1752 Will of William Pike of Portsmouth but now of Limington (proved 20 Nov 1752)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/798

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This is the last Will and Testament


of me William Pike late of Portsmouth and now of Limington in
the County of Southampton Gentleman for the setting and disposing
???? worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in
manner and form following (that is to say) First I give devise and
bequeath unto Mr George Clarke of Portsmouth the sum of four
Hundred pounds of Good and lawful money of Great Britain to be
paid him at the end of six Months next after my decease Provided
nevertheless that if the said George Clarke shall and do receive
the same in full payment and satisfaction of all dues debts and
demands whatsoever anyways due and owing from me to him
and do and shall at the same time sign seal and deliver to my
executors hereinafter named a good and sufficient general Release
of all and all manner of Action and Actions cause and causes of Action
??its Bills Bonds writings obligatory debts dues duties accounts sum
and sums of money judgements executions extents quarrels controversies
trespasses damaages and demands both in law and equity or otherwise
howsoever which against my said Executors or me the said William Pike
he the said George Clarke ever had and which his heirs executors or
administrators shall or may hereafter claim challenge or demand for or
by reason or means of any matter cause or thing whatsoever from the
beginning of the World till the day of payment of the said Legacy
But in case the said George Clarke shall refuse to execute and
deliver such a General Release to my said Executors I will the said
sum of four Hundred pounds or any part thereof shall not be paid
to the said George Clarke his executors or administrators nor shall he
or they be Intitled to the same or any part thereof I being well
assured that the said sum of four hundred pounds is much more
that I am indebted to him I give devise and bequeath to
my nephew John Barkham (son of my sister Mary Barkham
Widow) the sum of thirty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain
to be paid him at the end of twelve months next after my decease
and I do hereby release acquit and discharge all bonds notes accounts
sum and sums of money any ways due and owing from my
said nephew to me and so as that he shall not be
lyable to pay any moneys due thereon to my Executors and I
do hereby acquit release discharge and forever quit claim unto
my brother in law Mr Joseph Sheppard of Lymington all bonds notes
accounts sum and sums of money anyways due and owing from
him to me I give devise and bequeath unto my good Friend Mr
Alexander Macknaught of Portsmouth aforesaid one moidore to buy
him a Ring in remembrance of me I give devise and bequeath unto
my two Sisters Jane (the wife of the said Joseph Sheppard) and the
said Mary Barkham widow all the rest residue and remainder of
my Goods chattels money and personal Estate whatsoever and of
what kind soever equally to be divided between them share and
share alike and I do name make and appoint my said sisters Jane
Sheppard and Mary Barkham Joint Executors of this my last Will and
Testament And do hereby revoke and make void all former Wills by me
made and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness
whereof I the said Testator William Pike have hereunto set my hand
and seal the fifth day of October in the twenty six year of the
reign of our Sovereign Lord George the secon by the Grace of God


of Great Britan France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith
and so forth and in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven
Hundred and fifty two  Wm Pike  Signed sealed pronounced
published and declared by the said Testator William Pike as and for
his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our
names as Witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each
other Edwd Hicks  William Sheppard

This Will was proved at London on the
twentyeth day of November in the year of our Lord one
Thousand seven Hundred and fifty two before the Right
Honourable Sir George Lee Knight also Doctor of Laws
Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court
of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Jane
Sheppard (wife of Joseph Sheppard) and Mary Barkham
Widow the Executrixes named in the said Will to whom
administration was granted of all and singular the Goods
Chattels and credits of the Deceased being first sworn by
Commission duly to administer





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