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Will of Thomas Denne

of Littlebourne, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.90 folio 22, LDS Film # 0188990
Transcribed by Norm Dennie
This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Denne of the ? yard in the parish of Littlebourne, in the county of Kent, Gentleman, ... the ... of my personal estate and effects whatsoever all and singular of which whatsoever and whereso ever (after my debts and funeral expenses shall be first paid and satisfied thereof ) I give devise and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife Anne and my daughter Elizabeth Denn their heirs executors and administrators forever equally share alike, I having therefore sufficiently provided for given and upon my son John Denne a good ... in lands and by having him in a farm well ...

and of this my last will and testament, I do make my said wife and daughter joint executrixes and do hereby voiding all former wills by me made and do declare this to be my last will. in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of September in the year of our Lord 1736. Thos Denne signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Thomas Denne the testator and as for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have subscribed as witnesses thereto at his bequest and in his presence
Dan Harvey Gib: Hawker.

Whereas since my making the above written will I have been obliged with my wifes consent to sell an Annuity of forty pounds a year issuing out of my farm and lands in Brabourne in Kent towards the obtaining my son John Dennís liberty and to make composition for his debts by the moneys arising from the sale of the said annuity and the conversion thereof. Now my will and desire is that if the moneys arising from the sale thereof shall be more than sufficient to pay the composition for my said sons debts, then I do give and bequeath such overplus unto my said wife and daughter in such manner as I have already by my above will made my bequeath to them. This I desire may be deemed as a codicil and taken as a part of my will. Witness my hand and seal the 25th of July 1731?. Thos Denne signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for a part of this will in our presence who at his thought have subscribed our names
Mary Bildingnets Gib: Hawker.

Probated Feb. 4, 1737


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Will of Thomas Denne
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