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Will of Edward Denne

of Chilham, Kent


Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.104 folio 22
Transcribed by Brian Denn
In the name of God Amen I Edward Denne of the Parish of Chilham in the County of Kent Gentleman being of perfect mind and memory and calling to mind and duly considering the uncertainty of Human Life do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) first and principally I commend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator humbly hoping for a blessed immortality through the merits and mediation of my blessed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named. And as to such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to give me I give devise and dispose thereof as followeth.

First I give and devise unto my dear wife Jane Denne and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life if she shall so long remain and continue my widow and unmarried all and every my messuages lands tenements hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever all and every my parts and shares of and in any messuages lands tenements hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever and also all and every my goods chattels stock crop utensils implements monies mortgages and securities for money and all other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality soever after and subject to the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my will which I do hereby charge on my personal estate only.

And from and immediately after the decease of my said dear wife Jane Denne or in case of her marriage again which shall first happen I do hereby give and bequeath unto my two daughters Catherine Denne and Jane Denne the sum of four hundred pounds apiece of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid and payable unto them my said two daughters Catherine Denne and Jane Denne within twelve calendar months next after the decease or marriage again of my said dear wife Jane Denne which shall first happen which said several legacies of four hundred pounds apiece unto my two daughters Catherine Denne and Jane Denne I do hereby order and direct shall be issuing and going out of and charged and chargeable upon all that my messuage or tenement and several pieces or parcels of land containing by estimation one hundred acres be thereof more or less with their and every of their appertuances situate lying and being at or near a certain place called Shottenton in the several parishes of Chilham aforesaid and Selling or one of them in the said County of Kent being part and parcel of my said messuages lands tenements hereditaments and real estate.

Also I give and devise from and immediately after the decease of my said dear wife Jane Denne or in case of her marriage again which shall first happen the said messuage or tenement and the said several pieces or parcels of land containing by estimation one hundred acres be thereof more or less with their and every of their appertuances charged and chargeable nevertheless as aforesaid and also all and every other my messuages lands tenements hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever and also all and every my said parts and shares of and in any messuages land tenements hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto and to the use of my six sons Edward Denne, William Denne, Mark Skinner Denne, John Denne, Thomas Denne and Anthony Smith Denne equally to be divided between them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to their several and respective heirs and assigns for ever.

Also I give and bequeath from and do immediately after the decease of my said dear wife Jane Denne or in case of her marriage again which shall first happen all and every my said goods chattels stock crop utensils implements monies mortgages and securities for money and all other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever after the several payments and deductions aforesaid unto and to the use of my eight children the said Edward Denne William Denne Mark Skinner Denne John Denne Thomas Denne Anthony Smith Denne Catherine Denne and Jane Denne equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to their several and respective executors administrators and assigns.

And I do hereby make nominate and appoint my said dear wife Jane Denne and my said son Edward Denne Executrix and Executor of this my last will and do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills and testamentary papers by me at any time heretofore made and do hereby make publish and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Edward Denne the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament in three sheets of paper contained to the first two sheets thereof set my hand and to this third and last sheet my hand and seal this twenty second day of March in the thirty seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third 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 ninety seven.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Edward Denne the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Sarah Smith, ? Plummer, William Waters

January 10th 1807 Edward Denne the son and surviving Executor named in this will was duly sworn as usual and that the goods chattels and credits do not amount in value to the sum of one thousand pounds. Before me Joshua Dix(?) Surrogate.


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