William Denne, of Kingston (c.1531 - 1572) MP

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Birthplace: Denne Hill, Kingstone, Kent, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Kingstone, Kent, England, (Present UK)
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About William Denne, of Kingston

Birthplace: Kent, England

Death: Died October 21, 1572 in Kent, England

his will is in Genealogy Folder --------------------

William Denne d. in.1572, and by his will, proved at Canterbury, John Coppyn, esq. and Sir Henry Cripp, knt. trustees, devised property at Adisham, Well, and Beaksbourne, to his second son, Thomas Denne, Esq. a bencher of Lincoln's Inn in 1590.

The Will of William Denne In the name of God Amen in the year of our Lord god a thousand five hundred three score annd twelve (1572) and the second day of June in the fourteenth year of the reighn of out Soverrign Lady, Queene Elizabeth I William Denne of Kingstone in the County of Kent yeoman, being whole of mind but of perfect rom, finberance- thanks be to god make and ordayne this my present Testament and last will in manner and forme following. First I commend my soui to my maker and redeamer Jesus Christ by blood shedding and apssion my only trust is to be saved and my body to be buryed within the church of Kingstone aforesaid between the church door and the chancel door and a great stone to bu laid upon my grave with the subscription of my name in consideration whereof I gave to the behoof of the said church twenty shillings. Item I will these to be bestowed at my buyal to the poor people of Kingstone 209 shillings and for the poor people of Barham another ten shillings by my Executor.

ltem I will and bequeath to Agnes my wife two keys (?) Of the best to be delivered to her immediately after my decease by my Executor. Item I will all my household stuff and plate shall be divided in three parts that is to say between Agnes my wife and my two sons Vincent and Thomas these pieces t!xcept the hanging in the hall, the hanging in the parlor, the hanging in the hift over the parlor, the qrcat- table in the hall, and the great" table in the parlor, tht~ Lurndce alld d1l tht~ brewing vessels dnd the quern (hdndmill) which shall go with the house I dwell in. Item I will unto Thomas Denne my sone one gray gelding which the said Thomas already has in his custody. Item I will in the division of my said household my wife in consideration of the said bequest of the third part of all the household and plate to her made shall not have ant reasonable or third part of all my gooded chattle or bed furnished but if she do claim the same by color (?) Of any law or custom then I will this my bequest to nothing any house hold or plate or any other bequest hereto in my will to be made to my said wife shall be uterly void by me William Denne.

Words spoken by the Testator in the morning Before he dyed and not then written I will that Vincent Dnne my son shall be my sole and whole Executor of this my last will, written by my son Thomas and subscribed with mine own hand and the residue of all my goods debts obligations and all other things except lands and goods hereitaments my debts and legaciespaid. I give to my son Vincent and his children and I make John Coppin my overseer to whom I give ficve pence and I charge my two sons named that thye disagree not for the devil like a ranging lyon will do much and I charge Sir Henry Chrispe knight ruler in that case at variance for I will bind them to agree and if they do fall bargain about my will be that is in fault and first beginnith the variance shall lose the benefit of my will. In witness thereof Francis White Minister John Nash, Evelyn Nash, John Browning, Agnes Denne the wife of the Testator, Mary Coppin, the wife of John Coppin daughter to the Testator and Katherine Gookin, the wife of John Gookin another of Testators daughters.

This is the last will of William Denne made the day and year above written. Fir.st I will and bequeath to Thomas Denne my son and to his heirs forever my tentament called Dane )?) Will all my lands, tenaments and hereditaments lying & being in the parish of Addisham, Beaksbourne and wealth which I purchased of Sir Henry Crispe, Knight. Item I will to the said Thomas Denne and to his heirs forever, my Tenament called Dane (?) Will all the lands, Tenaments and herditaments which I purchased of (Mr. Sparks?) Item I will to the said Thomas Denne my son and to his heirs forever one other tenament in the parish of Addsham and Coping marsh in the occupation of holbeback M Will all the lands thereto belonging which I purchased of Thomas Sustin.

Item I will to Thomas Denne my son an annuity or rent charge which I had out of the lands and tents. Which late were to John Austin lying at Denne in Addisham to him and to heirs to have and to hold all the aforesaid tents land herditaments annuity or rent charge with all other of my lands Tenaments and herditaments the which lying in Addisham, Beaksbourne and Welld (?) Except the tenaments and herditaments in Beaksbourne which I purchased of Richard Allen of Addisham unto the said Thomas Denne all evidence, writings, ,-hdrLers, monuments and oblation touching or concerning the lands, tenaments and herditaments above will and bequeath to the said Thomas to be delivered by myt Executor to the Vincent Denne my Executor when and at what time it shall be thought to be delivered by the said Thomas Denne and his heirs or assigns shall present and follow at the cost and charges in the law of the said Thomas Denne his heirs or assigns all such suits as shall be purchased and sued by the Said Thomas in the name of the said Vincent his Executors or assignes upon any obligation or touching the assurance of the lands, tenaments, and herditaments above will and bequeathed to the said Thomas and T further will that the said Vincent my Executor shall not release discontinue .... or hinder nor refuse to present and follow any said obligation or obligations or suits to be taken or had uppon the same that I will the said Vincent and pay unto Thomas his brother as money and as .... of money as contained in the said obligation or obligations beside the cost and charge in the law contained in that behalf and I further will the said Vincent shall suffer the said Thomas his executors or assigns to receive and take up to his or their own use or uses all such sums of money as shall he received or gotten by the said suits or by means thereof.

Item to Vincent Denne my son and to his heirs forever my mansion house at Kingston with all other messuages land, tenaments .... and herditaments whatever with the appurtenances lying and being in the parishes of Kingston, Bishopshourne, Barham, Highards Steilling and Hythe or West Heythe or elsewhere in the county of Kent or Canterbury except the lands, tenaments and herditaments ht-fork, will and bequeathed to the said Thomas or hereafter to be will by Lh~'Su prt-:Se11LS to any o0i~-r pt-rson or persons. Item I will and bequeath to Vincent Denne my son my messudge or tenament or lands, t ' ente & herditamenst which I purchased of Richard Allen of Addisham lying in Beaksbourn to have and to hold the same to remain to William Denne son of the said Vincent to his assigns and heirs forever provided that if the said William Denne the son of the said Vincent shall fortune to die during the life of me the said William Denne then I will that after the decease of the said Vincent that said lands shall remain to John Denne another son of the said Vincent to him and his heirs forever.

Item I will and bequeath to Agnes my wife five pounds yearly to be paid out of the lands Tenaments and herditaments before willed, to Thomas my son to have and to hold the same so long as the said Agnes and her assignes so long as she shall live sole and unmarried shall and may enter into the said lands above willed unto the said Thomas and there to distrain . (?) And distress to retain until she be of the said rent therof satisfied and paid. Item I will that Agnes my wife .... after my decease, my tenament or messuage at Beakesbourne withelands, tenaments and herditaments which I bought of Richard Allen of Addisham so long as she shall liev sold and unmmaried and paying yearly... to the said vince~nt and after his decease to to threee pounds of lawful money of England at the feast of the Annunciation of our Lady and St. Michaels Day Midsummer Day by Equal portions to be paid and if the said rent be hindered than the said Vincent and after his decase then to .... the inheritance should .... for the .... and ..... the and parcel be fully satified and paid provided always and nevertheless my will is that Agnes my said wife shall claim by this my will no part pf any of the said rent or yearly rent payments or occupation of the said nouse and lands in 13eaksborune before the said Agnes do severiy release unto the said Vincent and Thomas their heirs and assigns all title and her right of dower of and in the land tentaments and herditaments before to them and either of them will and bequeathed by me Williuam Denne.

Proved 23 Oct 1572

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William Denne, of Kingston's Timeline

1526
1526
Kent, England, United Kingdom
1528
1528
Addisham, Kingstone, Kent, England, (Present UK)
1531
January 21, 1531
Kingstone, Kent, England, (Present UK)
1536
1536
Age 4
1537
1537
Age 5
Kingstone, Kent, England
1538
1538
Age 6
Addisham, Kent, England
1542
1542
Age 10
1543
1543
Age 11
Kingston, Kent, England
1549
1549
Age 17
Northiam, Kent, England, (Present UK)
1550
1550
Age 18
Dennehill, Kingston, Kent, England