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Will of John Dann

of Leeds, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury 1705 Vol.80 f.265
Transcribed by Maureen Rawson
In the name of God Amen The One and Twentieth Day of July 1703 and in the second year of the Reign of our Lord Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith etc. I John Dann of Leeds in the County of Kent Yeoman being in health of body and of sound and perfect mind and memory (God be praised) do make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following; (that is to say)
First I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, in sure and certain of a joyfull Resurrection at the last day, my body I committ to the Earth to be decently buried att the Discretion of my son and executor hereinafter named; As for and touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to endow me with att the time of my decease I order and dispose the same in manner and form following

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Katherine Rouce the daughter of Simon Rouce Twenty pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid one year after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto my grandaughter Elizabeth Jackson daughter of William Jackson Twenty pounds of like money to be paid in one year after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Brown the summe of Thirty pounds of lawfull money to be paid one year after my decease; And I further give to my said daughter the Twenty pounds I have Bonds from her husband for and doth pay me interest during my life

Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Dann the summe of Ten pounds of lawfull money to be paid within one year after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto my grandson William Dann One silver Cup and to my grandson Thomas Brown the silver spoon his mother hath in her custody and possession already
Item I give and bequeath unto my four grandchildren Joseph Dann, Susan Dann, Elizabeth Rouce and Elizabeth Jackson each of them one silver spoon

Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Dann and his heirs forever all that tenement and orchard thereunto belonging now in the possession of John Peters situate lying and being in Arnold Street in the parish of Leeds aforesaid; And whereas I the said John Dann now att the making and executing of this my last Will and Testament am a Widower and do att this time live and cohabit with my said son William Dann in consideration of my diet washing lodging and nessecaries I do give and allow my said son William Dann the use and benefitt of my stock, crop on the Land, hopp poles, household goods and chattels whatsoever now in power and possession and the profitts of the Farms and Lands I have now in Lease during the Remainder of the terms yet to come and unexpired if I shall so long continue and dyet with him my said son William Dann

All the Estate goods chattels utensils and implements of household stuffe of what nature or quality soever it be which doth or may any ways belong to me att the time of my decease whatsoever and wheresoever (not herein before given and bequeathed ) I give and bequeath unto my said son William Dann whom I make and ordaine Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament beseeching God to bless the same unto him In Witness whereof I the said John Dann to this my last Will and Testament have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and year above written John Dann Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the Testator John Dann as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us
Susanna Hills, the mark of Elizabeth Huckstead, Tho. Sudger

Probate in latin 11 July 1705


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