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Will of Joane Denne

of Kingston, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.42 f.43
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen Anno Domini one thousand six hundred and eleven the sixteenth day of April and in the reign of our sovereign Lord James by the Grace of God of England France and Ireland the ninth and of Scotland the fourteenth(?) and four King. I Joane Denne of Kingston in the County of Kent widow being sick in body but of good and perfect remembrance thanks be unto Almighty God do make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say. First I will my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping to be saved by the blood shedding of Jesus Christ and by no other means and my body to be buried in the parish church of Kingston.
Imprimis I will unto the parish church of Kingston ten shillings in consideration as before mentioned.
Item I will unto the poor people of Kingston forty shillings to be paid at the day of my burial by my Executor to be given them by my Executors hands.

Item I give my daughter Nethersole my best ? gown and my best kirtle.
Item I will my daughter Nethersole’s six children 10 shillings apiece.
Item I will unto my daughter Dixson my best cloth gown my plain ? petticoat and a black ? kirtle.
I will unto my daughter Denne of ? Street my other ? gown with a plain red petticoat.
Item I will my daughter Sabin my best petticoat with a fawny(?) damask kirtle.

Item I will my son Thomas Denne five pairs of fine sheets and two pairs of coarse sheets one fine tablecloth and one course tablecloth.
Item I will unto Henry Denne my son my bedstead which I lie upon with the feather bed a pair of blankets one bolster three pillows one coverlet next to the best fine coverlet with the valance and all things belonging to them.
Item I will unto Henry my son my great brass pot and my little brass pot one little pot ? half a dozen of the pewter dishes of the bigger sort and half a dozen of the lesser sort two pairs of sheets and two pairs of coarse sheets two pillow cloths two table cloths one fine one coarse one dozen of table napkins.
Item I will unto Vincent Denn my son two pairs of sheets one table cloth one dozen of coarse table napkins one towel.
Item I will unto my daughter Denne of ? Street ? ? pair of blankets one bolster one little coverlet.
Item I will unto my daughter Sabin one featherbed one pair of blankets one bolster two pairs of sheets one fine sheet which she already hath with ? pillow cotes which already she hath.

Item I will unto my cousin Alice twenty shillings.
Item I will unto my daughter Dennes four daughters Joane Denn, Louise Denn, Alice Denne and Elizabeth Denne ten pounds apiece to be paid them six months after my decease.
Item I will unto my daughter Dixson that money which is in my son Thomas Denne’s hands and her two children 10 shillings apiece.
Item I will unto my son Dennes four children of ? Street 20 shillings to be equally divided between them.
Item I give unto Henry Denne my son 10 pounds and unto Vincent Denn my son 10 pounds and unto Jane Denn my daughter 10 pounds and unto Joane, Sabine my daughter 10 pounds.

Item I give unto my daughter Dixson two pairs of sheets.
Item I will all my wearing linen unto my daughter Dixson my daughter Denne of ? Street and my daughter Sabine to be equally divided between them.
Item I give unto my servants that now dwell with me four shillings apiece.

Item I give unto my son Thomas Denn all my manor of Panastes(?) with the appertuances with all the rentals rents and ? thereunto belonging.
Item I give unto Vincent Denne son of John Denne late of Canterbury Denne Esq my lands in Kingston which I purchased of Richard ? such time as he shall come to the age of twenty one years and when to receive the profits thereof until he come to the age of 16 years and my mind is that Walter Denn shall have the profit of that land until such time as abovesaid and Walter Denn to be Vincent Denn his heir and if they both die without issue of their bodies lawfully begotten then my mind is that my son Denne of ? shall have my lands in Kingston and my mind is my son Denne of ? shall have the letting of the said lands until Vincent Denn come to the age of twenty one years and the profit so remaining in my Executor’s hands to be paid unto Walter Denn at his age of 16 years and if my Executor live not so long that then my mind is the mother of Vincent and Walter shall execute it as above ? ? ? and after coming to the age of sixteen years my mind is Vincent Denne shall receive(?) the profits of the lands himself.

This is the last Will and Testament of me the said Joane Denne of Kingston widow as touching my manor of .annstede and my lands in Kingston and all else bequeath before given. And I do revoke all other wills heretofore by me made. And I make William Denne of Barham(?) my son and sole Executor or this my last Will and Testament all my other goods whether(?) moveable or else I give unto William Denne my Executor. Joane Denne her mark. Witnesses
William Denn, Thomas Pashleyes mark.

Probatum 1611


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