Source: TNA, PROB 11/321
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Bee it Knowne unto all men by these presents That I Walter Pike of Beerferris in the county of Devon Marriner now in his Majesties Ship Centurian ???? made named authorized and appoynted and in my stead and ??????? and constituted my trusty and welbeloved friend Edith Robinson of Wapping in the parrish of White Chappell in the County of Middx widow my ???? & lawfull Attorney and deputy Irrevocable to aske ???by demand take up reco ver and receive for me and in my name and to my use all and singular such debts wages somme or sommes of money prize money goods Chat tells and adventures whatsoever as now??? or which hereafter shall or may bee due owe???? belonging or in any wise appertayning unto me by or from any person or persons whatsoever or whosoever Giveing and hereby granting unto my said Attorney my full and whole power & authority in the premises as if I my selfe were personally present To does say sue prosecute impleade attache and arrest seize sequester imprison and con demne and out of prison again to deliver and to recover and ?????? as alsoe to compound and agree And upon the recoveries and receipts as alsoe upon any com??s??on or agreement acquittances or other discharges for the same in my name to make seale and deliver and Attorney or Attorneyes under her to appoynt And at her pleasure them ^ to revoke And whatsoever my ^ again said Attorney or Attorneyes shall doe or cause to bee lawfully done in or about the premises I doe promise to ???????? establish allow and ???????????? by these presents And further whensoever it shall please Almighty God that I the Said Walter Pike shall departe that life and dye I give will & bequeath unto the said Edith Robinson all and Singular my estate as wages apparell goods Chattells moveables and Immoveables whatsoever as I shall bee possessed of at the tyme of my decease or as shalbe remayning in the hands custo dy or possession of any other person or persons whatsoever And I doe make and ordayne the said Edith Robinson Full and sole executrix of this my last will and Testament and none other revoking and des??nulling all other Deeds writts ???????? wills and Testaments by me formerly made In witness whereof I the said Walter pike have hereunto set myhand and seale Dated the one and Thirtieth day of March in the fourteenth yeare of the ?????? of our Sovereigne Lord Charles the second by the Grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ireland ?????? defender of the Faith ?? Anno Domini 1662 Walter Pike Sealed and delivered in the presence of William Shambrocke Edith Robinson Frances Stalliam Sen [the next paragraph is in latin and appears to grant probate to Edith Robinson on 13 June 1666]
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