1811 Will of Michael Pike of Heywood Farm, Boldre (proved 20 October 1813)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1549

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This is the last Will & Testament of
me Michael Pike of Heywood Farm in the parish of Boldre in the
County of Southampton Yeoman by which I dispose of my Estate &
Effects in manner & form following that is to say I direct that all
my just Debts funeral & testamentary charges & expences be in the
first place only paid & satisfied I give & devise unto my Son
Michael Pike all that Messuage or tenement & premises with the
several closes of Land Heredits & appurts to the same belonging situate
lying & being near to a place called Portmore Common in the said
parish of Boldre now in the occupation of my Daughter Susannah
Pearse & which I purchased of Richard Hillier to hold the same
unto my said Son Michael Pike his heirs Executors & admons upon
trust as soon as conveniently can be after my decease to sell &
dispose of the same by public auction or private contract & the
monies therefrom arising to place out at interest & pay the interest
thereof to my said daughter Susannah Pearse for & during the term
of her natural life for the maintenance of herself & her children
Mary Ann Pearse & William Pearse & from & immediately after the
decease of my said daughter Susannah Pearse upon trust that he
the said Michael Pike his heirs Executors & admons do & shall pay &
apply the interest of the said trust monies for & towards the
maintenance Education use & benefit of the said Mary Ann Pearse &
William Pearse until they shall severally attain the age of twenty one
years ???? & as they shall severally attain that age upon trust to pay
& divide the principal of the said trust monies equally between them
share & share alike but if either of them the said Mary Ann Pearse
& William Pearse shall happen to die before attaining the said age of
twenty one years then I direct that the part r share of her or
him so dying shall to the Survivor of her or his age of twenty one
years & in that case I do hereby give & bequeath the whole of the said
trust monies to such Survivor & to her or his Executors or admons
I give & devise to my said son Michael Pike all the remainder
of my Freehold property whatsoever & wheresoever to hold to him
my said son Michael Pike his heirs & assigns for ever I give &
bequeath to my said daugther Susannah Pearse the sum of two
hundred pounds & to my daughter Betty Pike the sum of six
hundred pounds which said Legacies ????? shall be paid to them by
my Executrix & Executor hereinafter named within twelve months next
after my decease & I do direct that the purchaser of the ????? as
before mentioned to be sold shall not be answerable for the ??????
application of the said purchase money but that the receipt of my
said Son Michael Pike alone shall be a good & sufficent discharge


to a purchaser for the same & all the rest residue & remainder of
my personal Estate & Effects whatsoever & wheresoever & of what nature
kind or quality soever the same shall ?? may at the time of my
decease be or consist I give & bequeath the same & every part thereof
unto & equally between my wife Elizabeth Pike & may said Son
Michael Pike share & share alike & I do hereby nominate constitute
& appoint my said wife Elizabeth Pike & may said Son Michael Pike
Executrix & Executor of this my last will & testament hereby revoking
all former & other will & wills by me at any time heretofore made &
declaring this only to be my true last will & testament In witness whereof
I the said Michael Pike the testator have to this my last will &
testament set my hand & seal this fourteenth day of August in the
year of our Lord 1811  Michael Pike Senr    Signed Sealed published &
declared by the said Michael Pike the testator as & for his last will &
testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request &
in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as
witnesses   William Pike   Mary Pike   John Perkins   Benjn Hall
Brown  Atty Lymington

Proved at London 20th October 1813 before the Judge by the oath of
Michael Pike the younger the son & one of the Executors to whom
admon was granted having been first sworn duly to admr power
to Elizabeth Pike widow the relict




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