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Will of Henry Denne

of Littlebourne, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1658
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen I Henry Denne of Littlebourne in the County of Kent yeoman being of perfect sound mind and memory (praised be God) do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. And first and principally I bequeath my Soul into the hands of my good and gracious God and merciful Saviour Jesus Christ Almighty believing to be eternally fated(?) in and by his ? merits and my body I bequeath to the earth from whence it came decently to be interred at the discretion of mine Executors hereafter named and as concerning the disposition of my worldly estate wherewith God has been pleased to bless me I give and devise the same in manner and form following.

First I give bequeath and devise unto John Tomes(?)son of my sister Mary Tomes(?) deceased the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of England to be paid unto him by my Executors within six months next after my decease.
Item I give and devise unto William Tomes another son of my said sister Mary the like sum of twenty pounds of like lawful money to be paid unto him by my said Executors at his age of one and twenty years.
Item I give and devise unto Edward Tomes another son of my said sister Mary the sum of three score pounds of lawful money of England to be paid unto him by my said Executors at his age of one and twenty years.

And I do make nominate appoint and ordain my well beloved wife Elizabeth Denne and John Young of Sturry in the county aforesaid yeoman, son of my said wife Elizabeth the joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament fully and wholly giving bequeathing and devised unto them all the residue of my goods chattels leases and ready money not before by me herein given bequeathed or devised (my debts legacies and funeral charges paid and discharged) revoking and making void all former and other wills and testaments by me formerly made. In witness whereof I the said Henry Denne have set my hand and annexed my seal to this my will this fourteenth day of January in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty six. Henry Denne. Signed sealed published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the above named Henry Denne the day and year above written in the presence of
George ?, Margaret Randolph

This will was proved at London the six and twentieth day of June one thousand six hundred fifty eight before the Judge for probate of wills and by the oaths of Elizabeth Denne the relict and John Young Executors and to whom administration was committed and they being first sworn by commission truly to administer.


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