09 October 1693 Will of Henry Pyke of London (proved 17 October 1693)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/416

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In the Name of God Amen
I Henry Pyke Cittizen and Leatherseller of London being sick and
weake in body Neverthelesse of a sound and disposeing mind and memory
thankes bee to God therefore Doe make and declare my Last will and testa
-ment in manner and forme following that is to say my Soule I commend
to God who gave it my body I Committ to the Earth to bee decently
intered att the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as for
such estate and substance whatsoever or wheresoever whereof it hath
pleased God to make mee disposer I give devise and bequeath the same
in manner following that is to say Imprimis I give and bequeath unto
my eldest sonn Henry Pyke my now dwelling House Scituate and being
in Leaden Hall Streete in the parish of St Andrew Undershaft London
together with the Lease or Leases thereof and all my Estate Right Title
Interest and termes of yeares therein to come and unexpired Subject
Nevertheless to the payment of the Rent and performance of the cove-
-nants specified and Conteined in the said Lease of Leases which from and
after my decease on the Lessees part and behalfe shall become due to bee
paid done and performed All the rest and residue of all and singular
my goods Chattells ready money Money out upon Mortgage Stocke in Trade


and other my personall Estate and Substance whatsoever I give and
bequeath unto and amongst my five sonns vizt Henry Thomas Samuel
Richard and Joseph Pyke equally to bee devided betwixt them part and
portion thereof alike at their respective Ages of one and twenty yeares
And my will and mind is that if any of my foure younger Children shall
happen to Dye or Depart this Life before the said Age of one and twenty
yeares that then the Legacy part and portion of my said estate due to such
Younger Child or Children dyeing as aforesaid shall goe to and bee equally
divided betweene the Survivors or Survivour of my said four Younger Chil-
-dren part and portion thereof alike And that my eldest sonn Henry shall
take noe benefitt or advantage thereby Item I doe ordaine constitute
and appointe my said sonne Henry Pyke full and sole Executor of this
my last Will and Testament and alsoe Guardian to his said younger
brothers dureing their respective Minorities hereby requireing him
to take care of their vertuous education Lastly I Doe hereby revoake
frustrate Disannull and make void all former and other wills Legacies
Codicills and bequeasts by mee at any time heretofore made or given
and doe declare this onely shall stand and bee taken for and as my last
Will and Testament Conteined in this one sheet of paper to which I
have put my hand and Seale this ninth day of October In the yeare of
our Lord Christ One Thousand six Hundred Ninety and three the
marke of Henry Pyke the Testator Signed Sealed published and declared
by the Testator for and as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of
us who Attested the same in his presence the marke of Annis Layndon
Abr Hemingway Sr  John Rye his Servant

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 17 October 1693]
Decimo Septimo Die mensis Octobris Anno Domini Millimo Sexcenmo Nonagemo Tertio
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