Source: TNA, PROB 11/1836
A transcript of the will of Anne's husband William can be found here.
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Ann Pike of Bucknowle in the County of Dorset Widow Whereas by the last Will and Testament of my husband William Pike late of Bucknowle aforesaid deceased bearing date the twenty fifth day of December in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty one I am appointed a Trustee and Executrix of the said will together with Ralph Hammersley of Shelton in the County of Stafford Potter and China Maker and whereas Probate of the said will hat since been granted unto us the said Trustees and Executors by the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury And whereas in and by the said will there is contained a power for me to appoint a Trustee or Executor of my said husbands will in my stead Now I do hereby in exercise of the said Power give devise and bequeath all such trust estates as are or shall be vested in my under or by virtue of the said will and all my estate right title and interest of and in the same estates respectively and all powers in and by the said will given me unto Samuel Beaton or Worth Matraverse in the said County of Dorset Gentleman his heirs executors and administrators to for and upon the several uses trusts intents and purposes for which I am or shall be seized or possessed of the same estates respectively and to or for no other use trust intent or purpose whatsoever And as to all such trust estates I do make and appoint the said Samuel Beaton my sole Executor and as to all my worldly estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever other than such trust estates as aforesaid I give devise and bequeath the same after payment of my funeral expenses the expence of proving this my will and all my just debts unto my said Executor to be by him equially divided among all my children who shall be living at the time of my death share and share alike In witness whereof I have to this my last will and Testament set and subscribed my hand and seal this thirty first day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty four A Pike LS Signed sealed published and declared by the said Anne Pike The Testatrix as and for her last will and Testa ment in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto Tho Phippard Jr J S Cope Catherine Voss Proved at London 5th September 1834 before the Judge by the Oath of Samuel Beaton the sole Executor to whom Admon was granted having been first Sworn by Commission duly to Administer
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