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Will of Adam Dennis

of Stone in Oxney, Kent

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury PRC17/110/287a
Submitted by Kevin Yeats
In the Name of God Amen
I Adam Dennis of the parish of Stone in the Isle of Oxney in the County of Kent Labourer being of perfect Mind and Memory make this my last Will and Testament

I Give and Bequeath into (sic) my Wife Margaret Dennis all my Goods Chattels revertionary Interests rights and other claims and demands which I am intitled unto where and whatsoever at the time of my decease during the time she remains my Widow for the better support of herself and my infant Children
in case she should marry again such property to be put out on good Security and to be divided in equal proportions among them each and every one of my Children lawfully begotten when they attain the age of twenty one years

I also constitute and appoint Mr John Bourne of the parish of Appledore in the County of Kent Farmer (my Brother in Law) my whole and sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I have set my Hand and Seal this twenty fourth Day of November in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty six
Adam Dennis

Signed sealed and delivered by the within named Testator Adam Dennis to be his last Will and Testament in the presents (sic) of us who have hereto subscribed our names in the presence of the said Testator and of each other Witness our Hands
Thos Paine Senr. - Wm Paine Senr.

Admon with the before registered Will annexed of Adam Dennis deceased was on the seventeenth Day of January 1839 before the Reverend John Metcalfe Clerk Surrogate to the Worpshipful Sherrard Beaumont Burnaby Doctor of Laws Official General to the Reverend the Archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted granted to Adam Dennis one of the natural and lawful Children of the deceased and as such one of the universal Legatees substituted in the said Will He being first sworn duly to administer

(John Bourne the sole Executor having renounced the Probate and Execution of the said will and Margaret Dennis Widow the Relict of the deceased the universal Legatee during her Widowhood being dead)

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Will of Adam Dennis
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