30 March 1839 Will of William Gale Pike of Brighton, Sussex (proved 1 July 1839)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1914

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			Written by W G Pike in his own
			   handwriting March 6 1839
I William Gale Pike with feelings of the
sincerest gratitude do most humbly and heartily thank my Heavenly Father God
Almighty for all the mercies and blessing he has bestowed upon me and I pray that
he will in this my present act of making my last Will and Testament guide and



instruct me with his divine influence to do what is just fair and proper and to the
satisfaction of all herein concerned First I will unto my wife every thing belonging to
me of every description and every quality indiscriminately let it be what it may
furniture plate china linen jewelry glass books pictures and horse or horses Phacton or G??
and every article that I may have under any denomination wines & spirits &c for her
own use and enjoyment I next give and bequeath or continue unto my wife the
annuity of L90 Pr annum derived from the freehold No 1 Belgrave Terrace Brighton
let to Mr J H Mills as Pr Deeds now with Mr Freeman Solicitor Ship St Brighton I
also in addition give to my wife the sum of four thousand pounds for her own use
and benefit and to do with it as her will and pleasure may dictate I will and
give my own mother two hundred and fifty pounds I will and give to each of my own
brothers and sisters two hundred pounds I will and give to each of my own nephews
and nieces One hundred pounds all that are of the age of fifteen years to receive their
amount and those that are not fifteen to place it in the funds or some proper place
with good security the Interest to be spent upon them and if any of them die before
that are fifteen years of age to have the power to give it or will it to whom
they please deducting the amount of funeral & burial expences out of it A continuation
of W G Pike's Will & Testament
		I will and give to Mrs S W??ck   	} Fifty pounds
				   my wifes Mother
		"  do      do      Miss A W??ck  	} Fifty pounds
				     my wifes sister
		"  do  	   do 	   Mrs M Evan		} Fifty pounds
				     my wifes Aunt
		"  do	   do	   Miss E Evan		} Fifty pounds
				     my wifes Cousin
		"  do	   do	   Mrs A?????		} Fifty pounds
				     my own Aunt
		"  do	   do	   Fredk Pike Lawson	} Fifty pounds
				     my Godson
		"  do 	   do   to the poor and distressed parishioners of the parish of
Great Bedwin one hundred pounds under the management of the Clergyman Overseers
Churchwardens and Commissioners as they may judge most beneficial and useful To the
Charity school in Great Bedwin fifty pounds to be spend for useful thinkgs books &c &c under
the same direction I desire that all my just debts be paid as soon as possible after my
decease and all the Expences of my funeral and all the legacy duties and every expence
tax or duty and the expence of Administration and every other expence of whatever nature
of kind that may occur or be occasioned by the Settlement of my affairs to be paid out of
the remainder of my property that may be left and my desire is that there should be no
delay in the performance of this my Will and that every one should receive the full
amount without deduction it is supposed there will be something left which I will & give
to ten of the most charitable & useful Institutions that shall be selected by my wife with
the assistance of such of the legatees or any other person my wife may wish each
to have the power to recommendation and my wifes decision to be final according to her
judgement and the amount for each may her wisdom by Gods assistance direct guide &
instruct her It is my wish that my body should be deposited in the Churchyard of Great
Bedwin Wilts in a substantial well built vault made secure and sufficiently large
for two in case my wife should wish to be buried with me and a Tomb erected to our
memory to be close to that of my father I wish to be conveyed there quietly without
pomp and in a private manner Should there be a deficiency of money up to the amount
of not more than three hundred pounds to be paid by my wife if beyond that sum then what
may be wanted in addition to be deducted in proprtion from each legatee but from the
Poor or the school take nothing my property at this time consists of an annuity for
L90 pr annum for No 1 Belgrave Terrace for 21 years from Mch 4 1839 and L10000 in
the hands of Mr Morris as Pr his not of hand with about L100 on hand

				Dr		Statement		Cr
	Mrs Pike		L1300			No 1 Belgrave Terrace } L1300 sold L90
	 annuity L90 p annum					   Cost		p annum for 21 yrs
	Do Cash			 4000			V Morris owes me L10000
							 Bill five years due 4 Sept 1843 with Int 5 pr?t
	Mother do		  250			In hand about   100
	Brothers & Sisters do	 2200  more or less
	Nephews & Nieces do	 2300   do
	W Evand ?? him		  250  to be paid in full
				       2 bills L125 due Sept 4 1839
					        125     Mch 4 1840



	Freehold to pay		  665  {  Bill L138 due Sep 1840
           Law			   60	  Bond 527 by instalments

	Poor & School		  150
	   Balance to pay Charity
	Legacy duties &c &c &c	  385			L11400

	   This at the present time is about the statement of my affairs and this is my only Will
& Testament in Witness hereof I have here unto put my hand & seal
  this 30 day of Mch 1839
						Wm Gale Pike
Witness Richd Webb Auctioneer     		in the presence of
		1 Marine Parade Brighton	the persons who
Benjn Webb 	1 Marine Parade			have hereunto
Percival Eade	1 Marine Parade			signed there names
						viz R Webb    } 30 Mch
						      B Webb     1839
						      P Eade    Saturday
								 5 O'Clock
								  W.G.Pike
		In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
	In the Goods of William Gale Pike Esquire decd
Appeared Personally Benjamin Webb of No 1
Marine Parade in the Parish of Brighthelmstone in the County of Sussex Auctioneer And
made oath that he is one of the subscribed Witnesses to the last Will and Testament hereunto
annexed of the said William Gale Pike late of Brighthelmstone aforesaid Esquire deceased
bearing date the thirtieth day of March in the present year one thousand eight hundred and
thirty nine And he further made Oath that on the said thirtieth day of March he attended
the said Deceased at his request for the purpose of Witnessing the execution of his said Will
together with his fellow witnesses Richard Mallam Webb and Percival Eade whose
names now respectively appear set and subscribed to the said Will and that the said
deceased did on the said thirtieth day of March execute his said Will by signing his
name thereto in the presence of the appearer and of the said Richard Mallam Webb
and Percival Eade who were all respectively present together at such time and that the
appearer and his said fellow Witnesses then subscribed their names as witnesses to the
Execution of the said Will in the presence of the said decd in manner and form as the
same now appear thereon And the appearer further saith that the word "the"
was written and interlined between the seventh and eighth lines and the letter
"I" was written on an erazure in the thirteenth line and the words "bequeath or"
were written on an erazure in the thirteenth line and the words "bequeath or"
were written and interlined between the fourteenth and fifteenth lines and the word
"own" was written and interlined between the twenty first and twenty second lines and
the word "to" was written and interlined between the twenty second and twenty third
lines and the words "to" and "now" were written and interlined between the twenty
fourth and twenty fifth lines and the word "upon" was written and interlined between
the twenty eighth and twenty ninth lines and the word "spent" was written on an
erasure in the said twenty ninth line respectively from the top of the first page or
side of the said Will That the word or name "Bedwin" was written on an erazure
in the thirteenth line and the word "may" was written and interlined between the
thirty first and thirty second lines respectively from the top of the second side or page
of the said Will and that ^ the words "what may be wanted in addition" were written             ^ the words "wel built" were written
and interlined between the ninth and tenth lines respectively from the top of the		and interlined between the second &
third page or side of the said Will before the same was signed by the said			third lines and the
deceased in the presence of this appearer and of his fellow witnesses in manner as
aforesaid   Benjn Webb   On the twenty fourth day of June 1839 the
said Benjamin Webb was duly sworn to the truth of this Affidavit by virtue of the
annexed Comn Before me Thomas Cooke Officiating Minister of Brighton Comm

On the 1st day of July 1839 Admon (with the Will annexed) of the goods chattels
and credits of William Gale Pike late of Brighthelmstone in the County of Sussex Esquire
decd was granted to Georgiana Grenville Pike Widow the Relict and the Residuary



Legatee in trust named in the said Will having been first sworn by Common duly to
adminr No Exor being named in the said Will



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