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Will of Thomas Denn

of Deal, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32, vol. 47, folio 101a [CKS]
Transcribed by NoŽl Siver
In the name of God Amen This sixth day of October in the yeare of our Lord God 1625 I Thomas Denn of the pish of Deale in the County of Kent fisherman being bodily sicke, but in pfect mind & memory praise be God make this my last will & testament
First I bequeath my soule unto Almighty God my Creator & unto Jesus Christ my Redeemer, by whose most meritorious death and passion I hope to be saved & my body to be buried in the churchyard of Deale And my worldly goods in manner & forme following

Imprimis I give unto Magdalen my now wife that messuage or tenement that I lately purchased of Abraham Smith to be sold to pay my debts
Item I give unto the said Magdalen my now wife all my moveable goods within doores & without unto her pper use forever she paying and doing as is heerafter written

Itm I give unto Richard the sonne of William Mullett to be paid by my said wife at her .....? within twelve monethes next after her day of marriage the sume of Twenty pounds of lawfull money
Itm I give unto Annes the wife of Edward Willes all my herring netts & shott netts, my said wife to receive the proffitt coming of my herring netts this voyage
Itm I give unto my said wife my three best suites of apparrell my best hats & two cloaks
The rest of my clothes I give unto William Mullett the Elder & Edward Willes equally to be devided betwixt them

Itm I make my said wife Magdalen my whole & sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament
In witness whereof I have sett my hand & seale the day & years first above written Thomas Denne his marke. Wrote, read and sealed in the presence of
John Norman his marke. William Sto...? Tho: Petteman.

Probatum fuit [Will proved 2 November 1625]

Thomas Denne, fisherman, of Deal, Kent was buried at St Leonards, Deal, on 24 October 1625.
He was the youngest son of yeoman William Denn and his second wife Margaret.
Thomas was the second husband of Magdalen.


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