About Katherine Denham Dinham
- The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)
- 95. William Tothill, an eminent lawyer, clerk in Chancery and compiler of Chancery reports, among the earliest ever published, known as Tuthill's Reports. He bought a fine estate near Amersham, in Bucks, called " Shardeloes," where "he had the honor of entetaining Queen Elizabeth." Hughson's Circuit of London say; "The old manor house of Shardeloes appears to have been the occasional residence of Queen Elizabeth." After the dec. of William Tothill, Shardeloes became the property of the Drakes by marriage of his daughter Joan Tothill to Francis Drake, and has continues to be the family seat down to our own time, for as late as 1836 Sir Trywhitt Drake, M. P., was of Shardeloes, and High Sheriff of Bucks. The house has been added to and changed in may respects. Among the pictures are a fine portrait of Queen Elizabeth and the Destruction of the Spanish Armada, in which Sir Francis Drake participated as Vice-Admiral with his relavie, Sir John Hawkins, as Rear Admiral. The "Monument Room" has several Drake monuments, of which that to Montague Gerard Drake (1728) is very magnificent.
WILLIAM TOTHILL m. KATHARINE, dau. of JOHN DENHAM, Gent, (and sis. of Sir John Denham, Knight, Chief Baron of the Irish Eschequer, and Chief Justice of the King's Bench for Ireland, and one of the Barons of the English Exchequer). Sir John Denham, Poet, was her nephew. It is said that WM. TOTHILL of Shardelos had 33 children of whom were 1. Joan, and 2. Katharine, but may be confounded with his grandfather on this point.