Description Will of Anthony Stopp of Stowe, Buckinghamshire
Date 15 May 1721
Catalogue reference PROB 11/580
Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Series Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers
Piece Name of Register: Buckingham Quire Numbers: 92 - 141

In the name of God Amen. The sixth day of April in the year of our Lord God 1721 and in the Seventh year of the reigne of our sovereigne Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Brittain … and … being defender of the faith … , I Anthony Stopp of Stowe in the County of Bucks being sick and weeke in body but of good and perfect memory thanks be to God do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first I bequeath my soul and spirit into the hands of Allmighty God my heavenly father by whome his … and only Grace I trust to be saved and renewed into Eternall rest through the death of my Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ in whose precious blood sett my whole and only hope of my salvation my …. Body in hopes of a Joyfull resurrection I commit to the Earth to be buried with such charges? And in such place as my Executrix shall think good and … the distribution of my mortall goods I dispose of the same as followeth. First I give and bequeath unto my Wife Martha my household goods during her life and after her decease to be equally divided between my daughter Catherine and daughter Martha and the Child that my wife is now bigg of and all the rest of my goods and chattle to be equally divided amongst my wife and children and my children to have it when they come to the age of twenty years and the interest of it to breed them up till they come to the age of twenty years and then the principall but in case either of my Children should dye before they come to the age of twenty years either of their part or variety shall fall to the surviours and provided my children all should dye then my wife shall have the sum of one hundred £ over and above her share aforesaid. Likewise I give and bequeath to my brother Wm. Stopp the sum of thirty pounds and what more is left to be equally divided amongst my brother and sister’s children in the space of twelve months after the decease of my said children desiring all my just and true debts to be paid I leave also Martha my wife to be my full whole and only executrix of this my last will and testament I also ordained my brother Robert Stopp and Isaac Stopp and William Hunt En trees for my wife and children requiring them to see this my last will and testament performed accordinly and I do utterly revoke all former wills and testaments by me in any … heretofore made or declared in witness.~~~~~~~~~ Whereas I have hereunto set my hand the day and year first aboutwritten – Anthony Stopp. Witnessed by us Thomas Painter his mark, Aubri War her mark ,Wm Little his (./.) mark.

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