Source: TNA, PROB 11/47
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In the name of the Father of the Sonne and of the holie goste Amen The one and Twentie of November in the yeare of oure lorde god 1563 I John Pikes the younger of the Citie of Bristoll mercer beinge of perfecte mynde and of good Remembrance for the which I Rendre most humble and obedient thanks to all myhtie god do make and Ordeine this to be my laste Will and testamente in manner and Fourme Followinge as hereafter Followethe Firste and principallie I Bequeathe my soule to allmightie god the Father of heaven moste mekelie desirvinge him to Receave me to his mercie for his onlie sonnes sake Jesus Christe oure Savioure whom I wt my ha??? Faithe and Soule do Confes to be the true and onlie me????? for as manie as shalbe saved and that no good workes that I have done nor that other cann do for me cann Save me but onlie the moste holsome passion and glorious Resurrection of my Savioure Christe Who Sittithe at the Right hande of god the Father allweies makinge Intercession for us all Repentannte Sinners And I beleve that he shall come in the laste Daie with all honoure powre and glorie to be oure Judge This is my Verie true hope and Faithe in the which I most humblie Desire oure heavenlie Father and his onlie sonne oure Savioure wt the holie goste oure Comforter iii parsons and one god to contynne me to the ende of the Departinge of my soule from my bodie Amen My Will is that my bodie be honestlie buried win the Croude of St Nicholas in Bristoll at which tyme of my Buriall I will that my Executrix shall provide some Well learned man to Declare the more pure and livelie Worde of god to the edifienge of the Christian Congreg??? And as for the Talente that god hath left me of Temporall goodes my will is that it be Distributed in mannor and Forurme as hereafter Followethe Itm I geve and bequeathe to my lovinge and Naturall mother Mrs Chestar one hundrethe poundes to be paide ???? by the yeare till the said hundreth poundes be fullie paide And yf yt shall happen that she Discease before the said ??? be paide the Remainder thereof shalbe paide where and to whom yt shall please hir to appointe Itm more to my said mother Twoo yardes D?? of fyne Cloathe to make hir a mourninge garmente more I give to my mother a Castinge Bottle of Silver and gilte to be Delivered to hir wtin iiii Daies after my Descease Itm I geve and bequeathe to my lovinge and naturall Brother Walter Pickes fiftie poundes to be paid in one Twelves moneths after my Descease ???? I geve and bequeathe to John Pickes his sonne Fyft?? poundes to be paid wtn three yeares Followinge Itm I geve and bequeathe to maude Pickes Fyft?? poundes to be paide to hir at the Daie of hir marriadge more to my said Brother Pickes iii yardes of Fyne Cloathe to make for him a mourninge gowne and to my lovinge sister his wief ii yardes D???? Fyne Cloathe to make hir a mourninge garmente Itm I geve and Bequeathe to my Naturall and lovinge Sister Ciceley Hacket to the use of hir iii Sonnes xx iii poundes to be paide to hir the daye twelmoneth after my decease xlli and that daie twelvemonethe next ensuinge xlli which is the full paymente of the said xx iii poundes And she shall distribute the said xx iii poundes to her foresaid iii sonnes by even porcons that is to seye to everie of them xxvi l xiii s iii d Itm I bequeathe and geve to my said naturall and lovinge sister Cecelie Hacket to hir owne use Fyftie poundes to be paid unto hir at the Daie Twelvemonethe next ensuinge my decease Itm I geve and bequeathe to Marie Wigmore my said sisters younger daughter xx l to be paid ?????? unto hir at the daie of hir marriadge Itm I geve and bequeathe to my Cosen Joane Longe a Cassocke cloathe to make hir a mourninge garmente with a Ringe of goulde that my wief shall shall Cause to be made and to be Delivered unto hir beinge in valew x l? for that she shall knowe althoughe she be absente that I have hir in Remembrnnce Moreover I geve and bequeathe to my Cosen ????? Frye ii yardes and an halfe of Cloathe to make hir a Cassocke Itm wheras there be certen Reconninges of oulde betwene my sister Hacket and me I forgeve hir Twentie markes therof in Recompence of certen garmentes Delivered unto my Father Willm Pickes and to my lovinge mother his wief which she do well undrestande The Reste of the Reconinge unto me ??w my Will is that myne Executrix shall Receave ?? as Dews Debts and that Debts beinge Dischardged my will is that my said Executrix shall Deliver unto hir A Ringe wt a turkes that hat bene longe in my kepinge Furthermore my will is that yf Pollidorns Hillaker Willm Hillaker Willm Wigmore and Marie Wigmore shall happen eny one of them to decease this lief I will that the said Porcon Remaine to the Srivor of ??? them and yf they all happen to Die before the daie of payment above menconed my Will is that there prcons Remaine to my said sister Cecelie Hacket and yf my said sister happen to Decease ?? this lief before the Tyme of paymente above menconed my will is that then the?? Legacies shall Remaine to myne Executrix Itm my will is that the Legacies geven and bequethed to John and Maude Pickes Children to my Brother Walters Pickes yf they shall happen to Decease before the Tyme appointed for the paymente therof that there porcons shall Remaine to my said Brother Walter Pickes and yf they ?? nameley John Maude and Walter happen to Decease before the tyme of Paymente above menconed my Will is then that there said Legacies shall Remaine unto my Executrix Itm my Will as that in like mannor wheras there Remaynethe certen ould Accomptes betwene my Brother Walter Pickes and me I do ??????e him therof Resortonge unto me Dew xxxvii l v s which was Delivered s????he the? Just accompte betwixt us made in Septembre last paste to be paide to me or to myne Executrix at St Andrews Daye next ensuinge the same besides other finall ?ells of Reconninges as plainelie Doth appere by my booke to the somme of xvi s so the whole summe Remayninge is Just xxxviii l xii d Itm I geve and Bequeathe to my trustie and welbeloved Brother Jones whom I make and Ordeine one of the Oversears of this my laste will and testamente my scarlet gowne my best Ringe wt the D?all which is sumwhat broken but my wief shall cause it to be mended and Delivered unto hym wtin one moneth after my decease I geve also to my lovinge sister his wief vi yardes of Fyne ?a?ten and to my cosen Elisabeth their Daughter vi yardes of Fyne ?a?ten to make hir a k??t?? againste the daie of hir marriadge Furthermore I geve and bequeathe to my Naturall and lovinge Brother Walter Pickes my gowne Furred wt Je??etes and my Coate st ??? velvet Itm I bequeathe and geve to my sonne in lawe Andrew Cottrell xxxii l xi s xii d to be paid unto him iii monethes after my Deathe which was the legacie of his wief? mother in her widdowheade Itm I geve and bequeath to my lovinge and obediente sonne Tobie Mathew one hundreth poundes over and above the legacies of his Father John Mathew to be paid unto him at the age of xxii yeares Or yf it maye appere to his Deare mother that he hathe ??st Occasion to bestowe the same to his prefermente and profitable Comoditie before the said tyme of paymente I will that then the said some of mony to be Delivered unto hym yf his said mother shall thinke it good by her Descrecon Itm I geve and bequeathe to my trustie and welbeloved sonne in law Hughe James one Hundreth Poundes over and above one hundrethe markes that my predecessor gave unto Elisabethe Mathew hys Daughter Farther my will is that yf my wief do happen to marie and that therbie she takethe not the use of my Dwellinge house and be Residente uppon the same hirselfe then my will that uppon monethe of absentinge hirselfe from the same that then my wief uppon Payne of one hundrethe Pounde shall make unto my said sonne in lawe Hughe James a good and a sufficient Lease in the Lane for the terme of the Lief of Elizabeth Mathew my Daughter in lawe his wief by godes sufferannce yeldinge and payinge to my wief v pounde by the yeare And that he at the Receavinge of the said Lease shall have all the Draprye in the Hall and in the parloure wt all the glasse in the windows of the house in as ample m????? ????d ?? I leave it ??nd my Will is that he shalbe bounde to his lovinge mother in lawe in suche Convenience sume as his said Lovinge mother in Lawe shall thinke good for to lease the same in as good Case at the Deathe of his said wief as he Receaved it and so the same to retourne to my said wief or to whom she shall appointe Itm I geve and bequeathe to Anne Cother my wiefes Kinswoman iii l to be paid at the Daie of hir marriadge Itm I geve and bequeathe to the pore xll to be Delivered at the Tyme of my Buriall xl the Rest to be paid by vl a Quarter untill the said xll be fullie paide Itm I geve and bequeathe to the Repayringe of the highe waies betwene westburne and Anste xxxl and I Desire my lovinge Frinde Mr Willie and my lovinge Brother Walter Pickes to have the oversights of the same to s? yt Done And that the First Daie of Takinge yt in hande my good wief and Executrix of this my last Will and testament shall Deliver unto him xl and so afterwarde Dailie and weekelie as occasion shall ???e for the F????ture of there workemen to be Done wt as muche speede and Expedicon as maye be Itm I geve and Bequeathe to John ???? my Prentise xl over and above that he must Receave at the Cominge out of his Prenteship to be paid at the Tyme that the yeares of his premisses shalbe Expired Itm I geve and bequeathe to Katherine James the Daughter of Robert james of w??s?on beinge now my s???te v markes to be paid to hir at the Daie of her marradge Itm I geve and bequeath to Elienor P???? widdow xls to be paid by xxs a yeare or ells at one ???re as shall seme best to my wiefes Descrecon Itm I geve to Margaret my maid xls to be paid xxs a yeare or ells at an h???e at the Descrecon of my wief ^ Itm I geve and Bequeathe to John Bigges my Best gowne lynded wt S???? ^ It I geve and bequeath to my loving wt my best ????? Satten Dubb?t to be Delivered when he shall Require the same Itm I frende John Kettingale my best gown geve and Bequeathe to my Lovinge Frende M? Pa??e my ???ht gowne of ????t lyned lyned wth ?amask? to be delyvered wt Foynes to be Delivered to him after my Decease when he shall Require yt Itm I when he shall require yt Bequeathe to Phillip Brownes sonne my godson John xls to be Delivered to his said Father immediathe after my Decease to have the ?pinge of the same Duringe the Tyme of the m???ge of his said sonne Itm I geve and Bequeathe to my lovinge neghboure Thomas Campoin my Best blacke Satten Dublet to be Delivered unto him when he shall Require yt Itm I geve and Bequeathe to my Deare brother Thomas Chester whom I Ordene one of the Oversears of this my last will and Testamente iii yardes of Fyne b?ode Cloathe ?? for a man of his callinge to make him a mourninge garmente itm I geve and bequeathe to my lovinge Brother John Robertes iii yardes of Fyne Cloathe to make him a mourning garment and to my Lovinge Sister his wief ii yardes and Dd of the same Cloathe to make hir a Cassocke Itm I geve and Bequeathe to my lovinge and trustie Brother J??es iiii yarde of Fyne cloathe to make him a garment and to my lovinge sister his wief twoo yards D? of the same to make a Cassocke And for the Rest of any Kinde of black cloathe to be worne at my buryall I Res???e yt to my wiefes Descrecon to bestowe the same where she thinketh Beste Itm I geve and Bequeathe to Robte Davies xls ???? ?? Releis Deb? for the which he is ??e???e unto me but therby I Doe not Forgeve yt to Re?? yf he cann get yt Fynallie the Rest of all my good? and Debtes not geven and unbequethed I geve and Bequ??? to Elienor Pickes my Deare and lovinge wief whom I Do Institute and ordene my sole Executrix of this my last will and testament and so as she shall Receave my debtes to me dew to paie all my Debtes and all suche that I Do owe as my billes of promise have bounde me unto and more on all suche Legacies that are conteyned in this my laste will and Testamente Witnesses presente at the makinge hereof John knighte Clarke By me Roger Jones Alderman By me Thoms Chester By me Robt Davies By me Thms Campion wt others Probatum [this paragraph continues in latin, and appears to grant admon to "Elinore Pickes Relce et Executrice" on 15 May 1564]
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