1572
- Dennis Rolle b: 11 DEC 1614 in Bicton, Exeter, Devon
- Type: Book
Periodical: Devon: A New Survey of England
Author: W G Hoskins
Publication: David & Charles
Date: 1954, repub 1972