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Will of Margerie Denn

of Ickham, Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury?
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen the ninth day of April Anno Domini one thousand six hundred forty seven, I Margerie Denn of the Parish of Ickham in the County of Kent, widow though weak of body yet of perfect remembrance (praised be God for it) do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament revoking all other wills that I have heretofore made or intended to have made either by writing word of mouth or otherwise. And I do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. Imprimis. I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God assuring my ? by the death and resurrection of my ? Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have a full remission of all my sins and by no other means and my body to be decently buried in the church yard of the Parish of Ickham aforesaid at the discretion of my Executor hereafter to be nominated and as for my ? goods I give and dispose as followeth.

Item six? I give unto my brother Thomas Wilson of Sutton twenty shillings and to my sister Elizabeth Sawyer(?) widow of Langdon twenty shillings.
Item I give unto Elizabeth Wilson the daughter of my brother Thomas Wilson twenty shillings and my will and meaning is that all their legacies that I have heretofore given in this my will shall be paid unto them by my Executor hereafter named within one year next after my decease being by them lawfully demanded.

Item I will give and bequeath all the right and titles of this lands and land wherein I do now dwell in Ickham aforesaid and all other the buildings in Ickham aforesaid with all and singular the appertuances and hereditaments thereunto belonging unto Christian Trapper(?) my kinswoman, the ? wife of Michael Trapper(?) of Ickham aforesaid to her and to her heirs for ever.

All the rest of my moveable goods not bequeathed after my legacies be paid my creditors satisfied my funeral expenses and the probate of this my will discharged I give and bequeath unto Michael Trapper aforesaid whom I make and ordain to be my full and whole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. And ? am I all quiet assuring myself that when death shall cease on this my body my soul shall rest at quiet with Christ my Saviour and I do publish this to be my last Will and Testament in the presence of those whose hands and names are hereunto set and subscribed. Margery Denne, Testatrix by her mark. Signed and read in the presence of
Richard Austen and Nicholas Standwick(?)

Probatum in Latin 1648

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