1818 Will of John Pyke of Wareham (proved 25 September 1818)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1608

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This is the last Will and Testament of us
John Pyke of Wareham in the County of Dorset Esquire made and
published this tenth day of February in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred and eighteen as follows that is to say I Give
and bequeath unto John Ramsdon of Twickenham in the County of
Middlesex Esquire and to George Filliter of Wareham aforesaid Gentleman
and unto the survivor of them and the Exors and Admors of such survivor


All that my Leasehold Message or Dwellinghouse in the North Street of
Wareham aforesaid wherein I now reside together with the Garden and
Appurtenances thereto belonging and also all that my Leasehold Meadow
on the North Causeay of Wareham aforesaid now in my Possession
with its Appurtenances to hold unto them the said John Ramsden
and George Filliter and the survivor of them and the Exors and Admors of
such survivor not for their either or any of their own use or benefit But
to for and upon the several and respective Trusts Uses and Confidences
following that is to say In Trust that they my said Trustees and the
survivor of them and the Exors and Admors of such survivor do and
shall permit and suffer my Wife Deborah to have hold occupy and enjoy
the said Messuage or Dwellinghouse Garden and Meadow with their
respective Appurtenances and to receive and take the Rents Issues
and Profits thereof for the benefit of herself and of my Children for and during
the Term of ther natural life or until her second Messuage and from and                         ["marriage" is written above "Messuage"]
after her decease or second Marriage which shall first happen Then
upon this further Trust and confidence that they my said Trustees and the
survivor of them and the Exors or Admors of such survivor do and shall
convey and assign the said Messuage or Dwellinghouse Garden and
Meadow with their respective Appurtenances unto and to the use of my
Son John his Exors Asmors and Assigns (at his and their Costs and
Charges) absolutely for and during all the residues and remainders of
my Estates and Interests which shall be then therein respectively to
come and unexpired also I give and bequeath unto each and every of
my Children (whether born before my decease or afterwards) the sum
of one thousand pounds apiece of lawful Money of Great Britain
and my Will is and I do hereby direct that the same shall be
respectively paid unto such of my said Children who shall have
attained the age of twenty four years at my decease at the end of one
year after my decease and to such of them who shall not have
then attained that age when and as they shall severally and successively
attain such age and that the Interest and Produce arising therefrom
shall in the mean time be paid and applied by my said Trustees and
the survivor of them and the Exors and Admors of such survivor for
and towards the support maintenance and education of my said last
mentioned Children during their respective minorities in such
manner and proportions or otherwise be laid up and accumulate as
my said Trustees or the survivor of them or the Exors or Admors of
such survivor in their discretion shall think proper and my Will
further is and I do also hereby direct that the before mentioned
Legacies of one thousand Pounds to each of my said Children as
aforesaid shall be considered as vested Legacies and shall be
transmissible to his her or their legal Representative or
Representatives in case of the death of either or any of them before
they shall respectively attain the said age of twenty four years
provided nevertheless and my will and mind is and I do hereby further
declare and direct that it shall be lawful for my said Trustees and the
survivor of them and the Exors and Admors of such survivor at any
time or times previous to my said Children's attainment of their
respective ages of twenty four years to dispose of pay and apply all
either or any of the said several Legacies or sums of one thousand
Pounds in for or towards the preferment advancement or benefit
of my said God Children respectively in the World either on their               ["God" appears to be crossed out]
respective Marriages or otherwise as to my said Trustees or the
survivor of them or the Exors or Admors of such survivor shall
seem mesk and as to for and concerning all and singular my
Household Goods and Furniture Plate Linen China Monies
Securities for Money And all the rest residue and remainder of my
                                                        (Personal


Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever (subject to and
chargeable nevertheless with the payment of my Funeral Expences and just
Debts) I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto the said John
Ramsden and George Filliter and the survivor of them and the Exors and
Admors of such survivor not for their own use or benefit But for and upon
the special Trusts and confidences following that is to say In Trust that they
my said Trustees and the survivor of them and the Exors and Admors of such
survivor do and shall permit and suffer my said Wife Deborah to use and
enjoy the same and to take and receive the Dividends Interest and Profits
thereof for the benefit maintenance and education of herself and of my said
Children for and during the Term of her natural life or until her second
Marriage (subject and chargeable nevertheless as aforesaid) and from and
after her decease or second Marriage (whichever shall first happen) then
In Trust divide deliver and assign over the same and every part thereof unto
and amongst all and every my said Children (whether born before my decease
or afterwards) in equal parts shares and proportions and my Will is and I do
hereby direct that the said parts shares and proportions shall be severally
divided amongst and paid and assigned unto such of them my said
Children who shall have attained the age of twenty four years (whenever
the event shall happen by which they shall be entitled thereto) within one
year after such event shall take place and to such of them who shall not
have then have attained that age when and as they shall severally and
successively attain such age and that the Interest Dividends and Produce
arising therefrom shall in the mean time be paid and applied by my said
Trustees and the survivor of them and the Exors and Admors of such
survivor for and towards the support maintenance and education of my
said last mentioned Children during their respective minorities in such
manner and proportions or otherwise be laid up and accumulate as my
said Trustees or the survivor of them or the Exors as Admors of such
survivor in their discretion shall think proper and my Will further is
and I do also hereby direct that the before mentioned parts shares and
proportions given to each of my said Children as aforesaid shall be respectively
considered as vested Interests and shall be transmissible to his her or
their legal Representative or Representatives in case of the death of
either or any of them my said Children before they shall respectively
attain the said age of twenty four years And I do hereby nominate
constitute and appoint the said John Ramsden and George Filliter
joint Executors of this my Will And I do further nominate constitute and
appoint them the said John Ramsden and George Filliter and also my said
Wife Deborah (during her Widowhood) to be Guardians of and over the
Persons of my said Children each and every of them and I do hereby direct
that my aforesaid Trustees and Executors and the survivor of them and
the Exors and Admors of such survivor each and every of them shall pay
retain and reimburse themselves and himself out of the Monies and
Effects herein before given and bequeathes or of any part thereof or out
of the Interest Dividends or Produce thereof or of any part thereof as well for their
and each of their labor attendances trouble and loss of time (professional or
otherwise) as also all such costs charges damages and expences as they or
either or any of them shall or may be at put unto expend or sustain in or about
the execution of this my Will and the Trusts hereby in them reposed and all
other matters and things relating thereto and that they or either or any of
them shall not be answerable for the acts or deeds of the other or others of
them but each of them for his own acts and deeds only and that neither
of them shall be accountable for any monies Goods or Chattels that may
be lost or injured unless the same shall be so lost or injured by or through
their or either of their wilful neglect or default In Testimony whereof I
the said Testator John Pyke have to this my last Will and Testament
contained in four sheets of paper (to each of which I have subscribed
                                                                    my


name and to this last affixed my seal) subscribed my name and affixed my
seal the day and year first above written  John Pyke LS  Signed sealed
published and declared by the above named Testator John Pyke as and for his
last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his
request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed out
names as Witnesses thereto  Joseph Staines  R J Marshallsay

Proved at London 25th Septr 1818 before the Judge by the oaths of John
Ramsden & George Filliter Esquires the Exors to whom Admon was granted
having been first sworn (by Comon) duly to Admner




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