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Will of Joshua Denne

of Sandwich (Ash), Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury 21
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen I Joshua Denne of St Maryes in the town and port of Sandwich in the County of Kent being in good health of body and of good and perfect remembrance blessed be God do make my last Will and Testament this five and twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord God 1637 in manner following. First I bequeath my Soul to God in expectation of salvation through Christ alone and by body to the grave in hope of a glorious resurrection at the last day.

Item I will devise and bequeath unto my two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth all that my dwelling house and malthouse with all and every the appertuances to the same belonging situate and being in the Parish of St Maryes aforesaid now in the tenure and occupation of one Meane(?) to have and to hold the said dwelling house malthouse with the appertuances to my said two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth and to their heirs for ever.

Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Denne and to my sister Mary to either of them forty shillings and I do make and ordain my said two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth the joint Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament.

Signed sealed and published this thirteenth day of October in the thirteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King Charles 1637. Joshua Den
In the presence of Joshua Porage, Frances Hoge his mark

Probatum in Latin

Although the within written Testator wrote himself of Sandwich in his will within written and so the same was written and so the same was proved before the Official of Canterbury that he was an inhabitant of Ash an exempt parish and so her the Executrix was called to appear before the Commissary to prove the same which she accordingly did as appears by the ensuing act.

13th August 1640 Thomas Shand - John Den - Sara Den

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