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Will of John Denne

of Littlebourne, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1652, PROB 11/223
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen the fifteenth day of May in the year of our Lord God, one thousand six hundred fifty and two, I John Denne the elder of Littlebourne in the County of Kent yeoman being weak in body but yet of good and perfect memory thanks be given to Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my present testament in manner following first I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping to be saved by arms through the only merits death and passion of Jesus Christ my Redeemer and my body I commit to the Earth whereof it was first formed to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named.

Item I give unto my loving wife Martha Denne all such goods and household stuff and ? ? before our intermarriage.

Item all the rest of my goods and chattels not herein by me willed and bequeathed I give and devise unto my loving son David Denne whom I make sole Executor of this my Will and Testament.

Item I give to my sons John Denne, Michael Denne and Henry Denne twelve pounds apiece to be paid unto them severally when they shall demand the same and I do hereby ? desire and require my said sons John, Michael & Henry Denne respectively to satisfy and pay unto my said son and Executor David Denne all such debts rents and sums of money as shall be due and owing to me by them or any of them at the time of my death.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written John Denne by his mark sealed published and declared in the presence of us
David Denne ? Jonathan Denne.

This will was proved at London before Sir Nathaniel Brent(?) Knight Doctor of Laws the second day of November in the year one thousand six hundred fifty two by the oath of David Denne Executor of the last Will and Testament of the said deceased to whom was committed administration ? ? being first sworn by commission truly to administer.

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