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Will of Benjamin Denne

of Sandwich, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1795
Transcribed by Brian Denn
This is the last Will and Testament of me Benjamin Denne of the town and port of Sandwich in the County of Kent, Gentleman, I being of sound mind and memory
first I give and bequeath unto my niece Catherine Hannah(?) Marsh wife of James Marsh of Malton in the Isle of Thanet in the said County of Kent husbandman the sum of two hundred pounds stock which I am entitled to in the three per ? annuities or some other stock or stocks in the public funds of this Kingdom.
Also I give and bequeath unto my nephew Benjamin Denne son of my brother Thomas Denne the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain.
Also I give and bequeath unto the said servant that shall be living with me at the time of my decease the sum of five pounds of like lawful money.
Also I give and bequeath unto my brother John Denne the sum of ten pounds of like lawful money.
Also I give and bequeath unto Edward Baker of the said town and port of Sandwich, Gentleman the sum of ten pounds of the like lawful money.

Also I do give devise and bequeath all and singular my messuages or tenements lands hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever and also all and singular the rest and residue of my ready money securities for money stock in the public funds and all other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my three brothers John Denne, Henry Denne and Thomas Denne also to my sister Catherine Eastes(?) wife of John Eastes of the Parish of St Margaret at Cliffe in the said County of Kent blacksmith and to their ? executors administrators and assigns forever equally to be divided between them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and I do constitute and appoint my said brother John Denne and the said Edward Baker, Executors of this my last Will and Testament and hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty ninth day of December in the thirtieth year of the reign of King George the Third over Great Britain and so forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine. B Denne signed sealed published and declared by the said Benjamin Denne the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witness.
Mary Philpott, Thomas Wood, William(?) Philpott.

This will was proved at London the thirtieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne, Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of John Denne the brother of the deceased and Edward Baker the Executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.

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