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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