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The Will of Lewis Beacham



I Lewis Beacham of Yeovil in the County of Somerset Gentleman being of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding do make publish and declare this my last Will and testament in manner following that is to say I give devise and bequeath unto William Snoop of Yeovil aforesaid Glove Manufacturer for the Sum of Two thousand pounds now invested in my Name in the five per cent long Annuities To hold to him and his Assigns Upon Trust to pay unto my Mother Ann Beacham the Interest and dividends thereof for her life and after her decease to divide the same between my Brothers and Sisters John, Thomas, Ann, Mary, Sarah and Susan equally share and share alike and to pay over to my said Brothers and Sisters John, Thomas, Ann and Sarah their Heires of the said Two thousand pounds immediately on my said Mothers decease and also to retain the share of my said Sister Mary but to invest the share of my said Sister Susan in the name of him the said William Snook on Government or Freehold Security and to pay and apply the Dividends or Interest thereof from time to time as the same shall become due unto my said Sister Susan for her life and to and for her separate use independently of any Husband she may thereafter take and I hereby declare that the Receipt of her my said Susan whether single or unmarried shall from time to time be sufficient discharge for the same and after her decease to pay and apply such Dividends or Interest in for and towards the maintenance education and support of any Children my said Sister Susan may hereafter have born in lawful Wedlock until they shall severally attain their respective Ages of Twenty one Years or days of marriage and on their severally attaining their respective ages of twenty one years or days of Marriage to pay and apply her my said Sister Susan's Share of suh principal Sum of Two thousand pounds with all Dividends or Interest then due thereon unto and equally between such Children share and share alike and if but one such Child then to such only Child and his or her Executors Administrators or Assigns and if she shall have no Children or Child then to divide and pay the same equally between my said Brothers and Sisters John, Thomas, Ann, Mary and Sarah share and share alike I give and bequeath unto Edwin Tomkins of Yeovil aforesaid Gentleman the sum of Fifty Pounds I give and bequeath all the Rest and Residue of my Personal Estate Goods Chattles Rights Credits and Effects whatsoever unto the said William Snook To hold to him and his Assigns In Trust in the first place to pay my debts Funeral Expenses and the Charges for providing this my Will and then to divide the remainder between my said Brothers and Sisters equally share and share alike and to pay them the same within six Months next after my decease except my said Sister Susan whose Share I direct him to invest and pay in the same manner as the Share of the said Two thousand pounds hereinbefore directed to be invested and paid And I herby nominate constitute and appoint the said William Snook sole Executor of this my Will in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Twenty sixth day of February One thousand eight hundred and twenty two
Lewis Beacham
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Lewis Beacham as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto
Nathaniel Lukins Mary Lukins Mary Wood

Proved at London 13th February 1824 before the Judge by the Oath of William Snook the sole Executor to whom Adm[inistrati]on was granted having first sworn by Common duly to administer


Transcribed by Bob Osborn