14 June 1740 Will of Elizabeth Pike of Fallow, Berkshire (proved 5 September 1741)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/712

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In the Name of God Amen
I Elizabeth pike of Fallow in the County of Berks Widow do make
this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following
That is to say First and principally I commend my Soul to Almighty
God my Creator assuredly believing that I shall receive full pardon
and free Remission of all my Sins and be saved by the previous
Death and Merits of my Blessed Saviour and Redeemer Christ
Jesus and my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be
buried in such decent and Christian manner as to my Executrix
hereafter named shall be thought meet and convenient and as
touching such Worldly Estate as the Lord in Mercy hath lent me
my Will and meaning is the same shall be employed and bestowed
as hereafter this my Will is expressed and first I do revoke
renounced frustrate and make void all Wills by me formerly made
and declare and appoint this my last Will and Testament First I
will that lal my just Debts and Funeral Expences being first paid
and discharged Then I give and bequeath unto my Daughter 
Elizabeth Durham Widow my Bedstead Curtains Valim and Rodds           Examd
with the Feather bed Bolster and Pillows which She lays upon with
two Blankets and one Rugg and the sum of five pounds of lawfull
Money of Great Britain to be paid to her within one year after
my Decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughters Elizabeth
Durham Widow and my Daughter Mary Pike Spinster all the Rest

and Residue of my Household Goods and Linnen to be equally
divided betwixt them share and share alike Item I give and
bequeath unto my Grandaughter Martha Durham the sum of
five pounds of like lawfull Money of Great Britain Item I give
and bequeath unto my Daughter Peirce Stewart five Shlilings of
lawfull Money of Great Britain Item all the Rest of my Substance
that I shall be possessed with at the time of my Decease and not
before given and bequeathed I give and bequeath unto my loving
Daughter Mary Pike freely to be possessed and enjoyed by her
for Ever and I do hereby nominate make ordain and appoint my
said Daughter Mary Pike sole Executrix of this my last Will and
Testament whom I charge on my Blessing to perform the same
Item I do hereby make William Pike of Fallow in the county of
Berks Yeoman Trustee and Overseer of this my last Will and
Testament and I do give him five Shillings to buy him a pair of
Gloves and I do desire him to take the Trust reposed in him In
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this
fourteenth day of June in the fourteenth year of the Reign of
our Soveraing Lord George the second by the Grace of God of
Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith
and so forth and in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven
Hundred and Forty  The Mark of Elizabeth Pike  Signed sealed
published and declared by the Testatrix Elizabeth Pike to be her
last Will and Testament in the presence of us who subscribed our 
Names in the Testators presence  Ann Prickett  Susanna
Prickett  Edwd Prickett

On the fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one
Thousand seven Hundred and Forty one power was granted to
Elizabeth Durham Widow the sole Executrix of the Will of Mary Pike
Spinster deceased (whilst living) the natural and lawfull Daughter
sole Executrix and Residuary Legatee named in the last Will and
Testament of Elizabeth Pike late of the parish of Sparsholt in the
County of Bucks Widow deceased to administer the Goods Chattells
and Credits of the said deceased according to the Tenor of the said
Will being first sworn by Commission duly to administer the said
Mary Pike dying before She took upon her the Execution of the said Will

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