Description Will of William Stapp of Killingholme, Lincolnshire
Date 19 April 1659
Catalogue reference PROB 11/292
Dept Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
Series Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers
Piece Name of Register: Pell Quire Numbers: 300 - 349

In the Name of God Amen. I William Stapp of Killingholme in the Countie of Lincolne being sicke in body but perfect in Remembrance (praised be God) I doe ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme followeing First I bequeath and Recommend my Soule unto Almightie God and my body to Christian buriall and for my temporall estate I disopose as followeth Item I bequeath unto James Warsham? and mary Warsham the house I late bought of William Goodwin and the halfe Organ? of land I bought of Francis Mumbie? to have equeally betwixt them dureing the naturall life of the aforesaid mary Warsham and then I give it all wholy unto James Warsham with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to him, his heires, and assignes forever.

Item I bequeath unto James Warsham two .. and eight sheepe and .. with bedding? belonging to it one new brasse pott, two pewter d... one .., one chest, one chair and little table and five pounds of money to be paid within two years after my decease. Item i bequeath unto mary Warsham ... ... eight sheepe, one bestead with bedding belongings, and chest and five pounds of money to be paid within two yeares after my decease as to the other. Item I bequeath unto the said James Warsham and Mary Warsham equally betwixt them two acres of Barley and one of peese? Item I bequeath unto Rubon Stapp the farme that was bought of John Tompson with all the appurtenances thereunto belonginge to him, his heires and assignes forever only payeing forty shillings in the yeare yearely to his youngest brother Ellis Stapp out of it as long as he liveth.

Item I bequeath to Rubon Stapp six draught cattle wained and coamed geares? pough, and plough geares, and to have half soe much corne as shall sowe the whole farme of what kinde he will only paying to his two sisters, Anne Stapp and Mary Stapp, either of them tenn pounds apiece at theire age of twenty one years, or the day of marriage. Item I bequeath unto Thomas Warsham the parte of the hay I bought of Richard Furrowe? Item I bequeath unto Henry the sonne of Hnery Worsham fortie shillinge to be paid within foure years after my decease.

Item I give and bequeath unto Ellis Stapp tenn pounds and one cowe, to be paid when he cometh to the age of twenty one years. Item I bequeath unto Thomas Stapp and Thomas Worsham the farme called Gentill? Farme with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging equeally betwixt them to them and theire heires and assignes forever. Item I give to the poore of the South end of Killingholme six sillinge and eight pounds the rest or remainder of my goode ... my debtss being paid, if there be any, and funerall expenses discharged. i give and bequeath unto Thomas Stapp and Thoams Worsham whom I make and ordaine my equall and ... ... of this my last will and testament. And my will is that they shall have halfe a yeares tyme after my decease to .. or remove theire goodes. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand. William Stapp, witnesses ... Wilson, William Seriffe, Joseph Sheriffe, ... Worsham:/

Probatum:  This will was proved at London before Judges for probate of wills and granting. Administrators lawfully authorized the nynteenth day of Aprill in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fifty nyne by the oath of Thomas Stapp and Thomas Worsham ... executors named in the said will to whom was committed A... of all and singular the goode chattles and debts of the said deceased they being first sworne by Commission well and truley to Administer:/