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Will of Sarah Denne

of Canterbury, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1766
Transcribed by Brain Denn
In the name of God Amen I Sarah Denne relict of Thomas Denne late of the City of Canterbury, carpenter, being of sound mind and memory praised be God do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in writing in manner following (that is to say) first and principally I commend my Soul to God and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as for my worldly goods I dispose thereof as followeth.

I will and order that all my just debts be fully paid and satisfied and after my debts funeral charges and probate of this my will are paid and satisfied I give and bequeath to my three daughters all my wearing apparel whatsoever equally to be divided between them.

Also I give all the residue of my personal estate whatsoever to all and every my children that shall be living at the time of my death equally to be divided between them under such provisos and conditions as and expressed and appointed in my late husbands will.

And I do hereby nominate and appoint my daughter Martha Denne and my son William Denne Joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
And I do hereby desire Mr William Collins of the City of Canterbury, bricklayer to be a trustee to be aiding and assisting to my said Executors in the discharge of their trust in this my will.

In witness whereof I the said Sarah Denne have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this twelfth day of March in the nine and twentieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty six. Sarah Denne her mark. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Sarah Denne the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of
Elizabeth Webb, Joseph Webb.

This will was proved at London the twenty first day November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six before the Right Worshipful George May, Doctor of Laws, Master, Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of Martha Denne, spinster, the daughter and William Denne the son of the deceased and Executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased having been first sworn by commission only to administer.


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