James Denton (priest)

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James Denton (died 23 February 1533) was a Canon of Windsor from 1509-1533[1] Archdeacon of Cleveland from 1523 - 1533, and Dean of Lichfield from 1523 to 1532.


He was educated at Eton College and King’s College, Cambridge where he graduated BA in 1490, MS in 1492 and D.Can.L. in 1505 (incorporated from Valencia)

He was appointed:

He was appointed to the ninth stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in 1509, a position he held until 1533.

He built a property in 1519 adjacent to the chapel, known as Denton’s Commons, as a residence for the choristers and chantry priests to live and eat.[2] This property was demolished in 1895.


  1. ^ Fasti Wyndesorienses, May 1950. S.L. Ollard. Published by the Dean and Canons of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
  2. ^ Annals of Windsor. Robert Richard Tighe and James Edward Davis. 1858
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