Transcript Copyright Marcus Bateman 2004
National Archives Reference PROB 11/562 Item 29
In the Name of God Amen. I Mary Beaumont of Ipswich in the county of Suffolk and relict of William BEAUMONT Clerk deceased do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. Imprimis I give and bequeath all those messuages or tenements with the appurtenances lying in Wentworth Street of or in any other street or parish near White Chappell in London or Middlesex to my three daughters Mary and Anna BEAUMONT and Susanna the wife of John BARKER of Ipswich aforesaid Salesman their executors and Administrators as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
Item I order that my said daughters Mary and Anna BEAUMONT or the survivor of them or the executors of the survivor of them shall as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell and dispose of all those my freehold and copyhold messuages lands and tenements lying in Fressingland in the County of Suffolk or any other town or towns thereto next or adjoining for the best price that can be got for the same.
item I devise to my four sons John William Robert and Michael BEAUMONT twenty pounds a piece and to my aforesaid daughter Susannah BARKER fifty pounds to be paid out of the money arising by sale of the said premises and my will is that my said daughters Mary and Anna BEAUMONT shall until such Sale receive the Rents and profits of the said premises so devised to be sold as aforesaid to their own use excepting only that if the said premises are not sold within two years after my decease that my said daughters Mary and Anna BEAUMONT shall from the end of the said two years pay out of the Rents and profits of the said premises after that time accruing to my said four sons and to my daughter Susannah BARKER lawful interest for their aforesaid legacies until such Sales as aforesaid shall be made .
Item I discharge my aforesaid children from all debts due and from them or any of them to ? for board ? or any other amount whatsoever.
Item I give and devise all the residue of the money rising by the sale of this premises aforesaid all my goods Chattels and personal estate whatsoever herein given and bequeathed unto my said two daughters Mary and Anna BEAUMONT their executors and Administrators equally to be divided between them upon condition they pay my debts legacies and funeral charges and subject to the payment of the same my will is that a sum not exceeding twenty pounds be laid out in my funeral.
Item I nominate and appoint my said two daughters Mary and Anna BEAUMONT executors of this Will and Ii do hereby revoke all former wills by me made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I the said Mary BEAUMONT has hereunto set my hand and seal the 23rd day of February 1716. Mary BEAUMONT sealed and delivered in the presence of us who subscribed our names in the presence of the testatrix Anne WILSHORE Mary LILLY Joseph MORTON Junr.
[Proved in latin !)
PROBATUM fuit hujusmodi Testamentum apud London soptno die monfis ……
This will was proved at London …….Worshipful John BETTESWORTH Doctor of Laws Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted …