In the name of God Amen
I Basel Beacon of Lenham in the county of Kent cordwainer being of perfect mind and memory through the mercy of God do make my last Will and Testament as followeth
Imprimis to my son Thomas Beakon I give and bequeath the sum of ten pounds
Item to my cousin and Godson Basell Hunt I bequeath the sum of five pounds
Item to my niece and Goddaughter Elizabeth Hunt I bequeath the sum of five pounds the residue and remainder of my Estate Lands Tenements hereditaments with my Goods chattels plate and Bonds arrears of rent and in proportions of what kind soever to me appertaining after paying my debts legacys and funeral charges I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Beacon during her naturall Life and after Decease to be equally share and share alike between my children Robert Beacon Theodore Beacon Basil Beacon Isabella Hunt and Thomas Beacon and I make and ordain her my said wife Elizabeth Beacon my Executrix and Robert Beacon my son Executor of this my will In trust for the Intents and purposes as to this my will contained
In witness whereof I the said Basel Beacon have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this twentieth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty eight Basil Beacon signed sealed and delivered by the said Basel Beacon as and for his last will and testament in the presents of us who where present at the signing and sealing thereof Oliver Wrag Nichos. Smith Richard Epps
The above registred will of Basil Beacon deceased was proved the 11th day of September 1739 before the rev.d William Gostling clerk lawfull surrogate to the worshipfull George Lee Doctor of Law Official General to the rev.d the archdeacon of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of Elizabeth Beakon the Relict of the said deceased and Robert Beacon the son and Executors herein named to whom administration of the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased was committed they being swoorne? well and truly to performe the same.