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Will of Margery Denne

of Littlebourne, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC 17/47/32, Film # 188945
Transcribed by Norm Dennie
In the name of God Amen the fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord a thousand five hundred four score and 5 in the 27th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Elizabeth by the Grace of God, Queen of England, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith. I Margery Denne of the parish of Littlebourne in the County of Kent, late wife of David Denne late of Littlebourne aforesaid .... being poor in body but of good and perfect remembrance Thanks be to God Almighty, I do make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, revoking all former wills here to fore by me made.
First I bequeath my soul unto Almighty God hoping through the death of his only sonne Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour to obtain full remission of all my sinnes and to be partaker of his eternal kingdom, and my body I will to be buried in the church of Littlebourne beside my husband there lately buried.

Item, I give to the poor members of the said parish of Littleboune seven shillings, nine pence ....
Item, I give to my sonne John Denne twenty pounds .... when he shall accomplish the age of 21 years.
Item, I give ... to him at his said age of 21 years, my feather bed .... together with the .... three pairs of curtains and pillows, .... table cloth .... and .... from younger Thomas that next .....
And I will that William Parker my sonne shall have the duration of the said John Denne my sonne, and the .... shall .... legacies as and payable to him after by his father by this my will until his said age of 21 years and that he .... him will brought up in the fear of God with sufficient meat, drink, and apparel thereof for him and to be taught to .... made and .... .

And my will is that the said John my sonne shall not enter upon the farm of the manor of Littlebourne or any part thereof nor shall meddle with or of it any thereof until he shall accomplish the said age of one and twenty years, but shall.... quietly permit and suffer the said William Parker my son to have and enjoy all the means profit thereof which in consideration that I have in this my will .... the duration of the said John and of Christopher my sonnes provided that if John my said sonne does not ... and suffer the said William Parker to have and enjoy the said ... profit and commodities of the said farm as aforesaid, then my will is that the said John shall not have or enjoy .... By this my Last Will and Testament anything therein mentioned and to the contrary not withstanding.

And I .... the said William Parker my sonne, but if the said John my sonne shall suffer the said William Parker quietly to have and enjoy the said profit and commodities of the said farm as aforesaid and .... shall happen to dye before he accomplishes his said age of 21 years, then I give the said to .... unto Christopher my sonne at his age of 21 years If he so long lives.

Item, I will to Christopher Denne my sonne one bedsted standing in the .. which ... have after my death by his fathers will with one feather bed and all other .... furniture belonging to a bed and the table with .... the frame to it the .... stables and all other .... household stuff being .... in the farm house and .... table cloth a dozen of napkins and a ... at his age of 21 years and if the said Christopher dye before he accomplishes the said age of 21 years, then I give the said .... thirteen pounds given to him by his father’s will to my sonne John and if the said John shall dye before he accomplishes the said age of 21 years. And I will that my sonne William Parker shall .... the duration of the said Christopher my sonne and the sole ..... Of all legacies as and assigned unto him .... by his father’s will Then my will ... to his age of 21 years if he so long lives and shall be his in the mean time until brought up in the fear of God and at ... with sufficient meat, drink, and apparel for him .... paid William Parker enjoying and reaping all the profits and commodities of the ..... with the lands thereto belonging of my husband willed to the said Christopher after my death .... tenements and lands my will assigns my said sonne Christopher shall not meddle nor enter upon before his age of 21 years, but shall suffer .. William Parker my sonne to have and enjoy all the means profits and commodities thereof for and towards his bringing up as aforesaid he the said William Parker keeping the said tenements and mortgage the lands out.

Item, my will is that Thomas Denne my husbands’ sonne shall have for his children at Cambridge by my executors until the feast of Saint Michael in the year of our Lord. I ... said sonne a ... hundredth summe of his father in his life time over and besides the summe of fifty one pounds which his father gave him by his will. And not with standing his father appointed the said sum of fifty one pounds to be paid him by twenty pounds a year or five pounds quarterly yet my will is for the better .... of the said Thomas Denne that my executors shall pay to him his said whole legacy at or before the said feast of Saint Michael in those paid years of ..... ..... said five hundredth ......, unto them an ......

Item, I will to Mary Denne my daughter .... pounds .... above the twenty pounds which my husband hath willed unto her at the day of her marriage or at her age of 18 years which first shall happen.
Item, I will to Anne Denne and Margery Denne my daughters to both of them .... Pounds apiece over and above the twenty pounds that my husband hath willed to them of them at their personal marriages or at their personal ages of 18 years which shall first happen.
Item, I will to Alice Parker my daughter fifteen pounds over and above the thirteen pounds six shillings one pence which my husband Paul Parker hath willed her and .... and over and above the .... which my husband David Denne hath willed to her at the day of her marriage or at her age of twenty years which first shall happen.
Also I will to the said Alice Parker one .... with the .... table in the .... loft and all other .... belonging, and also four pairs of .... ..... pillows with pillows ..... to them and tablecloth and a dozen napkins and one ..... napkin .....

Item, my will is that if any of my fore said four daughters shall die before their personal marriage and before they shall personally accomplish their personal ages aforesaid, then .... of these my said daughters as shall .....
And also my will is that David Denne my sonne in law shall have the duration of Anne Denne and Margaret Denne my daughters and the sole benefit of their personal portions assigned to them by this my will or by their father until they shall be married or accomplish their personal ages of 19 years if they do personally so long live. And to suffer them in the mean time will be brought up in the fear of God, and have sufficient meat, drink and apparel for them and to be taught to read and to .... and to learn other things that shall .... for them.
And I will that my said older daughters Alice Parker and Mary Denne shall and sufficiently provided for as those things that shall .... for them equally at the charges of my executors until their personal marriages or the accomplishment of their personal ages before limited.
And if it fortunes the said William Parker or David Denne not to bring up well nor find or provide for my said sonnes and daughters and for only of them as aforesaid, then I will that my executors here after named shall see it remedied and amended by their good .... and amending to the true meaning of this my .... Last Will and amend as I have defined them and put ..... And if need require to produce sufficient meat, drink, and apparel for them or .... of them for the ... my will is that my executors together and personally or .... as they are by this my will shall fully .... and pay them.

Item, I will to Elizabeth Denne my husbands’ daughter all the ... in the .... in the last .... the parlor which ......
Item, I will to my brother Henry Brigden five pounds over and above the five pounds which my husband willed to Alice his wife.
Item, I will to Henry Brigden sonne of my said brother Brigden one .....
Item, I give to Annie We.. my brother Thomas Brigden’s daughter .... the .....
Item, I will to Annie Denne daughter of my said daughter .....Denne one .....
Item, I give to Mary Denne daughter of my daughter Amy Denne One ....
Item, I will to Annie Halke my God daughter .... Thomas Halke his daughter and .....
Item, I give to Henry Parker my sonne, my fathers bed with the bedstand that was and did stand in the parlour with the .... and all other ..... my furniture hereto belonging, and one blue carpet, And also I will to him my great ....
Item, I give to David Denne my sonne in law and to John Denne my sonne the .... and the table with a blue carpet .... and the long .... stools .... and painted .... being in the parlour.
And I do .... give my both ..... to the said David Denne and John Denne ....

..... of all my goods moveable and .... bequeathed I will and give to William Parker my sonne and to David Denne my sonne in law whom I make Executors of this my Last Will and Testament equally to be divided between them ... of my debts and the performance of this my will and the will of my former husband Paul Parker and David Denne deceased.
Provided that all monies that neither of them shall .... or be .... as executor or be partaken of said part of this .... of the .... or remnants of my goods and chattels unto .... shall within 21 days next after my decease enter the .... or if he dye before, then to my daughter or to the .... of them .... happen their like .... to the official of the church of Canterbury for the time being for the .... and faithful .... ..... of this my will according to .... as .... they shall last for the .... of all matters that may .... thereof.
And I will that he or they that shall be my executors as aforesaid shall ordered and stand to the .... and .... of the said .... his life in all matters and .... shall .... of any part of this my testament. .... Also and my will is that if any of my .... or my husband David Denne .... to perform this my Last Will and Testament.

Item, my will is that the .... shall .... by this my testament any thing before maintained to the .... ..... I make my brother Thomas Brigden and my .... Thomas .... of Canterbury my [overseers?] of this my Last Will and Testament and I do give to them ...... Item, for their ..... shillings ..... ..... said Margery Denne .... to this my .... will put my mark .... Margery Denne .... to this will .... shall by this mark .... the 21st day of September Anno Dni a thousand five hundred four score .....

Item, I give .... to my sonne John Denne twenty pounds for and towards the ..... and ..... of his .... of the farme of the manor of Littlebourne to be payed him ..... he cometh to his age of one and twenty years happen ..... is mentioned in my will.

Probatum 21 Sept. 1585


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