1700 Will of Thomas Pyke of Combe St Nicholas, Somerset (proved in 1712)

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

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In the Name of God Amen
I Thomas Pyke Junior of the parish of Combe St Nicholas in the County
of Somerset Gentleman being in sound and perfect mind and
memory praise be therefore given to Almighty God. Do make and
ordain this my present last Will and Testament in manner and
form following (that is to say) First and principally I commend
my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the
Merrits death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full
and free pardon of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life
And my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the
discretion of my Executor hereafter named And as touching the
disposition of all such Temporall Estate as it hath pleased Almighty
God to bestow up me I give and dispose thereof as followeth First
I will that all my Debts and Funeral Charges shall be paid and
discharged Item I give unto my Dear Wife Mary Pyke Five pounds
to be paid her in three months after my Decease if she shall
happen so long to live Item I give unto the poor of the parish of
Combe aforesaid Five pounds All the rest and residue of my
Personall Estate Goods and Chattles whatsoever I do give and bequeath
unto my Loving Brother John Pyke of Newport in the Isle of Wight
Merchant, whom I make constitute and ordain to be full and
Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament And I do hereby
revoke disa??ll and make void all former Wills and Testaments
by me heretofore made by word or writing In witness whereof I
the said Thomas Pyke to this my last Will and Testament being
contained in one sheef of paper have hereunto set my hand
and seal the Eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord
God One Thousand and Seven Hundred Thomas Pyke signed
sealed published and declared in presence of us whose names
are hereunder written viz Abra Smith Elizabeth Chute Mary
Harris

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