'Dering1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Dering of Charing, Dering of Hayton, Dering of Petworth, Dering of Surrenden, Dering of Wickens

                               
BP1934 reports that "This is one of the very few houses still existing in England of undoubted Saxon origin" and suggests that the family name derives from the Saxon word 'diering', which signifies terror.
Deringus FitzDering apparently succeeded by ...
1. Wimundus FitzDering
  A. Deringus FitzDering (d 1260-1)
  m. Matilda (dau/heir of Hamon de Morines)
  i. Richard FitzDering of Hayton (a 1270)
  m. Claricia Sillingholde
a. Peter Dering in Kent, Essex & Leicestershire
  m. Agnes (dau/heir of Randulph de Bodlesmere)
  (1) Richard Dering
  m. Cassandrea
  (A) Sir John Dering of Westbrooke (d 1364-5)
  (i) Sir Richard Dering of Hayton (a 1397, Lieutenant of Dover Castle) - continued below
  m. Joan St. Ledger (sister of Sir Arnold St. Ledger)
  (ij) Edward Dering (a 1365)
  (jji) Thomas Dering (a 1388)
  m. Alexandra (dau/heir of Edmund de Clyderowe)

 

 

Sir Richard Dering of Hayton (a 1397, Lieutenant of Dover Castle) - continued above
m. Joan St. Ledger (sister of Sir Arnold St. Ledger)
1. John Dering of Westbrooke and Hayton (d 1425)
  John is the first of the line mentioned by BP1934 but it then jumps some generations to the John (d 1550) who married Margaret Brent.
  m. Christian Haut (dau of James Haut or Hawte of Pluckley by Joan, dau of John Surrenden & Agnes Pluckley)
  A. Richard Dering of Surrenden or Surenden
  m1. Elizabeth Berlyn (dau of Henry Berlyn)
  Visitation shows Richard's children as by his 1st wife, Elizabeth Berlyn, but Berry shows them as by his 2nd wife ...
  m2. Agnes Eyton (dau of _ Eyton of Eyton)
  i. John Dering of Surrenden (d 1517)
  m. Juliana Darrell (d 04.02.1526, dau of John or William Darrell of Calehill or Cadhill)
a. Richard Dering (dsp 1546)
  m. Bennetta Brockhull of Thurnham (widow)
  b. Nicholas Dering of Surrenden (d 1517)
  m. Alice Bettenham (dau of William Bettenham of Bettenham Wood)
  (1) John Dering of Surrenden (d 1550)
  m. Margaret Brent (dau of John Brent of Charing by Anne Berkeley)
  (A) Richard Dering of Surrenden Dering (b c1530, d 1612)
  m. Margaret Twisden (dau of William Twisden of East Peckham)
  (B) Anthony Dering of Charing (d before 25.05.1616)
  m1. Joane Lambert (dau of James Lambert of Kennardington or Kennarton)
  (i) Finche Dering of Charing
  m. Maria Poore
  (a) Brent Dering
  m. Anna Ely (dau of Robert Ely of Charing)
  (b)+ other issue - Anthony, Robert of London, Edward, John, Katherine, Bennetta, Maria, Frances, Anna, Margareta, Alice
  (ii) Alexander Dering
  m1. _ Mordent
  (a) Maria Dering
  m2. ?? (widow of _ Mordent)
  (iii) Thomas Dering
  m. _ Fowler
  (iv) Robert Dering
  m1. _ Bradshaw (widow of _ Lucas)
  (a) Edward Dering
  m2. _ Hayes
  (v) Nicholas Dering
  m. Anna Ackworth (dau of Richard Ackorth)
  (a)+ issue - William (dsp), Thomas, Jane, Elizabeth, Dorothy
  (vi) Clara Dering
  m. Edward Drayner of Parva Peckham
  (vii) Maria Dering
  m1. Edward Catlyn
  m2. _ Shafly of Bewicke
  (viii) Alice Dering
  m. _ Scotte (minister in Hawkhurst?)
  (ix)+ other issue - Thomas, Thomas, George
  m2. Elizabeth Horne (dau/coheir of Robert Horne, Bishop of Einchester, relict of Richard Ackworth)
  (xii) Anthony Dering (b 1593)
  m. Susanna Merryweather (dau of Edward Merryweather of Eythorne)
  (a) Edward ("White Ned") Dering of London (dsp)
  (xiii) Elizabeth Dering
  m. John Somers (Summers) of Rochester
  (C) Edward Dering (dsp, clerk)
(D) John Dering of Egerton
  m1. Anna Brugherst alias Burwash
  (i) Jane Dering
  m. George Hussey of Cockfield or Cuckfield
  (a) Henry Hussey of Egerton (b c1624, d 04.02.1694)
  ((1)) Dering Hussey of Sutton Valance
  m. Elizabeth (b c1665, d 21.09.1720)
  ((A))+ issue - Henry (b c1694, d 31.10.1720), Christian (b c1716, d 1728)
  m2. Elizabeth Wotton (dau of Thomss Wotton, sister of Edward, 1st Lord Wotton)
  (ii) Edward Dering of Egerton
  m. Barbara Tomlyns (dau of William Tomlyns of Feversham)
  (a)+ issue - Thomas (b c1623), Frances (b c1619), Maria (d infant), Margaret (b 1625)
  (iiv) Elizabeth Dering
m.(01.10.1618) Isaac Bargrave
  (iv) Hester Dering
  m. Joseph Tufton
  (v)+ other issue - Thomas, John, Henry, Ann, Philippa
  (E) Christopher Dering of Wickens
  m. Mildred Swanne (dau of Francis Swanne of Wye)
  (i) John Dering of Wickens
  m. Elizabeth Allen (dau of _ Allen of Feversham)
  (a) Francesca Dering (b c1619, d 13.10.1643)
  m. (1639) Richard Wilkinson of Lenham
  (b)+ other issue - Christopher, Elizabeth, Anne, Jane, Katherina
  (ii) Thomas Dering of London
  m1. Maria Leventhorpe (dau of Thomas Leventhorpe of Albery Hall)
  m2. Martha Muschamp (dau of William Muschamp of Muschamp)
  (iii) Francis Dering
  (iv) Martha Dering
  m. Edward Masters of Sevington
  (v) Jane Dering
  m. Humphrey Pickering of London
  (vi) Katherina Dering
  m1. George Huttson of Egerton
  m2. _ Boys
  (C) Anne Dering
  m1. William Swan of Wye
  m2. Ralph Heyman of Sellindge
  (C) Bennet Dering
  m. Francis Bourne of Sharsted
  (C) Margaret Dering
  m. Edward Harrison
  (C) Martha Dering
  m1. Robert Hutchins
  m2. _ Guildford
  (C) John Dering
  m.
  (2) Juliana Dering (dsp)
  m. William Kirkby or Kerby
  (3) Elizabeth Dering
  m1. _ Brickenden
  m2. _ Nethersole
  (4) Maria or Anna Dering named Anna by Visitation but Maria by Berry
  m. Stephen Roots of Sussex
  (5) Dorothy Dering (nun)
  c. Cecilia Dering
  m. William Peyt of Shalmsford
d. Jane Dering
  m. John Shatterynden of Chart Magna
  ii. William Dering of Petworth (3rd son)
  m. Eleanor Dyke (dau of Henry Dyke of Hampshire)
  a. Nicholas Dering of Petworth
  m1. Elizabeth Owen (dau of Sir Henry Owen)
  (1) Thomas Dering of Liss (b c1528, a 1588)
  m. Winifred Cotton (dau of George Cotton, sister of Countess Mary)
  (A) Henry Dering
  p. Elizabeth (sister of Henry, Earl of Kent)
  (i) Richard Dering (d 1630, "organist to Queen Mary")
  (B) Barbara Dering
  m. William Bold
  (C) Mary Dering
  m. Solomon Cole of Hampshire
  (D) Elizabeth or Dorothy Dering Visitation shows that it was Elizabeth who married Richard, Berry that it was Dorothy
  m. Richard Cranley or Craneley
  (E)+ other issue - Edward (d young), Edith (d unm), Dorothy/Elizabeth
  (2) William Dering
  m2. Anna Hawley (dau of Robert Hawley of Hawland & Ore)
  (3) Thomas Dering of Stoke (a 1588)
  m1. Alice Bennett
  (A) Thomas Dering
  m. Elizabeth Parvis
  m2. ??
  (B) Edward Dering
  m. _ Nelson of Chesham
  (C) George Dering of London ("mar. three wives")
  (4) Robert Dering of Warbleton, Sussex
  (A) Richard Dering of Horsham
  m. _ Lisney
  (5) Edward Dering (a 1581, forester, 5th son)
  m. Margaret (relict of Roger Michel)
  (A) Edmond Dering of Terring, Sussex
  (i) Edmond Dering of Bramshear. Hampshire
  (B) William Dering of Shopwick
  (6) Alice Dering
  m. _ Smith
  (7) Elizabeth Dering
  m. _ Sachevrell of Dorset
  (8) Anna Dering
  m. John Barlow of Petersfield
  (9)+ other issue - John of Terring (a 1588), Anthony (captain in Ireland), Owen, America, Dorothea
  b. Constance Dering
  m. John Collins of Burgherst
  c. Nicholetta Dering
  m. Sir Henry Owen
  d.+ other issue - John, Henry
  iii.+ other issue - John, Richard (monk in Canterbury)
  B. John Dering (cleric)
2.+ other issue - Thomas, Margaret

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 05.03.17) : CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p397)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 11.07.05, reviewed & expanded 05.03.17) : CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p397+) with support from Visitation (Kent, 1619, Dering) and just a very little support from BP1934 (Dering)
Back to top of page