Source: TNA, PROB 11/1024
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Edward Pike of the Town and County of Poole Gentleman touching the disposition of my Estate and Effects who being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and declare the same in manner and form following that is to say First I will that all my just Debts and Funeral Expences be paid and discharged also all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Goods and Chattels pay Wages money and Securities for money and all other my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever which at the time of my decease I shall be any ways possessed of interested in or entitled unto and have a right to dispose of I give and bequeath unto Moses Pitt of Litchett Minster in the County of Dorset Merchant and Moses Pitt the younger Son of the said Moses Pitt and the Survivor of them and to the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor in Trust to sell and dispose of all my Household Goods and Plate (if they shall think proper and the money arising by the Sale thereof together with the Residue of my said personal Estate to place out on Government or other good or Real Security or Securities and to pay the yearly interest arising therefrom unto my loving Wife Ann Pike and to permit her to have the use of all my Household Goods and Plate until Sold) during the Term of her natural life if she shall so long continue my Widow and after her decease or Marriage In Trust to pay and apply the use and interest thereof for and towards the maintenance and Education of my Daughter Ann Pike and every other Child or Children I may have by my said Wife during their respective minorities and on their severally attaining their respective ages of twenty one years to pay and divide the same together with my household Goods and plate (if not Sold to and amongst such Children in equal shares and proportions or wholly to the Survivor of them and in case of all their deaths under the said age of twenty one years and without Issue living then in Trust to pay and apply and deliver all my said personal Estate unto my said Wife Ann Pike her Executors Administrators and Assigns for ever and I do nominate and appoint the said Moses Pitt and Moses Pitt the younger Executors and my said Wife Ann Pike Executrix of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this third day of November in the year of our one thousand seven hundred and seventy five Edwd Pike LS Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Edward Pike the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses the words "and plate" being interlined at two places and the words "or Marriage" in another before the Execution hereof Eliz West John Seer Atty and Notry Pub This Will was proved at London the nineteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy six before the Worshipful George Harris Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Sir George Hay Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Moses Pitt the younger one of the Executors named in the said will to whom Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased was granted having been first Sworn duly to Administer power reserved of making the like Grant to Moses Pitt the Elder and Ann Pike Widow the Relict of the said deced and the other Executors named in the said Will when they or either of them shall apply for the same
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