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Will of Elizabeth Denne

of Margate, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1837
Transcribed by Brian Denne
This is the last Will and Testament of me Elizabeth Denne of Margate in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent, widow whereas in and by a codicil to the will of my late dear husband Henry Denne deceased bearing date the twenty fifth day of July one thousand eight hundred and fourteen directions are given for the internment of my remains with his in the tomb in the church yard in the parish of Littlebourne in the said County of Kent and also respecting my funeral all which the Executors of the will of my said late husband will see performed pursuant to the directions of the said codicil. Now as for and containing all such personal estate as I may be possessed of at the time of my decease I dispose of and bequeath the same as follows.

I give and bequeath to my niece and Goddaughter Charlotte Whittle daughter of my brother Thomas Whittle the sum of thirty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain and to my Goddaughter Elizabeth Denne Whittle daughter of my nephew Charles Whittle the sum of fifty pounds of like lawful money.
To George Henry Hoffman of Margate aforesaid, surgeon in lieu for his great kindness and attention to my said late husband and myself and in consideration of the trouble he may have in the execution of this my will the like sum of fifty pounds of like money.
To Elizabeth Newton my servant if she shall be living with me at the time of my decease as an acknowledgement for her constant attention to my said late husband during a long protracted illness the sum of twenty pounds of like lawful money over and above any sum which may be then due to her for wages but if the said Elizabeth Newton shall not be living with me at the time of my decease then in lieu of the said legacy or sum of twenty pounds I give and bequeath to her the sum of ten pounds of like lawful money all which several legacies I will and direct shall be paid to the legatees thereof respectively clear of all duty imposed or to be imposed by law on legacies within six calendar months next after my decease

and as for all other my monies securities for money, effects, goods, chattels and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever after and subject to the payment of my just debts and the several legacies herebefore by me given and bequeathed I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my niece and Goddaughter Ann(?) Whittle daughter of my late brother Esau Whittle deceased her executors and administrators for her and their own use and benefit and I do nominate and appoint the said George Henry Hoffman and my said sister Ann Whittle Executors of this my will hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five. Elizabeth Denne. Signed and sealed by the said Elizabeth Denne the Testatrix and by her published and declared 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 hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Edward Dering, Margate. William Brooke, Clerk to Mr Dering.

Proved at London 6th July 1837 before the Worshipful John Danbury, Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Anne (in the will written Ann) Whittle, spinster the relict(?) one of the Executors to whom administration was granted having been first sworn duly to administer power received of making the like grant to George Henry Hoffman the other Executor when he shall apply for the same.


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