Source: TNA, PROB 11/96
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In the name of God Amen the Tenth daie of Aprill in the yeare of our lorde God One Thouzande and Six hundred I Walter Pyke of Stowell in the parishe of Wilcot within the Dioces of Sal? beinge sicke in bodie, but of good and perfecte memorye (I thanke god) doe make my last will and Testament in manner and forme followinge videlicet, Firste I yeeld my Soule to Almightie god my maker redemer and Sanctifier, hopinge to be received into his everlastinge kingdome by the merrites of our lorde and Saviour Jesus christ, And I doe desire that my body maye be buried in the Earth after the Soule shall be departed from it, Item I give to the poore of the Parishes of Wilcot and Wootten Bassett in each parishe Twentie shillings in money, to be distributed forthwithe by my Overseers, Item I doe give to John Pryce of Marleboroughe my brother in lawe Twentie shillinges in money, And to Elizabeth and Johan his Daughters, to each of them, five shillinges a peece, And to the children of the saide Johan, And to the sonne of Thomas Pryce, to each of them two shillinges a peece, Item whereas my brother William Pyke dothe owe me fower poundes of money I doe give to him the saide William Twentie shillinges of the saide debte, And the othe rThree poundes I doe give to the children of the same William Pyke, to be equally devided amongt them, Item I doe give to my brother in lawe, Roberte Skeat Twentie shillinges in money And to every of his servants in his house two shillinges a peece, Item I doe give to Dorothy the daughter of John Parsons twentie two shillinges in money Item I doe give to my Sister Martha Pyke Fouretie shillinges in money Item I doe give to the children of my brother in lawe William George to each of them two shillinges a peece, And to every Godchilde that I have nowe livinge I give two shillinges in money, And whereas one of the children of the saide William George is my godsonne my wyll is That he shall have fower shillinges, Item I doe give to the Viccar of Wilcot nowe beinge six shillinges and eighte pence in money, Item all the rest of my goodes chattels and debtes before nott bequeathed I doe give and bequeathe to my welbeloved wief Anne Pyke and my obedient Sonne Robert Pyke, to be equally devided betwixt them, And I doe ordaine constitute and appointe them the saide Anne and Roberte the Executors of this my last will and Testament, Requesting my welbeloved brother William Pyke and Robert Skeate to be my Overseers, And my Wyll is that if anie controversye or strife shall happen betwixte my saide Executors about this my last will and testamente or anie thinge herein conteyned or thereto belonginge That then they shall be ordered by theis my Overseers, these beinge witnesses William Pye Viccar of Wilcot William Rawlins John Church and others Probatum fuit testamentum [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 18 August 1600] decimo octavo die mensis Augusti Anno Domini millimo Sexcentesimo [to] Anne relca d?? defuncti et Robti Pyke filii
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