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Will of Thomas Denne

of Chislet, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1826
Transcribed by Brian Denn
This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Denne of Grove Hill in the Parish of Chislet in the County of Kent, Gentleman. First I give and devise unto and to the use of my dear wife Frances Denne her heirs and assigns for ever all that my messuage farm and lands called Port Farm containing about two hundred and ten acres more or less situate in the Parish of Chislet in the County of Kent with the appertuances lately purchased by me of George Denne Esquire and now in my own occupation but I do subject and change the said messuage farm and lands so devised to my said wife in for simple oath the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary charges which first shall be paid by her accordingly and as to all other my messuages lands tenements hereditaments parts and shares of hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever with the appertuances.

I give and devise the same unto and to the use of my said wife Frances Denne and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease I give and devise all the said residue of my said messuages lands tenements hereditaments parts and shares of hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever with the appertuances unto and to the use of my daughter and sons Frances Denne, Thomas Denne, George Denne, Henry Denne, John Denne, William Denne and Alfred Denne their several and respective heirs and assigns for ever equally to be divided between and amongst them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.

And I give and bequeath unto my said wife Frances Denne and her assigns for and during her natural life the use and enjoyment interest dividends and original profits of all my household goods and furniture, plate linen and china money securities for money chattels effects and all other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and from and after her decease I give and bequeath all my said household goods and furniture plate linen and china and all my money securities for money chattels effects and personal estate unto and amongst all my said seven children hereinbefore named in equal shares to and for their own use and benefit

and I nominate and appoint my said wife Frances Denne and my said sons Thomas Denne, George Denne, Henry Denne and John Denne Executrix and Executors of this my last Will and Testament and hereby revoking all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made I do publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Thomas Denne the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of February in the year of Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty six. Thomas Denne Signed sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Denne the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Edward Daniel of Ramsgate John Daniel, Edward Miles his clerk.

Proved at London 30th September 1826 before the Judge by the oaths of Frances Denne the relict Thomas Denne, George Denne Henry Denne and John Denne the sons the Executors to whom administration was granted being first sworn by common? duly to administer.


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Will of Thomas Denne
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