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1843 Listed as 'Charles Dening - Ironmonger".
1861 Living at Fore Street, Chard: Charles Dening (age 53 born Wayford, Soms.), Ironmonger and manufacturer of Agricultural Implements employing 45 men and 5 boys. Widower. With his two children; Samuel H. Dening (age 24 born Chard), Ironmonger; and Susan M. Dening (age 17 born Chard). One servant.