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Will of John Den

of Eastry, Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32, vol. 40, folio 65b [CKS]
Transcribed by Nol Siver
In the name of god Amen the twelfe daye of ffebruarye in the yeare of oure Lord Christe One thousand sixe hundred and one and the in the yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Ladye Elizabethe by the grace of god of England ffrance and Ireland Queene Defender of the ffaithe yr the fowre and fortith I John Den of Updowne in the parishe of Eastrye in the County of Kent yeoman being sicke of bodye but of sounde and pfect remembrance thanks be unto god therefore doo make and ordayne this my last will and testamente in manner and forme followinge
ffirste I will and bequeathe my sole unto Almighty god my maker and redeemer and my bodye to be buried in the pishe churche or churchyard of Eastrye aforesaide at the discretion of myne executor And as concernge my Landes ten[emen]ts and moveable goods whatsoever I will and bequeathe them in manner and forme followinge viz

ffirste I will and bequeathe unto Thomas Denn my eldest sonne my howse at Updowne wherein I now dwell with all the landes thereto belonging contayninge by estimacon sixe and fiftie Acres more or lesse there situate setlyinge and beinge in the parishe of Eastry Ham and Betteshanger in the said Countye

Item I will and bequeathe unto John Denn my younger sonne my Howse at Tylmstone in the saide Countye and all the Landes thereto belonginge contayninge by estimacon four Acres more or lesse thereof in the occupacon of George Hammon or of his Assignes

Item I will and bequeathe unto Joane my eldest daughter tenn poundes to be given to her within one yeare next after my decease
Item I will and bequeathe unto Margarett Marye Elizabeth and Alice my daughters and to either of them twentye powndes to be paide to them severallye at the age of One and Twentye yeres or at the dayes of there severall marriages or at wich of them shall come ffirste yf they soo longe doo live

And my will ys that John Denne my sonne shall take and receave the profitts of my saide howse and lande at Tylmstone aforesaide ymmediatly after my decease soo that he be ruled and governed by my Brother John Phillpott his Unckle in puttinge the same to pfitt for his better advantage

Item my will is that my sonne Thomas Denn shall prove this my laste will and undertake the payemt of all my debtes & legacies oe else to have no bennyfitt of this my laste will And I make and ordayne Thomas Denn my sonne sole executor of this my laste will and Testamente Witnesses hereunto

Probatum fuit [Will proved 23 February 1601/02]

John Den, yeoman, of Updowne, in the parish of Eastry, Kent, was buried on 1 January 1602.

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Will of John Denn
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