Description Will of John Stapp, Gentleman of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
Date 03 April 1658
Catalogue reference PROB 11/274
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: 106 - 155

In the name of God Amen. I, John Stapp of Newport-Pagnell in the Countie of Buckingham, gent. being sick in bodie but of good and perfect memorie thanks be to God for the same doe ordaine and make this my last will and testamnet as followeth. First I bequeath my soule to God that gave it and my Bodie to the Earth to be directly buryed by the Appointment of my Execturix hereafter named, And as concerning my earthly substance which God in his ... hath given mee I will and devise of the the same as followeth; Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Stapp my loving Wife all that my dwelling house in Newport purchased of William Cowley, and all that my Barne Stable and Garden Orchard and yard in Newport aforesaid purchased of Thomas Potter, George King, and Joan King his wife. And all that my home in London in the Parish of Saint Mary Saviours alias Saint Mary ... in the Countyie of Surry being five tenements with yard Garden, Orchard, and other appurtanences lastly purchased of Thomas Sparkleton, gent. And also all that my close or Ground and cottage with all and singular the woods tree and the hedges and underwood with them and their Appurtenances and called and known by the name of murkey-Land contayning by estimation twentie Acres be the same more or less lately purchased of Robert Seabrooke and John Seabrooke gentlemen living in the parish of North-Crawley in the Countie of Buckinghame aforesaid; Item I give and bequeath unto Joan Loot wife of Marke Loot of ellington in the Countie of Huntington one hundred punds of good and lawful money of England to be equally divided and given here and John Peete her Sonne and Elizabeth Peete her Daughter and Martha Peete her Daughter, or to as many of them as shall be living at the time of my said wife's dicease. And the said one hundred Pounds to be paid to them or to so many of them or the survivour of them within one month oafter the dicease of my said wife Mary Stapp; Him all and singular my goods and chattels land and tenements whatsoever bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my said wife Mary Stapp whome I make and ordaine sole Executrix of this my last will and testament revoking and making null and voyd all other wills by mee hertofore make and ordaine none but this to be in force. And lastly I ordaine and make my Brother in law William Stancliffe and Thomas Froebody overseeres of this my last will and testamint to see and help my said wife by their good advice and counsell in the Paying of my Debts and seeing my Loyalties performed and funerall expenses discharged, and for their ? and ? therein to be had and performed I give to either of them the Summe of two Shillings six ... In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seales this foure and twentieth day of December one thousand six hundred fiftie and seven. John Stapp. Sealed Signed and published to be the last will and testment of the said John Stapp in the presence of George Stancliffe, John ?.

Probatum:  This Will was proved at London the third Day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fiftie eight beofre the Judges for Probate of wills and granting Administrations lawfully authorized by the Oath of mary Stapp the Rolitt? and sole Executrix therein named to whome Administration of all and singular the Goods chattels and debt of the siad diceased was granted and committed shee being the commission first legallie sworne truley and faithfully to administer the same.