Item. I give and bequeath unto my eldest son Thomas Stapp all and singular my lands and tenaments and grounds whatsoever which were left to me by my father withall their appurtenances whatsoever and to enter upon the same when he shall accomplish the age of twenty and one years, and in the meantime to be brought up in the charge of my Executrix.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my son William Stapp, the house,homestead, orchards and ---- ---- adjoining, which I bought and purchased from Thomas Doughty. And also one half organ of lands arable and meadow and pasture, which amongst other things I bought of John Roberts of Barrow (viz) and one acre that runs into little Humber in the west field to it. The -----gutter and struts on the ____gutter in the _______ Mr Pelham going on both sides of its ------ acre----- the South gateand Starkhill ___ gate. Thomas Smyth east and William Wray west And one acre at long puttock runs from the foursleigh to the stoneshouse Roadings. Mr Pennell south and Ellis Stapp north, In the east field one acre at pudgfuzes(?) runs from the stubs bank to Rospos(?) --------, Item. And one acre in two lands upon Staversham hill and to freemans mareford.
Item. one acre at the slavegroons(?) William Wray west and John Winshipp east And one furslong(?) of meadow in the marshlands. and runs from the summergate bank and skirts on Tho Fontaine with all and singular their rights and appurtenances to enter upon the same when he shall accomplish the age of twenty and one years and in the meantime to be brought up at the charge of my Executrix.
Item. I give to my son Ellis the houses lands and tenaments, which I bought of John Roberts of Barrow (adjacent the lands before I disposed of to my son William) with all the appurtences, and to enter upon the same, when he shall come to the age of twenty and one years, excepting the houses and homestead which my wife shall have during her natural life, and in the meantime to be brought up at the charge of my Executrix.
Item. I give unto my three daughters Mary, Anne and Elizabeth. each of them the sum of thirty pounds, to be paid to them when they shall respectively come to the age of twenty and one years, without any deduction for their bringing up in the meantime, providing that if any of them shall die before they come to the said age of twenty and one years and without issue, then my will is that their portion or portions shall come to the survivors.
Ray & Beryl Bailey's comments: There is another paragraph which we think is the record of Probate -think some of it is in Latin , but so feint that we cannot read it. We can however see the name Anna Stapp. These children seem to be those of Thomas and Anne (Thomae and Annae) I don't know who his father was, but he may be Thomas bap 27-1-1667 son of Reuben and Joane. None of his children had reached 21.