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Will of Elizabeth Denne

of Canterbury, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.78 f.96
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen I Elizabeth Denne of the Parish of St George the Martyr in the City of Canterbury, widow being weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praised be therefore given to Almighty God do make and ordain this my present last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merits death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried by my Executrix in the chapel churchyard in the said City as nigh to my late husband Christopher Denne as may be.

Item I give to Christopher and Michael Denne the two sons of my husband Christopher Denne twelve pence apiece to be paid to them upon demand.
Item I give and bequeath unto my two nieces Mary and Elizabeth Church daughters of my Executrix hereunder named the sum of thirty pounds to each of them to be paid within six months next after my decease and to the said Mary and Elizabeth Church each of them a silver spoon.
Item I give to Thomas Williams my brother one gold ring.
Item I give to Sarah Reynolds the daughter of John Reynolds one of the brothers of Maynard Spittle(?) the sum of twenty shillings to be paid to her within three months after my decease.
Item I give to Elizabeth the daughter of Isaac ? weaver the like sum of twenty shillings to be paid to her by my Executrix within three months after my decease

all the rest and residue of my personal estate goods and chattels whatsoever I do give and bequeath unto my loving and kind sister Mary Williams wife of my said brother Thomas of the said City of Canterbury, butcher and do make her the full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament she paying my debts and funeral expenses and I do hereby revoke disannul and make void all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Denne to this my last Will and Testament have set my hand and seal this sixth day of January in the third year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King William and Queen Mary by the grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the Faith (Latin) Elizabeth Denne. Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of
Joseph Beuchamp, the mark of Dorothy Robinson, John Nethersole.

Probatum 1691

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