18 May 1840 Will of Anthony Pike of Bulland, Antony St Jacob, Cornwall (proved 2 January 1847)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/2049

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This is the last Will and Testament
of me Anthony Pike of Bulland in the Parish of Antony Saint Jacob in the
County of Cornwall Gentleman I give and bequeath all that my leasehold
tenement with the appurtenances called Wilcove Haven Parks situate in the
Parish of Antony St Jacob and County of Cornwall aforesaid now in the occu-
pation of Mr Harvey and others and all the term estate and interest which
I may have or be entitled to of and in the same at the time of my decease
unto my sons William Pike and Anthony Pike as tenants in common and
not as joint tenants and their respective executors administrators and assigns
absolutely subject nevertheless and I do hereby charge the said tenement 
and premises to and with the payment to my son Thomas Pike and Peggy
Pike his present wife yearly and every year during their joint lives (if the
said term estate and interest of and in the said tenement shall so long endure)
and from and after the decease of such one of them the said Thomas Pike
and Peggy his wife as shall first happen to die then unto the survivor of
them yearly and every year for and during his or her life (if the said term
estate and interest of and in the said tenement shall so long endure) of one
full and equal third part share or proportion of the net rents issues and
annual proceeds of the said tenement (after deducting thereout all outgoings
and incidental expences) by equal quarterly payments in each and every
year the first of such quarterly payments to be made on such one of the usual



quarter  days (namely Ladyday Midsummer Michaelmas or Christmas
day) as shall happen next after my decease and I will and direct that the
said one third part of the said net rents issues and annual proceeds shall
from time to time be paid into the proper hands of the said Thomas Pike
and Peggy his Wife or the survivor of them whose receipt or receipts shall
alone be a good and sufficient discharge or discharges for the same and I do
hereby declare that any and every sale disposition alienation or assign-
ment thereof by the sais Thomas Pike and Peggy his wife or either of them
or by the survivor of them shall be void and of no effect and from and
after the decease of the survivor of them the said Thomas Pike and Peggy
his wife I do hereby charge the said tenement and premises with the pay-
ment to my said sons William Pike and Anthony Pike and the survivor
of them his executors or administrators of the like one full third part share
or proportion of the said net rents issues and annual proceeds thereof after
such deductions as aforesaid yearly and every year by equal quarterly pay-
ments as aforesaid until my Grand children Edward Anthony Pike and
Sarah Pike (children of the said Thomas Pike) shall both have attained
the age of twenty one years (in case of the death of either of them before
both shall have attained the said age of twenty one years) then until the
survivor of them my said Grand children shall have attained the said age
or (in case of the death of both of my said Grandchildren before either of
them shall have attained the said age of twenty one years) then until the
death of the survivor of them my said Grandchildren (Provided as to all the
said cases the said terms estate and interest of and in the said tenement with
the appurtenances shall so long endure) upon Trust that they my said
sons William Pike and Anthony Pike or the survivor of them his executors
or administrators do and shall from time to time pay and apply the said
one third part share or proportion of the said net rents issues and annual
proceeds in and towards the maintenance and education of my said Grand
children until the elder of them shall attain the age of twenty one years and
from and after the happening of that event do and shall pay and apply
one moiety of the said one third part of the said net rents issues and 
Annual proceeds in and towards the maintenance and education of the
younger of my said Grandchildren until he or she shall attain the age
of twenty one years and pay the other moeity thereof into the proper hands
of the elder of them my said Grandchildren his or her executors adminis
trators or assigns until the younger of them my said Grandchildren shall
attain the age of twenty one years but in case either of my said grand
children shall happen to die under the said age of twenty one years do
and shall pay and apply the said one third part of the said net rents
issues and annual proceeds in and towards the maintenance and educa-
tion of the survivor of them my said Grandchildren until he or she shall
attain the age of twenty one years and I do hereby declare that the receipt
or receipts of the said William Pike and Anthony Pike or the survivor of
them his executors or administrators for the said one third part  share
or proportion of the said net rents issues and annual proceeds or any part
or parts thereof shall from time to time during the continuance of the
aforesaid trust be a good and sufficient discharge or discharges to the person
or persons paying the same his her or their executors and administrators
who shall not afterwards be obliged to see to the application nor be answer-
able or accountable for the loss misapplication or nonapplication of the same
or any part thereof and from and after the death of the survivor of them
the said Thomas Pike and Peggy his wife and after my said Grandchildren
shall both have attained the said age of twenty one years I hereby charge
the said tenement and premises with the payment of the like one full and
equal third part of the net rents issues and annual proceeds of the said tene-
ment and premists (after such deductions as aforesaid) unto my said Grand



children in equal moieties as tenants in common and their respective
executors administrators and assigns yearly and every year by equal
quarterly payments as aforesaid for and during the then residue of the
said term estate and interest of and in the said tenement and premises
but in case either of my said Grandchildren shall happen to die under
the said age of twenty one years then from and after the survivor of them
shall have attained the said age I hereby charge the said tenement
and premises with the payment of the like one full and equal third part
of the net rents issues and annual proceeds of the said tenement and premi-
ises (after such deductions aforesaid) unto such survivor of them my said
Grandchildren his or her executors administrators and assigns yearly
and every year by equal quarterly payments as aforesaid for and dur-
ing the then residue of the said term estate and interest of and in the said
tenement and premises and I give to the several persons who shall for
the time being be entitled to receive the said one third part of the said
net rents issues and annual proceeds of the said tenement and premises
under or by virtue of this my will such and the like  powers and
remedies of distress (in case the said one third part of the said net
rents issues and annual proceeds or any part thereof shall be in arrear
for the space of fourteen days) and of entry upon and detention of possess-
ion and perception of rents and profits (in case the same shall be in
arrear for the space of twenty one days) of the said tenement and
premises for recovery thereof when in arrear as are usually given to
persons to whom rent charges are limited in marriage or other settle-
ments Provided always and I do hereby declare that the power lastly
hereinbefore contained shall not be exercised by the said Thomas Pike
and Peggy his wife or either of them or by the survivor of them whilst the
said tenement and premises shall remain the property of my said sons
William Pike and Anthony Pike their executors or administrators under 
or by virtue of this my will and I give and bequeath all those my two
tenements with their appurtenances called Lower Tregantle situate in the
Parish of Anthony Saint Jacob in the County of Cornwall aforesaid and all
the terms estates and interests which I may have or be entitled to of or in
the same respectively at the time of my decease unto my Sons John Pike
and the said William Pike their executors administrators and assigns
upon trust that they the said trustees or the survivor of them his executors
or administrators or their or his assigns do and shall pay the net rents
issues and annual proceeds thereof (after deducting thereout all outgoings
and incidental expences) from time to time as and when the same shall
be received and gotten in into the the proper hands of my said Son Thomas
pike for and during his natural life If the said terms estates and interests
of and in the said last mentioned tenements and premises respectively shall
so long endure and I do hereby declare that the receipt or receipts of the
said Thomas Pike shall alone be a good and sufficient discharge or dischar-
gest to the said Trustees or trustee for the time being for the said last mention-
ed rents issues and annual proceeds and that any and every sale disposition
alienation or assignment of the same by the said Thomas Pike shall be
void and of no effect and from and after the decease of the said Thomas Pike
do and shall pay and apply the said last mentioned net rents issues and
annual proceeds in and towards the maintenance and education of my
Grandson Thomas Pike Son of my said Son Thomas Pike until my said
Grandston Thomas Pike shall attain the age of twenty one years and when
and as soon as he shall attain the age of twenty one years do and shall
assign the said two tenements with their appurtenances called Lower
Tregantle unto him my said Grandson Thomas Pike his executors ad-
ministrators and assigns absolutely for the then residue of the said terms
estates and interests then therein respectively to come and unexpired



Provided always and I do hereby declare that it shall be lawful for the
said trustees or trustee for the time being from time to time during the life
of my said son Thomas Pike and the minority of my said Grandson Thomas
Pike by any deed or deeds to demise and lease all or any part or parts of the
said two tenements with the appurtenances called Lower Tregantle to any
person or persons for any term of years absolute not exceeding twenty one
years in possession and not in reversion so as that there be reserved in every
such lease payable during the estate thereby created the best yearly rent
or rents to be incident to the immediate reversion of the premises so to be
leased that can be reasonably gotten for the same without taking any fine
premium or foregift for the making thereof and so that there be therein
respectively contained a clause in the nature of a condition of reentry
for nonpayment of the rent or rents thereby to be respectively rserved in
case the same shall remain unpaid for any space not exceeding thirty days
and so that the person or persons named therein as lessee or lessees do execute
a counterpart or counterparts thereof respectively and do thereby covenant
for the due payment of the rent or rents thereby to be respectively reserved
and be not by and words therein to be contained made dispunishable
for waste and I give and bequeath to my said Grandson Thomas Pike
the sum of three hundred pounds stock three and a half per cent reduced
Bank annuities to my said Grandson Edward Anthony Pike the sum of
One hundred pounds stock three and a half per cent reduced Bank
annuities To my said Granddaughter Sarah Pike the sum of fifty pounds
stock in three and a half per cent reduced Bank annuities which said three
several last mentioned legacies I direct to be transferred or paid to my said
Granchildren respetively on their respectively attaining the age of twenty
one years with interest thereon respectively at the rate of three pounds per
centum per annum to be computed from the day of my decease and I
give and bequeath to my said Son Thomas Pike the sum of fifty pounds
stock three and a half per cent reduced Bank annuities to be transferred
or paid to him at the expiration of three calendar months next after my
decease and I give and bequeath to my said Son William Pike the
sum of five hundred pounds stock three and a half per cent reduced
Bank annuities to my said Son Anthony Pike the sum of five hundred
pounds stock three and a half per cent reduced bank annuities and to my
daughter Sally Lyne Widow the sum of four hundred pounds stock three
and a half per cent reduced Bank annuities which said three last mentioned
legacies respectively I direct to be transferred or paid to the several legatees
thereof at the expiration of six calendar months next after my decease
and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my leasehold estates
(including the estate of Bulland with its appurtances on which I now
reside) monies securities for money money in the public stocks or funds
or in the hands of Bankers debts due and owing to me household goods
and furniture and other my goods and chattels and personal estate and
effects whatsoever and wheresoever which I may be possessed of interested
in or intitled unto at the time of my decease or  which I have power
to dispose of by this my will (except such personal estate as is or may be
vested in me upon any trusts or by way of mortgage) and all the terms
estates and interests which I may have therein respectively at the time
of my decease I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof 
unto my son the said John Pike his executors administrators and assigns
absolutely subject nevertheless to the payment thereout of all my just
debts and my funeral and testamentary expences and I give devise
and bequeath all the estates vested in me upon any trusts or by way of
mortgage and which I have power to dispose of by this my will with
their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said John Pike his heirs
executors administrators and assigns according to the nature and quality



thereof respectively upon trust to hold or dispose of the said trust estates in
the manner in which they ought to be held or disposed of p??uant to the
said trusts and upon payment of the money secured on mortgage to convey
or assign the estates in ??? mortgage to the person or persons entitled there
to for the time being and upon receipt of the monies thereby secured to apply
the same respectively as part of my residuary personal estate hereinbefore
bequeathed and I appoint my said son John Pike sole Executor of this
my will Provided always and I do hereby declare that the receipt or re-
ceipts of my said several trustees or trustee for the time being for any money
payable to them or him under this my will shall effectually discharge the
person or persons to whom the same shall be respectively given from being
obliged to see to the application or from being answerable or accountable
for the loss misapplication or nonapplication of the money therein respective-
ly mentioned to be received Provided always and I do hereby declare that 
as often as the trustees hereby appoint or to be appointed as hereinafter
is mentioned or any or either of them or their or any or either of their
heirs executors administrators or assigns shall die or desire to be dischar-
ged from or refuse or decline or become incapable to act in the trusts 
hereby in them respectively reposed before the said several trusts shall
be fully executed it shall be lawful for the then surviving or continu-
ing trustees or trustee or the executors or administrators of the last survi-
ving or continuing trustee by any deed or deeds instrument or instruments
in writing to be by them or him sealed and delivered in the presence of
and attested by two or more credible witnesses from time to time to
appoint any new trustee or trustees in the place of the trustee or trustees
so dying or desiring to be dishcharged or refusing declining or becoming in-
capable to act as aforesaid and upon the appointment of every new trustee
such of the said several trust estates mones and premises as shall be then
subject to the trusts hereby reposed in the trustee in whose room he shall
be substituted shall be thereupon with all convenient speed legally and
effectually vested in such new trustee or trustees either solely or jointly with
the surviving or continuing trustee or trustees as occasion shall require
To the uses upon and for the trusts intents and purposes hereinbefore declar-
ed and contained of and concerning the same trust estates monies and
premises or such of the said uses trusts intents and purposes as shall be
then subsisteing and every such new trustee shall have all the powers of the
trustee in whose room he shall be substituted Provided always and I do
hereby declare that the said several trustees hereby appointed and to be appoint-
ed as aforesaid and every of them ^ shall be chargeable respectively for such 		^ and the heirs executors administrators and
monies only as they respectively shall actually receive by virtue of the		  assigns of them and every of them
trusts hereby in them reposed notwithstanding their or any of their sign-
ing or joining in signing any receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity
and any one or more of them shall not be answerable for the other or
others of them or for involuntary losses and also that it shall be lawful
for them with and out of the monies which shall come to their respective
hands by virtue of the several trusts aforesaid to retain to and reimburse
themselves respectively and also to allow to their respective cotrustee
or cotrustees all damages and expences which they or any of them shall
or may suffer disburse or be put unto in or about the execution of the
aforesaid trusts or in relation thereto And Lastly I do hereby revoke
all wills codicils and other testamentary dispositions made by me at 
any time heretofore and declare this to be my last Will and Testament
In Witness whereof I have to each and every of the foregoing sheets of
this my will contained in eight sheets of paper subscribed my name and
to this eighth or last sheet set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of
May in the year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty
Anthony Pike  LS  Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said



Testator Anthony Pike as and for his last will and Testament in the presence
of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other
have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto (the same having been
first read over to him when he appeared perfectly to understand the same
J Trenhaile  Jno L L Sole } Clerks to Mr Sole Solicitor Devonport

Proved at London 2d January 1847 before the Judge by the Oath of
John Pike the Son the sole Executor to whom Admon was granted having
been first sworn by Commission duly to Administer


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