The Will of Margaret Stapp (nee Sargeant), 1668 
Wife of Ellis Stapp (b1604 d1662)
[Killingholme, Lincolnshire, England]

In the name of God Amen. I Margaret Stapp of Killingholme in the County of Lincoln. widdow, sick in body, but of sound and perfect remembrance, thanks be to God. I do make of this present testament, containing herein my last Will. First I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God who gave it me, and my body to the earth from whence it was taken, and for my temporal estate as followeth:-

Item. I do give to Ann Short the daughter of Ellis Stapp a chest and one woollen hose?and one ewe and a lamb.
I do give to Richard Stapp the son of Ruben Stapp one ewe and one lamb.
I do give to George Phillipson son of George Phillipson one ewe and a lamb. a month after my decease
I do give to Thomas Stapp the son of Ruben Stapp one sheep. a month after my decease.
I do give to John Neale the son of John Neale .a sheep and hog a month after my decease
I do give to ---- Neale the daughter of John Neale .one sheep and hog a month after my decease
I do give to John Neale my son one ----- at my decease
I do give to John Short my son one ---- at my decease.
I do make Ellis Stapp the son of ---- Stapp my sole Executor of all the rest of my goods ---- and bequeathed of in witness hereof I have set to my -----,

 

*This will was transcribed by Mrs. Beryl Bailey.  She found this will in the Lincolnshire Archives in Lincoln, England, but unfortunately the Archive's policy does not allow for the actual will image to be copied.