The Denne Family

Alice Denn

Father: John Den

Mother: Agnes (Philpott) Den

Married: _____ Terry

Notes: Alice is named in her father's will, dated 12 February 1601:
Item I will and bequeathe unto Margarett Marye Elizabeth and Alice my daughters and to either of them twentye powndes to be paide to them severallye at the age of One and Twentye yeres or at the dayes of there severall marriages or at wich of them shall come ffirste yf they soo longe doo live


Alice is also mentioned in the will of her brother, John, dated 31 August 1638:
Item, I will and bequeath to my sister Alice .... to the .... of her children the sum of twenty pounds..

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Christiane Denne

Father: Peter Denne

Mother: Mary (Burvell) Denn

Notes: Christiane is named in her father's will, dated 13 August 1606:
To my daughter Christiane 40 pounds within 2 years .... to provide for her until the money is paid.
I give to my eldest three daughters my linen and half of my pewter.

She is also mentioned in the will of her brother Peter, dated 12 November [1609]:
The residue of all my landes I will to my too brethren John Denn and James Denn, and to their heires equally to be devided paying such legacies as I shall hereafter bequeath that is to saie,
...
and to my sister Cristin xth,


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Chrystns Den

Father: William Denne

Notes: Chrystns is mentioned in the will of her father, William dated 1524
First I will that James my son immediately after my decease shall have and possess my tenement called Little Barfield with all the lands pertaining thereto with all the appertuances lying and being in the foresaid Parish of Tilmanstone and all my woodland lying and being in the Parish of Womenswold to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that John my son shall have the said lands to him and to his said heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if it happen my said John to die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that Thomas my son shall have it to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if Thomas die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that my son John the younger shall have the said lands in him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten
and if it happen my said John the younger to die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that Edward my son shall have the said lands to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die without heirs then I will that Gelayne(?) my daughter shall have the said lands to her and to her heirs of her body lawfully begotten
and if Gelayne die without heirs of her body lawfully begotten then to Chrystns and to her heirs of her body lawfully begotten.
 
Chrystns is also mentioned in the will of her brother John, dated 1557:
and to my sister Christyns(?) 10s

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Cyselley Denne

Father: James Den

Mother: Johane (_____) Den

Notes: Cyselley is named in her father's will, dated 23 August 1557:
Item I bequeath to either of my two daughters Julyan and Cyselley £6 13s 4d and to either of them a young cow or a bullock and I give to Julyan my daughter upon consideration of increase twenty ewes and to Cyselley ten ewes to be paid at the time of marriage.

Cyselley is also named in the will of her uncle, John Den, dated 1 February 1557/8 (OS/NS):
and to William Den the son of James Den late deceased 10s
and to Thomas Den his brother 10s
...
and to Gelayne and Cysely Den their sisters to either of them 10s


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Edward Denne

Baptism: 14 November 1609, in St Mary, Sandwich, Kent, England
Edwarde Den is recorded as the son of Thomas

Father: Thomas Denne

Mother: Phebe (Pordage) Denne

Notes: Edward is mentioned in the will of his father dated 1620:
Item to John and Edward my other two sons I give all my messuages or tenements situate and lying in Motesole(?) in the Parish of St Mary in Sandwich aforesaid with all the orchards gardens backsides and appertuances whatsoever to the same belonging to be divided equally between them and if either of my said sons John or Edward shall depart this life without any issue then my mind and will is that the other of the lands tenements or messuage or fourth part of the share of him so dying or departing this life shall discend and remain and wholly be to the survivor of them two my said three sons paying to Katherine my now wife the yearly sum of forty pounds Sterling out of the said messuage or tenements for her ? during her life.

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Elizabeth Denne

Birth: 4 December 1578, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: William Denne

Mother: Margaret (Harvye) Denne

Death: 4 December 1578, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Burial: Tilmanstone, Kent, England

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Elizabeth Denne

Birth: after 1578 and before 1583

Father: William Denne

Mother: Margaret (Harvye) Denne

Notes: Elizabeth is mentioned in the will of her father, William, dated 1599:
Item I will and give unto every one of my fower daughters that is to saye Marye Denn Elizabeth Denn Marthia Denn & Sara Denn To every eche one of the Twentie poounds a peece of good lawfull Englishe money To be paide by my Executor at the day of their severall marriages or within one quarter of a yeare next after their saide severall marriages or Otherwise to be paide by my Executor unto them or any of them yf they happen not to marry before At their Severall adges of twentie and one yeres

and in the will of her mother, Margaret (Harvye) Denne in 1609:
Item I give to Elizabeth Denne my second daughter the like sum of twenty shillings of lawful money of England and one chest within one month after my decease.
...
I will that all my other linen not yet bequeathed shall be equally divided between Thomas Denne my youngest son Elizabeth Denne and Sarah Denne two of my daughters.

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Elizabeth (Denn) Pising

Baptism: 14 April 1587, in Eastry, Kent, England

Father: John Den

Mother: Agnes (Philpott) Den

Married: _____ Pising

Burial: 15 August 1637, in Eastry, Kent, England

Notes: Elizabeth is named in her father's will, dated 12 February 1601:
Item I will and bequeathe unto Margarett Marye Elizabeth and Alice my daughters and to either of them twentye powndes to be paide to them severallye at the age of One and Twentye yeres or at the dayes of there severall marriages or at wich of them shall come ffirste yf they soo longe doo live


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Elizabeth Denne

Father: Thomas Denne

Mother: Phebe (Pordage) Denne

Notes: Elizabeth is mentioned in her grandmother's will in 1609:
Item I give to Joshua Denne, John Denne, Sara Denne and Elizabeth Denne the four children of Thomas Denne my eldest son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years.

also in the will of her father dated 1620:
Item my mind and will is that all my goods and chattels real and personal shall be in best and most ? in time (according to the discretion of my Executors) sold to the most profit and my debts and funeral expenses being first thereat paid and discharged shall then the rest of that money remaining to be equally distributed and divided amongst my three daughters Sara, Elizabeth and Mary. And if any of them depart this life before they be married then I will that the part or portion of her or them so dying or departing this life shall be equally divided between the survivors of her or them so living or if not then wholly to ? the survivor. And I will the portion which shall fall to my said daughters be paid to them when they shall come unto their several ages of eighteen years or to the survivor or survivors of them.

and in the will of her brother, Joshua, dated 1637:
Item I will devise and bequeath unto my two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth all that my dwelling house and malthouse with all and every the appertuances to the same belonging situate and being in the Parish of St Maryes aforesaid now in the tenure and occupation of one Meane(?) to have and to hold the said dwelling house malthouse with the appertuances to my said two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth and to their heirs for ever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Denne and to my sister Mary to either of them forty shillings and I do make and ordain my said two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth the joint Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament.

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Gelayne Den

Father: William Denne

Notes: Gelayne is mentioned in the will of her father, William dated 1524
First I will that James my son immediately after my decease shall have and possess my tenement called Little Barfield with all the lands pertaining thereto with all the appertuances lying and being in the foresaid Parish of Tilmanstone and all my woodland lying and being in the Parish of Womenswold to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that John my son shall have the said lands to him and to his said heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if it happen my said John to die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that Thomas my son shall have it to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die without heirs then I will that Gelayne(?) my daughter shall have the said lands to her and to her heirs of her body lawfully begotten
 
The will of Gelayne's brother John, dated 1557, mentions "my sister Awdlest" as well some other people with the surname Awdlest. Christyns is named seperately, so it is likely that this sister, who appears to have married an Awdlest, is either Gelayne or Johane, and since she is listed before Christyns, I think most likely Gelyane married a Mr. Awdlest

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James Den

Birth: 1515, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: William Denne

Married: Johane _____  in 1540, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

 Children: Notes: James is mentioned in the will of his father, William dated 1524
First I will that James my son immediately after my decease shall have and possess my tenement called Little Barfield with all the lands pertaining thereto with all the appertuances lying and being in the foresaid Parish of Tilmanstone and all my woodland lying and being in the Parish of Womenswold to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.

Death: September 1557, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

A codicil to the will of one of James's brother's, John, (will dated dated February 1556/7 (OS/NS), codicil dated 24 October 1557) refers to removing James from his will because he was dead:
the said John Den being in perfect rememberence but sick in body and seeing his wife sick also on the 24th day of October called for his will to hear it read ? his brother James Den to be put out and Alice Owers by cause they were dead

Burial: Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Will: dated 23 August 1557 held at Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury vol 32 folio 213, transcribed by Brian Denn:
Latin and then 23 August 1557 Reign of Phillip and Marie, I James Den of the Parish of Tilmanstone being in good and perfect remembrance but sick in body do make my testament and last will in manner and form following I bequeath my soul to Almighty God to the Virgin Mary and to all the holy company of heaven and my body to be buried in the church yard there by my father and mother in the parish aforesaid. Item I will have at my burying or for the ? masses(?) with drudge(?) and at my months mind as many with drudge and at my twelve months mind as many with drudge(?) after the most customed fashion of the church.
Item I bequeath to the high alter there for my tithes negligently forgotten one ewe.
Item I bequeath to every one of my god children 12d to be payable a ? after my months day except Anthony Roger James Hylde and William Piper the son of John Piper for to every one of them I give one ewe.
Item I will that my honest neighbours and friends after service after service is due at the three times before appointed come home to this my house and here to be refreshed honestly and also the poor people of the parish at the discretion of my executors.
Item I bequeath to either of my two daughters Julyan and Cyselley £6 13s 4d and to either of them a young cow or a bullock and I give to Julyan my daughter upon consideration of increase twenty ewes and to Cyselley ten ewes to be paid at the time of marriage.
Item I bequeath to Peter Den and to John Den my sons to either of them £4.
Item I bequeath ten ewes to John Den and 5 wethers a seame of wheat and two seames of barley.
Item I bequeath to Peter Den my son ten sheep half ewes half ? if I die before Saint Andrew or else at ? time ten ewes and ten lambs bearing charges and a seame of wheat and two seames of barley.
Item I give to Richard Panet(?) my servant twenty shillings six ewes and six lambs.
Item I give to Alyse Stedams 20s.
Item I bequeath to Thomas Den my son a chest a brass pot a pane half a dozen of pewter vessel two candlesticks a salt wythe all the store of my tenements(?) at Updown belonging and 2 horses and a mare five seames of wheat seven seames of barley a seame of oats 20 coppes of pedware and three pairs of sheets.
Item I will my wife shall bear with Thomas Den my son 20s for one year and next year she to have £10.
Item I bequeath to Johane my wife out of my son Williams' lands and my son Thomas's lands yearly £4 during her natural life.
Item I give to John Den the elder and to John Den the younger my brother(?) to either of them one old angel to be delivered a ? after my twelve months mind the residue of all my goods moveable my debts and bequeaths fully complete(?) and paid I give to Johane my wife and to William Den my son the which Johane and William I make my executors to dispose for my soul and all Christian Souls as they think most best.
This is the last Will of me James Den made the day and year above said.
First I will that William my son shall have my tenements in the whyche I do dwell with all the lands thereto belonging as well that I bought as the other to him and to his heirs for ever except 2 small houses and 2 gardens in Stormston with a piece of ground upon the other side of the way For these I do give to John Denne my son to him and to his heirs for ever.
Furthermore I will that William Den my son shall suffer his mother Johane my wife to engage and occupy the chamber in the wyche I now do lie the last in the upper end of the hall with fire and wood sufficient egresse and regresse. And also the said William shall find her meat and drink during her natural life if she shall marry not.
Item I will that Thomas Den my son shall have my tenement(?) at Updown and the lands thereto belonging to him and to his heirs for ever except ? house with a garden the whyche little house and garden I do give to Peter my son to him and to his heirs for ever.
Witness thereof Thomas Lylforthe(?) vicar there and John Den the younger with other ?
Probatum in Latin


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James Denne

Baptism: 27 September 1583, in Deal, Kent, England
James Denne is recorded as the son of Peter Denne

Father: Peter Denne

Mother: Mary (Burvell) Denn

Married (1st): Jane Paramour on 21 October 1605, in Sholden, Kent, England

Jane was born in 1583 in Sevenoaks district, Kent, and died in January 1622 in Sholden, Kent. She was buried in St Nicholas churchyard, Sholden.

 Children: Married (2nd): Dorothy Honeywood on 26 June 1623, in Lenham, Kent, England

Dorothy Honywood was born in 1583 in Kent, England and died in May 1664 in Eastry, Kent. She was buried on 19 May 1664 in St Mary the Virgin churchyard, Eastry.

 Children: Occupation: Yeoman

Notes: James is named in his father's will, dated 13 August 1606:
To my son Robert 90 pounds at 21 .... for three years and ..... for education ....
If he dies, to my other three sons John, Peter and James equally.
Son James Denne tenancy? at Updown Eastry for life, lands at Eastry and Ham
After his decease to John son of said John Denne my son and to his heirs forever.
...
To James Denne my son forever messuage or tent where I now dwell (9 acres) Deal and Sholden, also 5 acres in Sholden to sell towards payments of legacies.
Son James Denne to be executor and my brother James Burrell to .... him


James is named as an executor of the will of his brother Peter, dated 12 November [1609]:
The residue of all my landes I will to my too brethren John Denn and James Denn, and to their heires equally to be devided paying such legacies as I shall hereafter bequeath that is to saie,
...
and xth wch my brother James Doth owe mee and I bequeath to him more all my timber;
And further my will and meaning is, that John Denn and James Denn my brothers shalbe my executors to paie all my debts and legacies wich I have given;
And further my will & meaning is that if John Denn and James Denn doo not pay all my debts and legacies wthin six months after my decease then my will and meaning is that Robert my brother or his Assignes shall enter upon all my lande in Chamberlend field and sell the same to paie all my debts and legacies, and I doo make John Rand my overseer to this my last will and testamt;


James is also named as an executor in the will of his brother, John, dated 7 January 1622:
Item I ordain and constitute by my well beloved brothers James Den of Fowlemeade in the said County of Kent and Henry Feach(?) of Dover Castle in the said County my Executors.

Buried: 1642, in St Mary the Virgin, Eastry, Kent, England

Will: dated 9 May 1642, held at the Consistory Court of Canterbury original will 208, transcribed by Brian Denn. Probate was granted on 9 November 1642.
In the name of God Amen I James Denne of Eastry in the County of Kent, yeoman being weak in body but of sound and perfect memory the Lord be therefore praised do renounce all former wills by heretofore made and do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. First I will and bequeath my Soul unto the Almighty my Creator who first infused the same into my body with full assurance through the merits of my Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ to be made partaker of life everlasting after this mortal life shall be ended and my body to the Earth whereof it was first formed to be buried in the church of Eastry in the County aforesaid at the discretion of my Executrix hereunder named and I nominate authorise and appoint my loving wife Dorothy to be sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament to whom I will and bequeath the sum of three hundred pounds of lawful money of England which shall she have full power to retain in her hands one hundred pounds ? ? to remain unto my said loving wife Dorothy and for her to dispose by her will or otherwise the remainder of the other two hundred pounds residue of the said three after the death of my said loving wife to come to my two sons Algenon/Arthur(?) Denne and Thomas Denne equally to be divided and in case either of them shall happen to depart this life before his part and portion shall chance to become due then the survivor to have the part of him so dying.
Item I will and bequeath to my said loving wife all and singular my household stuff, plate, rings and chattels whatsoever wherewith I shall die estated of and my will and meaning is that if any shall hereafter attempt to marry with my Executrix ? then he that shall intend so to intermarry with her shall first give bond to my overseer hereunder named for the payment of the two hundred pounds to Algernon/Arthur? and Thomas aforesaid or for default thereof my overseer to have power to prosecute against him for the same.
Item I will and bequeath to James Denne my eldest son ten shillings if he come to demand the same upon reasonable request therefore first made and to the two eldest sons of my said son James and to his eldest daughter or to so many of the three as shall be living at the day of my death the sum of twenty pounds apiece at their several ages following that is to say the sons at their ages of one and twenty years if they or either of them shall long live and the daughter at her age of eighteen years if she shall so long live but if either the said two sons and daughter of my said son James shall chance to depart this life before the time appointed for payment of their several legacies then their part and portion of him or her so dying to remain in the hands of my said Executor.
Item I will and bequeath to my son Jonathan Denne one hundred and fifty pounds to be paid unto him one month after my decease on sufficient bond for the same to be turned(?) over unto him for the same.
Item I will and bequeath to my son John Denne the sum of fifty pounds to be paid unto him six months after reasonable request therefore made.
Item I will and bequeath unto my son Algenon/Arthur? the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid unto him when he shall attain to the age of one and twenty years.
Item I will and bequeath unto my son Thomas Denne the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid unto him at his age of one and twenty years.
Item I will and bequeath unto Dorothy my eldest daughter the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid unto her at her age of eighteen years.
Item I will and bequeath unto Elizabeth my daughter the sum of one hundred pounds at her age of eighteen years.
Item I will and bequeath unto Mary my daughter the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid unto her at her age of eighteen years.
And my will and meaning is that if either of my two younger sons Algernon and Thomas shall chance to depart this life before his or their legacies shall become due by virtue of this my last Will and Testament that then he that shall chance to survive shall have and receive the legacy part and portion of him dying and also that the part and portion of my daughters dying before her or their legacy or legacies due by this my will then the said part and portion of her dying to be equally divided amongst the other daughters surviving.
Item I give to the poor of the Parish of Eastry twenty shillings to be paid by my Executor one month after my decease to whom she or he applies shall think to have most need.
And of this my last Will and Testament I nominate and appoint my loving friend John Paramour of Worth overseer of this my last Will and Testament which I do hereby authorise to see the execution of this my will.
This is the last Will and Testament of me the said James Denne made this ninth day of May in the eighteenth year of King Charles of England etc Anno Domini 1642. And for this disposing of my real estate being nine acres of marshland being in three pieces in the Parish of Sholden called Croked Hopes late by me purchased of the widow Marsh, I will the same shall be by Dorothy my Executrix sold for and towards the payment of my legacies before hereby bequeathed.
In witness whereof to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper I have hereto set my hand and seal this said ninth day of May in the said eighteenth year of King Charles of England etc James Denne. Read sealed published and declared to be the last Will and Testament of the said James Denne in presence of
Elizabeth her mark Hatcher widow - Roger Whitehead his mark - John Paramour - John Engeham.
Probatum 9 Nov 1642


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Jane Denne

Birth: 1610, in Deal, Kent, England

Father:
Vincent Denne

Mother: Margaret (Cullinge) Denne

Burial: 31 July 1634 in St Leonard, Deal, Kent, England
Jane Denne is recorded as the daughter of Vincent and Margaret Denne

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Joane Denn

Father: John Den

Mother: Agnes (Philpott) Den

Notes: Joane is named in her father's will, dated 12 February 1601, in which she is described as his eldest daughter:
Item I will and bequeathe unto Joane my eldest daughter tenn poundes to be given to her within one yeare next after my decease


Joane is not mentioned in the will of his brother, John, dated 31 August 1638, in which a number of Joane's other sisters are mentioned, so perhaps she was deceased by this time.

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Joane (Denne) Henecker

Father: William Denne

Mother: Jane (Morris) Denne

Married (1st): _____ Henecker

Notes: Joane is mentioned in the will of her stepmother, Margaret (Harvye) Denne in 1609, from which we deduce that she is a daughter of William's first marriage to Jane Morris, and that she married a Henecker:
Item I will to Joane Henecker my husbands daughter ten shillings to be paid within one month after my decease.

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Joane (Denne) Rand

Birth: 1584, in Deal, Kent, England

Father: Peter Denne

Mother: Mary (Burvell) Denn

Married: John Rand

John was born in 1584, in Kent, England, and died in Jul 1637 in Deal, Kent. He was buried on 31 July 1637 in Deal, Kent.

Notes: Joane is named in her father's will, dated 13 August 1606:
To my daughter Joane Denne 40 pounds

She is also mentioned in the will of her brother Peter, dated 12 November [1609]:
The residue of all my landes I will to my too brethren John Denn and James Denn, and to their heires equally to be devided paying such legacies as I shall hereafter bequeath that is to saie,
xth to my sister Jone the wife of John Rand


Death: 4 March 1620, in Deal, Kent, England

Buried: in St Leonard, Deal, Kent, England

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Joane Denne

Father: Vincent Denne

Mother: Margaret (Cullinge) Denne

Notes: Joane is mentioned in the will of her grandmother, Margaret (Harvye) Denne in 1609 in which she is named as a child of Vincent Denne.
Item I give to Joane Denne, Samuel Denne, William Denne and Katherine Denne the four children of Vincent Denne my second son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years and my will is that if any of the said four children die before they be of the age of fifteen years then I will that one of them shall be the heir and I give to the foresaid Joane Denne one pair of sheets to be delivered to Vincent Denne her father presently after my decease.

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Johane Den

Father: William Denne

Notes: Johane is mentioned in the will of her father, William dated 1524
First I will that James my son immediately after my decease shall have and possess my tenement called Little Barfield with all the lands pertaining thereto with all the appertuances lying and being in the foresaid Parish of Tilmanstone and all my woodland lying and being in the Parish of Womenswold to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that John my son shall have the said lands to him and to his said heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if it happen my said John to die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that Thomas my son shall have it to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if Thomas die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that my son John the younger shall have the said lands in him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten
and if it happen my said John the younger to die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that Edward my son shall have the said lands to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die without heirs then I will that Gelayne(?) my daughter shall have the said lands to her and to her heirs of her body lawfully begotten
and if Gelayne die without heirs of her body lawfully begotten then to Chrystns and to her heirs of her body lawfully begotten.
And if she die without heirs of her body lawfully begotten then I will that Johane my daughter shall have the said lands to her and to her heirs of her body lawfully begotten.
 
The will of Johane's brother John, dated 1557, mentions "my sister Awdlest" as well some other people with the surname Awdlest. Christyns is named seperately, so it is likely that this sister, who appears to have married an Awdlest, is either Gelayne or Johane, but since "sister Awdlest" is listed before Christyns, I think most likely Gelyane that married a Mr. Awdlest

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Johane (_____) Den

Birth: 1519, in Kent, England

Married: James Den in 1540, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Children: Notes: Johane is named in her husband's will, dated 23 August 1557:
Item I will my wife shall bear with Thomas Den my son 20s for one year and next year she to have £10.
Item I bequeath to Johane my wife out of my son Williams? lands and my son Thomas?s lands yearly £4 during her natural life.
Item I give to John Den the elder and to John Den the younger my brother(?) to either of them one old angel to be delivered a ? after my twelve months mind the residue of all my goods moveable my debts and bequeaths fully complete(?) and paid I give to Johane my wife and to William Den my son the which Johane and William I make my executors to dispose for my soul and all Christian Souls as they think most best.
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Furthermore I will that William Den my son shall suffer his mother Johane my wife to engage and occupy the chamber in the wyche I now do lie the last in the upper end of the hall with fire and wood sufficient egresse and regresse. And also the said William shall find her meat and drink during her natural life if she shall marry not.


Death: November 1564, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Burial: Tilmanstone, Kent, England

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Johane Den

Father: John Denne

Notes: Johane is mentioned in the the will of his brother John, dated 1557
and to my brother John Den’s daughter Johane 10s

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John Den

Birth: 1518, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: William Denne

Married: Agnes _____

Notes: John is mentioned in the will of his father, William dated 1524
First I will that James my son immediately after my decease shall have and possess my tenement called Little Barfield with all the lands pertaining thereto with all the appertuances lying and being in the foresaid Parish of Tilmanstone and all my woodland lying and being in the Parish of Womenswold to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that John my son shall have the said lands to him and to his said heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
...
Also I will that John my son the elder shall ? my marsh lands lying and being in the Parish of Worth to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.

John is also mentioned in the will of his brother James in 1557:
Item I give to John Den the elder and to John Den the younger my brother(?) to either of them one old angel to be delivered a ? after my twelve months mind

Death: October 1557, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Buried: Tilmanstone cemetery, Kent, England

Will: dated 1 February 1557 held at Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury vol 32 folio 198, transcribed by Brian Denn:
In the name Amen in the first day of February Anno Domini 1557 and in the third and fourth year of Philip and Mary I John Den of the Parish of Tilmanstone being in good and perfect remembrance thanks be to God not withstanding sick in body do make my Testament and last Will in manner and form following. First I bequeath my Soul to Almighty God to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to all the holy company of Heaven and my body to be buried in Tilmanstone churchyard.
Item I will have at my forthfare(?) trentall(?) of masses with drudge at my months mind as many with drudge and at my twelve months mind likewise a trentall(?) with drudge after the most solemn fashion used in the church.
Item I bequeath to the poor people at my forthfare months mind and twelve months mind at every time 20s and as for meat and drink for the people I put it to the discretion of my Executors as they may be honestly refreshed.
Item I bequeath to every one of my godchildren one ewe to be delivered by Michlemas next after my decease.
Item I bequeath to my sister Awdlest(?) 10s
and to my sister Christyns(?) 10s
and to William Den the son of James Den late deceased 10s
and to Thomas Den his brother 10s
and to Peter Den their brother 10s
and to John Den their brother 10s
and to Gelayne and Cysely Den their sisters to either of them 10s
and to Lawrence Awdlest 10s
and to Thomas Awdlest 10s
and to John Pamores(?) wife 10s
and to Vincent Awdlests youngest daughter 10s
and to my brother John Den’s daughter Johane 10s
and to Marge Godfrey(?) my sisters daughter 10s
and to James Godfrey 10s.
Item I bequeath to Agnes my wife my annuity in the range term of her natural life which is yearly 20s 20d and after to remain to Richard Ower(?) and also 32 acres of leasehold(?) land taken off Richard Ower to Agnes my wife till Michelmas next after my decease free for I have paid for it for 9 years to come and afterward the profette(?) of the said lost for the said term to remain to John Church and to Thomas Ower and if either of them do die before the year be expired that then his part to remain to the other living I will that my executors shall have ? hereof till they come to 20 years of age.
Item I bequeath to John Church 45 wethers and 45 ewes and to Thomas Ower 45 wethers and 45 ewes to be delivered at 20 years of age and if either of them die before the come to the age aforesaid then his part to remain to the longer liver.
Item I bequeath 40 ewes to the poor people of this Parish of Tilmanstone after this sort that the most honest men of substance shall put them out to farm for the most vantage for the poor with the advisement of the vicar for the time being for ever and the money thereof ? to be delivered to the poor people at two times in the year that is to say on St Thomas ? day before Christmas and on Good Friday by even portions these to be delivered at Michelmas next after my decease.
Item I bequeath to Richard Ower £40 upon ? ? that he be a good husband and Christyns(?) that honest men will testify for him to be my Executors that then they shall deliver him at Candlemas come the twelve months £20 and at Candlemas next after £20 if no honest man will witness so for him that then I will my Executors shall pay this £40 of his debts where they so most need and necessary.
Item I bequeath to John Church and to Thomas Ower to either of them £10 to be delivered as before at the age of 20 years and if either of them die before the time appointed his part to remain to the longer liver.
Item I bequeath to Matthew Wolfe a seame of wheat and a seame of barley to be delivered at Michelmas next after my decease.
Item I bequeath to John Hayward a seame of barley to be delivered at Michelmas next after my decease.
Item I bequeath to John Wolfe a seame of barley likewise to be delivered at Michelmas.
Item I will that all my bequeaths bequeathed to John Church and to Thomas Ower if they both die before they come to the years appointed Agnes my wife then alive(?) that then she to have the disposing of it and if she die before and they two die after before the time appointed that then it shall remain to the next heir
Item I bequeath to Eden Harrison 40s.
Item I bequeath to Christian Colverhouse 10s.
The residue of all my moveable goods my debts and bequeaths fully contented and paid I give to Agnes my wife the which Agnes and John Den my brother I make Executors and I give to my brother John Den for his labour £4
the said John Den being in perfect rememberence but sick in body and seeing his wife sick also on the 24th day of October called for his will to hear it read ? his brother James Den to be put out and Alice Owers by cause they were dead and said if my wife die of this disease that then I give the residue of all my moveable goods my debts and bequeaths paid I give to John Den my brother the which John Den my brother I make sole Executor to dispose for my Soul and all Christian Souls as he thinks best. Witness
Thomas Lylford(?) vicar Matthew Wolfe and John Wolfe with other…
Probatum in Latin


Sources:

John Den

Father: William Denne

Children: Notes: John was one of two brothers named John, who lived contemporaneously. This John is referred to in the wills excerpted below as "John the younger"

John is mentioned in the will of his father, William dated 1524
First I will that James my son immediately after my decease shall have and possess my tenement called Little Barfield with all the lands pertaining thereto with all the appertuances lying and being in the foresaid Parish of Tilmanstone and all my woodland lying and being in the Parish of Womenswold to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that John my son shall have the said lands to him and to his said heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if it happen my said John to die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that Thomas my son shall have it to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if Thomas die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that my son John the younger shall have the said lands in him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten
...
Also I will that John my son the elder shall ? my marsh lands lying and being in the Parish of Worth to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die ? without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then to Thomas and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die then to John the younger and to his heirs of body lawfully begotten.

John is mentioned in the will of his brother James in 1557:
Item I give to John Den the elder and to John Den the younger my brother(?) to either of them one old angel to be delivered a ? after my twelve months mind

He is named an executor in the will of his brother John, also in 1557.
The residue of all my moveable goods my debts and bequeaths fully contented and paid I give to Agnes my wife the which Agnes and John Den my brother I make Executors and I give to my brother John Den for his labour £4
the said John Den being in perfect rememberence but sick in body and seeing his wife sick also on the 24th day of October called for his will to hear it read ? his brother James Den to be put out and Alice Owers by cause they were dead and said if my wife die of this disease that then I give the residue of all my moveable goods my debts and bequeaths paid I give to John Den my brother the which John Den my brother I make sole Executor to dispose for my Soul and all Christian Souls as he thinks best.


Sources:

John Denne

Birth: 1550, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: James Den

Mother: Johane (_____) Den

Married: Agnes Philpott

Agnes was born in 1550, in Kent, and died in 1630, in Kent. She is buried in St Mary the Virgin churchyard, Eastry, Kent.

 Children: Occupation: Yeoman

Notes: John is named in his father's will, dated 23 August 1557:
Item I bequeath to Peter Den and to John Den my sons to either of them £4.
Item I bequeath ten ewes to John Den and 5 wethers a seame of wheat and two seames of barley.
...
First I will that William my son shall have my tenements in the whyche I do dwell with all the lands thereto belonging as well that I bought as the other to him and to his heirs for ever except 2 small houses and 2 gardens in Stormston with a piece of ground upon the other side of the way For these I do give to John Denne my son to him and to his heirs for ever.


In his own will, John lists the lands that he holds, including his house at Updowne and 56 acres belonging to the house spanning the parishes of Eastry, Ham and Betteshangar. This is presumably the Updown Farm still in existence today near Betteshangar. John also owned a house and four acres in "Tylmstone", presumably Tilmanstone.

John is also named in the will of his uncle, John Den, dated 1 February 1557/8 (OS/NS):
and to William Den the son of James Den late deceased 10s
and to Thomas Den his brother 10s
...
and to John Den their brother 10s

Buried: 1601, in St Mary the Virgin churchyard, Eastry, Kent, England

Will: dated 12 February 1601 held at Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32, vol. 40, folio 65b [CKS], transcribed by NoŽl Siver:
In the name of god Amen the twelfe daye of ffebruarye in the yeare of oure Lord Christe One thousand sixe hundred and one and the in the yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Ladye Elizabethe by the grace of god of England ffrance and Ireland Queene Defender of the ffaithe yr the fowre and fortith I John Den of Updowne in the parishe of Eastrye in the County of Kent yeoman being sicke of bodye but of sounde and pfect remembrance thanks be unto god therefore doo make and ordayne this my last will and testamente in manner and forme followinge
ffirste I will and bequeathe my sole unto Almighty god my maker and redeemer and my bodye to be buried in the pishe churche or churchyard of Eastrye aforesaide at the discretion of myne executor And as concernge my Landes ten[emen]ts and moveable goods whatsoever I will and bequeathe them in manner and forme followinge viz
ffirste I will and bequeathe unto Thomas Denn my eldest sonne my howse at Updowne wherein I now dwell with all the landes thereto belonging ? contayninge by estimacon sixe and fiftie Acres more or lesse there situate setlyinge and beinge in the parishe of Eastry Ham and Betteshanger in the said Countye
Item I will and bequeathe unto John Denn my younger sonne my Howse at Tylmstone in the saide Countye and all the Landes thereto belonginge contayninge by estimacon four Acres more or lesse thereof in the occupacon of George Hammon or of his Assignes
Item I will and bequeathe unto Joane my eldest daughter tenn poundes to be given to her within one yeare next after my decease
Item I will and bequeathe unto Margarett Marye Elizabeth and Alice my daughters and to either of them twentye powndes to be paide to them severallye at the age of One and Twentye yeres or at the dayes of there severall marriages or at wich of them shall come ffirste yf they soo longe doo live
And my will ys that John Denne my sonne shall take and receave the profitts of my saide howse and lande at Tylmstone aforesaide ymmediatly after my decease soo that he be ruled and governed by my Brother John Phillpott his Unckle in puttinge the same to pfitt for his better advantage
Item my will is that my sonne Thomas Denn shall prove this my laste will and undertake the payemt of all my debtes & legacies oe else to have no bennyfitt of this my laste will And I make and ordayne Thomas Denn my sonne sole executor of this my laste will and Testamente Witnesses hereunto
Probatum fuit [Will proved 23 February 1601/02]


Sources:

John Denne

Birth: around 1573, probably in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: William Denne

Mother: Margaret (Harvye) Denne

Notes: John is mentioned in the will of his father, William, dated 1599, of which he is an executor:
Item I will unto John Denn my second sonne Tenn pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid and delivered by my Executor at her Discrecione or otherwise to be paid after the death of my foresaid wife
...
And for Overseers of this my will to see it the more effectuallye pformed I doo appoint my two brothers Peter Denn and John Denn
the testators marke Peter Denns marke Witnesses at the makeinge of this will
Thomas Harwe(?) Peter Denn and John Denn as appeareth by their Severall markes
John Denns marke


but in John's mother's will dated 1609, John is not mentioned and Vincent is now described as her second son, indicating that John had likely died before the will was written.

John is possibly the John Den "of Deal, yeom." who married Alice Smith of Deal on 1 July 1600 in St Mary Bredman, Canterbury

Sources:

John Denne

Baptism: 26 February 1579, in Sutton-by-Dover, Kent, England
John Dene is recorded as the son of Peter Dene

Father: Peter Denne

Mother: Mary (Burvell) Denn

Married: Joane Foach on 8 August 1601, in Worth, Kent, England

Joane was born in 1583, in Deal, Kent, and was buried on 4 March 1620, in Deal.

 Children: Occupation: Yeoman

Notes: John is named in his father's will, dated 13 August 1606:
To my son Robert 90 pounds at 21 .... for three years and ..... for education ....
If he dies, to my other three sons John, Peter and James equally.
Son James Denne tenancy? at Updown Eastry for life, lands at Eastry and Ham
After his decease to John son of said John Denne my son and to his heirs forever.


John is also named as an executor of the will of his brother Peter, dated 12 November [1609]:
The residue of all my landes I will to my too brethren John Denn and James Denn, and to their heires equally to be devided paying such legacies as I shall hereafter bequeath that is to saie,
...
And further my will and meaning is, that John Denn and James Denn my brothers shalbe my executors to paie all my debts and legacies wich I have given;
And further my will & meaning is that if John Denn and James Denn doo not pay all my debts and legacies wthin six months after my decease then my will and meaning is that Robert my brother or his Assignes shall enter upon all my lande in Chamberlend field and sell the same to paie all my debts and legacies, and I doo make John Rand my overseer to this my last will and testamt;


Burial: 11 January 1622, in St Leonard, Deal, Kent, England

Will: dated 7 January 1622, held at the Consistory Court of Canterbury Vol.45 f.332b (and Vol.46 f.11), transcribed by Brian Denn. Probate was granted in June 1623 (note, just 6 months after the date of the will since the year changed in March at this time).
In the name of God I John Den of the parish of Eastry in the County of Kent, Yeoman being sick in body but of perfect memory thanks be to God do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say first I commend my Soul unto Almighty God trusting assuredly to be saved by the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ. And my body to be buried ? ? ? church.
And as touching my moveable goods my will and pleasure is they shall be sold by my Executors and that all my debts where duly and truly owing and which may be fully and rightfully demanded shall be first duly paid.
Item I give and bequeath to my four daughters Elizabeth, Sara, Mary and Martha and to any of them at their several ages of one and twenty years or days of marriages which shall first happen the sums of forty pounds apiece if my said moveable goods will extend thereto but if that they will not extend to the sum of forty pounds apiece my will is that they and any of them shall have abatements of their ? equally and if ? ? ? then equally divided between my said daughters. And if it happen either of them to die before their said several ages of one and twenty years or days of marriage that then their portions equally to be divided between the surviving sisters.
Item I give to my eldest son John Den the sum of twenty shillings to be paid unto him within three months after my decease out of my said moveable goods.
And as touching the disposement of my lands within the said parish of Deal, item I will that the said shall be sold by my Executors within one year and a half after my decease to the best advantage and the monies thereof coming to be employed by them to the best uses it may till my sons James and Henry shall attain to their several ages of one and twenty years and then the said monies to be equally divided between them by my Executors.
Item I ordain and constitute by my well beloved brothers James Den of Fowlemeade in the said County of Kent and Henry Feach(?) of Dover Castle in the said County my Executors. In witness whereof I have put my hand and seal the seventh day of January Anno Domini 1622. John Den
Witnesses to sealing and subscribing thereof,
Peter White, James Miles his mark.
Probatum in Latin June 1623


Sources:

John Denn

Birth: 1586, in Kent, England

Father: John Den

Mother: Agnes (Philpott) Den

Married: Ann (_____) Hilde on 20 October 1614, in St Paul's, Canterbury, Kent, England
Canterbury Marriage Licences First Series 1568-1618 p125
Denn, John, of Eastry, yeom., and Ann Hilde of Worth, w. At St. Paul's, Cant. Oct. 13, 1614.

Ann was married firstly to _____ Hilde. At her second marriage in 1614 she is noted to be a widow, of Worth, Kent.

Occupation: Yeoman

Notes: John is named in his father's will, dated 12 February 1601, in which he is bequeathed a house at Tilmanstone with about four acres:
Item I will and bequeathe unto John Denn my younger sonne my Howse at Tylmstone in the saide Countye and all the Landes thereto belonginge contayninge by estimacon four Acres more or lesse thereof in the occupacon of George Hammon or of his Assignes
...
And my will ys that John Denne my sonne shall take and receave the profitts of my saide howse and lande at Tylmstone aforesaide ymmediatly after my decease soo that he be ruled and governed by my Brother John Phillpott his Unckle in puttinge the same to pfitt for his better advantage


Death: October 1638, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Buried: Tilmanstone cemetery, Kent, England

Will: dated 31 August 1638, held at Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC 17/70/25, Film # 188968, transcribed by Norm Dennie:
In the name of God Amen, I John Denne of Tilmanstone in the county of Kent, yeoman, being in perfect health and in good and perfect memory ........ And ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say; First I will and bequeath my soule unto the hands of my creator who .... into my .... body with full .... And .... faith in Christ Jesus to live with him .... after this my mortal life shall be ended. Item, I bequeath my body to the earth whereof it .... first .... to be buried at the discretion of my Executrix .... and in named.
And I do .... nominate and .... Ann my loving wife to be sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament.
Item, I .... the .... of Tilmanstone aforesaid the sum of twenty shillings. Item, I will and bequeath the sum of six shillings .... for the term of ten years to the .... of the years aforesaid. .... Out of my lands .... bequeathed and ..... at the will of my Executrix For the term of the said ten years to the .... of the years aforesaid to be paid yearly on St. John’s day in ......
Item, I give to my sister Margaret Terry the sum of one shilling.
Item, I give to Barbara Barber my sister .... daughter the sum of five pounds of lawful money of England.
Item, I give to the children of my late sister Mary Austen the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of England, that is to say to John Austen sonne of the said Mary fifteen pounds and to his sister .... the sum of five pounds.
Item, I will and bequeath to my sister Alice .... to the .... of her children the sum of twenty pounds.
Item, I give unto the sonnes and daughters of my brother Thomas Denne five shillings apiece.
Item, I give unto my God child Thomas Denne sonne of Thomas Denne forty shillings, ......
Item, I give unto my God child John Denne sonne of James Denne The sum of forty shillings
Item, I give unto Anne ...... twenty shillings and to Elizabeth ..... twenty shillings.
All the said .......... and bequeaths before bequeathed by this my last Will and Testament .... what of ..... to the .... aforesaid bequeathed my will and testament, my said Executrix shall .... pay all the .... after my decease
I give and bequeath to my said loving wife for and during the term of her natural life all and singular my lands, leases, tenements and hereditaments what soever, and after her decease I will and bequeath all my said messuages, lands, leases, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever unto my loving ...... Denne son of my brother Thomas Denne and his heirs forever. .... And my will and meaning is that ..... my brother Thomas Denne or any of his children might ...... for terms of life by this my last will or by any .... in Law .... away and of the .... on or during .... life as aforesaid then I will my .... lands and .... of Thomas ..... .... unto my said loving wife and to her house? forever.
Is whatsoever of my ........ Not in this my will ..... my ...... I will and bequeath them unto Ann my said wife and Executrix .... whereof I have .... set my hand and seal the last day of August in the fourteenth year of King Charles ? of .... testament of the said John Denne in the .....
John Engharth?, John ......
Probatum 1638 Testamontum John Denne Tilmanstone


Sources:

John Denne

Baptism: 14 December 1606, in St Mary, Sandwich, Kent, England
John Den is recorded as the son of Thomas

Father: Thomas Denne

Mother: Phebe (Pordage) Denne

Notes: John is mentioned in his grandmother's will in 1609:
Item I give to Joshua Denne, John Denne, Sara Denne and Elizabeth Denne the four children of Thomas Denne my eldest son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years.

also in the will of his father dated 1620:
Item to John and Edward my other two sons I give all my messuages or tenements situate and lying in Motesole(?) in the Parish of St Mary in Sandwich aforesaid with all the orchards gardens backsides and appertuances whatsoever to the same belonging to be divided equally between them and if either of my said sons John or Edward shall depart this life without any issue then my mind and will is that the other of the lands tenements or messuage or fourth part of the share of him so dying or departing this life shall discend and remain and wholly be to the survivor of them two my said three sons paying to Katherine my now wife the yearly sum of forty pounds Sterling out of the said messuage or tenements for her ? during her life.

and in the will of his brother, Joshua, dated 1637:
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Denne and to my sister Mary to either of them forty shillings

Sources:

Joshua Denne

Baptism: 10 May 1601, in St Mary, Sandwich, Kent, England
Josua Den is recorded as the son of Thomas

Father: Thomas Denne

Mother: Phebe (Pordage) Denne

Notes: Joshua is mentioned in his  grandmother's will in 1609:
Item I give to Joshua Denne, John Denne, Sara Denne and Elizabeth Denne the four children of Thomas Denne my eldest son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years. And I likewise give to the foresaid Joshua Denne one pair of sheets.

and in the will of his father dated 1620:
Item to Joshua my eldest son I give the house wherein I now dwell with all the gardens backsides outhouses and all other the appertuances thereunto belonging.

Death: circa 1640

Will: dated 25 October 1637 held at Consistory Court of Canterbury 21, transcribed by Brian Denn:
In the name of God Amen I Joshua Denne of St Maryes in the town and port of Sandwich in the County of Kent being in good health of body and of good and perfect remembrance blessed be God do make my last Will and Testament this five and twentieth day of October in the year of our Lord God 1637 in manner following. First I bequeath my Soul to God in expectation of salvation through Christ alone and by body to the grave in hope of a glorious resurrection at the last day.
Item I will devise and bequeath unto my two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth all that my dwelling house and malthouse with all and every the appertuances to the same belonging situate and being in the Parish of St Maryes aforesaid now in the tenure and occupation of one Meane(?) to have and to hold the said dwelling house malthouse with the appertuances to my said two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth and to their heirs for ever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Denne and to my sister Mary to either of them forty shillings and I do make and ordain my said two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth the joint Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament.
Signed sealed and published this thirteenth day of October in the thirteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King Charles 1637. Joshua Den
In the presence of Joshua Porage, Frances Hoge his mark
Probatum in Latin

Although the within written Testator wrote himself of Sandwich in his will within written and so the same was written and so the same was proved before the Official of Canterbury that he was an inhabitant of Ash an exempt parish and so her the Executrix was called to appear before the Commissary to prove the same which she accordingly did as appears by the ensuing act.
13th August 1640 Thomas Shand - John Den - Sara Den


Sources:

Julian (Denne) Rand

Father: Peter Denne

Mother: Mary (Burvell) Denn

Married: Andrew Rand on 28 November 1603:
Canterbury Marriage Licences First Series 1568-1618 p342
Rand, Andrew, of Deal, and Julian Den, s. p., v. At Deal. Nov. 28, 1603.

Andrew is likely the Andrew Rand, pilot of Deal, who is mentioned in this study of a question that arose at the time of who owned a piece of land near the sea that had over time been built up and no longer was covered at high tide.
Archaeologia Cantianas vol 50 1938 p53
  THE SEA VALLEY OF DEAL
      BY F.W. HARDMAN, LL.D., F.S.A.
  The first occupiers of the shingle bank were squatters whose work lay on the sea shore and for a time little notice was taken of them. As the settlement grew disputes about boundaries began to arise. In 1623 Andrew Rand, a Deal pilot, pulled down part of a tenement which William Mommery, a Deal baker, was building on the "waste", and alleged that the land belonged to him and others and shut out their houses from a prospect of the sea. Aggrieved squatters began to seek confirmation of their titles from the archbishop as owner of the adjoining manors.

Notes: Julian is named in her father's will, dated 13 August 1606:
To my daughter Julian now wife of Andrew Rand 20 bushels of wheat

She is also mentioned in the will of her brother Peter, dated 12 November [1609]:
The residue of all my landes I will to my too brethren John Denn and James Denn, and to their heires equally to be devided paying such legacies as I shall hereafter bequeath that is to saie,
...
And xth to my sister Gilan the wife of Andrew Rand

Sources:

Julyan Denne

Father: James Den

Mother: Johane (_____) Den

Notes: Julyan is named in her father's will, dated 23 August 1557:
Item I bequeath to either of my two daughters Julyan and Cyselley £6 13s 4d and to either of them a young cow or a bullock and I give to Julyan my daughter upon consideration of increase twenty ewes and to Cyselley ten ewes to be paid at the time of marriage.

Julyan is also named in the will of her uncle, John Den, dated 1 February 1557/8 (OS/NS):
and to William Den the son of James Den late deceased 10s
and to Thomas Den his brother 10s
...
and to Gelayne and Cysely Den their sisters to either of them 10s


Sources:

Katherine Denne

Father: Vincent Denne

Mother: Margaret (Cullinge) Denne

Notes: Katherine is mentioned in the will of her grandmother, Margaret (Harvye) Denne in 1609 in which she is named as a child of Vincent Denne.
Item I give to Joane Denne, Samuel Denne, William Denne and Katherine Denne the four children of Vincent Denne my second son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years and my will is that if any of the said four children die before they be of the age of fifteen years then I will that one of them shall be the heir

Sources:

Margaret Denn

Birth: May 1584, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: John Den

Mother: Agnes (Philpott) Den

Death: May 1584, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Buried: Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Sources:

Margaret (Denn) Terry

Father: John Den

Mother: Agnes (Philpott) Den

Married: _____ Terry

Notes: Margaret is named in her father's will, dated 12 February 1601:
Item I will and bequeathe unto Margarett Marye Elizabeth and Alice my daughters and to either of them twentye powndes to be paide to them severallye at the age of One and Twentye yeres or at the dayes of there severall marriages or at wich of them shall come ffirste yf they soo longe doo live


Margaret is also mentioned in the will of her brother, John, dated 31 August 1638:
Item, I give to my sister Margaret Terry the sum of one shilling.

Sources:

Margaret Denne

Baptism: 27 September 1612, in Deal, Kent, England

Father:
Vincent Denne

Mother: Margaret (Cullinge) Denne

Sources:

Martha Denne

Baptism: 13 January 1583, in St Andrew, Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: William Denne

Mother: Margaret (Harvye) Denne

Married: Samuell Pittocke on 29 January 1599, in St Leonard, Deal, Kent, England
Canterbury Marriage Licences First Series 1568-1618 p332
Pittocke, Samuel, of Deal, and Martha Den, s. p., v. At Deal. Jan. 29, 1599

Children: Notes: Martha is mentioned in the will of her father in 1599:
Item I will and give unto every one of my fower daughters that is to saye Marye Denn Elizabeth Denn Marthia Denn & Sara Denn To every eche one of the Twentie poounds a peece of good lawfull Englishe money To be paide by my Executor at the day of their severall marriages or within one quarter of a yeare next after their saide severall marriages or Otherwise to be paide by my Executor unto them or any of them yf they happen not to marry before At their Severall adges of twentie and one yeres

Martha, Samuel and two of their daughters are mentioned in the will of her mother, Margaret (Harvye) Denne in 1609. Martha is bequeathed twenty shillings and a cow.
Item I give to Martha Denne my third daughter now the wife of Samuel Pittock the like sum of twenty shillings of lawful money of England and one cow within one month after my decease.
...
Item I give to Mary Pittock and to Phoebe Pittock the two children of my daughter Martha to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years and I will that if any of the said two children die before they shall come to their age of fifteen years that then the other shall be her heir and I likewise give to the said Mary Pittock one pair of sheets to be delivered to Samuel Pittock her father presently after my decease.


Burial:
3 January 1638, in Deal, Kent, England, aged 57

Sources:

Mary (Denne) Snode

Birth: 1576/7, probably in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: William Denne

Mother: Margaret (Harvye) Denne

Married: Anthony Snode on 20 April 1605 in St Mary Bredman, Canterbury, Kent, England
Canterbury Marriage Licences First Series 1568-1618 p383
Snoth, Anthony, of Challock, husb., and Mary Den of Deal, v., 28. At St. M. Bredman's. April 20, 1605.

 Children: Notes: Mary is mentioned in the will of her father, William, dated 1599:
Item I will and give unto every one of my fower daughters that is to saye Marye Denn Elizabeth Denn Marthia Denn & Sara Denn To every eche one of the Twentie poounds a peece of good lawfull Englishe money To be paide by my Executor at the day of their severall marriages or within one quarter of a yeare next after their saide severall marriages or Otherwise to be paide by my Executor unto them or any of them yf they happen not to marry before At their Severall adges of twentie and one yeres

and in the will of her mother, Margaret (Harvye) Denne in 1609:
Item I give to Mary Snode my eldest daughter twenty shillings of lawful money of England within one month after my decease.
Item and likewise I give to my said daughter Mary one table and ? sheets.
...

Item I give to Martha Snode and to Mary Snode the two children of my eldest daughter to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at the several ages of fifteen years and I will that if any of the said two children die before they be of fifteen years the other to be her heir and I likewise give to the said Martha Snode one pair of sheets to be delivered to Anthony Snode her father presently after my decease.

and in the will of her brother, Joshua, dated 1637:
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Denne and to my sister Mary to either of them forty shillings


Sources:

Mary Denne

Birth: May 1582, in Deal, Kent, England

Father: Peter Denne

Mother: Mary (Burvell) Denn

Death: 17 May 1583, in Deal, Kent, England

Buried: in St Leonard, Deal, Kent, England

Sources:

Mary (Denn) Austen

Father: John Den

Mother: Agnes (Philpott) Den

Married: _____ Austen

 Children: Notes: Mary is named in her father's will, dated 12 February 1601:
Item I will and bequeathe unto Margarett Marye Elizabeth and Alice my daughters and to either of them twentye powndes to be paide to them severallye at the age of One and Twentye yeres or at the dayes of there severall marriages or at wich of them shall come ffirste yf they soo longe doo live


Mary and two children are also mentioned in the will of her brother, John, dated 31 August 1638:
Item, I give to the children of my late sister Mary Austen the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money of England, that is to say to John Austen sonne of the said Mary fifteen pounds and to his sister .... the sum of five pounds.

Sources:

Mary (Denne) Horne

Father: Peter Denne

Mother: Mary (Burvell) Denn

Married: Isaake Horne

Notes: Mary is named in her father's will, dated 13 August 1606:
To my daughter Mary Denne 40 pounds
I give to my eldest three daughters my linen and half of my pewter.

She is also mentioned in the will of her brother Peter, dated 12 November [1609]:
The residue of all my landes I will to my too brethren John Denn and James Denn, and to their heires equally to be devided paying such legacies as I shall hereafter bequeath that is to saie,
...
and xth to my sister Marye the wife of Isaacke Horne

Sources:

Mary Denne

Baptism: 13 April 1617, in St Mary, Sandwich, Kent, England
Mary Den is recorded as the daughter of Thomas

Father:
Thomas Denne

Mother: Katherine (Jenkyn, Denwood) Denne

Notes: Mary is mentioned in the will of her father dated 1620:
Item my mind and will is that all my goods and chattels real and personal shall be in best and most ? in time (according to the discretion of my Executors) sold to the most profit and my debts and funeral expenses being first thereat paid and discharged shall then the rest of that money remaining to be equally distributed and divided amongst my three daughters Sara, Elizabeth and Mary. And if any of them depart this life before they be married then I will that the part or portion of her or them so dying or departing this life shall be equally divided between the survivors of her or them so living or if not then wholly to ? the survivor. And I will the portion which shall fall to my said daughters be paid to them when they shall come unto their several ages of eighteen years or to the survivor or survivors of them.

and in the will of her brother, Joshua, dated 1637:
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Denne and to my sister Mary to either of them forty shillings and I do make and ordain my said two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth the joint Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament.


Mary is possibly the Mary Denn who married Edward Elsted on 14 October 1638, in St Mary, Sandwich, who would then be the Marie Elsted, wife of Edward, who died in Sandwich on 25 September 1651.

Sources:

Peter Denne

Birth: 1552, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: James Den

Mother: Johane (_____) Den

Married: Mary Burvell

Mary was born in 1552 in Tilmanstone, Kent, and died on 3 June 1600, in Deal, Kent. She is buried in St Leonard, Deal.

 Children: Occupation: Yeoman

Notes: Peter is named in his father's will, dated 23 August 1557:
Item I bequeath to Peter Den and to John Den my sons to either of them £4.
...
Item I bequeath to Peter Den my son ten sheep half ewes half ? if I die before Saint Andrew or else at ? time ten ewes and ten lambs bearing charges and a seame of wheat and two seames of barley.
...
Item I will that Thomas Den my son shall have my tenement(?) at Updown and the lands thereto belonging to him and to his heirs for ever except ? house with a garden the whyche little house and garden I do give to Peter my son to him and to his heirs for ever.

Peter is also named in the will of his uncle, John Den, dated 1 February 1557/8 (OS/NS):
and to William Den the son of James Den late deceased 10s
and to Thomas Den his brother 10s
and to Peter Den their brother 10s

Death: August 1606, in Deal, Kent, England

Burial: 28 August 1606 in St Leonard, Deal, Kent, England

Will: dated 13 August 1606, held at Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32/39/185, extracted by Norm Dennie. Probate was granted on 24 August 1606.
To the poor of Deal where I now dwell 5 shillings
To my daughter Joane Denne 40 pounds
To my daughter Mary Denne 40 pounds
To my daughter Christiane 40 pounds within 2 years .... to provide for her until the money is paid.
I give to my eldest three daughters my linen and half of my pewter.
To Thomas Rand my godson 40 shillings
To my daughter Julian now wife of Andrew Rand 20 bushels of wheat
To my son Robert 90 pounds at 21 .... for three years and ..... for education ....
If he dies, to my other three sons John, Peter and James equally.
Son James Denne tenancy? at Updown Eastry for life, lands at Eastry and Ham
After his decease to John son of said John Denne my son and to his heirs forever.
To my son Peter, tenancy? in Deal called Day house and lands belonging which I late land shared of Leonard Reynolds at Kings ....
And land in Deal, Sholden .... all those my lands lying in a field called Chamberlens Field, also .... acres at a place near Deal called Cottenlye, also three acres three rods at .... Deal, and three acres at Rushmarsh Sholden.
To James Denne my son forever messuage or tent where I now dwell (9 acres) Deal and Sholden, also 5 acres in Sholden to sell towards payments of legacies.
Son James Denne to be executor and my brother James Burrell to .... him
Witnesses: William Coppin?, John ....


Sources:

Peter Denne

Baptism: 26 December 1589, in St Leonard's, Deal, Kent, England

Father: Peter Denne

Mother: Mary (Burvell) Denn

Notes: James is named in his father's will, dated 13 August 1606:
To my son Robert 90 pounds at 21 .... for three years and ..... for education ....
If he dies, to my other three sons John, Peter and James equally.
...
To my son Peter, tenancy? in Deal called Day house and lands belonging which I late land shared of Leonard Reynolds at Kings ....
And land in Deal, Sholden .... all those my lands lying in a field called Chamberlens Field, also .... acres at a place near Deal called Cottenlye, also three acres three rods at .... Deal, and three acres at Rushmarsh Sholden.


Buried: 15 November 1609, in St Leonard's, Deal, Kent, England

Will: dated 12 November [1609], held at the Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32, vol. 41, folio 230 [CKS], transcribed by NoŽl Siver. Probate was granted on 14 January 1609/10 (OS/NS).
In the name of God amen I Peter Denne of the parish of Deale in the countie of Kent doo ordaine and make this my last will and testament the xiith of November in manner and forme following:
ffirst I bequeath my soule to almightie god my maker and my body to bee buried in the church of Deale;
ffirst I bequeath to Robert Denne my brother my howse and all my lands in Kingstiles and all my lands in the to Dedames[?] to him and to his heires
The residue of all my landes I will to my too brethren John Denn and James Denn, and to their heires equally to be devided paying such legacies as I shall hereafter bequeath that is to saie,
xth to my sister Jone the wife of John Rand
And xth to my sister Gilan the wife of Andrew Rand
and xth to my sister Marye the wife of Isaacke Horne
and to my sister Cristin xth,
And further I bequeath to Elizabeth Horne my kinswoman vth,
and to Robert Denn my brother xxith,
and xth wch my brother James Doth owe mee and I bequeath to him more all my timber;
And further my will and meaning is, that John Denn and James Denn my brothers shalbe my executors to paie all my debts and legacies wich I have given;
And further my will & meaning is that if John Denn and James Denn doo not pay all my debts and legacies wthin six months after my decease then my will and meaning is that Robert my brother or his Assignes shall enter upon all my lande in Chamberlend field and sell the same to paie all my debts and legacies, and I doo make John Rand my overseer to this my last will and testamt;
In witness I have set my ??? and hand[?]
Witness John Horne, John Rand their markes.
Probatum fuit [Will proved 14[?] January 1609/10]


Sources:

Robert Denne

Father: Peter Denne

Mother: Mary (Burvell) Denn

Notes: Robert is named in his father's will, dated 13 August 1606:
To my son Robert 90 pounds at 21 .... for three years and ..... for education ....
If he dies, to my other three sons John, Peter and James equally.


Robert is also named in the will of his brother Peter, dated 12 November [1609]:
ffirst I bequeath to Robert Denne my brother my howse and all my lands in Kingstiles and all my lands in the to Dedames[?] to him and to his heires
The residue of all my landes I will to my too brethren John Denn and James Denn, and to their heires equally to be devided paying such legacies as I shall hereafter bequeath that is to saie,
...
and to Robert Denn my brother xxith,


Sources:

Samuel Denne

Birth: 1603, in Deal, Kent, England

Father:
Vincent Denne

Mother: Margaret (Cullinge) Denne

Notes: Samuel is mentioned in the will of his grandmother, Margaret (Harvye) Denne in 1609 in which he is named as a child of Vincent Denne.
Item I give to Joane Denne, Samuel Denne, William Denne and Katherine Denne the four children of Vincent Denne my second son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years and my will is that if any of the said four children die before they be of the age of fifteen years then I will that one of them shall be the heir

Death: September 1654, in Deal, Kent, England

Burial: St Leonard, Deal, Kent, England

Sources:

Sarah Denne

Father: William Denne

Mother: Margaret (Harvye) Denne

Notes: Sarah is mentioned in the will of her father, William, dated 1599:
Item I will and give unto every one of my fower daughters that is to saye Marye Denn Elizabeth Denn Marthia Denn & Sara Denn To every eche one of the Twentie poounds a peece of good lawfull Englishe money To be paide by my Executor at the day of their severall marriages or within one quarter of a yeare next after their saide severall marriages or Otherwise to be paide by my Executor unto them or any of them yf they happen not to marry before At their Severall adges of twentie and one yeres

and in the will of her mother, Margaret (Harvye) Denne in 1609:
Item I give Sara Denne my youngest daughter the like sum of twenty shillings of lawful money of England and one chest within one month after my decease.
...
I will that all my other linen not yet bequeathed shall be equally divided between Thomas Denne my youngest son Elizabeth Denne and Sarah Denne two of my daughters.

Sources:

Sara Denne

Baptism: 6 February 1602, in St Mary, Sandwich, Kent, England
Sara Den is recorded as the daughter of Thomas

Father: Thomas Denne

Mother: Phebe (Pordage) Denne

Notes: Sara is mentioned in her grandmother's will in 1609:
Item I give to Joshua Denne, John Denne, Sara Denne and Elizabeth Denne the four children of Thomas Denne my eldest son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years.

also in the will of her father dated 1620:
Item my mind and will is that all my goods and chattels real and personal shall be in best and most ? in time (according to the discretion of my Executors) sold to the most profit and my debts and funeral expenses being first thereat paid and discharged shall then the rest of that money remaining to be equally distributed and divided amongst my three daughters Sara, Elizabeth and Mary. And if any of them depart this life before they be married then I will that the part or portion of her or them so dying or departing this life shall be equally divided between the survivors of her or them so living or if not then wholly to ? the survivor. And I will the portion which shall fall to my said daughters be paid to them when they shall come unto their several ages of eighteen years or to the survivor or survivors of them.

and in the will of her brother, Joshua, dated 1637:
Item I will devise and bequeath unto my two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth all that my dwelling house and malthouse with all and every the appertuances to the same belonging situate and being in the Parish of St Maryes aforesaid now in the tenure and occupation of one Meane(?) to have and to hold the said dwelling house malthouse with the appertuances to my said two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth and to their heirs for ever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my brother John Denne and to my sister Mary to either of them forty shillings and I do make and ordain my said two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth the joint Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament.

Sources:

Thomas Den

Father: William Denne

Notes: Thomas is mentioned in the will of his father, William dated 1524
First I will that James my son immediately after my decease shall have and possess my tenement called Little Barfield with all the lands pertaining thereto with all the appertuances lying and being in the foresaid Parish of Tilmanstone and all my woodland lying and being in the Parish of Womenswold to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that John my son shall have the said lands to him and to his said heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if it happen my said John to die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that Thomas my son shall have it to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
...
Also I will that John my son the elder shall ? my marsh lands lying and being in the Parish of Worth to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die ? without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then to Thomas and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.

but Thomas is not mentioned in either the will of his brother James in 1557 or the will of his brother John, also in 1557, even though both of these wills mention other of their siblings, so perhaps he was already deceased by 1557.

Sources:

Thomas Denne

Baptism: 1548, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: James Den

Mother: Johane (_____) Den

Notes: Thomas is named in his father's will, dated 23 August 1557:
Item I bequeath to Thomas Den my son a chest a brass pot a pane half a dozen of pewter vessel two candlesticks a salt wythe all the store of my tenements(?) at Updown belonging and 2 horses and a mare five seames of wheat seven seames of barley a seame of oats 20 coppes of pedware and three pairs of sheets.
Item I will my wife shall bear with Thomas Den my son 20s for one year and next year she to have £10.
Item I bequeath to Johane my wife out of my son Williams? lands and my son Thomas?s lands yearly £4 during her natural life.
...
Item I will that Thomas Den my son shall have my tenement(?) at Updown and the lands thereto belonging to him and to his heirs for ever except ? house with a garden the whyche little house and garden I do give to Peter my son to him and to his heirs for ever.


Thomas is also named in the will of his uncle, John Den, dated 1 February 1557/8 (OS/NS):
and to William Den the son of James Den late deceased 10s
and to Thomas Den his brother 10s


Burial: 1 October 1572 in St Mary the Virgion, Eastry, Kent, England

Sources:

Thomas Denne

Birth: 1572, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: William Denne

Mother: Margaret (Harvye) Denne

Married (1st): Phebe Pordage on 25 May 1600, in St Mary, Sandwich, Kent, England

Phebe was the daughter of Joshua Pordage, who was chosen mayor of Sandwich in 1604. She was buried in the chancel at St Mary, Sandwich on 15 July 1612. The inscription in the chancel was noted by Zechariah Cozens in 1795:
At the South side of the Rails of the Communion Table, round the verge of a plain stone is: Here lyeth buryed the Body of Phebe DEN, late Wife of Thomas Den who was buryed the 15th of July 1612.

 Children: Married (2nd): Katherine (Jenkyn) Denwood on 22 November 1613, in St Mary Bredman, Canterbury, Kent, England
Canterbury Marriage Licences First Series 1568-1618 p125
Denne, Thomas of St Mary's in Sandwich, merchant, and Catherine Denwood of St. Peter's in Sandwich, w. At St Peter's. Nov. 22, 1613.

Katherine was baptised on 6 May 1577 in Coldred, Kent, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Jenkyn. She married, firstly, William Denwood on 18 January 1594, having daughter named Margaret and Susanna. The will of Katherine's mother, Margaret Jenkyn, dated 28 April 1616, names three other children of Katherine's - Daniel, Katherine and Joan, but it is unclear if they are from Katherine's first or second marriage. Daniel, Katherine and Joan are not mentioned in Thomas's will, so I tend to think they are from Katherine's first marriage.
The New England Historical and Genealogical Register January 1922 p59
The Will of MARGARET JENKYN of the town and port of Sandwich [co. Kent], widow, dated 28 April 1616.
...
To Katherine my daughter wife of Thomas Denne of Sandwich £20. To Daniel and Katherine, her children, and to her future children.
...
To my daughter Katherine a gold ring with a death's-head thereon. To my daughters Katherine and Barbara and to Katherine, daughter of my daughter Katherine, my wearing linen except my handkerchiefs. To my daughter Katherine my hat lined with velvet and a taffety apron.
...
To my two daughters and my son Edward twelve silver spoons. To Daniel and Katherine, children of my daughter Katherine, £12, and to Katherine, daughter of Katherine, my riding hood, cloak, and hood. To Joan, daughter of Katherine, my daughter, a silk scarf.
...
Witnesses: Thomas Den, Thomas Harryson, Richard Pynder. Proved 15 December 1616.


After Thomas's death, Katherine married, thirdly, Richard Selwyn on 9 November 1621, in St Clement, Sandwich.
Canterbury Marriage Licences Second Series 1619-1660 pp878-9 (ed. Joseph Meadows Cowper, 1894)
Selwin, Richard, of S. Mary's in Sandwich, clothier. ba., about 42, and Catherine Denne of S. Clement's, in Sandwich, w., about 44, relict of Thomas Denne late of S. Mary's in Sandwich, g., dec. At S. Clement's in Sandwich. Isaac Gogar of S. Mary's in Sandwich, beerbrewer, bonds. Nov. 9, 1621.

Katherine died in 30 December 1642 in Sandwich, Kent.

 Children: Occupation: Merchant. Thomas was chosen Mayor of Sandwich in December 1619. On his death he was succeeded in this position by his father-in-law, Joshua Pordage, who had previously served as mayor of Sandwich in 1604.

Death: March 1620

Burial: 13 March 1620 in St Mary, Sandwich, Kent, England

Will: dated 2 March 1620 held at Consistory Court of Canterbury vol 45 folio 164, transcribed by Brian Denn:
In the name of God Amen the second day of March Anno Domini 1620 in the sixteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord James by the grace of God of England France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith etc and of Scotland the four and fiftieth. I Thomas Denne Mayor of the Town and Port of Sandwich in the County of Kent being sick and weak in body but sound in mind and perfect memory do make this my last Will and Testament. First I commend my Soul into the hands of God my maker not doubting but through the only merits of Jesus Christ his Son my Saviour to be made partaker of life everlasting and I commend my body to the earth whence it is made.
Item to Joshua my eldest son I give the house wherein I now dwell with all the gardens backsides outhouses and all other the appertuances thereunto belonging. Item to John and Edward my other two sons I give all my messuages or tenements situate and lying in Motesole(?) in the Parish of St Mary in Sandwich aforesaid with all the orchards gardens backsides and appertuances whatsoever to the same belonging to be divided equally between them and if either of my said sons John or Edward shall depart this life without any issue then my mind and will is that the other of the lands tenements or messuage or fourth part of the share of him so dying or departing this life shall discend and remain and wholly be to the survivor of them two my said three sons paying to Katherine my now wife the yearly sum of forty pounds Sterling out of the said messuage or tenements for her ? during her life.
Item my mind and will is that all my goods and chattels real and personal shall be in best and most ? in time (according to the discretion of my Executors) sold to the most profit and my debts and funeral expenses being first thereat paid and discharged shall then the rest of that money remaining to be equally distributed and divided amongst my three daughters Sara, Elizabeth and Mary. And if any of them depart this life before they be married then I will that the part or portion of her or them so dying or departing this life shall be equally divided between the survivors of her or them so living or if not then wholly to ? the survivor. And I will the portion which shall fall to my said daughters be paid to them when they shall come unto their several ages of eighteen years or to the survivor or survivors of them.
And of this my present last Will and Testament I make and ordain Joshua Fordage my Father in Law sole Executor and on the execution of the same I make and ordain John Jacob of Sandwich aforesaid Jurat overseer.
In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal. Dated the day and year above written. Thomas Denn These being witnesses ???
A codicil Nuncupative to be added and annexed to the last Will and Testament of Thomas Denn Esquire late whiles he lived Mayor of the Town and Port of Sandwich in the County of Kent deceased by him made and declared (being of perfect mind and memory) not long before he died with a mind and intent that it should be added to his said executed and accomplished as part and parcel thereof as followeth or the very like made in effect and substance ? so gave and bequeathed to Catherine Denn his wife all such household stuff as he brought him at the time of her marriage. Witness hereunto
Thomas Jenkin, Edward Jenkin.
Probatum 1621


Notes: Thomas was the elder of two brothers, both, curiously, called Thomas. The two are distinctly referred to in the wills both of their father and their mother, with this Thomas referred to as "Thomas my eldest son" and the other as "Thomas my youngest son".
The reference in his father's will in 1599 is:
Item I will and give unto my eldest sonne Thomas Denn Twentie pounds of good and lawfull Englishe money to be paid and delivered unto the said Thomas Denn Immediatlie after the decease of Margaret nowe my wife:
...
Item I will and give unto Thomas Denn my youngest sonne Tenn pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paide by my Executor unto the said Thomas when as hee shall accomplish and come to the full adge of Twentie and one yeres


and in their mother's will in 1609 is:
And touching my goods first I give and bequeath to Thomas Denne my youngest son eleven pounds of lawful money of England to be paid to him at his age of thirty years or at his age of 24 years at the discretion of my Executor.
Item I give to the said Thomas Denne one ? chest and one cupboard at his age of 24 years.
...

Item I give to Joshua Denne, John Denne, Sara Denne and Elizabeth Denne the four children of Thomas Denne my eldest son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years. And I likewise give to the foresaid Joshua Denne one pair of sheets.
...

All my other goods my debts legacies and funeral expenses discharged I will and bequeath to Thomas Denne my eldest son whom I make Executor to this my last Will and Testament.

This testament also lists the four children of Thomas Denne, the elder son.

Sources:

Thomas Denn

Baptism: 27 February 1577, in Eastry, Kent, England

Father: John Den

Mother: Agnes (Philpott) Den

Children:

Thomas had other sons and daughter - in the will of his brother, John, dated 31 August 1638, we find:
Item, I give unto the sonnes and daughters of my brother Thomas Denne five shillings apiece.

Notes: Thomas is named in his father's will, dated 12 February 1601, in which he is bequeathed his father's house at Updowne and 56 acres belonging to the house spanning the parishes of Eastry, Ham and Betteshangar. This is presumably the Updown Farm still in existence today near Betteshangar:
ffirste I will and bequeathe unto Thomas Denn my eldest sonne my howse at Updowne wherein I now dwell with all the landes thereto belonging ? contayninge by estimacon sixe and fiftie Acres more or lesse there situate setlyinge and beinge in the parishe of Eastry Ham and Betteshanger in the said Countye
...
Item my will is that my sonne Thomas Denn shall prove this my laste will and undertake the payemt of all my debtes & legacies oe else to have no bennyfitt of this my laste will And I make and ordayne Thomas Denn my sonne sole executor of this my laste will and Testamente Witnesses hereunto


Thomas is also named in the will of his brother, John, dated 31 August 1638:
Item, I give unto the sonnes and daughters of my brother Thomas Denne five shillings apiece.
Item, I give unto my God child Thomas Denne sonne of Thomas Denne forty shillings

...
I give and bequeath to my said loving wife for and during the term of her natural life all and singular my lands, leases, tenements and hereditaments what soever, and after her decease I will and bequeath all my said messuages, lands, leases, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever unto my loving ...... Denne son of my brother Thomas Denne and his heirs forever. .... And my will and meaning is that ..... my brother Thomas Denne or any of his children might ...... for terms of life by this my last will or by any .... in Law .... away and of the .... on or during .... life as aforesaid then I will my .... lands and .... of Thomas ..... .... unto my said loving wife and to her house? forever.

Sources:

Thomas Denne

Baptism: 1 September 1593, in Deal, Kent, England

Father: William Denne

Mother: Margaret (Harvye) Denne

Married: Magdalen (_____) Allen on 22 December 1620, in St Mary Bredman, Canterbury, Kent, England
Canterbury Marriage Licences Second Series 1619-1660 p282 (ed. Joseph Meadows Cowper, 1894)
Den, Thomas, of Deal, sailor, ba., about 27, and Marlyn Allen, s. p., w., about 40, relict of Richard Allen, late s. p., sailor, dec. about half a year since. At S. M. Bredman's, Cant. Dec. 22, 1620.

Magdalene was born about 1580. She was married firstly to Richard Allen of Deal, sailor. Richard was buried on 9 June 1620 in Deal, Kent. Magdalene was buried on 18 December 1626 in Deal, Kent. Her will, dated 11 April 1626, was proved in January 1626/7 (OS/NS) transcribed by NoŽl Siver:
In the name of God Amen The eleventh day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God 1626 in the second yeare of the reigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God King of England, Scotland, ffrance & Ireland defender of the faith etc I Magdalen Denne of Deale in the County of Kent widdow being sicke in body but in perfect & good momory I praise God do make & ordaine this my last will & testament in manner & forme following
First I give & bequeath my soule unto the hands of Almighty God my creatour & most mercifull redeemer and my body to be buried in the churchyard of Deale aforesaid so neere the body of Richard Allen my late husband as possibly may be
Itm I give & bequeath to John Allen my said late husbands nephew twenty pounds in gold ...? now lying by me. And my two best gold rings to be delivered to him at his age of one & twenty yeares, or at such time as his father (if he be so disposed) shall by him an apprentice
Itm I give & bequeath to Thomas Master of Deale aforesaid Esquire my ???all ring of gold
Itm I give & bequeath to my ....? Jane Thorowgood of Deale one gold ring with a true lovers knot thereon
Itm I give & bequeath to Timothy Winter of Deale one hoope ring of gold now fastened to the parte wherein the said twenty pound in gold now is
Itm I give & bequeath to the aforesaid John Allen my said late husband Richard Allen his best cloake
Item I give & bequeath to John Allen father of the aforenamed John Allen my late husband Thomas Denne his best mate & one suite of his apparrell
Itm all the rest of my goods, my debts, legacies funeral charges & my ....? expenses so allowed I give & bequeath to the said John Allen to be delivered to him at his age of one and twenty yeares
And of this my last will & testament I make and ordaine the aforesaid Thomas Master & Timothy Winter and either of them my Executors
Itm I give & bequeath to Elizabeth ffile my maid servant fowre shillings, upon condition that she loke carefully to all my goods & throughly acquaint my ...? with the same
Itm I give & bequeath to Vincent Denne of Sandowne Castle all such money as was due to my late husband Thomas Denne for his service in the said castle at his death
Itm I give & bequeath to William Mullett my said late husbands brother in law my said husbands gowne
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand marke the day & yeare first above written. The marks of the abovenamed Magdalen Denne, Witnesses hereof,
James Beezen[?] William Stevens Thomas Avery by his mrke
Probatum fuit humoi testamentum [Will proved January 1626/27]


Occupation: Sailor; fisherman.

In the will of Thomas's wife, Magdalene, she bequeaths to Vincent Denne (presumably Thomas Denne's brother) "of Sandowne Castle all such money as was due to my late husband Thomas Denne for his service in the said castle at his death". It is unclear what these services were, and whether they relate to his occupation as a fisherman.

Burial: 24 October 1625 in St Leonard, Deal, Kent, England

Will: dated 6 October 1625 held at Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32 vol 47 folio 101a, transcribed by NoŽl Siver:
In the name of God Amen This sixth day of October in the yeare of our Lord God 1625 I Thomas Denn of the pish of Deale in the County of Kent fisherman being bodily sicke, but in pfect mind & memory praise be God make this my last will & testament
First I bequeath my soule unto Almighty God my Creator & unto Jesus Christ my Redeemer, by whose most meritorious death and passion I hope to be saved & my body to be buried in the churchyard of Deale And my worldly goods in manner & forme following
Imprimis I give unto Magdalen my now wife that messuage or tenement that I lately purchased of Abraham Smith to be sold to pay my debts
Item I give unto the said Magdalen my now wife all my moveable goods within doores & without unto her pper use forever she paying and doing as is heerafter written
Itm I give unto Richard the sonne of William Mullett to be paid by my said wife at her .....? within twelve monethes next after her day of marriage the sume of Twenty pounds of lawfull money
Itm I give unto Annes the wife of Edward Willes all my herring netts & shott netts, my said wife to receive the proffitt coming of my herring netts this voyage
Itm I give unto my said wife my three best suites of apparrell my best hats & two cloaks
The rest of my clothes I give unto William Mullett the Elder & Edward Willes equally to be devided betwixt them
Itm I make my said wife Magdalen my whole & sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament
In witness whereof I have sett my hand & seale the day & years first above written Thomas Denne his marke. Wrote, read and sealed in the presence of
John Norman his marke. William Sto...? Tho: Petteman.
Probatum fuit [Will proved 2 November 1625]


Notes: Thomas was the younger of two brothers, both, curiously, called Thomas. The two are distinctly referred to in the wills both of their father and their mother, with this Thomas referred to as "Thomas my youngest son" and the other as "Thomas my eldest son".
The references in his father's will in 1599 are:
Item I will and give unto my eldest sonne Thomas Denn Twentie pounds of good and lawfull Englishe money to be paid and delivered unto the said Thomas Denn Immediatlie after the decease of Margaret nowe my wife:
...
Item I will and give unto Thomas Denn my youngest sonne Tenn pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paide by my Executor unto the said Thomas when as hee shall accomplish and come to the full adge of Twentie and one yeres


and in their mother's will in 1609 are:
And touching my goods first I give and bequeath to Thomas Denne my youngest son eleven pounds of lawful money of England to be paid to him at his age of thirty years or at his age of 24 years at the discretion of my Executor.
Item I give to the said Thomas Denne one ? chest and one cupboard at his age of 24 years.
...

Item I give to Joshua Denne, John Denne, Sara Denne and Elizabeth Denne the four children of Thomas Denne my eldest son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years. And I likewise give to the foresaid Joshua Denne one pair of sheets.
...

All my other goods my debts legacies and funeral expenses discharged I will and bequeath to Thomas Denne my eldest son whom I make Executor to this my last Will and Testament.

Sources:

Thomas Denne

Father: Thomas Denn

Notes: Thomas is named in the will of his uncle, John, dated 31 August 1638:
Item, I give unto the sonnes and daughters of my brother Thomas Denne five shillings apiece.
Item, I give unto my God child Thomas Denne sonne of Thomas Denne forty shillings

...
I give and bequeath to my said loving wife for and during the term of her natural life all and singular my lands, leases, tenements and hereditaments what soever, and after her decease I will and bequeath all my said messuages, lands, leases, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever unto my loving ...... Denne son of my brother Thomas Denne and his heirs forever. .... And my will and meaning is that ..... my brother Thomas Denne or any of his children might ...... for terms of life by this my last will or by any .... in Law .... away and of the .... on or during .... life as aforesaid then I will my .... lands and .... of Thomas ..... .... unto my said loving wife and to her house? forever.

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Thomas Denne

Birth: September 1607, in Deal, Kent, England

Father:
Vincent Denne

Mother: Margaret (Cullinge) Denne

Death: 6 September 1607, in Deal, Kent, England

Burial: St Leonard, Deal, Kent, England

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Thomas Denne

Baptism: 19 January 1614, in St Mary, Sandwich, Kent, England
Thomas Den is recorded as the son of Thomas

Father: Thomas Denne

Mother: Katherine (Jenkyn, Denwood) Denne

Death: 24 February 1615
Thomas Den is recorded as the son of Thomas

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Vincent Denne

Birth: February 1574, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: William Denne

Mother: Margaret (Harvye) Denne

Married: Margaret Cullinge on 11 May 1601 in St Mary Bredman, Canterbury, Kent, England
Canterbury Marriage Licences First Series 1568-1618 p126
Denn, Vincent, of Deal, tailor, and Margaret Cullinge of Northbourne, v. At St. M. Bredman's, Cant. May 11 1601 

Margaret was born in 1578, in Northbourne, Kent. She died on 29 September 1640 in Deal, and is buried in St Leonard, Deal.

Children: Occupation: Tailor

Notes: Vincent is mentioned in the will of his father in 1599:
Item I will and give unto Vinceynt Denn my third sonne tenn pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid and delivered unto the said Vincent by myne Executor within one halfe yere next after my Decease

Vincent and four of his children are mentioned in the will of his mother, Margaret (Harvye) Denne in 1609:
Item I bequeath Vincent Denne my second son twenty shillings of lawful money of England within one month after my decease.
...
Item I give to Joane Denne, Samuel Denne, William Denne and Katherine Denne the four children of Vincent Denne my second son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years and my will is that if any of the said four children die before they be of the age of fifteen years then I will that one of them shall be the heir and I give to the foresaid Joane Denne one pair of sheets to be delivered to Vincent Denne her father presently after my decease.

Vincent is also mentioned in the will of the widow of his brother, Thomas (the younger), in which he is describes as being of Sandown Castle.
Itm I give & bequeath to Vincent Denne of Sandowne Castle all such money as was due to my late husband Thomas Denne for his service in the said castle at his death

Death: 30 January 1650, in Deal, Kent, England

Burial: St Leonard, Deal, Kent, England

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Vincent Denne

Baptism: 30 March 1617, in Deal, Kent, England
Vincent Denne is recorded as the son of Vincent Denne

Father: Vincent Denne

Mother: Margaret (Cullinge) Denne

Married: Elizabeth Gillow on 29 November 1642 in Ringwould, Kent, England
Canterbury Marriage Licences Second Series 1619-1660 p283 (ed. Joseph Meadows Cowper, 1894)
Denne, Vincent, of Deal, seaman, ba., about 25, whose father, Vincent Denne, consents, and Elizabeth Gillow of Walmer, v. about 19 or 20, d. of William Gillow, s.p., yeom., who also consents. At Ringwould. Nov. 29, 1642.

Elizabeth was born on 11 May 1623 in Walmer, Kent, the daughter of William Gillow, yeoman. She was buried on 14 March 1699 in Blessed Mary of Walmer, Kent. Her will, dated on 20 May 1690, is held at the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury vol 79 folio 270 and has been transcribed by Norm Dennie:
In the name of God Amen. I Elizabeth Denn of Walmer, in the county of Kent, widow, being in good health of body and of sound and alert mind and memory yet considering the uncertainty of this life do make and declare this my last will and testament this seventh and twentieth day of May Anno Domi 1690 in manner following: First I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and power by the only merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer to be made ... of a better life after this mortal life my body I commit to the earth to be buried at the direction of my Executrix hereafter named and as authority for my estate I give devise and bequeath in manner following:
First I give devise and bequeath unto my son Thomas Denn ... all that my ... of land lying and being in the parish of Great Mongeham in the said county of Kent, now in the occupation and to the heirs of my said son Thomas Denn for by him lawfully begotten and if my said son Thomas Denn shall die without issue of his body lawfully begotten then my mind and will is and I do hereby give and bequeath the said lands and ... in Great Mongeham aforesaid unto the children of my son Vincent Denn and the children of my daughter Margaret Johnson equally to be divided between them, and to their heirs,
and my mind and will if that my said son Thomas Denn his heirs and assigns shall out of the rents and profits of the said lands yearly pay unto my said daughter Margaret Johnson during her natural life the sum of forty shillings and by quarterly payments.
Item, I give devise and bequeath unto my son Daniel Denn all that my tenement ground and thereonto belonging and in his occupation in Deal in the said county of Kent, to my said son Daniel Denn his executors and ... provided always and my mind and will is that my said son Daniel Denn his executors or ... shall and will ... of the rents and profits of this said ... shall yearly pay unto my said daughter Margaret Johnson during her natural life the sum of forty shillings. And by equal quarterly payments, and shall yearly pay unto my son Vincent Denn of Deal aforesaid the like sum of forty shillings and by equal quarterly payments. And also shall after the decease of my son Vincent pay the children of my said son Vincent the sum of fifty pounds of lawful money of England.
Also I will and order my said son Daniel Denn his executors or .... to pay in consideration of my giving him the said ... by this my said will.
Item, I give to my grandson David Denn the sum of five shillings and to his sister Mary Denn one shilling of lawful money of England.
.......... I give and bequeath after payment of my debts, funeral charges and probate of this my will unto my daughter Margaret Johnson her executors and I do make and appoint my said daughter Margaret Johnson full and sole Executrix of this my will revoking all other wills and testaments by me, and do ordain this to be my last will and testament in writing .....
Probated 1699


 Children: Occupation: Seaman

Buried: 1 October 1689 in Blessed Mary of Walmer, Kent, England

Sources:

William Denne

  Children: Death: 1524, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Buried: Tilmanstone cemetery, Kent, England

Will: dated 1524 held at Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury vol.16 folio 85, transcribed by Brian Denn:
This is the last will of me William Denne of the Parish of Tilmanstone made the day and year above (1524) as touching the disposition of all former(?) my lands and tenements with all their appertuances.
First I will that James my son immediately after my decease shall have and possess my tenement called Little Barfield with all the lands pertaining thereto with all the appertuances lying and being in the foresaid Parish of Tilmanstone and all my woodland lying and being in the Parish of Womenswold to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that John my son shall have the said lands to him and to his said heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if it happen my said John to die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that Thomas my son shall have it to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if Thomas die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that my son John the younger shall have the said lands in him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten
and if it happen my said John the younger to die without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then I will that Edward my son shall have the said lands to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die without heirs then I will that Gelayne(?) my daughter shall have the said lands to her and to her heirs of her body lawfully begotten
and if Gelayne die without heirs of her body lawfully begotten then to Chrystns and to her heirs of her body lawfully begotten.
And if she die without heirs of her body lawfully begotten then I will that Johane my daughter shall have the said lands to her and to her heirs of her body lawfully begotten.
Also I will that John my son the elder shall ? my marsh lands lying and being in the Parish of Worth to him and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die ? without heirs of his body lawfully begotten then to Thomas and to his heirs of his body lawfully begotten.
And if he die then to John the younger and to his heirs of body lawfully begotten.
This always provided that any of my children both male and female shall succeed and be there ? as well of lands as of Montables(?). Witness at this present testament and last will.
? Rath Roger ? Nicholas Harvey, William Kerby.


Sources:

William Denne

Birth: 1542, in Tilmanstone, Kent, England

Father: James Den

Mother: Johane (_____) Den

Married (1st): Jane Morris in 1567

Jane died in May 1572, in Tilmanstone, Kent, in childbed. She was buried in Tilmanstone cemetery.

 Children: Married (2nd): Margaret Harvye on 14 December 1570 in St Andrew, Tilmanstone, Kent, England

 Children: Note that both the eldest and youngest son of William and Margaret were named Thomas, even though the eldest son was still living. This is evidenced in the wills of both William and Margaret.

Occupation: Yeoman

Notes: William is named in his father's will, dated 23 August 1557:
Item I bequeath to Johane my wife out of my son Williams? lands and my son Thomas?s lands yearly £4 during her natural life.
Item I give to John Den the elder and to John Den the younger my brother(?) to either of them one old angel to be delivered a ? after my twelve months mind the residue of all my goods moveable my debts and bequeaths fully complete(?) and paid I give to Johane my wife and to William Den my son the which Johane and William I make my executors to dispose for my soul and all Christian Souls as they think most best.
This is the last Will of me James Den made the day and year above said.
First I will that William my son shall have my tenements in the whyche I do dwell with all the lands thereto belonging as well that I bought as the other to him and to his heirs for ever except 2 small houses and 2 gardens in Stormston with a piece of ground upon the other side of the way For these I do give to John Denne my son to him and to his heirs for ever.
Furthermore I will that William Den my son shall suffer his mother Johane my wife to engage and occupy the chamber in the wyche I now do lie the last in the upper end of the hall with fire and wood sufficient egresse and regresse. And also the said William shall find her meat and drink during her natural life if she shall marry not.


William is also named in the will of his uncle, John Den, dated 1 February 1557/8 (OS/NS):
and to William Den the son of James Den late deceased 10s

Burial: 1 June 1599 in St Leonard, Deal, Kent, England

Will: dated 19 May 1599 held at Consistory Court of Canterbury PRC 32 vol 38 folio 218, transcribed by NoŽl Siver:
In the name of god amen one thousane five hundred nintie nyne the nintenth day of May in the One and fforteth yere of the reign of Sovrigne Ladye Elizabeth by the grace of god of England ffrance and Ireland Queen defender of the ffaith etc I William Denn of the prshe of Deale in the countie of Kent yeoman beinge sicke in body but yet in good and pfect memorye thankes be unto allmightie god, doe make and ordayne this my last will in manner and forme followinge First I will and give my soule unto allmightie god my maker to Jesus Christ my redemer and to the Holye Gooste my comforter three psons and one Eternall god in whome and by whome I hope to have forgiveness of all my sines[?] And as concerninge my bodie I comitt to the earthe to be buryed in the church yarde of Deale Among the ffaithfull
Item I will and give to the poore people of Deale tenn shillings to be distributed by my Executor at the tyme of my funeral
Item I will and give unto my eldest sonne Thomas Denn Twentie pounds of good and lawfull Englishe money to be paid and delivered unto the said Thomas Denn Immediatlie after the decease of Margaret nowe my wife:
Item I will unto John Denn my second sonne Tenn pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid and delivered by my Executor at her Discrecione or otherwise to be paid after the death of my foresaid wife
Item I will and give unto Vinceynt Denn my third sonne tenn pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid and delivered unto the said Vincent by myne Executor within one halfe yere next after my Decease
Item I will and give unto Thomas Denn my youngest sonne Tenn pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paide by my Executor unto the said Thomas when as hee shall accomplish and come to the full adge of Twentie and one yeres
Item I will and give unto every one of my fower daughters that is to saye Marye Denn Elizabeth Denn Marthia Denn & Sara Denn To every eche one of the Twentie poounds a peece of good lawfull Englishe money To be paide by my Executor at the day of their severall marriages or within one quarter of a yeare next after their saide severall marriages or Otherwise to be paide by my Executor unto them or any of them yf they happen not to marry before At their Severall adges of twentie and one yeres
All the residue of money goods moveables and immoveables whatsoever my debts and legacies ffirst paid I will and give unto Margarett my wyfe whome I make and ordayne my sole Executor[.]
And for Overseers of this my will to see it the more effectuallye pformed I doo appoint my two brothers Peter Denn and John Denn
the testators marke Peter Denns marke Witnesses at the makeinge of this will
Thomas Harwe(?) Peter Denn and John Denn as appeareth by their Severall markes
John Denns marke
Probatum fuit [Will proved 26 or 27 July 1599]


Sources:

William Denne

Birth: September 1604, in Deal, Kent, England

Father:
Vincent Denne

Mother: Margaret (Cullinge) Denne

Death: 21 June 1605, in Deal, Kent, England

Burial: St Leonard, Deal, Kent, England

Sources:

William Denne

Father: Vincent Denne

Mother: Margaret (Cullinge) Denne

Notes: William is mentioned in the will of his grandmother, Margaret (Harvye) Denne in 1609 in which he is named as a child of Vincent Denne. I do not think this William can be the same child as the William Denne (1604-1605) since the will was dated in April 1609, but more likely a later child given that name after the infant death of the first William. 
Item I give to Joane Denne, Samuel Denne, William Denne and Katherine Denne the four children of Vincent Denne my second son to either of them twenty shillings of lawful money of England at their several ages of fifteen years and my will is that if any of the said four children die before they be of the age of fifteen years then I will that one of them shall be the heir

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