Source: TNA, PROB 11/295
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In the name of God Amen the Fifteenth day of July in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred Fifty Nine I Nicholas Pike of Shaston in the County of Dorsett Gent being sicke in body but of good and perfect memorie thankes bee to Almighty God and calling to remembrance the uncertaine estate of this transitorie life and that all flesh must yeild unto death when it shall please God to call doe make constitute ordaine and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme Following revoakeing and adnulling by these psents all and every Testament and Testaments Will and Wills heretofore by mee made and declared either by word or by writeing and this is to bee taken onely for my last Will and Testament and none other and first being penitent and sorry for all my sinnes most humbly desirving pardon and forgivenesse for ye same I comitt my soule unto Almighty God my saviour and redeemer in whome and by the merritts of Jesus Christ ^ belevie to bee saved and to ^ trust and have full remission and forgivenesse of all my sinnes and that my body with my soule at the generall day of the Resurreccon shall rise againe ??? day and through the merritts of Christs death and passion possessd and Inheritt the Kingdome of heaven prepared for his ???? and chosen and my body to bee duried in such place and in ???? decent way and manner as it shall please my Executor hereafter named for to appointe and now for the settling of my Temporall estate and such wealth as it hath pleased the Lord to bestow upon mee ???? above my ????? I doe order give and dispose the same in manner and forme following vizt ????? * give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Perry one hundred pounds of good and Lawfull money of England to bee paid unto her within six monthes after my departure by my Executor hereafter named with this Provisoe that good Security bee given for the same to bee paid to her Children when they are of age that is to say sixty pounds to her eldest sonne William Perry and tenne pounds apeice to her other foure Children Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Perryes elder sonne William Perry the dwelling house barns and garden ???eeland Lying neare to the White Heart in Shaston and a greate Garden in ?????e Lane this doe I bequeath to him ??? his heires Executors administrators assignes for ever I doe desire my overseers hereafter nominate? for the good and benefitt of the child to lett it forth to ????? to it and ?????? for to order it as may bee most for the Childs proffitt when hee comes to age This ??? doe I give and bequeath unto my grandchild William Perry and to his for ever with this proviso That my sonne Peter Pike have noe sonne begotton of his owne body but if my sonne Peter have a sonne begotten of his owne body then I doe give and bequeath the same dwelling house barns and gardens aforesaid to him his heires executors administrators and assignes for ever Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Peter Pike the sume of five poundes to buy him a paire of ???? to bee paid him by my Executors within a yeare after my departure Item I give and bequeath unto Nicholas Pike Eldest sonne of my sonne John Pike the sume of sixty poundes of good & lawfull money of England and I give to John Pike sonne of John Pike the sume of forty poundes to bee paid by my Executor to my sonne John Pike within a yeare after my departure for his use and benefitt till the children come to age with this proviso that that hee give good ????????????? of the same to the children when they come to age Item I give and bequeath To unto my Cozen Anne De??e of Southampton five shillings the quarter to bee pair her quarterly by my Executor without faile after my departure Irem I give and bequeath unto my sonne John Pike a house in the Shambles that Keyball dwells in and hee is to have it as his ????e at the house of my death Item I give and bequeath unto my wife whome I doe make Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament all my househould stuffe movable whatsoever to bee at her dispossing So that the dispose of it to those of her children she thinke fitt at her death Item I give unto my wife the Angels close and the house which John Lush lives in together with the Shop that John Alford ?o???s next to the George paying the Lords rent for the same Item I I bequeath to my servant that now is Forty shillings and my sonne Peters maid and ???? Lirsh five shillings apeice to bee paid them by my Executor within the six monthes Item I give unto Goody Burage the sume of five shillings to bee given her within a month after my departure Item I doe Constitute and appointe for my overseers my trustly and welbeloved freinds Richard Priddle John Hodges and Joseph Biles to ??? the performance of this my Will & for their labour and paines I doe bequeath and give each of them a Gold ring at the value of twenty shillings a ring In wittnesse whereunto I have sett my hand and Seale dated the day and yeare abovewritten Nicholas Pike Wittnesses Thos Parris Jas Banister This will was proved att London the sixteenth day of September in the yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fifty nin Before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Administratione lawfully authorized by the oath of Anne Pike the relict of the said deced and Sole Executrix named in the said Will To whome Administration of all & singular the goods chattels and debts of the said Deceased was grannted she being first by comon truely to Administer the same according to the tenor and effect of the said Will
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