20 November 1843 Will of Elizabeth Ann Pike of Nassau Street, St Marylebone (proved 29 April 1847)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/2055

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In the Name of God Amen
I Elizabeth Ann Pike of Nassau Street in the Parish of Saint
Marylebone in the County of Middlesex Spinster hereby revoking
all Wills by me at any time heretofore made do make publish
and declare this my last Will and Testament It is my particular
wish and desire and I do hereby will and direct that my remains
may be deposited in Saint Marylebone Old Church yard in the 
same grave with those of my dear Parents but if my wish cannot
be complied with [I desire to be buried as near to them as possible
and that a flat stone may be placed over my grave in a similar
manner to theirs I give and devise all that my half part or
share and all my share right estate and interest of and in all
that freehold estate situate at Southgate in the County of Middlesex
and formerly belonging to my late Father with the buildings and
improvements thereon with the appurtenances And also all that
my copyhold messuage or tenement and premises situate in and
numbered 63 Upper Charlotte Street Fitzroy Square in the County
aforesaid with the appurtenances unto and to the use of my Brother
William Pike his heirs and assigns] I also bequeath all that my
leasehold estate consisting of five houses on the south side of Grafton
Street East Tottenham Court Road in the County of Middlesex with
their appurtenances and all my estate and interest therein also
one of my shares in the West Middlesex Waterworks also the like
ness of my late Father and my late Father's bureau unto my said
Brother William Pike his executors administrators and assigns
for his and their own absolute use and benefit I give and bequeath
all that my leasehold messuage or tenement situate No 7 Nassau
Street aforesaid (formerly called Suffolk Street) with the appurtenan-
ces also two of my shares in the West Middlesex Water Works
also all and every my household goods furniture plate linen
china books prints drawings and other articles of a household
nature (except my wearing apparel the two pictures of my Father
my bureau and other things hereinafter specifically bequeathed
unto my Brother the Reverend Josiah John Pike his executors
administrators and assigns for his and their own absolute use
and benefit I give and bequeath unto my Sister Charlotte Sophia
Sykes (Wife of Captain John Sykes) for her own absolute use and
benefit the sum of one thousand pounds New Three pounds ten
shillings per cent Bank Annuities also two of my shares in the
West Middlesex Water Works also my wearing apparel jewels and
trinkets (except my set of amethysts which I give and bequeath unto
Harriet Pike Wife of my Brother William Pike I give give and bequeath
unto my Brother in Law the said Captain John Sykes for his own
use and benefit the sum of five hundred pounds New Three
pounds ten shillings per cent Bank Annuities I give and bequeath
unto Alexander Bennett and Elizabeth Ann Bennett the grand
children of my Brother the Reverend Josiah John Pike the sum of
five hundred pounds sterling to be paid to them in equal shares if
and when they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one
years and if only one of them shall attain that age then I direct
the whole to be paid to that one But if neither of them shall



attain that age then I direct that the said sum of five hundred
pounds shall sink unto and become part of the residue of my estate
I give and bequeath unto each of my Servants who shall be living
with me at the time of my decease the amount of a years wages
also the further sum of two pounds for mouring And as to all the
Rest Residue and Remainder of such property estate and effects as
I shall be possessed of or entitled unto at the time of my decease I
give devise and bequeath the same subject to the payment of my
just debts funeral and testamentary expenses unto and equally
between my Brothers Josiah John Pike and William Pike and
my Sister Charlotte Sophia Sykes To hold the same unto and to the
use of the said Josiah John Pike William Pike and Charlotte
Sophia Sykes their heirs executors administrators and assigns for
their absolute use and benefit as tenants in common and not as
joint tenants And I nominate and appoint my Brothers Josiah
John Pike and William Pike Executors of this my Will In witness
whereof I the said Elizabeth Ann Pike have hereunto set my hand
and seal the twentieth day of Nevember in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred forty three  Elizabeth Ann Pike
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Elizabeth Ann
Pike as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of
us who at the same time at her request in her presence and in
the presence of each other have subscribed our names as wit-
nesses hereto  J H Chamberlain 42 Grafton Street East Fitzroy
Square Solr  John Jones his Clerk

Proved at London the 29th April 1847 before the Worshipful Jesse
Addams Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of the Revd
Josiah John Pike Clerk and William Pike Esqr the Brothers the
Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn
only to administer

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