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Will of Ann Denne

of Bishopsbourne, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.85 Folio 32
Transcribed by Norm Dennie
In the name of God Amen. The fourteenth day of November in the fifth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britain and King Defender of the faith. Anno 1718 I Ann Denne of Bishopsbourne, in the county of Kent, spinster, being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say: First I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my most merciful Creator hoping that I shall obtain everlasting life through the merits and death of our Saviour Jesus Christ, my body to the earth to be interred by and at the charges of my Executrix hereafter named in the Church of Bishopsbourne aforesaid.

Item, I give to my dear sister Susan Denne the full sum of fifteen pounds.
Item, I give and bequeath to my sister Jane Landon the sum of fifteen pounds.
Item, I give and bequeath to my brother Peter Denne the sum of ten pounds.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my nephew Anthony Landon the sum of five pounds.
Item, I give and bequeath to my nephew Grisham Landon forty shillings.
Item, I give and bequeath to my nephew Abraham Landon the sum of forty shillings, for David Horton twenty shillings, to my niece Ann Horton the wife of David Horton forty shillings.
To my niece Susan Gibbon forty shillings, to James Gibbon twenty shillings, to William Friendly twenty shillings.
To Thomas Friendly twenty shillings, to James Friendly twenty shillings, Elizabeth Corbet a twenty shilling ring.
To Elizabeth Bigg a twenty shilling ring and Frant Bigg a twenty shilling ring.
To Mary Sharpe a twenty shilling ring, to Mary Mill ten shillings as an acknowledgment of the kindness I have had from them.

Lastly all the rest of my goods chattels and personal estate whatso ever not herein or hereby bequeathed after my just debts and legacy and funeral expenses are paid I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Corbett the now wife of Dr. Corbet whom I make and assign sole executrix of this my last will and testament. Those legacies are to be paid out of the money that is in Mary Sharpe hands. Ann Denne her mark signed sealed and declared to be her last will and testament.

Probated 1720

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