Source: TNA, PROB 11/1946
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In the Name of God Amen I Francis Turner Marks Pike of Park Cottage in the Parish of Edenham Lincolnshire Servant being weak of body but of sound and disposing mind memory & under standing praised be God for the same do make this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following I give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary Pike her executors admors and assigns all my money securities for money Estate and Effects ofwhat nature or kind soever and whersover the same shall be at the time of my death And I do nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof I the said Francis Turner Marks Pike have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty seven Francis Turner Marks Pike LS Signed sealed published and declared by the within named Francis Turner Marks Pike 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 hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Edward Lucy George Howard Proved at London 20th May 1841 before the Worshipful James Parker Deane Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of Mary Pike Widow the Relict the sole Executrix to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to admr
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