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Will of David Denne

of Littlebourne, Kent


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Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen I David Denne of Littlebourne in the County of Kent, yeoman being sick of body but of sound and perfect memory thanks be given to God therefore do make ordain and constitute this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ to receive(?) full pardon and remission of all my sins and my body to be buried in the parish church of Littlebourne near to my former wife. And for my personal estate which it hath pleased God of his great mercy to bestow upon me I do give and dispose thereof in manner and form following (that is to say).

First I give and bequeath unto my loving brother Jonathan Denne of Littlebourne aforesaid the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of England to be paid unto him within five months next after my decease by my Executrix or Executor hereafter mentioned.
Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Boys of Littlebourne aforesaid widow the sum of three pounds of like lawful money of England to be paid unto her within three months next after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto the poor of the Parish of Littlebourne aforesaid the sum of twenty shillings to be paid unto them within one month next after my decease.

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Denne and to my loving daughter Hester Smith all my household stuff and furniture of my house ? to be equally divided between them and my will is that my wife should take which ? she pleases when it is divided.
All the rest of my goods chattels and personal estate whatsoever my debts legacies and funeral expenses being first paid I give and bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth Denne and to my ? son Alexander Smith whom I do hereby nominate and appoint to be Executrix and Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and annexed my seal this two and twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred forty and five. David Denne. Signed sealed published and declared by the said David Denne to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of
Thomas Fox, Jonathan Denne

Probatum 1646


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