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Will of Christopher Denne

of Hythe, Kent


Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC32/53/113a
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen the seventh day of August in the year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith the thirteenth Ano Domini 1661, I Christopher Denne of the town and port of Hythe in the County of Kent, draper being sick and weak in body yet of perfect memory (praised be God) do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour to be made partaker of life everlasting and I commend my body to the Earth to be decently buried beside my wife in ? churchyard after the discretion of my Executor hereafter named.

Item I give and bequeath unto my brother Thomas Denne the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid unto him within two years next after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Denne the sum of fifty pounds to be paid unto him within two years next after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Susan Denne the sum of fifty pounds to be paid unto her within two years next after my decease.
Item I give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth Denne the sum of fifty pounds to be paid unto her within two years next after my decease.
Item I give unto my sister Anne Denne the sum of fifty pounds to be paid unto her within two years next after my decease.

Lastly I ordain and make my wellbeloved father Thomas Denne full and sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament to do the same ? my debts and legacies paid and my funeral expenses discharged unto whom I give the overplus of all and singular my moveable goods and chattels whatsoever.

In witness whereof I the said Christopher Denne to this my present last Will and Testament containing one sheet of paper have subscribed my name and set my seal the day and year first above written. Christopher Denne. Sealed published and declared in the presence of
John Campledon by his mark, Matthew Mansell.

Probatum 1661


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