Description Will of Robert Stopp, Yeoman of Shelswell, Oxfordshire
Date 07 April 1725
Catalogue reference PROB 11/603
Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Series Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers
Piece Name of Register: Romney Quire Numbers: 92 - 137

In the name of God Amen. I Robert Stopp of Shelswell in the County of Oxford, Yeoman - think it proper to make my will and accordingly I do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following: First of all I recommend my soul to Almighty God hoping through the satisfaction of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to besolved. Secondly my Will is that all my Debts shall be fully payd and discharged. Third I give and bequeath unto my dear Wife Mary Stopp five hundred pounds and also that estate of mine which ... in Shelswell township so long as my Dear Wife Mary Stopp do live and after her decease to my brother Isack Stopp and my Brother William Stopp to be equally divided between them ... Fourth I give and bequeath to my Brother John Stopp's three children twenty pounds appiece when they ... to the age of twenty one years old and in case either of them dyes before they .... to that age, then it is to be divided between the other children of John Stopp. Item I give and bequeath to my brother Isack Stopp's four children twenty pounds apiece when they come to the age of twenty one years old and in case either of them dyes before they come to age, then it is to be divided between the other children of Isack Stopp. Item: I give and bequeath to my brother William Stopp's son forty pounds when he comes to the age of twenty one years old. Item I give and bequeath to my brother Anthony Stopp three children twenty pounds apiece when they come to the age of twenty one years old and in case either of them dyes before they come to age then it is to be divided between the other children of Anthony Stopp.

Item I give and bequeath to my sister Katherine Godney's four children twenty pounds apiece when they come to the age of twenty one years old and in case either of them dyes before they come to age them it is to be divided between the other children of Katherine Godney's. Item I give and bequeath to my Kinsman? Mary? Rush twenty pounds when she comes to the age of twenty one years old. Item I give and bequeath and requath to my Man Thomas Embry twenty pounds to be payd to him at seven years or sooner if James Stopp thinks fitt and as to the Estate of mine with house in Stratford. Lordship I give and bequeath to my Brother John Stopp after all the Legaryes? which is above mentioned are fully payd and my will is that my sister Martha Stopp live in my house at Stratford aforesaid so long as she pleases keeping it in good repair without paying rent for it and to have a cow keeping in the ... at a reasonable rate both winter and summer provided she do not hold the ... herself and I do appoint the rent of that estate to be payd to my dear wife Mary Stopp till all the Legaryres fully payd. Item I constitute and appoint by this my last Will my dear Wife Mary Stopp to be my sole executrix of all my goods and chattles and it is my will that Thomas Wilshire and John West? the executors in trust to see that my will be fulfilled and my body to be directly buryed and it is my will that Thomas Wiltshire and John Wester shall have a Guinea? appiece to by them a Mourning King apiece I have this twenty seventh day of Feb in the year of our Lord 1724/5. Robert Stopp his Marke. Signed Published and Declared by the above named Robert Stopp to be his last Will and Testament the day and year abovenamed. Robert Upston. Mary Wirkins, Susanah Austee? her marke.

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