Item I give and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife Elizabeth the sum of fifty pounds of lawful money of England to be paid unto her by my Executor within one year next after my death over and above fifty pounds which I gave bond on marriage to pay to her for her use.
Item I give and bequeath unto my said loving wife convenient goods to furnish a room that is to say one bedstead mat(?) and ? green mattress(?) and furniture thereunto belonging with the feather bed bolsters(?) and other bedding therewith used one silver cup two silver spoons one ? with the furniture therewith used one case of drawers six pairs of sheets ? napkins two tablecloths six ? four pair of pillowcases one little oval table six of my best chairs four pewter dishes one ? one pair of tongs one kettle and one ? ? skillet
all the rest of my goods chattels(?)
and personal estate not herein given and bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my two sons
Christopher Denne and Michael Denne equally to be divided share and share alike my debts
legacies and funeral expenses being first paid and discharged.
Item I give and bequeath unto my friend John ? of Canterbury one and twenty shillings and six pence.
Item I give and devise
unto my said two sons and their heirs and assigns for ever all my messuages with their
appertuances and all other my lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever in the Parish of
St Mildred in the City of Canterbury charged with the payment of the mortgages thereon and I
do hereby make and constitute my said son Christopher Denne sole Executor of this my will
and my loving friend Joseph Webb of the said City Gent Overseer of this my will ? him to do
the same performed attending to my fine intent and meaning and for his care and trouble
therein and the ? and kindness I have received of him.
I give and bequeath unto my said Overseer the sum of five pounds of lawful money of England provided always that if my personal estate shall not be sufficient to pay all my debts and legacies then I do hereby will order and appoint my said Executor and Overseer to make sale of such of my said messuages or tenements as they shall think fit to pay my said debts and legacies and not otherwise.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this five and twentieth day of August in
the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred ninety and one. Christopher Denne. Signed
sealed published and declared by the said Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the
presence of us whose names are subscribed who also have set our hand in the presence of the
Mary Church, John ?, Mary Jennings her mark.
Will of Christopher Denne