1791 Will of Ann Pike of Portsmouth (proved 30 March 1799)

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

Source: TNA, Prob/11/1321

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This is the Last Will
and Testament of me Ann Pike of Portsmouth in Hampshire
widow whereby I give and bequeath all my worldly
Effects in manner following that is to say I give and
bequeath unto my good friends Sir John Carter and
William Carter of Portsmouth aforesaid Esqr Four hundred
pounds stock now standing in my Name in the three
p cent consolidated annuities and all other m? Monies and
Securities for Money which I may be possessed of or
entitled unto at the time of my death Also my
Gold watch and all my Silver Plate my best diamond
Ring a pair of Gold Sleeve Buttons three pair of my
best Sh??? half a dozen of my best Table Cloths Vizt
three of the large large sort and three small half a dozen
of my best pillow cases two dozen of Napkins half a
dozen of my small Breakfast Napkins my best Chintz
Coverlid and the best of my China upon Trust and to
be disposed of as hereinafter mentioned that is to say To
continue my said Stock Money at Interest either in 
the same Funds or to transfer and place the same
out at Interest with such other Monies and Securities
for Money as I may leave at my death in such
manner and on such Securities as my said Trustess or the
Survivor of them shall approve and think most 
advantageous and the dividens or Interest thereof
from time to time to place out and make principal
with my said other Monies until my Grandson Charles
Tyler son of Captain Tyler by my daughter Ann shall
attain the age of twenty one years in case he should
so long live and on his attaining that age upon Trust
to transfer and pay him my said Grandson the said
Four hundred pounds Stock and such other Monies as I


may leave or be entitled to at my death and the
encreased Stock made from the dividends or Interest
thereof as aforesaid and also then and thereon to
deliver him my said Grandson the aforesaid Gold
watch the Silver Plate the diamond Ring the Gold
Sleeve Buttons the three pair of best Sheets the half
dozen of best Table Cloths the half dozen of best pillow
cases the two dozen of Napkins the half donzen of
small Breakfast Napkins the Chintz Coverlid and the
best of the China to and for his own use for ever
But in case my said Grandson shall happen to die
before he arrives to the said age of twenty one
years then upon such the death of my said Grandson
upon Trust to transfer and pay the whole of the said
Trust Monies and the encreased Stock or Principle made
from the dividends or Interest thereof and also the
Gold watch the Silver Plate the best diamond Ring
the pair of Gold Sleeve Buttons the three pair of
best Sheets the half dozen of best Table Cloths the
half dozen of best Pillow Cases the two dozen of
Napkins and Breakfast Napkins the best Chintz
Coverlid and the best China unto my Nieces Sarah
Burrows and Elizabeth Diana Parsons wife of Richard
Parsons of Gosport in Hampshire A??? daughters of
my Sister Edith Burrows And to the six daughters
of my Nephew Dr Francis Douglas namely Eleanor
Mary Sophia Lydia Ann and [blank] and to the                        Orig so
two daughters of my Niece Ann Heron namely
Ann and Mary Ann equally to be divided between
them or such of them who shall be then living
share and share alike I give to the said Ann the
said daughter of my said Niece Ann Heron my
Gold Bracelet and to Mary Ann the other daughter
my small diamond pin I give to my Niece Sarah
Burrows my Mourning diamond Ring Also I give to
my said Nieces Sarah Burrows and Elizabeth Diana
Parsons all my wearing apparel of every kind
and all my Household Goods and Furniture and the
remainder of my China and Linen and all other my
Personal Estate and Effects except what I have before
disposed of as aforesaid equally to be divided between
them But in case of the death of both of them the
said Sarah Burrows and Elizabeth Diana Parsons in
my life time then I give the same unto the said
six daughters of my said Nephew Francis Douglas and
to the said two daughters of my said Niece Ann
Heron equally to be divided between them or such of
them who shall be then living to and for their
use for ever And it is my will and I requestthat the
sum of Five pounds be paid by my Executors and
Trustees out of my aforesaid Trust Monies unto such
Person as shall be living with me as a companion at



the time of my death and I do hereby charge and
make chargeable my before mentioned Trust Monies
therewith and with the payment of my just debts and
Funeral Expences And I do hereby nominate and appoint
the said Sir John Carter and William Carter Executors
of this my will and I hereby revoke all former
wills by me made In witness whereof I have to this
my last will and Testament contained in this and
the other side set my Hand to the other or first
side hereof and my Hand and Seal hereto this
first day of October in the year of our Lord one
thousand seven hundred and ninety one Ann Pike
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said
Testatrix Ann Pike as and for her last will and
Testament in the presence of us Jas Bedford
Eliza Bedford


This Will was proved at London the
thirtieth day of March in the year of our Lord one
thousand seven hundred and ninety nine before the
Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of
Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative
Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of
Sir John Carter Knight the Surviving Executor named
in the said will to whom administration was granted
of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of
the said deceased having been first sworn by 
commission duly to administer


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