The Will of Richard Stapp of Bigby, 1734.
[Bigby, Lincolnshire, England]

In the name of God Amen. I Richard Stapp of Bigby in the County of Lincolnshire, being sick and rack in body, but of perfect mind and memory, do make constitute and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and form following.

Item. I bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God. hoping through the merits of my Saviour to obtain full pardon and forgiveness of all my sins. And my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter mentioned. And as for my worldly goods the God has blessed me with. I dispose of them as follows:-

Item. I give to my kinsman Thomas Stapp one shilling
Item to William Stapp one shilling
Item to Elizius Stapp one shilling
Item to Ann Stapp one shilling.

All the rest of my goods movable and immovable. I give to Ann my dearly beloved wife making her whole and sole Executrix of this my last will and testament. revoking and disannuling? all other Wills heretofore by me made. 1st October 1734.

*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.