3 November 1775 Will of Edward Pike of Poole (proved 19 October 1776)

The original will can be obtained online from The National Archives.

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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