|From DeBrett's book on Beauchamp, through Gary Hawley
. . . . . I, Christopher Beacham of Cosgr. . . . . in the couty of North (sic), yeoman . . . . .
. . . . . body to be buried in the churchyard of Covesgrave aforesaid.
I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Beacham my daughter fifty pound, whereof twenty pound to be paid at her day of marriage or else within that year after my decease, and twenty pound more to be paid some years after my decease and the other ten pound to be paid the nest year after.
I give and bequeath to Dorothye Beacham my daughter fifty pound, whereof twenty pound to be paid at her day of marriage if she marries with her friends' consent, and twenty pound that time twelve months, and the other ten pound the year after. . . . . if happen that she do not marry, then twenty-five pound she is to have the first year after my decease and the other twenty-five the sixth year after my decease.
I give and bequeath to Susanna Beacham my daughter fifty pound to be paid when she is on and twenty year old or within three months, and likewise do ordain that if any of these die before they receive there portions that then their portions to remain to those that live of these my daughters.
I give to Henrie Beacham my brother one half quarter of barley this year and another half quarter the next year.
I give and bequeath to Annis Rawlins my daughter one ewe and lamb.
I give to Elizabeth Rawlins my grandchild one ewe and lamb.
I give and bequeath unto the poor of parish Covesgrave ten shilling.
The rest of all my goods moveable and unmoveable, my debts being paid, my funeral expenses discharged, I give unto Alice Beacham my wife and to John Beacham my son, whom I make my executors and I do make Edward Beacham, George Emerson, Henrie Rigbie, Thomas Rawlins my overseers of this my will and testament.
Witness: Christopher Beacham, George Emerson, Edward Beacham.