24 July 1793 Will of Thomas Pike of Newbury and Enborne, Berkshire (proved 21 October 1793)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1238

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In the Name of God Amen
I Thomas Pike Senr of Newbury in the County of 
Berks but late of Enborn in the said County 
being of sound disposing Mind Memory and
understanding but mindful of my Mortality do
this 24th of July in the year of Our Lord One
thousand Seven hundred and Ninety three make
and publish this my last Will and Testament in
manner and form following that is to say I
desire  to be decently and privately buried in
the Church yard belonging to the parish of
Enborn in the County of Berks as near as possible
to my late Mother with as little expence as
may be First I give and bequeath all my Leasehold
or Freehold Estate now lying and being in the
parish of Enborn Berks consisting of a Messuage
or Tenement Lands and Hereditaments with all
its Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the
Occupation of Thomas Battin together with all



my personal Estate Goods and Chattels ready
Money and Securities for Money in the Funds
Stocks or otherwise Secured to my good Friend
Mr Andrew Growe of Newbury Berks In trust
for and Subject to the followign provisoes
Secondly as soon after my decease as may be
convenient I order him to sell all my Leasehold
or Freehold Estate and Money in the Funds or Bank
of England and with the produce thereof to
pay the following Sums of Money to Joseph
Sheens Salesman of Newbury Berks the Sum               of ten pounds one Shilling
of Five Guineas also to Benjamin Kimbe                 and seven pence also to
Shoemaker of Newbury Berks the Sum of three            Thomas Fiene of Newbury
pounds for Shillings and four pence also to            Berks the sum
John Simmons Hair Dresser of Newbury Berks
the Sum of One pound fifteen Shillings and
Six pence also to Richard Growe Schoolmaster
of Newbury Berks the Sum of Seven pounds
which were debts contracted by my Son David
Gale Pike and after all my Just debts are
paid together with the said Andrew Groves
Expences Attending the same I give and bequeath
the net produce or remaining part of what
may arise from all my Leasehold or Freehold
and personal Estates to be equally divided
between my two sons Thomas Pike Shoemaker
and David Gale Pike Breeches Maker share
and Share alike to to each an equal Share
and lastly I do appoint my good Friend Mr
Anddrew Grove my full and Sole Executor
of this my last Will and Testament revoking
all other Wills by me heretofore made In
witness whereof I have to this my last
Will and Testament set and Subscribed my
hand and seal the day and year first above
written  Thomas Pike  Signed Sealed published
and declared by the said Testator Thomas Pike
as and for his last Will and Testament in the
presence of us who at his request and in his
presence and in the presence of each other
have Subscribed our names as witnesses Joseph
Biggs  Richard Turtehin  The x of George Piper

This will was proved at London on the
twenty first day of October in the year of Our Lord
One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety three
before the Worshipful Charles Coote Doctor of Laws and
Surrogate of the Right Honorable Sir William
Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws and Master Keeper
or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of



Andrew Grove the Sole Executor named in the said
Will to whom administration was granted of all
and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the
said deceased having been first sworn duly to
administer


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