25 August 1718 Will of Margarett Card of Portsmouth, widow (proved 12 September 1719)

The original document can be obtained online from The National Archives.

Source: TNA, PROB 11/570

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In the Name of God Amen
This Twenty fifth day of August Anno Dm One Thousand Seven hundred
and Eighteen and in the Fifth year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord
George by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King
Defender of the Faith &c I Margarett Card of Portesmouth in the county of
Southton Widow being Sick and weak in body but thanks be given to
Almighty God of sound mind and perfect and disposing memory and
understanding and having a Serious intent to Settle my Worldly Estate do
make and ordain these presents to contain my last Will and Testament in
manner and forme following that is to say Imprimis and principally I
resign my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my heavenly Father
hoping for the pardon of all my Sins by the alone Merits of Jesis Christ
my blessed Saviour and Redeemer my Body I commit to the Earth and
such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with in this Life
I give Devise bequeath and Dispose thereof as followeth First I give and
bequeath unto my Kinswoman Mary Lambert all and Singular my
wearing Apparell both Linnen and Woollen (except my sad coloured
Russell petticoat) Item I give and bequeat unto my Kinswoman
Margarett Pike the sume of five pounds Item I give and bequeath unto
my Nurse Jane Millward Widow my said sad coloured Russell petticoat
and also the sume of Five pounds Item I give and bequeath unto my
Kinsman John Pike one fourth part of all and singular my Goods Chattells
and Estate whatsoever and wheresoever that I shall be possessed of or entituled
unto at the time of my decease Item all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate
whatsoever and wheresoever I give devise and bequeath unto my kinsman William
Pike of Portesmouth aforesaid Cooper to and for his own use and benefitt and
I do hereby nominate and appoint the said William Pike sole Executor of this
my Will and Lastly I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time here-
tofore made In Testimony that this is my last Will and Testament I have here-
unto sett my hand and Seal the Day and year first above written (the mark of
Margarett Card) Signed Sealed published and Declared by the said Margarett
Card to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto
subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of the said Testatrix the
Words (except my said coloured Russell petticoat) and the word (unto) between
the twelfth and thirteenth Lines being first interlined) Tho: Hamond Ja:
White Jno White

Probatum fuit [... this paragraph continues in Latin and appears to grant admon
on 12 September 1719 "Duo decomin die Mensis Septembris Anno Domini Millesimo
Septingentesimo Decimo nono" to "Gulielmi Pike"]


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