Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Will of David Denne

of Littlebourne, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.75 f.233
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen the thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand six hundred seventy and nine, I David Denne the older of Littlebourne in the County of Kent yeoman do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. Imprimis I commend my Soul to Almighty God my most faithful Creator assuredly hoping by the meritorious death and passion of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to have and enjoy everlasting life. And as to the estate whereof it hath pleased God to bless me in this world I dispose thereof as followeth viz.

First I do hereby give and devise my lease of the house called Little Brittain(?) in the Parish of Ickham in the said County of Kent which I hold under Anne Gowely(?) widow unto my son David Denne his executors administrators and assigns.
Item I give devise and bequeath all and singular other my goods chattels and personal estate whatsoever (after my debts and funeral charges paid and discharged thereout) unto my son Henry Denne whom I make and ordain sole Executor of this my last will.

And as to all and every my messuages lands and hereditaments I give and dispose the same as followeth. Imprimis I give and devise the house wherein I now dwell together with all and every the lands and appertuances thereunto belonging situate lying and being in Littlebourne aforesaid unto my son John Denne and to his heirs forever.
Item I give and devise my piece of meadow land called Horwoods(?) Meadow with the appertuances lying and being in the Parish of Ickham aforesaid unto my said son David Denne and his heirs forever.

Item I give and devise my house with the lands and appertuances thereunto belonging situate lying and being in the said Parish of Ickham and now in the occupation of the widow Brooker or her assigns and also my moiety(?) of my messuage with the appertuances situate and being in Littlebourne aforesaid now in the occupation of Matthew Price or his assigns unto my son Thomas Denne and his heirs forever.
Item I give and devise my piece of meadow land called the Three Acres and also the orchard thereunto adjoining with their appertuances lying and being in the said Parish of Ickham unto my said son Henry Denne and his heirs forever.

In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal the day and year first above written. David Denne. Signed sealed published and declared by the said David Denne the Testator to be his last Will and Testament (revoking all former wills) in the presence of
William Denne, William Burke, William Stratton.

Probatum 1681


Return to Kent Genealogy

Will of David Denne
Created by Maureen Rawson