1757 Will of Francis Pike of Poole (proved 04 January 1759)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/843

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In the Name of God Amen
I Francis Pike of the Town and County of Poole
Marriner now belonging to the Dorset Privateer of
Poole Captain Francis Pinney Commander being in good
health of Body and of Sound and disposing mind and
memory Do make ordain and declare this my last Will
and Testament in manner and form following that is
to say) First I will that all my just Debts and Funeral
Expences be paid and discharged all the rest residue and
remainder of my Goods Chattels Prize money Advance
Money Pay Wages and Personal Estate whatsoever
wheresoever and of what kind and nature soever that
I now am or that I shall be possessed of interested
in or intitled unto at the time of my decease I Do give
and bequeath unto my Honoured Father Francis Pike
of Poole aforesaid Mariner his Executors and Administrators
to the only Proper use and behooffe of the said Francis Pike
his Executors and Administrators forever and I Do hereby
nominate constitute and Appoint my Said Father my
whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament
hereby revoking and making void all former and other
Wills or Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore
made ratifying and confirming this to stand and be for
and as my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof
I the said Francis Pike have hereunto Set my hand
and Seal this twenty fourth day of August and in the year
of our Lord One Thousand and Seven hundred and Fifty seven
Francis Pike his Mark  Signed Sealed Published and
declared by the said Francis Pike as and for his last will
and Testament in the presence of Francis Wills
Jno Colborne Jun

This Will was proved at London the fourth day
of January in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven
hundred and Fifty Nine before the Right Worshipfull
Edward Simpson Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or
Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully
constituted by the Oath of Francis Pike the Father of
the deceased and sole Executor named in the said
Will To whom administration was granted of all and
Singular the Good Chattels and Credits of the said
deceased having been first Sworn by Commission duly
to Administer the same

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