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Will of Elizabeth Denne

of Sandwich, Kent


Source: ?
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Denne late of the ? with Borough of Longport near and without the walls of the City of Canterbury now of the town and port of Sandwich in the County of Kent widow, being all present (blessed be God) in reasonable good health and of sound memory and understanding yet willing to mind the uncertainty estate of this transitory life and the certainty of death whom God Almighty shall please to order it do for the settlement and dispose of such estate as I have ? to into this world and for preventing other manner(?) and disputes about the same make ordain and declare this my last Will and Testament in writing in manner and form following and first of all I yield my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my maker hoping by his ? and the merits bitter death and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer and to have the free pardon of all my sins and be made partaker of a better life after this mortal life shall be ended and my body I commit to the Earth whence it came to be decently buried by my Executrix hereafter named in the parish church of Littlebourne in the said County of Kent as near to the body of David Denne my late husband as may be.

Item I do nominate constitute and appoint my loving kinswoman Sarah now wife of John Read the younger of Sandwich aforesaid Malster to be full and sole Executrix of this my present last Will and Testament.
Item I will bequeath and give unto her the said Sarah wife of the said John Read and to her heirs and assigns forever all that my messuage or tenement with the buildings gardens yards backsides and appertuances thereunto belonging or appertaining situate lying and being in the Parish of St George the Martyr in the said City of Canterbury and now in occupation of Thomas Swanton(?) Esq.

Item I further will bequeath and give unto my said kinswoman Sarah now wife of the said John Read and to her heirs and assigns forever all those my said tenements with the barns outhouses thereunto belonging situate lying and being in the Parish of Lenham in the said County of Kent commonly known by the name of Brickmanstone(?) and all the estate right title interest ? claim and demand whatsoever of me the said Elizabeth Denne of in or to the same or any part thereof all which was lately the estate of Michael Page, Gent my late brother deceased

and as for my goods chattels plate ready money bonds debts and other personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature soever I also will bequeath and give unto her the said Sarah my Executrix for payments of my debts funeral charge and probate of this my will.

This is the last Will and Testament of me the said Elizabeth Denne and I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills by me made. In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Denne have to this my present last Will and Testament my hand and seal set and put this thirtieth day of March in the second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord James the Second by the grace of God now King of England (Latin) 1686. Elizabeth Denne. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Denne to be her last Will and Testament in presence of
John Austen, Peter Norwell(?), Thomas Norwell(?)

Probatum 1689


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Will of Elizabeth Denne
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