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Will of Anne Denne

of Canterbury, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.78 f.24
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen I Anne Denne of the City of Canterbury, spinster being sick and weak in body but of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding praised be God therefore revoking all former wills by me made do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following. First I commend my Soul to God and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my loving friend Joseph Webb of the City of Canterbury, Gent in the churchyard of Littlebourne and desire Mr Piggott Minister of Littlebourne to preach my funeral sermon to whom I will ten shillings for the same.

Item I will give and bequeath unto Thomas Webb son of the said Joseph Webb the sum of five pounds of lawful money of England and to Sarah Webb and Jane Webb his daughters twenty shillings each and to his son Joseph Webb ten shillings of lawful money of England.

Item I give to my cousins Christopher Denne and Michael Denne sons of my late brother Christopher Denne ten shillings apiece to buy them rings to wear in memory of me.
Item I give and bequeath unto my friend Mr William Powell ten shillings to buy a ring.

Item I give and bequeath unto my cousin and goddaughter Ann Denn daughter of David Denne of Littlebourne aforesaid the lease of the house wherein I now dwell which is holden of the Hospital of St John the Baptist near the said City when and so soon as she shall attain her age of one and twenty years and in the interim I will that my Executor shall receive the rents and profits of the said house to pay my legacies and shall renew the said lease with the said hospital.

Item I give unto Ann Warrell(?) of the said hospital ten shillings to buy her ?
Item I give unto the said Ann Denne my bible and my best hat and do hereby make and constitute my said friend Joseph Webb my sole Executor and devise him to perform this my will.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of December Ano Domini 1691. (Latin). Ann Denne her mark. Sealed and published signed and declared by the said Ann Denne the Testatrix to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of
Mary Green, Thomas Holberk his mark, Luce Gillion her mark.

Probatum 1691

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