Source: TNA, Prob/11/786
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In the Name of God Amen this is the last Will and Testament of me George Pyke of Newport in the Isle of Wight in the County of Southampton Gentleman touching such worldly estate wherewith it hat pleased Almighty God to bless me I give and dispose of in manner herein after mentioned that is to say First I give and Bequeath to my beloved wife Ann Pyke all my Household Goods Linnen Plate and Furniture Also I give and devise to my said wife Ann Pyke and to my good Friends John Trattle of Newport aforesaid George and Samueel King of the same place Mercer and their Heirs all my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever Also I give and Bequeath to my said wife Ann Pyke and to the said John Trattle and Samuel King their Executors Administrators and Assigns all my Goods Chattels and Personal Estate my Household Goods Linnen Plate and Furniture only excepted and I do make them the said Ann Pyke John Trattle and Samuel King Executors of this my Will (Nevertheless my Gift Devise and Bequeast to them is upon this special Trust and Confidence that they the said Ann Pyke John Trattle and Samuel King or the Survivor of them or the Heirs Executors or Adminstrators of such Survivor shall and may be Sale of the premisses or such part thereof as they shall think proper raise Money and with the Money arising by such Sale pay all my Debts and Funeral Expences and the several Legacies herein after mentioned (that is to say To my said Wife Ann Pyke ten pounds for Mourning To John Curghey of Fleet Street London ten pounds to buy him Mourning in case he shall be living at the time of my Decease Also to my Good Friends John Trattle and and Samuel King aforesaid ten pounds each and after my Debts Legacies and Funeral Expences are paid and discharged upon this further Trust that they the said Ann Pyke John Trattle and Samuel King or the Survivor of them or the Heirs Executors or Adminstrators of such Survivor shall apply the Rents Issues and Profits of such part of my Estate as shall remain undisposed of to and for the Maintenance and Education of my son George Pyke untill he shall attain to the age of twenty one years or Day of Marriage which shall first happen and that then they my said Trustees or the survivor of them or the Heirs Executors or Administrators of such Survivor shall convey and assign unto my said son George Pyke such part of my said Estate as shall remain unsold as also all such sum or sums of Money as they or either of them may have in their or either of their Hands To hold to my said son George Pyke his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever But in case my said son George Pyke shall happen to dye before he attains the age of twenty one years or be marryed then my Will is that they my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or the Heirs Executors or Administrators of such Survivor shall and may sell and dispose of such part of my Estate as shall then remain unsold as aforesaid and pay and divide the Money arising by such sale between the children of my sister Mary by her late Husband Roger Swaine deceased and the child of my sister Elizabeth now the wife of Robert Alner of Puddle Town in Dorsetshire equally between them share and share alike to be paid to each of them their respective share at the age of twenty one years or Day of Marriage which shall first happen And Lastly my will is and I do hereby direct that neither of my said Trustees shall be answerable or accountable for the Acts Deeds or Receipts of the other of them but shall be only answerable and account able for his and their own Acts Deeds or Receipts seperately and I do also direct that my said Trustees shall and may retain sufficient out of my said Estate and Effects to pay themselves all such Expences as they or either of them shall or may be put unto in and about the due Execution of the Trust by me reposed in them in and by this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this twelfth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty George Pyke Signed Sealed published pronounced and Declared by the said Testatore to be his last Will and Testament in presence of us who in his presence and at his Request and in presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto ???? Colman John Rookley Richd Cowlam This Will was proved at London the fifth day of February in the year of our Lord on thousand seven Hundred and fifty before the right Worshipfull John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Ann Pyke Widow the Relict of the deceased John Trattle and Samuel King Executors in the said Will named to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased being first sworn by Commission duly to Administer
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