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Will of Margaret Denn

of Ickham, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.46 f.37
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen the tenth day of January in the year of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ one thousand six hundred and thirteen I Margaret Denn of Ickham within the County of Kent widow being in good and perfect health of my body and in good and perfect mind and memory God be thanked herefore do make ordain and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form as hereafter followeth that is to say. First I bequeath my Soul unto Almighty God my maker and redeemer hoping to be saved only through the death and passion of my ? and only Saviour Jesus Christ and by none other and my body decently and orderly buried within the churchyard of Ickham aforesaid.

Item I give and bequeath unto the poor dwellers of Ickham aforesaid four pounds of lawful money of England and unto Wingham Wickhambreaux and Littlebourne to either of them 40s apiece for to be paid unto them within ten days after my death by the help of the officer ? being for the poor in the said several places.

Item I give and bequeath unto William Denn my son and unto Mary Denn his wife and unto either of them one piece of gold of twenty shillings and unto Mary Denn his daughter one angel of gold.

Item I give and bequeath unto John Tibbold my son in law one angel of gold and to his wife my own daughter two pieces of gold of twenty shillings apiece and unto her three children Michael Tibbold Margaret Wreake and Mary Hogben to either of them one angel of gold.

Item I give and bequeath unto Katherine Neame my daughter two pieces of gold of twenty shillings apiece.
Item I give and bequeath unto Margaret my daughter in law one piece of gold of twenty shillings.
Item I give and bequeath unto Michael Denn her son thirty pounds
and unto William Denn her son being the younger son of my son Thomas Denn deceased one angel of gold the same to be paid unto them within ten days after my death if they be then alive and shall lawfully demand it.

Item I give and bequeath unto William Forstall the last of my daughter Mary’s children twenty and five pounds
and to William Elnor my daughter Katherine son twenty and five pounds
and to Richard Forstall one other of them one piece of gold of twenty shillings paid unto Henry Forstall one other of them five pounds
and to either of them sons(?) one pair of ? for to be paid unto them within ten days after my death if they be then alive and shall lawfully demand it.

Item I give and bequeath unto Margaret Bentley the eldest of my daughter Mary’s daughters ten shillings.
Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Forstall one other of them ten pounds and one ? tablecloth and one dozen of napkins and one pair of sheets.
Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Forstall one other of them five pounds and one pair of sheets.
Item I give and bequeath unto Jone(?) Forstall my brother John Dense of Wye and to his daughter Phillis(?) Dense my goddaughter to either of them one piece of gold of twenty shillings.
Item I give and bequeath unto John Dense and unto Michael Dense and unto Mary Dense my aforesaid John Dense’s children to either of them a French Crown in gold and one English Crown to either of them one.
Item I give and bequeath unto Martha Dense the daughter of my cousin Phillip Dense deceased one French Crown in gold.

Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas Hogben my grandson one French Crown in gold.
Item my will and meaning is that so many of my other godchildren as shall come within one year after my death and demand it shall ? ? apiece.
Item I give and bequeath ? younger son Richard Denn two hundred pounds the ? the said Richard Denn my son has received of me by my own hands.

The residue of all my other moveable goods chattels money and debts whatsoever and wheresoever it be not before by me given willed and bequeathed I will give and bequeath them wholly and solely unto my son John which said John Denn my son I do make and ordain to be the sole and only Executor of this my last Will and Testament trusting he will see this my last Will and Testament to be well and faithfully performed according to my will and true meaning and I do make William Denn my eldest son the overseer of this my last Will and Testament and I will him for his pains twenty shillings. The mark of the Testatrix. Witnesses present at the sealing subscribing reading and allowing hereof.
Richard Denn, William Forstall, John Slodden by this his mark.

Probatum in Latin 1624


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