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Will of Thomas Dann

of Marden, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC/17/49 f 117, 1594
Submitted by John Dann
In the name of God Amen The eighthe Day of the monthe of ffebruarye Ano Dm 1592 I Thomas Dann of Marden in the County of Kent and dyoces of Cannt being sicke in bodye but of good and perfecte remembrannce (thanks be given to Allmightie God therefore) therefore do make this my last will and Testament in manner & forme following,
ffirst I bequeathe my soule into the hands of Allmightye God my Creator, trusting that throughe the ......... bloodsheading of his only sonne Jesus Christ all my sinnes are freely pardoned and forgiven.
And my body to be buryed in the churchyarde of Marden aforesayde.

Item I give and bequeathe to the poore people of the pishe of Marden two bus of wheat to be baked into bread and bestowed by mine executor and overseer at their discretion.

Item my will and mind is that Susan my wife shalbe kept and pvided for by my son John. And that he the sayde John my sonne shall not only keepe the sayd Susan my wife providing for her all tymes .... during the terme of her naturall life, but shall also paye unto the sayde Susan my wife ...... quarter during all the sayde term vjs and viijd of good and lawfull money of England.

Provided notwithstanding and my will is that yf the sayde Susan my wife do not like to be kept & provided for by the sayde John my sonne, that then the sayde John shall give and paye unto her foure pounds by the yeare of good and lawfull monie of England, Quarterly to be pd by equall portions during the terme of her naturall lyfe.

Item I give and bequeathe unto Tabitha my daughter tenn pounds of good and lawfull monie of England, to be pd unto her by mine executor within one whole yeare next after my decease.
Item I give and bequeathe unto Mildred my daughter tenn pounds of good and lawfull monye of England, To be payed likewise unto her within one whole yeare nexte after my decease by mine executor.
Item I give and bequeathe unto Alice my daughter xxs of good and lawfull monie of England to be payed within two whole yeares next after my decease.

All the residue of my goods chattelles and leases unbequeathed I give and bequeathe unto John Danne my sonne for the payment of my debts and legacies, discharge of my funerall and other dutyes whome I ordeine sole executor of this my last will and Testament.

Provided also that yf John Dann my sonne shall happen to decease either maryed or unmaryed before the sayde Susan my wife then my will is that twentye pounds of good and lawfull monie of England of the sayde good ..... shalbe repayed unto Susan my wife by the heires executors or assigns of the sayde John Danne my sonne within one whole yeare next after his decease.
And yf it shall happen the sayde Susan my wife to decease within the sayde yeare the monie being unpayde, then my will is that the sd somme shall remayne and be payed unto my two daughters Tabitha and Mildred equallye to be devided between them.
Provided further and my will is that yf anie of my two daughters Tabitha or Mildred happen to decease before the payment of the somme to them bequeathed then out of them to be the others heire.

Item I appointe for overseers to this my last will and Testament John Stephens and William Mason.
Signed Thomas Dann.
Wytnesses of this my last will and Testament
Henry Murfeilde - Henry Broman sigun and William Peake.


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