1750 Will of George Pyke of Newport IOW (proved 05 February 1750)

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

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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