COPY OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN EDMUND DENNYE AND WILLIAM AND JOHN MOORE Dated Aug 29 3d yr Chas AD 1627 Translated into English from the original manuscript by Walter Denny 1874.
Know all Men by the Presents that I Edmund Dennye mbes in the County of Suffolk yeoman am held and firmly bound unto William Moore and John Moore Junior of Ratlesden in the County aforesaid Yeomen in Oue hundred pounds of good and lawful money of England to be paid to them the said William and John Moore or to their certain Attorney executors or administrators for which payment well and faithfully to be made I bind myself my heirs executors administrators firmly by these presents Sealed with my seal Dated the 23d day of Augnst in the 3d year of the reign of our Lord Charles by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c 1627.
The condition of this obligation is such that whereas by the grace of God a marriage to be had and solemnized between the above bound Edmund Dennye and Dorothee Moore one of the daughters of John Moore of Ratlesden abovesaid Yeoman and sister to the above named William Moore and John Moore. If therefore after such marriage had and solemnized between the said Edmund and Dorothee it shall please God to take the said Edmund out of this world before the said Dorothee If then and from thenceforth and from the date of the death of the said Edmund the heirs executors or administrators of the said Edmund shall yearly and every year during the term of threescore years if the said Dorothee so long shall live satisfy content and pay to the said Dorothee or her assigns the sum of 6 by year of lawful money of England at or in the now dwelling house of John Waller of Combes aforesaid Yeoman That then this obligation to be void and of none effect or else to remain in full force strength and virtue.
EDMUND DENNYE Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us John Waller and Bar Salter (Genealogy of the Denny family..., pg. 31)