14 February 1808 Will of Thomas Pike of Tetbury, Gloucestershire (proved 13 April 1815)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1567

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This is the last Will and
Testament of me Thomas Pike of Tetbury in the County of
Gloucester Woolstapler First I give devise and bequeath unto my
dear wife Sarah Pike all my Freehold Leasehold and Copyhold
Messuages lands Tenements hereditaments & premiseswith their
and every of their rights members and appurtenances situate
and being in the Town of Tetbury in the County of Gloucester or
Elsewhere in the Kingdom of Great britain which I have a
power to dispose of to hold to my said dear wife Sarah Pike and
her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and
from and immediately after her decease I give devise and
bequeath the same messuages Lands Tenements hereditaments
and premises with their & every of their rights members and
appurtenances unto Joseph Overbury woolstapler of
Tetbury aforesaid woolstapler upon trust to divide as near
as possible and to the best of his knowledge and understanding
all such houses and lands which is now in my possession
equally divided among my Children except the house and
warehouse now in my possession which said house & ware
house I give equally among my three Daughters Mary Wood
Ann Bamford and Sarah Pike in lieu of their Signature for my
selling lands situate and being in the parish of Kington Saint
Michael in the County of Wilts Michaelmas last past and in case
my house and warehouse aforesaid should bring the Sum
of Six hundred and fifty pounds I then give and bequeath unto
my said three Daughters Mary Wood Ann Bamford and



Sarah Pike Enough of my household Furniture plate
Linen China books &c personals as to make it amount to the sum of six
hundred and Fifty pounds from and immediately after the death of
my dear wife Sarah Pike and the remainder of my said house
hold Goods Plate Linen China books &c after the said sum of six hundred
and Fifty pounds is made up I give equally among all my Children
as shall be then living to be divided and allotted at the discretion
of the said Mr Joseph Overbury all the rest residue and 
remaidner of my money rights credits and personal Estate
whatsoever and wheresoever after paying my Just Debts I give
and bequeath unto my dear wife Sarah Pike whom I
appoint Sole Executrix of this my last will & testament contained 
in one sheet of paper In witness whereof I the said Thomas
Pike have to this my last will and Testament contained in one
sheet of Paper In witness where I the said Thomas Pike have
to this my last will and testament contained in one sheet of
paper set my hand and seal to wit my hand to the bottom of
the preceding part and hand and seal to this last part of the
sheet this Fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord
one thousand Eight hundred and Eight  Thomas Pike
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Thomas
Pike the Testator as and for his last will & testament in the
presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as
witnesses thereto in his presence and in the presence of each
other  Jno Arundell  Thos Edwd ???????????????????????

This is a Codicil to the last will and Testament of
me Thomas Pike of Tetbury in the County of Gloucester
woolstapler which I direct may be annexed thereto and taken
as part thereof whereas I have for several years last past
been acting as agent for my Son in Law Joseph Overbury
in the Spanish wool business wherein I have contracted
Debts in my own name altho such Debts are actually
due to the said Joseph Overbury as his own sole property
to a considerable amount and therefore to remove any
scruple or doubt after my decease in whose name such 
Debts ought to be recovered I do by this my Codicil nominate
and appoint the said Joseph Overbury an Executor of my said last
will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal this twenty first day of may
in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred
and Fourteen Thomas Pike Signed Sealed published and
declared by the said Thomas Pike as a Codicil to his
last will and Testament in the presence of us Jno
Letall  Jas Sealy his Clerk

Proved at London with a Codicil 13th April 1815
before the Judge by the Oath of Joseph Overbury the Executor
named in the Codicil to whom admon was granted having
been first sworn by Commission duly to administer power
reserved to Sarah Pike widow the Relict and other Exector




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