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Will of Edward Denne

of Chilham, Kent


Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1849
Transcribed by Brian Denn
This is the last Will and Testament of me Edward Denne of Chilham in the County of Kent, Gentleman, first I give and bequeath unto my wife Elizabeth Denne and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life if she shall so longer continue my widow and unmarried the use dividends interest and annual produce of all and singular my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and from and immediately after her decease or marriage again I give and bequeath the same unto my son John Rayner Denne to and for his own absolute use and benefit

and I give and devise unto my said son John Rayner Denne and my friend Robert Barker of the City of Canterbury, Gentleman their heirs and assigns all my freehold messuages farms lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever upon trust that they the said John Rayner Denne and Robert Barker or the survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor so and shall either immediately or at any time after my decease sell dispose of and ? my said freehold hereditaments and premises with their appertuances and the ? thereof in fee simple either entirely and together or in parcels and in either by public auction or private contract unto any person or persons who shall be willing to become and be the purchaser or purchasers of the same several hereditaments and premises or any part thereof for the most money and best price or prices that can be reasonably had or gotten for the same and do and shall for that purpose make and execute all such deeds conveyances and assurances as they the said John Rayner Denne and Robert Barker or the survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor shall think fit

and I do hereby declare my will and mind to be that upon payment of the money to arise by such sale or sales of the said several hereditaments and premises hereby made saleable or any of them or any part or parts thereof ? it shall and may be lawful to and for the said John Rayner Denne and Robert barker or the survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor to give and sign any receipt or receipts for the money to arise by such sale or sales as aforesaid or any art or parts thereof respectively which receipt or receipts shall be good and sufficient discharge and discharged to any purchaser or purchasers his her and their respective heirs executors administrators and assigns for so much of the said purchase money as shall be therein expressed or acknowledged to be received and such purchaser or purchasers his her and their respective heirs executors administrators and assigns shall not afterwards be obliged to see to the application of such purchase money or be answerable or accountable for any loss misappropriation or ? thereof or of any part thereof

and I do hereby direct that they my said trustees or the survivor of them or the executors administrators or assigns of such survivor and shall stand and be possessed of and interested in all the aforesaid monies to arise from the sale or sales of my freehold hereditaments and premises in respectively after payment of any ? debts or ? affecting the same upon trust to invest the residue thereof either in Government real securities at interest with power to alter the same from time to time at the discretion and pay and apply the dividends and interest to arise therefrom unto my said wife Elizabeth Denne and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life if she shall so long continue my widow and unmarried

and from and immediately after her decease or marriage again whichever shall first happen upon trust to pay the sum of two hundred pounds sterling part of the aforesaid monies to arise from the sale or sales of my said freehold hereditaments and premises unto my daughter Jane Elizabeth Hatfield(?) over and above any sum of money I may have bound myself to pay her or her husband Richard Barker Hatfield and ? to pay the remainder of the aforesaid monies unto my said son John Rayner Denne to and for his own absolute use and benefit provided and my will and mind expressly is that in case my said trustees or the survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor shall be at liberty so to do and in that case the yearly and other rents issues and profits of my said freehold hereditaments and premises or of such part or parts thereof as shall so remain unsold shall be in trust for my said wife Elizabeth Denne and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life if she shall so long continue my widow and unmarried and I give and devise all the loyal interest vested in me as trustee or mortgagee in any real or personal estate unto and to the use of my said trustees upon such trusts and ? to such equities as shall be subsisting therein respectively and I declare that my said trustees or the survivor of them or the heirs executors administrators or assigns of such survivor shall not be accountable for each others ? or receipts ? for losses happening without their own wilful neglect or default and shall be at liberty and may retain and allow to each other for all expenses and loss of time ? to the execution of the trusts and powers of this my Will

and I appoint the said John Rayner Denne and Robert Barker the Executors of this my Will and lastly I hereby revoke all my former wills. In witness whereof I the said Edward Denne the Testator have to the first two sheets of this my last Will and Testament in three sheets of paper contained set my hand and to this third and last sheet thereof my hand and seal the twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six. Edward Denne Signed sealed published and declared by the said Edward Denne the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses.
Henry Barker, William Barker ? of Boughton, Blean.

Proved at London the 3rd September 1849 before the Judge by the oaths of John Rayner Denne the son and Robert Barker the Executors to whom administration was granted having been first sworn by commission only to administer.


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