1680 Will of George Pike, gentleman of Isleworth Middlesex (proved in 1680)

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In the name of God Amen
The Seaven and Twentieth day of August Anno Dn 1680 And in the Two
and Thirtieth yeare of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the
Second by the grace of God King of England Scotland France and Ire
Land Defendor of the Faith ??  I George Pyke of Istleworth in ?and
Middx gent being (God be praised) of sound and perfect mind and memory
and mindfull of mortality Doe make and ordaine this my last will and
Testament in manner and forme following (vizt) First and principally
I Comitt and Comend my Soule into the hands of Almightey God my Creator


And most mercifull Father hopeing and ?erely beleiveing To have the
full and Free pardon of all my sinnes and to be ??ade partake of Eternall
Glory through the ??????? of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer
And my body I Comitt to the Earth to be decently buried in the Church yard
of Istleworth aforesaid in the north side thereof And fo such goods and
possessions as it hath pleased God in his goodness to give unto me I doe
dispose them in manner and forme following (vizt) whereas I the said
George Pyke have according to the Custome of Istlewort Lion in the
County of Middx Surrendered into the hands of the Lords of the same
mannn?? All those my Two Customary Cottages or Tenements with the
buildings yards gardens and appurtennts to them belonging And alsoe
All those my Five acres of Customary Land being a Cherry orchard and
the Brickwalls with thappurtennts thereunto belonging ?????? lying
and being in the East Field of Twickenham in the said County of Middx
in a Furlong there called B?tt peice To the use and behoof of such
person or persons their heirs and Assigns To whom I the said George
Pyke by my last will and Testament in writing under my hand and seale
shall give devise or appoint the same As by the same Surrender being
Recorded in a Cour?holden for the said m????? The ????? and Twentieth
day of March Anno Dn 1676 may appeare Now I the said George
Pyke doe hereby give and devise my said Two Customary Cottages or Tenemts
Five Acres of Land and other the premisses with their their and every of their
appurtemts unto Edward Scraven of Horton in the County of Bucks 
gent his heires and Assignes for ever Item I give and bequeath unto
James Scaven gent the sum of Fifty pounds of lawfull money of
England Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas Scaven his brother 
Tenn pounds of like lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath


unto Maude Scott their sister now the wife of [blank] Scott gent the
sume of one hundred pounds of like money Item I give and devise
unto the said Edward Staven his heires and Assignes forever All
those my Two Closes of Land Lying att a place called Park hills within
the said parish of Istleworth Together with the Rents issues and proffitt
thereof now in the tenure of Richard Ball Gardner Item I give and
bequeath unto John Champion of Istleworth gent Fifty pounds of Law
full money of England Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth 
Champion of the same place Spinster the like sume of Fifty pounds of
like lawfull money Item I give and bequeath unto Elizabeth Bottele?
of Istleworth aforesaid widdow my hangings window curtanes and
curtaine rodds in both my Lodging Roomes And my Iron Bark ????
Grate and Andirons in my Kitchen Chimney and all my Glassse Bottles
Item I give and bequeath unto my sister in Law Grace Dabee widdow
Tenn pounds of lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath 
unto my Goddaughter Mary Groom spinster daughter of Thorpe Groom
of St Martins in the Fields in the County of Middlesex Cordwayner the
summe of Fifty pounds of like lawfull money of England Item I give
and bequeath unto my Cozen Elias Pyke of Isleington in the County of
Middlesex victualler Tenn pounds of like money Item I give and bequeath
unto my Cozen John Pyke of Stowell in the County of Wilts The sume of 
Fifty pounds of lawfull money of England Item I give and bequeath 
unto William Pyke brother of the said John Tenn pounds of like lawfull
money Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Middleton now wife of
Francis Middleton of the Citty of Durham Barber Forty pounds of like
                                                               money


Money Item I give and bequeath unto my very loving Friend Daniell
Hewitt of Northumberland house gent my new Bedd and Furniture and
all other goods belonging to me and now in my Chamber there Item I give
and bequeath unto my Friend Paul Gibbs of the said house Gardener
Five pounds of good and lawfull money of England Item I give and
bequeath unto my servant Margarett Hudspeth Twenty pounds My
Ea??yest Bible The bedd in the Garrett whereon she lyeth And all things
belonging thereunto Two paire of my Courser sheets and F???er pounds to
buy her mourning Item I give and bequeath unto the poore people of the
parish of Istleworth aforesaid the sume of Five pounds to be delivered by my
Executors hereafter named To the Churchwardens and overseers of the poore
of the same parish to be distributed by them forthwith after my decease unto
the poore people of the same parish Item I give and bequeath unto Mrs
Bottelers Five servants Tenn shillings apeice of like lawfull money Item
All the rest and Residue of my goods Chattells ready money Rights Creditts and
personall Estate whatsoever not hereby disposed off (my debts being first paid
and Funerall Expences discharged) I doe give and bequeath unto the aforesaid
Edward Stawen and Robert Stawen whom I doe hereby make and ordaine
Executors of this my last will and Testament In witnes whereof I the said
George Pyke to this my last will and Testament Conteyned in Two sheets of Paper
besides the peice of Sheete) have sett my hand to every sheete and my seale
unto the whole being fixed together with a Labell the day and yeare First
above written / Geo: Pyke / Signed sealed and published on the day of the
date hereof by the said George Pyke the Testator To be his last will and Testa
ment in the presence of us John Page Timo: Heddin Will: Weston /

A statement in Latin looks as though the will was probated at London in September 1680.
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