Description Will of Richard Steppe, Mercer of London
Date 23 October 1584
Catalogue reference PROB 11/67
Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Series Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers
Piece Name of Register: Watson

In the name of God Amen. The fyfteenth daie of April Ano? one thousand five hundred eightey four. Richarde Steppe mercer of London doe make and oradayne this my last will and testament in manner and forme hereafter following that is to saie, First I bequeath my Soule to allmightie God father sonne and holie ghoste three in sounde and one body true and everlasting God trusting to be an inheritor of the Everlasting waies in heaven only by the mercy, precious ..., bitter passion and bloody goding? of my Saviour and redeamer Jhesus Christ and by no other wayes or meanes and my body to be buried directly as it shall seeme fit to my executrix and overseers hereafter named. Item. I bequeath to Alice Mary Gall widdow three pounds. Item. I bequeathe to the poore of the ... wherein I doe dwell twentie shillings. The rest of my thurde parte (my debtes and ... beinge paide) unto my most deere and wellbeloved wife Elizabeth Steppe Whome of this my last will and testament I make and ordaine my sole executrix. And overseers of same I make and ordaine my saide wellbeloved brother Edmunde Chapman and my wellbeloved ... Richard Plate, and for their paines I bequeath to them fourtie shillings apeace. In witness whereas hereunto I have sett my hand and seale the daie and yeare first aboven written by me Richard Steppe, written by Richard Steppe, mercer.

(Probatum is in Latin)