11 January 1760 Will of Elizabeth Pike of Poole (proved 2 November 1771)

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

Source: TNA, Prob/11/972

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In the Name of God Amen
I Elizabeth Pike of the Town and County of Poole
Widow being Sick in Body but of Sound Mind and
Memory and understanding Do hereby make this my
last Will and Testament in manner following that
is to say, First I do hereby Order and Direct that
all my Just Debts and Funeral Expenses be paid
and Satisfied by my Executor and Executrix hereinafter
named out of my personal Estate Also I do hereby
Give and Devise unto my Daughter Susannah Green
of the said Town and County Widow all that my right
Title and Interest of in and to one undivided full
third part purporty or portion of All that Messuage
Farm Lands Heredits and premisses with the appurts
thereunto belonging and appertaining called Irgant
otherwise Organ House situate at Irgant in the
parish of Lytchett Minster in the County of
Dorset late in possession or Tenure of Thomas Pike
late of Poole aforesaid my late Husband deceased
and by him purchased of One William Cheesman
also Deceased then and late in the Tenure of Elizabeth
Pike my late Daughter deceased and now in the Occupation
                                                   of


of one James Lumber my Tenant thereof To hold the
said full third part of all and singular the said Messuage
Farm Lands Heredits and premisses with their and every
of their Rights Members and Appurts unto the said
Susannah Green her Heirs and Assigns to the only
proper use and behoof of the said Susannah Green her
Heirs and Assigns for ever chargeable nonetheless
with and Subject to and I do hereby Charge and Subject
the said One full third part of the said Messuage Farm
Lands Heredits and premisses herein before Devised
and every part thereof with and to payment of One
Annuity or yearly Rent Charge of Forty Shillings
of Lawful British Money free and Clear of and from
all Taxes Charges and Deductions whatsoever unto John
Green and Young Green both of Poole aforesaid
Merchants their Heirs and Assigns for and during the
natural life of my Grandaughter Mary Casley now
Wife to Thomas Casley now or late of Poole aforesaid
Mariner to be paid to them the said John Green
and Young Green their Heirs and Assigns by equal
half yearly parts or portions Upon Trust nevertheless
that the said John Green and Young Green and the
Survivor of them his Heirs and Assigns do and
shall pay apply and dispose of the said Annuity or
yearly Rent Charge of Forty Shillings unto and to the
only proper use and benefit of the said Mary Casley
to be paid to her from time to time during her
natural life by two equal half yearly payments
notwithstanding her Coverture the first payment
thereof to begin and be made at the End of Six Calendar
Months next after my Decease and that the receipt
only under her hand shall be from time to time
a Sufficient discharge for the same To the intent that
the same Annuity or yearly Rent Charge may not be
at the Disposal or to or for the use of or Subject
or lyable to the Direction Management Controul Debts
Forfeiture or Engagement of her present or any
after taken Husband but only at her own Sole and
Seperate disposal and for her own Sole and Seperate use
and benefit Also I do hereby Give and Devise unto
my Daughter Ann Pitt Wife of Moses Pitt of Poole
aforesaid Mariner All that my one undivided Moiety
or halfendeal of All that Capital Messuage Tenement
Farm Lands Hereditts and premisses thereto belonging
with the appurts Situate lying and being in Lytchett
Minster aforesaid formerly of Robert Wea??th? of 
John Sherwood and also all and Singular other Lands
Tenements Cottages meadows pastures Closes Coppices
Woods Underwoods Lands Hereditts and premisses not
herein before otherwise Disposed of lying and being in 
Lytchett Minster aforesaid and in Lytchett Matravers
and Sturminster Marshall both in the same County



of Dorset all late in the possession and Tenure of the said
Thomas Pike my said late Husband deceased and now
inthe Tenure of me the said Elizabeth Pike the
Testatrix and the said Moses Pitt in the Right of Ann
his Wife or our Tenant or Tenants To hold all the
said one full Moiety or halfendeal of the said Capital
Messuage or Tenement Farm and all and Singular
other the Lands Hereditts and premisses herein before
last mentioned and Devised with the appurts thereunto
respectively belonging and appertaining unto the said
Ann Pitt her Heirs and assigns To the only proper
use and Benefit of the said Ann Pitt her heirs and
Assigns for ever Chargeable nevertheless with and
Subject to and I do hereby Charge and Subject the said
Moiety or halfendeal of the said Several premisses
herein before last Devised and every part thereof
with and to payment of One Annuity or yearly rent
Charge of Five pounds of lawful British Money
Free and Clear of and from all Taxes Charges and
Deductions whatsoever unto the said John Green and
Young Green their Heirs and assigns for and during
the natural life of my said Grandaughter Mary Casley
to be paid to them the said John Green and Young
Green their Heirs and Assigns by equal half yearly 
parts and portions upon Trust nevertheless that
they the said John Green and Young Green and the
Survivor of them his Heirs and Assigns do and shall
pay apply and dispose of the said annuity or yearly
Rent charge of Five pounds and to the only
proper use and benefit of the said Mary Casley to
be paid to her from time to time during her natural
life by two equal half yearly payments notwithstanding
her Coverture the first payment thereof to begin and
be made at the end of Six Calendar Months next
after my Decease and that the receipt only under
herhand shall from time to time be a sufficient
Discharge for the same To the intent that the same
Annuity or yearly Rent Charge may not be at the
Disposal to or for the use of or Subject or lyable
to the Direction Management Controul Debts forfeiture
or Engagements of her present or any after taken
Husband but only at her own Sole and Seperate disposal
and for her own Sole and Seperate use and benefit
And also I do hereby Give and Devise unto my Son
John Pike of Poole aforesaid Merchant All that
my Messuage or Dwelling House which I now live
in situate inPoole aforesaid near the Churchyard
in a Street there called the West Street with all
and Singular the Hereditts and appurts thereunto
belonging and appertaining To hold to the said John
Pike and his assigns for and during the Term of his
natural life and fromand Imediately after his decease


I do hereby Give and Devise the same unto my Grandson
Thomas Pike son of my late Son Thomas Pike deceased for
and during the Term of his natural life and from and
after his Decease to the Heirs of his Body lawfully to
be begotten and to the Issue of such Heirs for ever
and in Default of such Heirs or of the Issue of such
Heirs then to my Right Heirs for ever provided
always that the said messuage Tenement or Dwelling
House and premisses herein before last mentioned and
Devised as aforesaid are Charged and Subjected 
nevertheless and I do hereby Charge and Subject
the same and every part thereof to and with the
payment of One annuity or yearly Rent charge
of five pounds of lawful British Money free and
Clear of and from all Taxes Charges and other deductions
whatsoever unto the said John Green and Young
Green their Heirs and Assigns for and during the
Term of the natural life of my said Grandaughter Mary
Casley to be paid to them the said John Green and Young
Green their Heirs and assigns by equal half yearly 
parts and portions upon Trust nevertheless that they
the said John Green and Young Green and the Survivor
of them his Heirs and assigns do and shall pay apply 
and Dispose of the said annuity or yearly Rent charge
of Five pounds unto and to the only proper use and
benefit of her the said Mary Casley at such time in
such manner and under such limitations restrictions and
to and for the uses in every respect and to and for evry
intent and purpose as is mentioned and Expressed of
and notwithstanding the said annuity or Rent Charge of
Five pounds and forty shillings above respectively 
mentioned and my further will is that it shall and
may be lawful to and for the said John Green and Young
Green my said Trustees and the Survivor of them his
Heirs and assigns from time to time in case of non
payment of the said respective annuities or any or either
of them or any part of them or either of them to raise
the same respectively by Distress and Sale upon any
part of the said Several premisses on which the
same are respectively Charged together with the
Costs and Charges of such Distress Also I do hereby
Give and bequeath unto my Grandsons Thomas Pike
David Durell and Thomas Durell the respective sum
of Ten pounds each to be paid to them and each of
them respectively by my Executor and Executrix herein
after named Also all and Singular my real and personal
Estate whatsoever and wheresoever that I shall or
may be possessed of or Intitled unto at the time
of my Decease not herein before disposed of I give
Devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof
respectively unto my Son John Pike and my said Daughter
Susannah Green To hold to them their respective


Heirs Executors Adm[inistrat]ors and Assigns as Tenants in
Common and not as Joint Tenants and I do hereby
make Constitute and Appoint my said son John Pike
and my said Daughter Susannah Green Joint Executors
and Executrix of this my last will and Testament revoking
and hereby making void all other will and wills by me
at any time heretofore made Confirming this and
no other to be my last will and Testament In Witness
whereof I the said Elizabeth Pike the Testatrix have
hereunto set my hand and seal the Eleventh day of
January in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven
hundred and Sixty, the mark of Elizabeth Pike the
Testatrix signed sealed published and Declared by
the said Testatrix above named as and for her last will
and Testament in the presence of us whose names
are hereunto Subscribed as Witnesses in the presence
of the said Testatrix by her request and in the presence
of each other (the words, Green, one hereby lawfully
be, being first inerlined) Mary Taverner Eliz
Green John Oliver


This Will was proved at London the
second day of November in the year of our Lord
One thousand Seven hundred and Seventy one before
the Right Worshipful George Hay Doctor of Laws
Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative
Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath
of Susannah Green Widow one of the Executors
named in the said Will to whom administration
was Granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels
and Credits of the deceased She having been first sworn
by commission Duly to Administer (power reserved
of making the like Grant to John Pike the other
Executor when he shall apply for the same)


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