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Will of Elizabeth Denne

of St Nicholas at Wade, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1819
Transcribed by Brian Denn
This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Denne of the Parish of St Nicholas at Wade in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent, widow.
First I give and bequeath unto my three daughters Elizabeth the wife of John Bridges, Martha Denne and Sarah Denne the sum of one hundred pounds or part sterling.
Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary the wife of Joseph Coxon the sum of two hundred pounds sterling.
Also I give and bequeath unto the said John Bridges my son Thomas Denne and John Zacharia Plummer of the City of Canterbury, Gentlemen the sum of one hundred pounds Sterling upon the Trusts herein after declared concerning the same.
Also I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Elizabeth Bridges the sum of seven hundred pounds sterling
also I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Denne the sum of seven hundred pounds sterling.
Also I give and bequeath unto my said two daughters Martha Denne and Sarah Denne the sum of five hundred pounds each sterling,
also I give and bequeath unto the said John Bridges, Thomas Denne and John Zacharia Plummer the sum of five hundred pounds sterling upon the trusts hereinafter declared concerning the same
also I give and bequeath unto my Bailiff William Watson the sum of twenty pounds sterling and also a suit of mourning
also I give and bequeath unto my son William Denne two pairs of sheets a Wainscott(?) Bureau and one large silver table spoon
also I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Denne a silver punch ladle

also I give and devise unto my said two daughters Martha Denne and Sarah Denne equally to be divided between them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to their several and respective heirs and assigns all that my freehold messuage or tenement with the buildings, yard garden and appertuance situate lying and being in the Parish of St Nicholas at Wade aforesaid and now in my own occupation.
Also I give and bequeath unto my said two daughters Martha Denne and Sarah Denne all the household furniture, plate, linen and china except what I have hereinbefore disposed of that shall be in about or of or belonging to my present dwellinghouse at the time of my decease to be equally divided between them
also I give and bequeath unto my said daughter Mary the wife of the said Joseph Coxon all the household furniture fixtures plate linen and china that shall be in about or of or belonging to my farm house at Monkton in the said Isle of Thanet and County of Kent wherein she my said daughter Mary now resides.

Also I give and bequeath the sum of five hundred pounds sterling unto the said Thomas Denne and John Bridges upon trust that they or the survivor of them his executors or administrators shall and do within six months next after decease lay out and invest the said sum of five hundred pounds in some and or most of the public stocks or funds of this Kingdom in the names of them the said Thomas Denne and John Bridges or the survivor of them his executors or administrators in trust that they the said Thomas Denne and John Bridges or the survivor of them his executors or administrators shall and do pay apply and dispose of all the clear yearly dividends interest and produce of the said stocks and funds so to be purchased as aforesaid as the same shall be received by equal half yearly payments unto my said son William Denne for and during the term of his natural life and from and immediately after the decease of my said son William Denne then in trust that they the said Thomas Denne and John Bridges or the survivor of them his executors or administrators shall and do on the decease of my said son William Denne pay assign and transfer the said stocks and funds in manner following
one third? part thereof unto my said daughter Martha Denne her executors administrators or assigns
and other third part thereof unto my said daughter Sarah Denne her executors, administrators or assigns
and the other and remaining third part thereof unto themselves the said Thomas Denne and John Bridges and the said John Zacharia Plummer upon the trusts hereinafter declared remaining the same
also I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas Denne and my said son in law John Bridges the sum of five hundred pounds sterling upon trust that they shall and do receive the yearly produce thereof for and being the term of their natural life to and for their own use and benefit as a small compensation for their care and trouble in the management of the affairs of my said son William Denne which I do hereby request them to undertake and perform and from and immediately after the decease of the survivor of them the said Thomas Denne and John Bridges I do hereby give and bequeath the said last mentioned sum of five hundred pounds unto my three daughters Martha Denne, Mary Coxon and Sarah Denne equally to be divided between them share and share alike and to their respective executors administrators and assigns the share of my said daughter Mary Coxon therein to be transferred to and vested in the said Thomas Denne John Bridges and John Zacharia Plummer or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor for the benefit of her and her family in such and the same manner as the other property hereinbefore and hereinafter bequeathed to the said Trustees is vested for her and her family and as to all the rest and residue of my goods, chattels, stock and crop upon my farms and lands ready money securities for money, money in the public stocks or funds of this Kingdom and all other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever after and subject to the payment of all my debts legacies funeral expenses the charges of proving this my will and other incidental expense touching the same I do hereby give and bequeath the same and every part thereof in manner following that is to say and equal fifth part thereof unto my said daughter Elizabeth Bridges her executors administrators and assigns one other full equal fifth part thereof unto my said son Thomas Denne his executors administrators and assigns one other full equal fifth part thereof unto my said daughter Martha Denne her executors administrators and assigns one other full equal part thereof unto my said daughter Sarah Denne her executors administrators and assigns and the other and remaining full equal fifth part thereof unto the said John Bridges Thomas Denne and John Zacharia Plummer their executors administrators and assigns and I do hereby declare that such last mentioned fifth part is by me given and bequeathed unto the said John Bridges Thomas Denne and John Zacharia Plummer together with the several sums of money hereinbefore given to them jointly and that they shall stand and be possessed of the same upon the trusts and to and for the several uses intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned and declared of and concerning the same that is to say in trust that they the said John Bridges Thomas Denne and John Zacharia Plummer and the survivors and survivor of them his executors administrators shall and do as soon after my decease as conveniently may be in their own discretion lay out and invest the monies to arise in manner aforesaid and herein before bequeathed to them by this my will in the purchase of Capital Stocks in some one or more of the public stocks or funds of this Kingdom or in or upon some one or more good private security or securities in the names or name of them John Bridges Thomas Denne and John Zacharia Plummer or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor and from time to time at their own discretion to sell call in and change the stocks and securities respectively in or upon which the said trust monies or any part thereof shall or may be invested and to reinvest and lay out the same again in the purchase of other capital stocks or in or upon other good private security or securities as aforesaid as often as they shall see occasion and shall and do stand possessed of all such capital stock so to be purchased and of the security or securities in or upon which the said trust monies respectively shall or may be from time to time laid out or invested as aforesaid and of the yearly dividends interest proceed or profits thereof respectively upon trusts following that is to say upon trust that they my said trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall and do pay apply and dispose of the yearly dividends interest proceed and profits of the same capital stock and securities as the same shall from time to time arise or be made and be received into the proper hands of my said daughter Mary Coxon during her life to and for her own sole and separate use and benefit apart from her said present or any after taken husband to the intent that the same may not be at the disposal of or subject or liable to the ? debts or engagements of her said present or any after taken husband but only at her own sole and separate disposal and my will and mind is that the receipts of my said daughter alone under her hand for the said yearly dividends interest proceed and profits shall from time to time notwithstanding her coverture be good and sufficient discharges to my said Trustees for so much thereof for which such receipts shall be respectively given and from and immediately after the decease of my said daughter Mary Coxon upon trust that they my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or their executors or administrators of such survivor shall and do pay assign and transfer all the said capital stock and securities in or upon which the said trust monies respectively shall be then invested and all the dividends interest proceed and profits thereof respectively which shall be then due thereon unto and among all and every the child or children male and female of my said daughter Mary Coxon lawfully begotten and to be begotten which shall be living at the time of her decease and the issue of such of them as shall be then dead equally to be divided between them if more than one share and share alike such issue taking his her or their respective fathers or mothers share therein only and to be paid assigned and transferred unto such children and issue severally and respectively when and as soon as he she or they shall have attained his her or their respective age or ages of twenty one years or shall be married which shall first happen and if any or either of the said children of my said daughter Mary Coxon or their issue shall happen to die under the said age and unmarried then upon trust that they my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall and do pay assign and transfer the part or share and parts or shares of and in the said trust promises respectively of him her or them so dying unto and among the survivors or survivor of them equally to be divided among such survivors if more than one share and share alike and to be paid and payable unto such survivors or survivor at such times and in such manner as his her or their respective original part share and proportion of the said trust monies and promises is by this my will directed to be paid assigned and transferred as aforesaid and in case my said daughter Mary Coxon shall happen to die without leaving any child or children lawfully begotten which shall be living at the time of her decease or in case she shall leave any and all of them shall happen to die under the said age of twenty one years and unmarried then upon trust that they my said Trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or their executors or administrators of such survivor shall and do pay assign and transfer the said capital stock and securities respectively and all the dividends interest and proceed thereof which shall be then due thereon unto such persons who would have been entitled to my personal estate under and by virtue of the statute for the distribution of intestates effects in case I had died intestate nevertheless in utter exclusion of the said Joseph Coxons participating therein in any manner whatsoever and my will and mind further is and I do hereby order direct and declare my said Trustees respectively and the survivors or survivor of them and the executors or administrators of such survivor to reimburse and pay themselves and each and every of them out of the monies which shall come to their hands by virtue of the trusts aforesaid all such costs charges and expenses as they or any of them shall expend pay or be put unto in the execution of the same trusts and also that they or any or either of them shall not be answerable or accountable for the loss of any of the said trust monies respectively which shall come to their or any of their hands by reason of the trusts aforesaid if there be no wilful neglect or default of them or any of them but if any loss shall happen by or through the wilful neglect or default of either of them then the same shall be made good by him her or their only through whose means the same shall happen and I do hereby make nominate and appoint my said son Thomas Denne and the said John Bridges Executors of this my last Will and Testament.

And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills and testamentary papers whatsoever by me at any time heretofore made and do publish and declare this only to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Denne the Testatrix have to the five first sheets of this my last Will and Testament in six sheets of paper contained set my hand and to this sixth and last sheet hereof my hand and seal this twelfth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten.
Signed, sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Denne the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Michael Brett Snr, Michael Brett Jnr and William Elgar.

Proved at London 29th October 1819 before the Judge by the oaths of Thomas Denne Esq. the son and John Bridges Esq., the Executors to whom administration was granted having first sworn (by commission) duly to administer.


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