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Will of William Denne

of Sheldwich, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.102 f.179
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen, I William Denne of Sheldwich in the County of Kent Labourer being of sound mind and memory praised be God do make this my last will in manner following, that is to say, I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Denne the sum of thirty pounds

and as to all the residue and remainder of my money goods chattels and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind as ever the same may be at the time of my decease after payment of all my just debts, funeral expenses, the charges of proving this my will and all other incident expenses being first ? therewith and thereout paid and discharged. I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my daughter Sarah Pain of Sheldwich aforesaid, widow and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said daughter Sarah Pain sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any time herebefore made and I do hereby publish and declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said William Denne the Testator have hereunto set and affixed my hand and seal this seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one. William Denne his mark. Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Denne the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.
Philip Duly Thomas Wraight(?) his mark.

The before registered will of William Denne deceased was proved this thirty first day of December 1792 before the Reverend Joshua ? Clerk, Surrogate to the Worshipful Sir William Scott, Knight Doctor of Laws Official General to the ? the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Sarah Pain widow the daughter of the deceased and sole Executrix named in the said will she being first sworn duly to perform the same.


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