Undated Will of Ann Pike of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire (proved 10 March 1814)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1554

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In the Name of God Amen
I Ann Pike of the Parish of Wootten under edge in the
County of Gloucester being in health of body of sound
mind memory and understanding thanks be God for it Do
make this my last will and Testament in manner and
form following that is to say I give and bequeath to my Sister
Eliz Chapman of Cirencenster my black silk Gown and
Petticoat my white Cambrin Gown my Mourning ring
and two Lace Caps I give to my Sister Margret Clarke
the Furniture of my best Bed one quit my List Carpe??
two large best Silver Spoons Six Tea spoons marked ??P
my Silk Shawl one large Tea Tray my best China and
Sugar Tongs one oval Ring one Garnet ring two Gowns
two Petticoats two Lace Caps my Sister Clark to take her
Choice I likewise give to my Niece Margret Jenkins widow
of the late Thomas Jenkins Cheesefactor my parlour
Carpet two Table Spoons Six Tea Spoons one Sugar
Tongs one pair of fine s????s one Bed quilt and two
Table Cloths I give to my Niece Margaret Jenkins Daur
of the above Margaret Jenkins my Silver Cream Pot
I give to my Brother William Arding one Lint of Mourning
I likewise give and bequeath to my Niece Eliz Wickham
Margaret Warner and Mary Palmer all my wearing
apparel that is not given ???? in this will and likewise 
the plate to be Equally divided amongst them the plate
consists of Nine Tea Spoons two old Stable Spoons one
Sugar Tongs I also nominate and appoint my Brother in
Law Joseph Clark and my Sister Elizabeth Chapman my
sole Executor and Executrix of this my last will & Testament
and my will further is that my Executor and Executrix shall
be allowed Ten pounds Each for the Trouble they may
have in Setling my Affairs and after all Debts Funeral 
Expences and whatever Expences may happen or arise from
disposing of my h????s Goods and Chattels are paid I give
Devise and bequeath all the money that may be left
into four shares to my Sister Eliz Chapman one Share
to my Sister Margaret Clarke one share to my Brother
Willm Arding one share and to my late Sisters Palmon
Daughters Eliz Wickham Margaret Warner and Mary
Palmer one share to be Equally divided amongst
the three I give to my Sister in Law Hester Partridge
of Malmsbury Wiltshire Ten pounds to Eliz Matthews
Daughter of the above Hester Partridge Ten pounds to
the two Sons of the late William Pike woolstapler
of Derby Walter and William Ten pounds Each
 					  In



		In the Goods of Ann Pike deced

Appeared personally Richard Witcholl Towles of
Wootten under edge in the County of Gloucester Clothworker
and Catherine Powell of the same place Spinster & made
Oath that they knew and were well acquainted with
Ann Pike late of Wootten under edge aforesaid widow
deceased for some time before & up to the time of her
death also with her manner and Character of handwriting
and Subscription having often seen her write & Subscribe
her name and having now carefully perused the paper
writing hereto annexed purporting to be and contain
the last will and Testament of the said deced beginning
thus In the Name of God Amen I Ann Pike of the
parish of Wootten under edge in the County of Gloucester
being in health of body of sound mind memory and
understanding thanks be to God for it Do make this
my last will and Testament in manner and form
following that Ending thus To the two Sons of the late
William Pike woolstapler of Derby Walter & William
Ten pounds each and having the following words
indorsed thereon The last will and Testament of
Ann Pike of Wootton underedge they further made
Oath that they verily and in their consciences believe
the whole series and contents of the said paper
writing beginning Ending and Indorsed as aforesaid
to be of the proper hand writing and Subscription of
the said deceased Rd W Rowles  C Powell  On the
twenty fourth Day of January 1814 the said Richard
Witcholl Rowles and Catherine Powell were duly
sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me
P??r Cornwall Commissioner

Proved at London 10th Marth 1814 before the 
Judge by the Oaths of Joseph Clarke and Elizabeth
Chapman widow the Sister & Executors to whom
admon was granted having been first sworn duly to admr
William Arding the brother Margaret Clark wife of
Joseph Clark the Sister Elizabeth Wickham wife of
Joseph Wickham Margaret Warner wife of William
Warner and Mary Palmer Spinster the Nieces & with
the said Elizabeth Chapman widow one of the Executors
the only persons who would been entitled in Distribution
to the personal Estate & Effects of the said deced in case she
had died Intestate having first consented


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