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Will of Anne Denne

of Littlebourne, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Vol.106 f.41
Transcribed by Brian Denn
This is the last Will and Testament of me Anne Denne of the Parish of Littlebourne, in the County of Kent, Spinster made this ninth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen in manner and form following (that is to say) First I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named. And as to my worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as follows.

I give and bequeath unto Sarah-Ann Taylor daughter of my nephew John Taylor my mahogany chest of drawers.
I give and bequeath unto my two sisters Elizabeth Jarvis (wife of Peter Jarvis of Patrixbourne in the said County, Gentleman) and Sarah Denne of Littlebourne aforesaid, Spinster all and every my wearing apparel of every description to be equally divided between them share and share alike and I direct that the before mentioned legacies be delivered to the respective Legatees immediately after my decease by my Executors hereinafter named.

And as to all and every my ready monies, monies in the Public Stocks or Funds or in Government or private security or securities and all other the rest and residue of my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever (subject to the payment of my just debts funeral expenses the charges of proving this my will and all other incidental charges) I give and bequeath the interest dividends profits and proceeds thereof and every part thereof unto my sister the said Elizabeth Jarvis, my brother in law the said Peter Jarvis and my sister the said Sarah Denne and their respective assigns for and during their joint natural lives and the life of the survivor or longest liver of them in equal proportions.

And from and immediately after the several deceases of the said Elizabeth Jarvis, Peter Jarvis and Sarah Denne and the decease of the survivor or longest liver of them then I give and bequeath all and singular my said ready monies monies in the Public Stocks or Funds or on Government or Private Security or Securities and all other the said rest and residue of my said Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever (subject and charged and chargeable as aforesaid) unto my nephews and niece Ann Cresswell (the wife of John Cresswell of Canterbury, Tailor) Richard Jarvis, John Jarvis and Henry Jarvis and William Taylor and John Taylor equally to be divided between them share and share alike and with their several and respective executors, administrators and assigns.

And I do hereby make nominate constitute and appoint my said nephews Richard Jarvis and John Taylor joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament.And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and do publish and declare these presents only to be and contain my entire last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Anne Denne the Testatrix have to the first sheet of this my last Will and Testament (in two sheets of paper together annexed contained) set my hand and to this second and last sheet thereof my hand and seal and my seal at the top where the said sheets are affixed together the day and year first above written. Anne Denne. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Anne Denne the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses to the due execution of this her said last Will and Testament.
Elizabeth Cullen, William Cullen.

The before registered will of Anne Denne, Spinster deceased was proved the twentieth day of February 1819 before the Reverend John Francis, 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 oath of Richard Jarvis the nephew and one of the Executors named in the said will he being first sworn duly to perform the same. Power being reserved of making the like grant to John Taylor the nephew and the other Executor whenever he should apply for the same.

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