Source: TNA, PROB 11/1554
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In the Name of God Amen I Ann Pike of the Parish of Wootten under edge in the County of Gloucester being in health of body of sound mind memory and understanding thanks be God for it Do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say I give and bequeath to my Sister Eliz Chapman of Cirencenster my black silk Gown and Petticoat my white Cambrin Gown my Mourning ring and two Lace Caps I give to my Sister Margret Clarke the Furniture of my best Bed one quit my List Carpe?? two large best Silver Spoons Six Tea spoons marked ??P my Silk Shawl one large Tea Tray my best China and Sugar Tongs one oval Ring one Garnet ring two Gowns two Petticoats two Lace Caps my Sister Clark to take her Choice I likewise give to my Niece Margret Jenkins widow of the late Thomas Jenkins Cheesefactor my parlour Carpet two Table Spoons Six Tea Spoons one Sugar Tongs one pair of fine s????s one Bed quilt and two Table Cloths I give to my Niece Margaret Jenkins Daur of the above Margaret Jenkins my Silver Cream Pot I give to my Brother William Arding one Lint of Mourning I likewise give and bequeath to my Niece Eliz Wickham Margaret Warner and Mary Palmer all my wearing apparel that is not given ???? in this will and likewise the plate to be Equally divided amongst them the plate consists of Nine Tea Spoons two old Stable Spoons one Sugar Tongs I also nominate and appoint my Brother in Law Joseph Clark and my Sister Elizabeth Chapman my sole Executor and Executrix of this my last will & Testament and my will further is that my Executor and Executrix shall be allowed Ten pounds Each for the Trouble they may have in Setling my Affairs and after all Debts Funeral Expences and whatever Expences may happen or arise from disposing of my h????s Goods and Chattels are paid I give Devise and bequeath all the money that may be left into four shares to my Sister Eliz Chapman one Share to my Sister Margaret Clarke one share to my Brother Willm Arding one share and to my late Sisters Palmon Daughters Eliz Wickham Margaret Warner and Mary Palmer one share to be Equally divided amongst the three I give to my Sister in Law Hester Partridge of Malmsbury Wiltshire Ten pounds to Eliz Matthews Daughter of the above Hester Partridge Ten pounds to the two Sons of the late William Pike woolstapler of Derby Walter and William Ten pounds Each In In the Goods of Ann Pike deced Appeared personally Richard Witcholl Towles of Wootten under edge in the County of Gloucester Clothworker and Catherine Powell of the same place Spinster & made Oath that they knew and were well acquainted with Ann Pike late of Wootten under edge aforesaid widow deceased for some time before & up to the time of her death also with her manner and Character of handwriting and Subscription having often seen her write & Subscribe her name and having now carefully perused the paper writing hereto annexed purporting to be and contain the last will and Testament of the said deced beginning thus In the Name of God Amen I Ann Pike of the parish of Wootten under edge in the County of Gloucester being in health of body of sound mind memory and understanding thanks be to God for it Do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that Ending thus To the two Sons of the late William Pike woolstapler of Derby Walter & William Ten pounds each and having the following words indorsed thereon The last will and Testament of Ann Pike of Wootton underedge they further made Oath that they verily and in their consciences believe the whole series and contents of the said paper writing beginning Ending and Indorsed as aforesaid to be of the proper hand writing and Subscription of the said deceased Rd W Rowles C Powell On the twenty fourth Day of January 1814 the said Richard Witcholl Rowles and Catherine Powell were duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me P??r Cornwall Commissioner Proved at London 10th Marth 1814 before the Judge by the Oaths of Joseph Clarke and Elizabeth Chapman widow the Sister & Executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to admr William Arding the brother Margaret Clark wife of Joseph Clark the Sister Elizabeth Wickham wife of Joseph Wickham Margaret Warner wife of William Warner and Mary Palmer Spinster the Nieces & with the said Elizabeth Chapman widow one of the Executors the only persons who would been entitled in Distribution to the personal Estate & Effects of the said deced in case she had died Intestate having first consented
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