Source: TNA, Prob/11/1321
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This is the Last Will and Testament of me Ann Pike of Portsmouth in Hampshire widow whereby I give and bequeath all my worldly Effects in manner following that is to say I give and bequeath unto my good friends Sir John Carter and William Carter of Portsmouth aforesaid Esqr Four hundred pounds stock now standing in my Name in the three p cent consolidated annuities and all other m? Monies and Securities for Money which I may be possessed of or entitled unto at the time of my death Also my Gold watch and all my Silver Plate my best diamond Ring a pair of Gold Sleeve Buttons three pair of my best Sh??? half a dozen of my best Table Cloths Vizt three of the large large sort and three small half a dozen of my best pillow cases two dozen of Napkins half a dozen of my small Breakfast Napkins my best Chintz Coverlid and the best of my China upon Trust and to be disposed of as hereinafter mentioned that is to say To continue my said Stock Money at Interest either in the same Funds or to transfer and place the same out at Interest with such other Monies and Securities for Money as I may leave at my death in such manner and on such Securities as my said Trustess or the Survivor of them shall approve and think most advantageous and the dividens or Interest thereof from time to time to place out and make principal with my said other Monies until my Grandson Charles Tyler son of Captain Tyler by my daughter Ann shall attain the age of twenty one years in case he should so long live and on his attaining that age upon Trust to transfer and pay him my said Grandson the said Four hundred pounds Stock and such other Monies as I may leave or be entitled to at my death and the encreased Stock made from the dividends or Interest thereof as aforesaid and also then and thereon to deliver him my said Grandson the aforesaid Gold watch the Silver Plate the diamond Ring the Gold Sleeve Buttons the three pair of best Sheets the half dozen of best Table Cloths the half dozen of best pillow cases the two dozen of Napkins the half donzen of small Breakfast Napkins the Chintz Coverlid and the best of the China to and for his own use for ever But in case my said Grandson shall happen to die before he arrives to the said age of twenty one years then upon such the death of my said Grandson upon Trust to transfer and pay the whole of the said Trust Monies and the encreased Stock or Principle made from the dividends or Interest thereof and also the Gold watch the Silver Plate the best diamond Ring the pair of Gold Sleeve Buttons the three pair of best Sheets the half dozen of best Table Cloths the half dozen of best Pillow Cases the two dozen of Napkins and Breakfast Napkins the best Chintz Coverlid and the best China unto my Nieces Sarah Burrows and Elizabeth Diana Parsons wife of Richard Parsons of Gosport in Hampshire A??? daughters of my Sister Edith Burrows And to the six daughters of my Nephew Dr Francis Douglas namely Eleanor Mary Sophia Lydia Ann and [blank] and to the Orig so two daughters of my Niece Ann Heron namely Ann and Mary Ann equally to be divided between them or such of them who shall be then living share and share alike I give to the said Ann the said daughter of my said Niece Ann Heron my Gold Bracelet and to Mary Ann the other daughter my small diamond pin I give to my Niece Sarah Burrows my Mourning diamond Ring Also I give to my said Nieces Sarah Burrows and Elizabeth Diana Parsons all my wearing apparel of every kind and all my Household Goods and Furniture and the remainder of my China and Linen and all other my Personal Estate and Effects except what I have before disposed of as aforesaid equally to be divided between them But in case of the death of both of them the said Sarah Burrows and Elizabeth Diana Parsons in my life time then I give the same unto the said six daughters of my said Nephew Francis Douglas and to the said two daughters of my said Niece Ann Heron equally to be divided between them or such of them who shall be then living to and for their use for ever And it is my will and I requestthat the sum of Five pounds be paid by my Executors and Trustees out of my aforesaid Trust Monies unto such Person as shall be living with me as a companion at the time of my death and I do hereby charge and make chargeable my before mentioned Trust Monies therewith and with the payment of my just debts and Funeral Expences And I do hereby nominate and appoint the said Sir John Carter and William Carter Executors of this my will and I hereby revoke all former wills by me made In witness whereof I have to this my last will and Testament contained in this and the other side set my Hand to the other or first side hereof and my Hand and Seal hereto this first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety one Ann Pike Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testatrix Ann Pike as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us Jas Bedford Eliza Bedford This Will was proved at London the thirtieth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine before the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Sir John Carter Knight the Surviving Executor named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by commission duly to administer
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