The will of William Beacon (abt. 1692 – 1721)

William is a 2nd cousin 7x removed, grandson of Thomas, the eldest son of my 8xgreat grandfather, Thomas Becon.

In the Name of God Amen
I William Beacon of the parish of Charing in the County of
Kent Surgeon being of sound mind tho labouring under
Great Weakness of Body revoking all former Wills
Make this my last Will and Testament in maner and
Form following viz Imprimis I order all my Debts to be
Paid with all Convenient speed after my decease Item I
Give to my brother Thomas Beacon one shilling to be
Paid him within twelve months after my decease
Item I give to my brother Elhanan Beacon one
shilling to be paid him within twelve months
After my decease Item I give to my Sister Hester
Beacon one shilling to be paid her within
twelve months after my decease Item I give
to my sister Martha Beacon one shilling to be paid
her within twelve months after my decease Item
I give to Mrs Susan Mannooth all my goods &
Chattells lands and tenements to have and to
Hold to her and her heirs for ever and make her my
Sole Executrix and lastly I appoint the Reverend Mr
Edward Dearing friend in trust to see this my last Will and
Testament fully performed and Executed signed and
Sealed the twenty fifth of this Instant November
1721 William Beacon Published and Declared in the
presence of Sarah Dering Edward Hamon Sarah
Hamon
(Probate note in Latin – I think probate was granted 1 Dec 1721; Tyler’s notebook entry agrees, and shows that the will was proved by Susanna Mannooth extrx)

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