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Will of Thomas Denne

of Herne, Kent

Source: Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.66 f.203a
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the Name of God Amen, I Thomas Denne being of perfect mind and memory make this my last Will and Testament. First I desire to be decently buried at Chislet as near my mother as possible.

Item I make John Denne of the Parish of Herne my sole Executor and fifty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain
and to Thomas Denne the son of John and Elizabeth Denne of Herne the sum of thirty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain
if there should be any money left I leave it to the Executor to disburse as he thinks proper.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set hand and seal this twenty fourth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty. Thomas Denne. Signed sealed published and declared by the within named Thomas Denne to be the last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names in the presence of the said Thomas Denne.
Henry Denne, John Gurney.

The before registered will of Thomas Denne deceased was proved the 23rd day of September 1780 before the Reverend George Hearne, Clerk Surrogate to the Worshipful Andrew Collee Ducarel, Doctor of Laws, Commissary General of the City and Diocese of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of John Denne the sole Executor named in the said will he being first sworn well and truly to perform the same.

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