29 March 1741 Will of Thomas Pike of Poole (proved 10 June 1741)

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

Source: TNA, Prob 11/710

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In the Name of God Amen
I Thomas Pike of the Town and County of Poole Merchant being
sick in Body but of perfect mind and memory Blessed be God Do 
make this my last will and Testament in manner and form
following that is to say First I will that all my Just debts and
Funeral expences be paid and discharged Also I give grant and
devise unto my Son John Pike All that my Messuage Farm and
Lands with the Hereditaments and Appurtences thereto belonging
which I sometime since purchased of John Redman Situate lying
and being in or near Hampreston and Longham in the Countys of
Southton and Dorset To hold the same and every part and parcell
thereof with their and every of their rights Members and 
Appurtences unto my said Son John Pike his Heirs and assigns for
ever he my said Son and his Heirs paying out of the said Estate
Farm and Lands unto my Loving Wife Elizabeth Pike her Ex[ecu]tors
Adm[inistra]tors or Assigns the sum of three hundred pounds of Lawfull
money of Great Britain for for the Sole use benefit and advantage 
of my ^ Son Thomas Pike Son of my late deceased Son Thomas				^ Grand
Pike which said sum of three hundred pounds I do hereby Charge the
said Estate Farm and Lands with the payment of and my Will is
and I do order that the said sum of three hundred pounds so charged
on the said Estate shall be paid by my said Son John Pike his
Heirs Executors Adm[inistra]tors or Assigns unto my said Wife her Ex[ecu]tors
Adm[inistra]tors or Assigns ^ and imediately on his my said GrandSon's 			^ at
attaining to or arriving at the age of Fourteen years to be by her
my said Wife her Ex[ecu]tors Adm[inistra]tors or Assigns placed out at Interest
on Sufficient Security and the Interest Proceed and Profitts of the
said sum of three hundred pounds shall be paid and applyed for
and towards the Maintenance Education and breeding of my said
Grandson till he shall attain the age of One and twenty years when
the said principal sum shall be by my said Wife her Executors
Adm[inistrat]tors or Assigns payd unto my said Grandson Also I give and
bequeath unto my said Grandson the further sum of two
hundred pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain to be likewise
paid unto him on his attaining the age of one and twenty years
to be paid to him out of my personal Estate But in case my said
Grandson shall happen to dye before his attaining the age ^ Then      			^ of one and twenty years
my Will is and I do hereby order and direct that the said sum 
of three hundred pounds Charged on the said Estate Farm and
Lands herein before mentioned and also the said sum of Two
hundred pounds herein before given and bequeathed unto my
said Grandson making together the Sum of five hundred pounds


shall be payd and divided in equal proportion unto and among
all and every of my Daughters and Daugher Share and Share
alike that shall be Living at the time of the Decease of my said
Grandson within one year after his decease Also I give grant and
devise unto my Daughter Elizabeth Pike All that ^ Messuage Farm				^ my
and Lands with all and Singular the Hereditaments and appurtences
to the said Farm and Lands belonging or in any wise appertaining
commonly called or known by the Name of Irgant otherwise
Organt House Situate at Irgant in the parish of Lytchet Minister
in the said County of Dorset now in the occupation of Cornelius
Cheesman which said Estate Farm and Lands were purchased by me
of William Cheesman Father of the said Cornelius Cheesman To
hold the said Messauge Farm and Lands and every part and parcell
thereof with their their and every of their Rights Members 
Hereditaments and Appurtences unto my said Daughter Elizabeth
Pike her Heirs and assigns for ever she my said Daughter Elizabeth
paying out of the said last mentioned Farm and Lands unto my
Executors hereafter named the sum of one hundred and Fifty pounds
of Lawfull money of Great Britain which said sum of one hundred
and Fifty pounds I do hereby Charge the said last mentioned Farm
and Lands with the payment of accordingly And do order that the
said sum of one hundred and Fifty pounds be paid and divided
unto and among my said Daughter Elizabeth and all and every
other of my Daughters and Daughter who shall be living at the
time of my decease Also I give grant and devise unto my Daughters
Margaret Pike and Ann Pike All that Capital messuage or Tenement
Farm and Lands with the Hereditaments and appurtences thereunto
belonging situate lying and being in Lytchet Minster formerly in
the tenure of one Robert Wear but now of William Sherwood and
also all and singular other my Lands Tenements Cottage Meadows
Closes Coppices Woods Underwoods not herein before devised situate
lying and being in Lytchet Minster aforesaid Lytchet Matravers
and Sturminster Marshall in the said County of Dorset To hold the
said Capital Messuage Farm and Lands herein before mentioned
with their and every of their appurtenances and all and singular
other the premisses last mentioned unto my said Daughters Margaret
Pike and Ann Pike their Heirs and Assigns for ever as Tenants in
Common and not as Joynt Tenants Also I give grant and devise
unto my Loving Wife Elizabeth Pike All that my Messuage 
Tenement or Dwelling house in which I now live with the
Hereditaments and appurtences thereunto belonging Situate and
being in the said town and County of Poole near the Church there
To hold the same unto my said Wife her Heirs and Assigns for ever
Also I give and bequeath unto my said Wife all my Household
Goods Linnen Plate and and Furniture of in or belonging unto my said
last mentioned Dwelling house or which shall be found in or
about the same at the time of my decease Also I give and bequeath
unto my said Wife the Sum of Five hundred pounds of Lawfull
money of Great Britain Also my Will is and I do hereby order and
direct that my Messuage or Tenement with the Garden Outhouses
and Appurtences thereunto belonging Situate lying and being in the


said Town and County of Poole in a Street there called West Street
now in the occupation of my Daughter in Law Elizabeth Pike Widow
be with all convenient Speed after my Decease sold and disposed of
by my Executors herein after named to and for the most and best
value and advantage and the money arising by such sale I hereby
give and bequeath unto all and every of my . . . Daughters and
Daughter that shall be Living at the time of my decease to be
equally divided between them Share and Share alike All the rest
residue and remainder of my Goods Chattles Lands Tenements
money money at Interest Shipping and all and Singular other
my Real and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever not
herein before given devised or bequeathed I give devise and
bequeath unto my said Wife Elizabeth Pike and to my Daughters
Mary Durell Widow Susannah the Wife of Young Green
Elizabeth Pike Margaret Pike and Ann Pike to be equally
divided between and among them Share and Share and Share alike
my said Wife not to be allowed to have or take any greater or
better Share or part than either of my said last mentioned
Daughters and my Will true Intention and meaning is that in
case either of my said Daughters Elizabeth Pike Margaret Pike
or Ann ^ shall happen to dye unmarryed before they shall 			^ Pike
respectively attain their several ages of one and twenty years
Then my Will is that the part and Share parts and Shares of my
Estate as well real as personal which such of my said three lst
mentioned Daughters so dying unarryed as aforesaid shall or
may be Intitled unto by Virtue of this my Will shall go to and be
equally divided among the Survivors and Survivor of my said
three Daughters last mentioned and my said Daughters Mary
Durell and Susannah Green Share and Share alike and in Case
all and every of them my said three Daughters Elizabeth Margaret
and Ann Pike shall happen to dye before they shall respectively 
attain their several ages of one and twenty years and unmarryed
as aforesaid Then my Will is that the whole Estates Lands 
money and Legacys herein before given and devised unto them
and every of them respectively or which they or any or either of
them shall or may be Entitled unto by Virtue hereof shall go to
and be divided between and held and Enjoyed by my said two
Daughters Mary Durell and Susannah Green their Heirs Ex[ecu]tors
Adm[inistra]tors and Assigns for ever and Lastly I do hereby revoke all
former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and of this my
last Will and Testament Do nominate Ordain constitute and
appoint my said Loving Wife Elizabeth Pike and my said Son
John Pike Executors In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Pike
the Testator have hereunto sett my hand and seal the twenty
ninth day of March in the year of Our Lord Christ One
thousand seven hundred and Forty one. Thos Pike  Signed
Sealed published and declared by the said Testator to be his last
Will and Testament in the presence of us. The words. the sum
of three hundred pounds. and also the word. pounds. being first
interlined. Nath: Bartlet Aaron Durell Wm Madgwick W
Derman


This Will was proved at London the tenth day of
June in the year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and
Forty one Before the Right Worshipfull John Bettesworth Doctor of
Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of
Canterbury lawfully constituted By the Oath of Elizabeth Pike
Widow the Relict One of the Executors in the said will named
to whom administration was granted of all and Singular the
Goods Chattells and Creditts of the said deceased being first sworn
by Commission only to adminster power reserved to make the like
Grant to John Pike the son of the said deceased the other Executor
when he shall apply for the same


This Will was proved at London the nineteenth day 
of August the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and
Forty one Before the Right Worshipfull John Bettesworth Doctor
of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of
Canterbury lawfully constituted By the Oath of John Pike the Son
and other Executor to whom Administration was granted of all and
singular the Goods Chattells and Creditts of the said deceased
being first Sworn by Commission only to administer




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