The Will of Thomas Stapp 1665 Batchelor.
[Killingholme, Lincolnshire, England]
In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Stapp of Killingholme in the
County of Lincoln. yeoman. Sick in body but of whole and perfect
remembrance. Thanks be to God, do make and ordain this present
testament containing herein my last will. First I give and
bequeath my soul to Almighty God, who gave it to me and my body
to the earth from whence it was taken and as for my temporal
estate as followeth. :-
Item. I do give to Mary Smyth my sister. my Cottage house and
all the half acre close which William Stapp gave me, which is
decided on during her life.
Item. I give to Ellis Stapp the son of Ellis Stapp. all the half
farm to him and his heirs for ever after her decease.
Item. I do give to Henry Wakeham the son of Henry Wakeham my
cottage house to him and his heirs for ever after her
decease and my ---bedstead and feather bed and bedding belonging
to it, and one acre of beans. ---oak chest after my decease.
Item I do give to James Wakeham and Mary Wakeham the son and
daughter of Henry Wakeham four acres of beans and four acres of
barley after my decease.
Item. I do give to Robert Hudd the son of William Hudd--------
after my decease
Item. I give to Richard Stapp the son of Rubin Stapp one pound
to be paid at the age of one and twenty years
and one ?? calf at my decease
Item. I do give to Ann Stapp the daughter of Ellis Stapp five
pounds to be paid at the day of her marriage.
Item I do give to Elizabeth White daughter of Thomas White my
God child fifteen shillings which is ------in arrable land and
the said Thomas White is to get it after my decease.
Item. I do give to Ann Bellomie the daughter of Robert Bellamie
my God child five shillings after my decease
Item. I do give to Robert Smyth the son of Michael Smyth, one
gray filly after my decease
Item. I do give to Thomas Wakeham the son of Henry Wakeham, one
shilling to be paid after my decease.
Item. I do give to Johnathan Wakeham the son of Edward Wakeham
one five years old guce (goose) after my decease
Item. I do give to the poor of the Parish of Killingholme five
shillings and eight pence after my decease
Item. I do make Henry Smyth my sole Executor of all the rest of
my goods and chattels unbequeathed of In witness hereof I have
hereinto set my hand.
*This will was transcribed by
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