Source: TNA, PROB 11/1630
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In the Name of God Amen I Ann Pike Wife of William Pike of the Borough of Plymouth in the County of Devon Dairyman by virtue and in ?ee?cise of the power and on autho -rity given and granted to me in and by the Settlement made previous to my marriage with my husband the said William Pike bearing date on or about the twenty sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five and of all other powers and authorities to me given and granted by any Deed or Deeds for that purpose do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in writing in manner and form following (that is to say) first I commend my Soul to Almighty God my Creator humbly trusting through his mercy and the merits and satisfac -tion of my blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ to obtain pardon for all my sins and to inherit eternal life and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred at the discretion of my said dear husband and as to my temporal Estate I give and bequeath the same as follows (viz) first I give and bequeath all my wearing apparel of every sort unto and between my three Sisters Jane Kingston Elizabeth Gay and Fanny Newton in equal shares and proportions as nearly as may be and in case my said Sisters shall disagree about the division thereof then I direct that my said wearing apparel shall be divided between them in such manner as my Executor in trust hereinafter named or some other person to be appointed by him shall order and adjudge also I give and bequeath unto my niece Ann Pike Kingston my family Bible and I likewise give and devise and bequeath unto Robert Butler Remmett of Plymouth aforesaid Doctor of Physic all my freehold and leasehold messuages lands tenements and hereditaments with their respective appurtenances situate and lying within the said Borough of Plymouth or elsewhere in Great Britain and all my monies securities for monies Stock in the Public funds and other my personal and testamen tary Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever to have and to hold the same unto the said Robert Butler Remmett his heirs executors adminis -trators and assigns to for and upon the several uses trusts and intents and purposes hereinafter particularly mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) upon trust to stand seized and possessed of my said freehold and leasehold messuages lands and premises and of all other my personal Estate and Effects in the first place to pay and discharge thereout all my just debts and the costs and charges of proving this my Will and from and after payment and satisfaction thereof then to the use and behoof of my said Husband William Pike and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life with full power and authority for him and them to receive and take the rents issues and profits of my said freehold and leasehold messuages lands and premises and of the then residue and remainder of my personal Estate and Effects to and for his and their own benefit and from and immediately after the death of my said husband the said William Pike then to the use and behoof of my dear brother Charles Gayton of Plymouth aforesaid Dairyman his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever to and for his and their own proper benefit provided nevertheless that the said Charles Gayton his heirs executors administrators or assigns shall and do within the space of twelve twelve calendar months next after the death of the survivor of me the said Ann Pike and William Pike my husband pay the following legacies which I give to the several persons hereinafter named and charge my said freehold and chattel property to and with the payment thereof (to wit) to my dear brother Joseph Gayton the sum of twenty pounds of lawful money current in Great Britain to my Sister the said Jane Kingston the like sum of twenty pounds to my sister the said Elizabeth Gay the like sum of twenty pounds to my Sister the said Fanny Newton the like sum of twenty pounds and to my two nephews William Kingston and John Kingston (sons of the said Jane Kingston) the sum of ten pounds a piece and I hereby nominate and appoint him the said Robert Butler Remmett to be Executor In trust of this my last Will and Testament provided always and my will is that the said Robert Butler Remmett his heires executors or administrators whall be charge and chargeable with and for such monies only as he or they shall actually receive by virtue of the trusts hereby in him or them reposed and that he or they shall not be answerable or accountable for any loss or losses which shall or may happen to my said trust monies and estate by Insolvency of Debtors or otherwise howsoever so as the same be not occasioned by or through his or their own wilful neglect or default and also that he or they shall and may by and out of such monies as may come to his or their hand or hands by virtue of the trusts aforesadi retain unto and reimburse himself and themselves respectively all costs charges damages and expences which he or they shall or may pay expend disburse or be put unto in or about the execution of the trusts hereby in him or them reposed or in any wise relating thereto In testimony whereof I the said Ann Pike the testatrix have to this my last Will and Testament written on two sheets of paper set my mark and affixed my Seal in manner following (that is to say) to the first sheet thereof I have set my mark and to the second and last sheet thereof have set my mark and affixed my seal this twenty fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventeen The mark of Ann Pike LS Signed and sealed by the testatrix Ann Pike and by her published and declared to be her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have sub- scribed our names as witnesses hereto the said Will having been first read over to the said Ann Pike Tho: Cleather Johnathan Luxmoore Jno Heny Herman of Plymouth On 29th April 1820 Admon (with Will annd) of all & singular the goods chattel & credits of Ann Pike (Wife of William Pike Dairyman) late of the Borough of Plymouth in the Co of Devon deceased was granted to Robert Butler Remmett the sole Executor he havg been first sworn by Comon duly to admr William Pike the lawful husband the sole person intitled to the undisposed Residue of the personal Estate having first consented
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