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Will of Afra Denne

of Littlebourne, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.75 f.381
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the Name of God Amen I Afra Denne of Littlebourne in the County of Kent widow, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding praised be God therefore do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say). First I commend my Soul to God and my body to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named.

Item I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Elizabeth Denne all my goods chattels and personal estate whatsoever my debts legacies funeral charges and the probate of this my will being first paid and discharged.

And I do hereby make and ordain my loving brother James Blaxland of Elham in the County of Kent aforesaid shoemaker and my loving brother in law Christopher Denne of the City of Canterbury, carpenter Executors of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of March in the five and thirtieth 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. Ano Domini 1683 Afra Denne her mark. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Afra Denne to her last Will and Testament in the presence of
Caltow(?) Jones his mark, Thomas Williams his mark, Joseph Webb.

Probatum 1683


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