Source: TNA, PROB 11/320
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In the name of God Amen I Anne Pike of Mayden Bradley in the County of Wilts widowe being weake in body but of sound and perfect memory Thankes be to god for the same I doe now make and ordayne this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following First I com= mend my soule into the hands of Almighty god my Creator assuredly beleeving That I shall receave pardon of all my sinnes and be saved by the precious death and merritts of my blessed saviour & redeemer Christ Jesus And my body to the earth from whence it was taken to be buryed in such decent and christian Manner as to my executors here after named shallbe thought meeke and convenient And as touching my personall estate which it hath pleased Almighty god to Lend mee I doe dispose thereof in manner and forme following First I give to my daugh- ter Anne Perry and to fower of her children vizt Richard Perry Anne Perry John Perry and Elizabeth Perry the somme of Tenne pounds a peece to be paid unto them three monethes after my decease And my will is that the said Tenne pounds apeece before given shalbe paid with the money due to mee upon bond from Mr Mathewes and Mr Gocene being fiftee pounds Alsoe my will is that my said daugh= Perry shall have the use and benefitt of her childrens money untill they shall attayne to their severall ages of one and twenty yeares Alsoe I give to my said daughter Perry one bell ??ettall skillett Two greate plat ters two small pottingers two little Sallett Dishes Two little Sawcers one bousee Candlesticke two terme worke Cushions one little Chest One One broade box all my lynnen vizt sheets pillities napkins and boardclothes and my wearing apparrell whatsoever as well woolling as lynning except my best gowne and one ??ed cloth petticote with three laces Alsoe I give to my said daughter Perry these goods following which I have in my house That my sonne John Pike now lives in at Shaston That is to say my best bedsted standing in the Chamber over the Hall and my blew Cloth vallens and Churtaines with a covering for a bed be- longing to the same my brasse furnace in the kitchen my table board and frame and fower Joyne stooles standing in the Hall and my Jocke Alsoe I give to my said daughter Perry all my right Tytle and inte- rest which I have of and in one parocke lying in Briport at Shaston in the County of Dorsett Alsoe I give unto my said daughter Perryes Children That is to say Nicholas Perry Mary Perry Luce Perry and Peter Perry all my right Tytle interest and Terme of yeares which I have of and in three Tenement next to Trinity Church yard in Shaston aforesaid which belongeth to the Towne Land there And my will is that my said daughter Perry shall have the rent and benefitt of it dureing her life if her two brothers Peter Pike and John Pike shall soe long live Alsoe I give to my grandsonne William Perry one greate Chest one great Bible one yellow ruge my worst featherbed two fea pillowes one bolster my husbands Coate my silver Bottell one brasse panne one brasse pott kittle two platters Two sallett dishes Two greate white Candlesticks one pewter Bason my best flaggon one Chamber pott one Tyning bottle one washing bason one Tyn- nen Cup Two masard drinking dishes one brasee pot two little kittles one wanning panne one frying panne Two posnitts two skilletts one brasse Ladle one brasse Candlesticke one spice morter my best Chafeng dish one brasee potled one pappan to beate meate on one bedsted one matt two Joyne stooles one Trapboard one Joyne Chaire one low Joyne stoole one matted stoole one safe or Cupboard one little spitt one paire of Tongs one f??? paire my best bellowes Two smoothing irons and my beste Trinicke Alsoe I give to my grandsonne Richard Perry my best feather bedd my best bolster my two best pillowes one greene rugge two of my best blanketts Alsoe I give to my grandchild Anne Perry Two silver spoones Alsoe I give to my grandchild Elizabeth Perry my silver dish Alsoe I give to my grandchild Mary Perry my best gold ring All the before menconed goods and hous= hold stuffe given to my daughter Perryes Children my will is shall be delivered to her after my decease and shee to have keeping and use of it untill they or either of them shall attayne to their severall ages of xxi yeares Alsoe I give to my grandchild Dorothy Long my best gowne and my Cloth petticoate with three Laces Alsoe I give to my grandchild Hester Long my gold ring with Deathes head upon it Alsoe I give to my sonne John Pike my greate Trendle my bedstead in the Chamber next the Church yard one little Table board in the Chamber over the kitchen one long playne Chest and the standing presse in the Chamber over the Hall The goods before menconed given to my said sonne John are in the house That hee now liveth in Alsoe I give to my sonne Thomas Long and his sonne George Long my executors hereafter named all the moneyes due from my said sonne John Pike for the rent of my house That he how lives in ever ever since the decease of my husband for I never receaved any money of him for rent Alsoe I give to my sonne Peter Pike Two shillings and six pence alsoe I give to my said sonne John Pike two shillings & six pence Alsoe I give unto my said sonne Thomas Longs six children Tenne pounds a peece To be paid unto them at theire severall ages of Twenty one yeares if eyther of them dye before their age of xxi yeares That then the money of him or them to remayne to the rest that shalbee living Alsoe my will is That the Lx l before given to my grandchildren bee at the disposeing of my sonne Thomas Long That is either all or any one of his said Children bee disobedient to their father That then it shall be lawfull for my said sonne Thomas Long to defame the same and to dispose of it to those of his children as hee shall thinke fitt Alsoe I give tenne shilling to Twenty poore old people of the parish of Sainte Peters in Shaston aforesaid All the rest of my goods not given my debts Legacies and funerall expences being discharged I give to my said sonne Thomas Long and my grandsonne George Long whome I make whole and sole executors And I doe hereby revoke all former will or wills what= soever heretofore made And I doe desire my sonne Peter Pike & John Cole to bee overseers of this my last will and Testament And to see the same Truely and Justly performed And for their care herein I give my said sonne Peter Pike Twenty shillings to buy him a silver dish And to the said John Cole Tenne shillings In witnes whereof I the said Anne Pike have hereunto sett my hand and seale The sixteenth day of Januarie in the seaventeenth yeare of the raigne of our Lord king Charles the second over England &c one Thousand six hundred sixtie and five 1665 The marke of the said Anne Pike Signed sealed Published and declared to bee my last will and Testament in the per= sence of Andrew Wanly George Audry Wm Perry Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 19 April 1666] Decimo nono die mensis Aprilis Anno Domini Millimo Sexcentesimo sexagesimo sexto [to] Georgii Long
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