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Will of Thomas Denne

of Sittingbourne, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.104 f.187
Transcribed by Brian Denn
This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Denne of Sittingbourne in the County of Kent, Gentleman made the sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven in manner and form following (that is to say)

I give and devise and bequeath all and every my messuage or tenement with the backside yard garden orchard land hereditaments with the appertuances situate lying and being in Sittingbourne aforesaid and now in my own occupation and all other my Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate lying and being and also all and every my Household Goods, Goods, Chattels, Monies, Securities for Money, lease of my tanning and grazing business stock and crop of all sorts both live and dead and all other my Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of whatsoever nature kind quality or sort soever the same shall be and consist of at the time of my decease unto my dearly beloved wife Mary Denne and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life

and from and immediately after her decease I give devise and bequeath all my said Real and Personal Estate unto and between all and every my sons and daughters namely John, James, Thomas, Constant, Mary, Margaret and Henry Denne and unto their several and respective heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever equally to be divided between them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.

And I hereby make name institute and appoint her my said wife Mary and my said son John Denne Executors of this my said last Will and Testament and hereby revoking and making void all former and other will and wills and other testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made. I hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament.

In witness hereof I the said Thomas Denne the Testator have to this my said last Will and Testament contained in two sides of one sheet of paper subscribed my hand and seal the said sixth day of December one thousand eight hundred and seven. Thomas Denne. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the witnesses whose names are hereunder written who have hereunto at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as witnesses to the due execution hereof
? ? A M ?, George Crump.

The before registered will of Thomas Denne, deceased was proved the sixteenth day of September 1809 before the Reverend Joshua Dix Clerk, Surrogate to the Right Honourable Sir William Scott Knight Doctor of Laws Official General to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of Mary Denne the relict and John Denne the son and the Executors named in the said will they being first sworn well and truly to perform the same.

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