20 February 1832 Will of Samuel Pike of 17 Andersons Buildings, City Road, Parish of St Luke Old Street, Middlesex (proved 26 November 1835)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1854

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This is the last Will and testament of
me Samuel Pike of No 17 Andersons Buildings City Road in the Parish of St Lukes Old Street
in the County of Middlesex Gentleman being of perfectly sound disposing mind memory and
understanding Do make and publish this as and for my last Will and testament in the first
place I desire that my body may be decently buried in the Church yard of St Barnabas in
King Square in the Parish of Saint Luke Old Street in the said County of Middlesex I desire
that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences be first fully paid and discharged
as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give and bequeath unto my dear wife
Ann Pike my Executrix hereinafter named All that leasehold messuage or tenement
workshops and premises situate and being No 28 Banner Street in the said Parish of Saint
Luke and now in the occupation of Joseph Briscoe Printer To hold the same unto her
during her life and unmarried and at her decease or in the event of her marrying
again Then I give and bequeath the same unto my eldest Son Samuel Pike my acting
Executor hereinafter named To hold to him his exors Admors and Assigns for his
and their own use and benefit I also give and bequeath unto my said Wife All that
leasehold message or tenement situate and being No 17 Andersons Buildings City
Road in the said Parish of St Lukes and now in my own occupation To hold the same
unto her in like manner as the House in Banner Street and at her decease or in the event
of her marrying again Then I give and bequeath the same unto my Son Francis



Pike (the other Executor hereinafter named) To hold to him his Exors Admors and
Assigns for his and their own use and benefit I also give and bequeath unto my said
Wife sum of fifty pounds per Annum arising out of and from the new Bank Annuities for
terms of years which expires in the year One thousand eight hundred and fifty nine the
Dividends of which are payable half yearly videlicet in the months of April and October &
which stands in my name in the books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England
and at my decease the same to be reinvested in the joint names of herself and my
Executors for her life and remaining unmarried Then at her decease or in the event of
marriage as aforesaid I give and bequeath unto my said Son Samuel Pike the sum of
fifty pounds per Annum being a moiety of and arisign out of the said New Annuities for
his own use and benefit And also I give to my said son the said Francis Pike at the times
or events aforesaid the like sum of ten fifteen pounds per annum being another moiety of and arising out of the said
Annuities And also I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Ann Newman Wife of Mr Alan
Newman at the times or events aforesaid the like sum of fifteen pounds per Annum
being another moiety of the said New Annuities for her own sole and separate use and
benefit free from the controul debts or engagements of her present or any future husband
And also I give unto my Daughter Sidwell Pike at thee times or events aforesaid
the sum of five pounds per Annum being the residue and remainder of the said yearly
sum of fifty pounds per Annum so bequeathed to my said Wife in manner aforesaid I give
and bequeath unto my said Son Samuel Pike the sum of One hundred guineas to be paid to
him as soon as conveniently may be after my decease for his own use and benefit I give &
bequeath unto my said son Francis Pike the like sum of One hundred guineas for his own
use and benefit
                                                     I give and bequeath unto my said
daughter Elizabeth Ann Newman and her husband Allan Newman the sum of fifty guineas
each I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Sidwell Pike the sum of One hundred
guineas for her own use and benefit (all which legacies are to include mourning) I desire
my Executrix and Executors to invest the sum of ten pounds cash in Stock of the three
per Cent Consolidated Bank Annuities in the names of three of my Grandchildren
respectively (that is to say) in the names of my Executors In trust for my Grand daughter
Mary Ann Pike daughter of my said Son Samuel Pike the interest of which is to accumulate
and remain untouched until she arrives at the age of twenty one years or marriage
but should she not live to attain that age or marriage Then I direct that the same shall
go to the next child and so on and if no issue should be living then the same to go to their
Parent or parents Also I give the like sum and in the like manner to my grand Son
Francis John Pike Son of my said Son Francis Pike Also I give the like sum and in like 
mannder to my Grandson Allan Newman son of my said daughter Elizabeth Ann Newman
the whole to be respectively vested in the names of my Executors with the name of
each children manner aforesaid I give unto my said Son Francis Pike my Silver
Watch and appendage together with a pair of silver tea tongs also the Chimney Glass
over the fire place I give and bequeath unto my said Son Samuel Pike six silver tea
spoons marked with the letters "S A P also my silver tea tongs which belonged to my dear
mother and marked with the Letters "S P E" Also I give him my mirror In consequence of
my said Daughter Sidwell Pike being as I consider amply provided for I have left her
as a token of my sincere love and affection the legacy before mentioned and in addition
to which I leave her my Mahogany pair of Knife Cases and the Painting called
Kenilworth Castle I give to my said Daughter Elizabeth Ann Newman six silver tea
spoons marked with the letters "P E" and my silver Punch ladle I give and bequeath
unto Charlotte Pike Wife of my said Son Samuel Pike the sum of five pounds four 
Mourning I give and bequeath unto Sarah Pike Wife of my said Son Francis Pike five
pounds for money I give and bequeath all the Rest Residue and Remainder of
my Estate and Effects of whatsoever kind or description the same may consist of at the
time of my decease unto my Executrix and Executors hereinafter named for her and
their own benefit share and share alike I will and devise that each legatee shall
pay his her or their own Legacy Duty and should there not be sufficient funds in
hand to pay all my debts funeral and testamentary expences then and in that
case I direct my Executrix and Executors to deduct and retain out of the said three legacies



of One hundred guineas and two legacies of fifty guineas so bequeathed as aforesaid
an equal portion to pay such deficiency I hereby direct that the sum of fifteen pounds
which I lent to the said Allan Newman shall be paid and deducted out of his or
his Wifes legacy of fifty pounds each so bequeathed as aforesaid by my Executrix
and Executors and they on making such deduction shall deliver up to the said
Allan Newman the deeds consisting of five in number and marked respectively A B
C D and E which I hold as a security for the said sum of fifteen pounds so lent to
them And I further will and desire that if any of my said children or any other person
or persons interested under this my Will shall borrow of me any money whatever then I
authorize my Executrix and Executors to deduct  same out of such legacy so left to him
her or them as aforesaid in liquidation of such sum so borrowed I do hereby direct that
my said Executrix and Executors shall retain pay and reimburse herself himself or
themselves out of any monies that shall come to her his and their hand or hands all charges
costs and expences which he she or they shall be put to in carrying this my Will into execution
and that they shall not be answerable or accountable the one for the other of them or for
the acts deeds receipts or defaults ofeach other but each of them for his own acts receipts
and defaults only And Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife
Ann Pike Executrix and my said two Sons Samuel PIke and Francis Pike Executors
of this my Will In Witness whereof the said Samuel Pike the testator have to this my
last Will and Testament contained in this and the three preceeding sheets of paper hereunto
annexed set my hand and seal (that is to say) my hand at the bottom of each of the said
three preceeding sheets and my hand to this fourth and last sheet this twentieth day
of February in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty two Samuel
Pike  Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Samuel Pike the testator
as and for his last Will and testament of us who in his presence at his request and in the
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses  J R Taylor
48 Carey Street Lincolns Inn Law Statr   William Hall 90 Old Street   Jas Booth
opposite the Orphan School City Road

Whereas I Samuel Pike of No 17 Andersons buildings City Road in the Parish
of Saint Luke Old Street in the County of Middlesex Gentleman have duly made and Published
my last Will and testament bearing date the fourteenth day of February One thousand
Eight hundred and thirty two And Whereas before the date and publication thereof I lent
and advanced the sum of fifteen pounds to Allen Newman and Elizabeth Ann his Wife and
for the security and due payment thereof I took the deeds of certain leasehold premises
situate in Hermes Street Pentonville leased to Mr Emmett and which were bequeathed
to my said daughter Elizabeth Ann Pike now the Wife of the said Allen Newman by the
Will of the late Peter Efford Esqr deceased since which I have purchased of the said
Allen Newman and Elizabeth Ann his wife the said Leasehold Premises and deducted
the said sum of fifteen pounds so lent to them as aforesaid out of the purchase money
thereof Now I do hereby declare this present writing to be a Codicil to my said Will &
do direct the same to be annexed thereto and taken as a part thereof And I do hereby
give and bequeath All those the said leashold premises situate in Hermes Street
Pentonville aforesaid unto my dear Wife Ann Pike for her sole and separate use so
that she may hold and enjoy the same or to do therewith what she may think proper
or convenient to herself In all other respects I do hereby ratify & confirm my said Will
In Witness whereof I the said Samuel Pike have to this Codicil set my hand and seal
this twenty eighth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred
and thirty five  Samuel Pike  Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said
testator Samuel Pike as and for a Codicil to be annexed to his last Will and testament &
to be taken as part thereof in the presence of us  James Booth 

                                     In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
                              In the Goods of Mr Samuel Pike deceased
Appeared Personally John Robert Taylor of 33



Southampton buildings Chancery lane in the County of Middlesex Law Stationer and made
oath that he knew and was well acquainted with Samuel Pike late No 17 Andersons
buildings City Road in the Parish of St Luke Old Street in the County of Middlesex Gentleman
deceased and also with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription having
frequently seen him write and also write and subscribe his name to writings and
having now carefully viewed and inspected a certain Paper Writing purporting to be and
containing a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of the said Deceased Which said Codicil
being hereunto annexed and beginning thus "Whereas I Samuel Pike of No 17 Andersons
buildings City Road in the Parish of Saint Luke Old Street in the County of Middlesex Gentleman"
ends thus "January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty
five" and thus subscribed "Samuel Pike" He deposes and says that he does verily and in
his conscience believe the signature so set and subscribed to the said Codicil as aforesaid
is of the proper handwriting and subscription of him the said Samuel Pike deceased
Jno Robt Taylor  on the sixth day of November 1835 the said John Robert Taylor was
duly sworn to the truth of the aforegoing Affidavit before me  J Haggard Surrt Pst In
Poynter NP

                                              In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
                                        In the Goods of Mr Samuel Pike decased
On which day Appeared Personally Samuel Pike of No 72 Saint John Street 
Clerkenwell in the County of Middlesex House Agent and Appraiser and made Oath
that he is the Son and one of the Exors named in the last Will and testament whith a Codicil
thereto of Samuel Pike late of No 17 Andersons Buildigns City Road in the parish of Saint
Luke Old Street in the County of Middlesex Gentleman deceased which said Will & Codicil
are now hereunto annexed the said Will bearing date the twentieth day of February one
thousand eight hundred and thirty two and the said Codicil beginning thus "Whereas I Samuel
Pike of Number 17 Andersons buildings City Road in the Parish of Saint Luke Old Street in the
County of Middlesec Gentleman have duly made and published my last Will and testament
bearing date the fourteenth day of February One thousand Eight hundred and thirty two"
ending thus "In Witness whereof I the said Samuel Pike have   to this Codicil set my
hand and seal this twenty eighth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty
four" and being thus subscribed "Samuel Pike" and Deponent says that he drew and prepared
such Codicil and at the time conceiving it necessary that the date of the said deceaseds
Will should be recited therein he inadvertently referred to a rought draft of such Will then
in his possession and which by an endorsement thereon purported to bear date the fourteenth
day of February One thousand Eight hundred and thirty two and inserted such date
accordingly whereas the Original Will as engrossed or transcribed from such draft was not
executed by the said deceased until the twentieth day of the said Month of February and is
dated on that day And he lastly says that such eroneous recital of the date of the said
Deceaseds Will in such aforesaid Codicil was entirely owing to the inadvertence before
mentioned And that he the said deceased did not make or execute any will or
testamentary disposition whatever on the said fourteenth day of February to the
best of his knowledge information and belief  Saml Pike  On tuesday the seventeenth
day of November 1835 the said Samuel Pike was duly sworn to the truth of the aforegoing
affidavit before me  John Danbeny Surr Prest  R W Jennings Not Pub

      Prerogative  In the Goods of Mr Samuel Pike deceased
                                                   23rd November 1835

On which day Appeared Personally James Booth opposite the Orphan School City
Road in the County of Middlesex Baker the subscribed Witness to a Codicil to the last Will
and testament of Samuel Pike late of No 17 Andersons Buildings City Road in the
County of Middlesex Gentleman deceased which said Codicil is now hereunto annexed
beginning thus "Whereas I Samuel Pike of Number 17 Andersons Buildings City Road
in the Parish of Saint Luke Old Street in the County of Middlesex Gentleman have duly made
and published my last Will and testament bearing date the fourteenth day of February
One thousand eight hundred and thirty two" ending thus "In Witness whereof I the
said Samuel Pike have to this Codicil set my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of



January in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and thirty five" and thus
subscribed "Samuel Pike" and referring to the attestation Claims attached thereto which
purports that such Codicil was executed in the prsence of divers persons Deponant saith that
at the time he so became a subscribing Witness to such Codicil no one else was present
save himself and the said deceased upon which occasion he the said deceased having
requested Deponent to Witness the execution thereof produced such ready prepared and then
declared same to be and contain a Codicil to his Will meaning and intending the same to
Operate as such neither Deponent nor the said Deceased as he verily believes being at all
aware of the necessity or expediency of having two subscribed Witnesses to the same neither
as he verily believes did he the said deceased intend further to execute such Codicil
considering that he had fully and completely executed the same  James Booth On
the same day the said James Booth was duly sworn to the truth of the aforegoing Affidavit
before us  S Burnaby Surr Prest  George S Nicholson Not Pub

Proved at London with a Codicil 26th November 1835 before the Worshipful Sherrard
Beaumont Burnaby Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of Ann Pike Widow the
Relict and Samuel Pike and Francis Pike the Sons the Executors to whom Admon was
granted having been first sworn duly to administer


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