Description Will of Mary Stapp, Widow of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
Date 22 July 1658
Catalogue reference
Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Series Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers
Piece Name of Register: Wootton Quire Numbers: 470 - 523

Be it remembered that the five and twentieth day of May in the yeare of our Lord (according to the Assumption? in England) one thousand six hundred and fiftie and eight. Mary Stapp of Newport-Pagnell in the county of Bucke[ingham] Widdow'd; weake in body but of reasonable and difrossing? memorie; to make and ordaine this my last will and testament. In manner and form followinge (that is to say) I doe give and wise unto Thomas Worrall sonne of my sonne Thomas Worrall and Mary my late daughter, and the heirs of Thomas my said Grandchilde, All that my barne?, Garden, and h..minte? in Newport-Pagnell aforesaid lately purschased by my late husband nowe deceased of Thomas P?otter, George L?inge, and Joane his wife some? or and of them to enter upon? the same? when he should accomplish the age of one and twentie yeares. And my will? and manage'd, and I doe hereby desire John Cunningham and Henry Cunningham my brothers, James Worrall of M?ilton in the said countie of Buckingham, and Robert Perrott of Newport-Pagnell aforesaid a yeoman in ...? to litt? or or otherwise dispose of the same, and to have ...?, and take the rent, issue and profitt that of fourth? ...? and benefitt of my said Grandchilde Thomas Worrall.

And also I doe give and devise unto Thomas Worrall my said sonne and his ...? ...?, duringe, and untill Thomas my said Grandchilde shall acomplish the age of one and twentie years. All those ...? Massnages? Cottages? or tenements situate and being together in the parish of Saint Saviors' Southwarke? in the Countie of Surry together with all other hometenements? ...? leased or devised to John Stapp my said huband by Thomas H...ton?, gentleman provided that Thomas my said son and his assigns too and shall forth, or out of the profitts of the said premises ...? and enviy? years untill the time last aforementioned well? and ...? pay unto the said John Cunningham, Henry? Cunningham, James Worrall and Robert Perrott, Tenne pounds of lawful money to be imployed and improved for the benefitt of my said Grandchilde Thomas Worrall; And to be paid unto him at the accomplishment of his age of one and twentie years In case hee bee ...?; And in case hee bee dead, then unto Thomas Worrall my saide sonne; And from and Immediately after the accomplishment of Thomas my said Grandsonne of one and twentie years I give and devise and bequeath unto Thomas Worrall my said Grandchilde, three hundred pounds of good and Lawful money of England to bee paid unto the said John Cunningham, Henry Cunningham, James Worrall, and Robert Perrott, within two years after my decease; And to be paid unto Thomas Worrall my grandchilde at the accomplishment of his age of one and twentie and in the ...? tyme? will? and devise that the same be improved for the benefitt and advantage of Thomas my said Grandchilde And ...? Thomas Worrall my said Grandchilde shall dye and depart this life before hee shall accomplish the age of one and twenty yeares; Then my will ....?, and I do hereby give and bequeath ...? summes hereafter mentioned as part and parsell of the said three hundred pounds in manner? following (that is to say) To John Cunningham and Henry Cunningham, my brothers, and to Susan Clarke and Sarah Sturklin? my sisters, tenne pounds apeece of lawful money of England and to the poore of the parish of Newport-Pagnell aforesaid twenty pounds, and to John Cunningham, Joseph Cunningham, Samuill? Cunningham, and Mary Cunningham, the four children of my said Brother John Cunningham Tinn pounds apeece of lawful money of England as part and ..? of the said three hundred pounds to be paid unto them at theire ...? and ...? ages of one and twentie years. And in the ...? tyme to bee improved for theire benefits; And my will and ...? That in case any of my said brother John Cunninham's children shall dye and depart this life before his, or theire l...n? or l...ns? shall become due and payable as aforesaid, That then the l..n? or l...ns? of his h...?, or them soe dying as aforesaid shall be paid to the survivor or survivors of them equally between them at theire ...? and respective? ages of one and twenty years.

And also I doe give and bequeath as part and parcel of the said three hundred pounds to Samuell Cunningham, Thomas Cunningham, and Mary Cunningham, the three children of my brother Henry Cunningham, tenn pounds apiece of lawful money of England at be paid to them at theire arrival survival? and respective ages of one and twenty years; And in the ...? tyme to bee improved for theire benefits. This my will managers? that witness any of my brother Henry Cunningham's children shall dye and depart this life before his ..?, on theire l..n? or l...ns? shall become due and payable as aforesaid. That then the l...n? or l...ns? of his ..? them soe dyeing as aforesaid; shall be paid to the survivor or survivors of them equally between them all their ...? and respective ages of one and twenty years. And my will and ...? that Thomas Wornall my said sonne shall have all the rest and residue of the said three hundred pounds in case my said Grandchilde Thomas Wornall shall dye and depart this life before the accomplishment of his age of one and twenty years;

And alsoe I doe give and bequeath unto Thomas Wornall my said Grandchilde ...? with all the linen, Goldrings, plate, and all other things therin. And also my silver ..ard?; my silver beaker, my silver p...nger? three silver spoons and all other my plate[s]? And alsoe I doe give and bequeath unto John Cunningham and Henry Cunningham, my said brothers, the said James Worrall, and Robert Perrott, the summe of tenn pounds of lawful money of England to bee paid to them for the put?: -nige? and Har...? forth as an Apprintive? John Peete sonne of Marks? Peete of Ellington, at the age of sixteen years. And also I doe give and bequeath unto Joane Ninall? my maid servant Nine pounds of lawful money of England to bee paid within one year next after my decease. And also I doe give and bequeath unto the poore people of Newport-Pagnell aforesaid five pounds to be distributed at the discretion of my Executor and overseers hereafter named all the rest and residue of my goods and chattels (my debts and legories? beinge first paid and funerall expenses discharged) I give and bequeath unto Thomas Worrall my said sonne whom I hereby make and ordayne full and solo Executor of this my last will and testament provided that my said sonne Thomas Wornall att his ...? ...? ...?, doe well and sufficiently do make and maintain and bring upp Thomas Worrall, my said Grandchilde with appointment? Meade? Drinke?, and all other things fitting and needfull for him untill he shall accomplish the age of one and twenty years.

And I doe hereby renound and revoke all other wills and testaments by me formerly made. And I do hereby nominate and desire John Cunningham and Henry Cunningham, my said brothers, and the said James Worrall and Robert Perrott to bee ...? of my last will and testament. And I doe give unto them for theire pain? Seventy shillings apiece. In witness whereas I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written; The mark of the above named Marie Stapp. Signed, sealed, published, and declared to be the last will and testament of the within named Marie Stapp in the presence of John Mathers, Zeo: Mason.

Probatum:  This will was proved at London the two and twentieth day of July in the year of our Lord God One thousand six hundred fifie and eight before the Judges for probate of wills and grantings. Administrations lawfully authorized by oath of Thomas Worrall the sonne and sole Executor named within the said will to whom Administration of all and singular the goods and chattells and debts of the said deceased and committed hee being the first legally sworne truly to administer the same.