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Will of Mary Denn

of Milton next Gravesend, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 30 January 1631/2
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen, I Marie Denn of the Parish of Milton next Gravesend of the County of Kent, widow being weak of body but of good and perfect memory (thanks be given to God) do make my last Will and Testament as followeth. First I will and bequeath my Soul to God my Maker and Redeemer and my body to be buried after a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors.

Item I give to my grandchild John Child one great silver ring.
Item I give to my grandchild Margaret Rigden one silver and gilt ring and five pairs of ?
Item I give to my grandchild William Rigden one silver ring and two silver spoons.
Item I give to my grandchild Edmund(?) Rigden one silver and gilt ? and two silver spoons.
Item I give to my grandchild Marie Rigden one great ? bedstead one featherbed one bolster two pillows two ? one ? two pairs of sheets and the ? belonging to the bed.
Item I give to my grandchild Robert Child two silver spoons.
Item I give to my grandchildren Elizabeth and Ann Huffam ? pence apiece.
Item I give to my cousin Elizabeth ? twenty pounds to be paid to her within the three next months after my decease by five pounds five shillings eight pence per annum which five pounds five shilling eight pence shall be paid unto the foresaid Elizabeth out of the yearly rent of that my messuage or tenement which is now in the occupation of Nicholas Daniel or his assigns which messuage or tenement lying in the Parishes of Nether Hardres and Petham or one of them in the County of Kent.

Item I give to my grandchild John Rigden all that my foresaid messuage or tenement with the appertuances aforesaid provided that if it shall please God that the foresaid John Rigden shall depart out of this life before he shall accomplish the age of one and twenty years then I will and bequeath it to my grandchild Marie Rigden and her heirs for ever.

Item I give to my grandchild Marie Child all that my messuage or tenement with the smiths, forges and other the appertuances lying in the Parish of Nether Hardres in the county aforesaid now or late in the occupation of David Brown(?) or his assigns.
Item I give to my cousin(?) Edward Denn the son of Richard Denn seventeen(?) shillings.

All the rest of my goods moveables and debts due to me I give to my son in law John Child of Milton next Gravesend in the County of Kent, Gentleman and Edmund Rigden of the county aforesaid, yeoman whom I do institute and appoint to be my Executors. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 21 July 1631. The mark of Marie Denn in the presence of
William Kidwell, James ?


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