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Will of David Denne

of Bishopsbourne, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol 80 Folio 74
Transcribed by Norm Dennie
In the name of God Amen. I David Denne of Bishopsbourne, in the county of Kent, yeoman, being sick in body but blessed be God of sound mind and memory and make this my last will and testament. First I humbly commend my soul into Gods merciful hands hoping for salvation through the merits of Jesus. And my body I bequeath in hopes of a joyful resurrection to the earth. To be buried in such manner as my Executors hereafter named shall think fit. As to my worldly goods and chattels I give devise and bequeath the following.

I will and bequeath to Sarah Denne my dearly beloved wife the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of England my chest and all my linen and that furniture of my chamber that is over the .... where I now dwell, which I will and appoint to be paid and delivered to her within twelve months next after my decease.

Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Denne, the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds of lawful English money, and the furniture of my best chamber or value thereof as it now standeth over the parlour where I dwell which I will shall be paid and delivered to her by my said Executors when she shall attain the age of eighteen years, and if she shall happen to die before that time then I will that the said hundred and fifty pounds and the said furniture of the said chamber or value thereof shall be paid and delivered to my son Thomas Denne when he shall attain his age of one and twenty years by my said Executors.

Item, I will and bequeath of my son Thomas Denne, the sum of two hundred pounds of lawful English money and all the rest of the furniture of my said house or value thereof that is not hereby ... bequeathed to be paid and delivered unto him by my said executors when he shall attain his age of one and twenty years and if he shall happen to die before that time, then I will that the said two hundred pounds and the said furniture or value thereof shall be paid and delivered to my said daughter Elizabeth Denne at or if she shall so die after her said age of eighteen years, and if my said son and said daughter shall both die before they shall accomplish their said ages then I will that my said executors shall pay to my said wife the further sum of fifty pounds of lawful money of England and the residue of my said son and daughter legacy so willed and bequeathed to them by me, I will and bequeath then to be equally divided between my said executors.

Item, I will that the interest and profits that shall be made and reserved by my said executors out of the legacy given by me to my said son and daughter Elizabeth and Thomas Denne shall be applied and expanded by my said executors towards the maintenance and good education of my said son and daughter during their minority.

All the rest of my goods and chattels howsoever and wheresoever after my just debts legacy and funeral expenses are discharged I give and bequeath to my beloved brothers Thomas Denne of Patriksbourne in the said county of Kent, and John Denne of Bishopsbourne in the said county of Kent, both which my said brothers I do hereby make will and ordain and appoint to be joint Executors of this my last will and testament and be jointly guardians to my said daughter and son Elizabeth Denne and Thomas Denne during their minority, that is till they shall accomplish their several ages of eighteen and one and twenty years, in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal the eighteenth day of September Anno Dui 1702. David Denne

Probated 1702


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