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Will of John Denne

of Bredgar, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC16/184/2
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen the first day of May Ano Domini 1626 and in the second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the faith etc, I John Denne of Bredgar in the County of Kent husbandman (being in good and perfect memory I praise God therefore) do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say. First I commend my Soul unto Almighty God my maker through the merits death and passion of his son Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer and my body to the Earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned.

Item I do give and bequeath unto my son Robert Denne all my wearing apparel.
Item I do give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Denne my cubberd(?).
Item I do give and bequeath unto my daughters Johane ? and Catherine ? to each of them twelve pence apiece of lawful English money to be paid unto them within one month next after my decease.

The residue of all and singular my goods household stuff and chattels whatsoever not afore herein bequeathed (after my debts and funeral expenses satisfied and paid) I do give will and bequeath unto my foresaid sons Robert Denne and Thomas Denne to be equally divided between them.

And I do nominate and appoint my said sons Robert Denne and Thomas Denne Executors of this my present Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal. Signed published and declared this to be my last Will and Testament in the presence of
Adam ? his mark, William ? and Henry Coulter

Probatum 1626


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