Source: TNA, PROB 11/1742
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Feby 3d 1819 Knowing that time closes every event so ought I to hold in mind that I am verging to that period that the All wise providence stated to be the general term of earthly existence therefore of the small property I have it points out to me to make some mention of the disposal after next mentioning the rather materiel part consists in a few houses joint property tis I believe ????h that ?? ??? ?? mutually agreed between us ? for the last survivor to enjoy the for her like benefit arising as any deduccion from them would straiten the income beyond what it can bear the little I can call at present my own in the Bank my duty added to affection points it shod go to my dear grandchildren my dear sisters would I am sure strongly oppose my deducting from that trifle for themselves Ann Pike The above ???? sum mentioned in the Bank is since removed into private hands viz Mr Saimon my nephew Mr A Clarke is the one who hold himself amenable for it Appeared Personally Arthur Clarke of Bishopgate Church yard in the City of London Attorney at Law and Henry Clarke of No 16? Regent Street in the County of Middlesex deedsman and jointly and severally made oath that they respectively knew and were well acquainted with Ann Pike late of Edgware in the County of Middlesex Widow deceased for several years before and down to the time of her death and that having during such their acquaintance with the said deceased frequently seen her write and subscribe her name to writings they have thereby severally became well acquainted with the manner and character of her handwriting and subscription And the deponents having now carefully viewed and perused the paper writing hereto annexed which purports to be and contain the last will and Testament of the said deceased which is dated and begins thus "Feby 3d 1819 Knowing that time closes every event" ends thus "my dear sisters I am sure would stronly oppose my deducting from that trifle for themselves" and thus subscribed "Ann Pike" And having also particularly noticed and observed the several interlineations which appear written in the said ?oin and are hereinafter recited namely the interlineation of the words with "that we live in" which appears written between the eighth and ninth lines of the same the interlineation of the words "for her life" appearing written between the tenth and eleventh lines of the same the words "at present" appearing between the thirteenth and fourteenth lines thereof and the word "points" appearing betweenth the fourteenth and fifteenth lines of the same and having also particularly noticed and observed the memorandum or addition which is written under the before recited subscription to the said will and which ?? contained in the words following namely "the above little sum mentiond in the Bank is since removed into private hands viz Mr Salmon my nephew Mr A Clarke is the one who holds himself amenable for it" They lastly jointly and severally made oath that they verily and in their consciences believe the whole body series and contents of the said Will beginning ending and dated as before recited together with the said recited subscription to the same and the several recited interlineations appearing therein and the recited memorandum or addition written under the subscription to the same to be all of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said deceased Henry Clarke On the 23d day of May 1828 the said Henry Clarke was duly sworn to the truth of the afore going affidavit Before me C Coole Sar Present N B Engleheart Not Pub Arthur Clarke On the third day of June 1828 the said Arthur Clarke was duly sworn to the truth of the aforesaid affidavit Before me W C Curtels Sur Present N B Engleheart Notary Public On the 9th June 1828 Admon with the Will annexed of the goods chattels & credits of Ann Pike late of Edgware in the Co of Middx widow deced was granted to John Pike the lawful grandson & one of the next of kin of the said decd having been first sworn duly to admr No Exor or residuary legatee
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