18 January 1756 Will of Abraham Pike of the Northumberland (proved 13 May 1760)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/856
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In the Name of God Amen
I Abraham Pike belonging to his Majestys Ship Northumberland
being in Bodily health and of Sound and disposing mind and
memory and considering the Perils and Dangers of the Seas
and other uncertainties of this Transitory life (Do for
Avoiding controversies after my decease) make Publish
and Declare this my last Will and Testament in manner
following (that is to day) FirstI recommend my Soul to God

that Gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth or Sea as
it Shall please God to Order and as for and concerning
all my Worldly Estate I Give Bequeath and Dispose
thereof as followeth that is to say all such Wages
Sum and Sums of Money Lands Tenements Goods chattels
and Estate whatsoever as shall be any ways due owing
or belonging unto me at the time of my Decease I do
Give Devise and bequeath the same unto my Friend
John Serel of the Parish of Rime and County of Cornwall
And I do hereby Nominate and Appoint the said John
Serel of the Parish and County aforesaid to be the Sole
Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby
revoking all former and other Wills and Testaments and Deeds
of Gift by me at any time heretofore made And I do
Ordain and Ratify these presents to stand and be for and
as my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof
to this my said Will I have set my hand and Seal the
Eighteenth day of January In the year of our Lord One
thousand seven hundred and Fifty Six And in the
Twenty ninth year of the reign of his Majesty King
George the Second over Great Britain &c Abraham
Pike Signed Sealed Published and Declared in the
Presence of us Colville Wm Searl

This Will was proved at London before
the Right Worshipfull Edward Simpson Doctor of 
Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative
Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted on the thirteenth
Day of May In the year of our Lord One thousand seven
hundred and Sixty by the Oath of John Sewl the Sole
Executor named in the said Will to whom Administration 
was Granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattels
and Credits of the deceased he having been first Sworn
by Commission duly to Administer

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