Description Will of Thomas Stepp, Vintner of Chelsfield, Kent
Date 24 October 1706
Catalogue reference PROB 11/490
Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Series Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers
Piece Name of Register: Eedes Quire Numbers: 182 - 226

In the Name of God Amen. I Thomas Stepp of the parish of Chelsfield in the County of Kent, Vinter being in bodily health and of sound and disposeing mind and memory and condsidering the perrills and dangers of the Seas and other uncertantyes of this transitory life (Doe for avoiding controversies after my Decease) make, publish, and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say: First I recommend my soul to God that give it and my body I commit to the Earth where it shall please God to order. And as for and concerning all my Worldly Estate I give, bequeath, and dispose thereof as followeth (that is to say) after my Debts paid and funds all expenses discharged all such summe and summes of money, Lands, Tenements, Goods, Chattells, and Estate whatsoever as shall be my wayes due oweing or belonging unto me at the time of my Decease I doe give revise and bequeath the same to my dear and well beloved wife Elizabeth Stepp.

And I doe hereby nominate and appoint her and one James Westjoy as Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and other Wills, Testaments, and Deeds of Guift? by me at any time heretofore made. ad i doe ordaine and ... these presents to stand and before and as my only last Will and Testament .. .. of to this my said Will I have sett my hand and seale the fourth day of may Anno Dui one thousand Seaven hundred and five and the fourth yeare of the Reigne of her Majestie Queen Anne by the Grace of God over England. Thomas Stepp, Signed Sealed and published as and for my last will and Testament in the presence of John Epon?, Daniel Omer?, Jon Hale.

(Probatum is in Latin)