Also, if you are a male Pike/Pyke (or you know one) who may be willing to do a genealogical DNA test, then please check out the Pike DNA Project for which I am a volunteer coordinator. There are several Pike/Pyke families that are not yet represented in the project, and for whom participants are wanted.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Francis Pike of Newport in the Isle of Wight, Gentleman made this third day of October One thousand eight hundred and five I give devise and bequeath unto my good friends James Kirkpatrick of Newport aforesaid Esquire and George Young of Ramsdown in the Isle of Wight Gentleman their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns according to the nature of the Premises All my Freehold Leasehold and Copyhold Messuages and Tenements Farms Lands Hereditaments and Premises whatsoever and wheresoever whereof or wherein I or any other Person or Persons in trust for me am is or are seized or Possessed of any Estate of Inheritance in Possession Reversion Remainder or Expectancy or whereof I have any power to dispose with their rights members and Appurtenances And also all my Household Goods Plate Linen China Furniture Ready Money Debts and Securities for Money Money in the Funds and all other my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature kind or quality soever the same may be Upon Trust that they the said James Kirkpatrick and George Young or the Survivor of them his Heirs Executors or Administrators shall and do as soon as conveniently may be after my decease either by public Auction or private Contract for the most Money and best price that can be reasonably had and gotten for the same make sale dispose of and convert into ready money All my said freehold Leasehold Copyhold and real Estate and all such of my said personal Estate as shall not consist of Money at the time of my decease and shall and do call in and receive all such part or parts of my said personal Property as shall be out upon Mortgage or other Securities and shall and do stand possessed of and interested in the Money arising from such Sale and disposition as aforesaid together with such part of my Personal Property as shall consist in Money at the time of my decease and be gotten in as aforesaid Upon the Trusts and to and for the ends Intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned expressed and declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) Upon Trust in the first place to pay and discharge thereout all my just debts Legacies and Funeral Expences and the Charges of proving and establishing this my Will and from and after Payment thereof Upon Trust that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor shall and do lay out and invest all the Rest Residue and Remainder of the Monies to arise and be produced as aforesaid in or upon some Parliamentary Stocks public Funds or real or Government Security at Interest in their or his own Names or Name and do and shal alter vary and transpose the said Stocks Funds and Securities from time to time as occasion shall require And do and shall pay and apply the Dividends Interest and Annual Produce thereof unto my Daughter Ann Moore Wife of William James FitzGeorge Moore Esquire Captain in His Majestys third West India Regiment of Foot and her Assigns for and during the term of her natural life to and for her own Sole and separate use and Benefit independently and exclusively of her said Husband who is not to interfere or intermeddle therewith nor is the same to be subject to his Controul Debts or Engagements and my Will is that the Receipt and Receipts of my said Daughter notwithstanding her Coverture shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor for such sum and Sums of Money as shall from time to time therein be expressed to be received and from and after the decease of my said Daughter my Will is that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor shall and do stand possessed of and interested in the said Trust Monies Stocks funds and Securities and the dividends Interest and annual produce thereof In Trust for all and every the Children and Child of my said Daughter equally to be divided between them Share and Share alike the Share and respective Shares of such of them as shall be a Son or Sons to be an Interest vested or Interests vested in him or them respectively at his or their Age or respective Ages of Twenty one Years and the Share or respective Shares of such of them as shall be a Daughter or Daughters to be an Interest vested or Interests vested in her or them respectively at her or their Age or respective Ages of Twenty one years or day or respective days of Marriage which shall first happen and to be paid Assigned and transferred to him her or them respectively on or at the Ages days or times aforesaid if the same respectively shall happen after the decease of my said Daughter but if the same shall happen in her life time then immediately after her decease Provided always and I do hereby declare that if there shall be more than one child of the Body of my said Daughter and any one or more of them being a Son or Sons shall depart this life under the Age of Twenty one Years or being a Daughter or Daughters shall depart this life under that Age without being or having been married Then the share intended to be provided for each such Child so dying as well surviving or accruing as original shall from time to time go accrue and belong to the Survivors or Survivor and others or other of such Children and shall vest in and be paid transferred or assigned to him her or them (if more than one) in equal Shares and Proportions at such and the same time or times and in such and the same manner as is hereinbefore directed of and Concerning his her or their original Share or Shares of and in the said Trust Monies Stocks Funds and Securities and of which such surviving or accruing Share or Shares shall make part Provided always and my Will is and I do hereby declare that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor after the decease of my said Daughter to pay and apply all or any part of the Interest Dividends and annual produce of the said Trust Monies Stocks Funds and Securities in for and towards the maintenance Education and breeding up of the Child or Children of my said Daughter as aforesaid for whom the same is or ??? intended to be hereby provided during his her or their Infancy And also after the decease of my said Daughter or in her life time with her Consent to be expressed in Writing to pay and apply any reasonable Part or Parts of the Capital of the said Trust Monies hereby intended for such Children not exceeding one Moiety for the placing out and providing Employments for or otherwise for the Benefit and advancement in the world of such Children notwithstanding his her or their Infancy so as upon the division and Divisions amongst such Children in the manner hereinbefore directed the part or parts of the Capital of the said Trust Monies so applied be considered and reckoned as part of the Share or Portion or respective Shares or Portions of such Child or Children for whose benefit the same shall have been applied respectively And in case my said Daughter shall have no Child or Children or having such in Case they should all being a Son or Sons depart this life under the age of Twenty one Years or being a Daughter or Daughters shall depart this life under that Age without being or having been Married Then my Will is that they my said Trustees and the Survivor of them and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivor shall and do stand possessed of and interested in the said Trust Monies and the Stocks funds and Securities thereof Upon the Trusts and to and for the ends Intents and purposes following (that is to say) as to for and concerning one fourth part thereof Upon Trust to pay Assign and transfer the same unto my Son Francis Pike his Executors and Administrators to and for his and their own use and benefit absolutely And as to for and concerning one other fourth part thereof Upon Trust to pay assign and transfer the same unto Mary Pike now of Newport aforesaid Widow of John Pike deceased her Executors and Administrators to and for her and their own use and benefit absolutely And as to for and concerning one other fourth part thereof Upon Trust to pay assign and transfer the same unto Susannah Blackford now of Newport Widow of Joseph Blackford deceased her Executors and Administrators to and for her and their own use and benefit absolutely And as to for and concerning one other fourth part thereof Upon Trust to pay assign and transfer the same unto Mary Cheverton Widow of Thomas Cheverton late of Alvington in the Isle of Wight deceased to and for her own use and benefit absolutely and in case the said Mary Cheverton shall happen to die in the life time of my said Daughter Ann Moore then Upon Trust that they my said Trustees shall and do pay assign and transfer and I do hereby give and bequeath the part and Share of her the said Mary Cheverton unto Jane Usher and Maria Cheverton daughters of the said Mary Cheverton their Executors and Administrators equally between them Share and Share alike to and for their own use and benefit absolutely Provided also and my Will further is and I do hereby direct that the Receipt and Receipts from time to time to be signed and given by my said Trustees or the Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such Survivor for any Sum or Sums of Money which shall be paid to them respectively by any Purchaser or Purchasers of my said real and Personal Estate hereinbefore devised and bequeathed to them Upon Trust for Sale as aforesaid shall be a good and effectual Release and discharge in the law to such Purchaser or Purchasers respectively for such Sum or Sums of Money as in such Receipt or Receipts shall be acknowledge or expressed to be Received and that after such Receipt or Receipts shall be given such Purchaser or Purchasers shall not be obliged or concerned to see to the application of such Purchase Money or be answerable or accountable for any Loss misapplication or Nonapplication thereof or of any part thereof And my Will further is and I do hereby direct that my said Trustees or either of them their or either of their Executors or Administrators shall not be charged or chargeable with or accountable for any more Monies than they respectively shall actually receive or shall come to their respective hands by virtue of the Trusts aforesaid nor with or for any Loss which may happen of the said Trust Monies and Premises or any part thereof so as such loss happen without their wilful neglect or Default respectively nor one of them for the other of them or for the Acts deeds defaults Receipts or Disbursements of the other of them but each of them only for his own Acts Deeds Defaults Receipts and Disbursements And also that it shall and may be lawful to and for them my said Trustees respectively and their respective Heirs Executors and Administrators in the first place by and out of the Monies which shall come to their hands respectively by virtue of the Trusts aforesaid to deduct retain to and reimburse himself and themselves all such Costs Charges Damages and Expences as they shall respectively pay bear sustain expend or be put unto for or by reason or means of the Trusts hereby in them reposed or the management or Execution thereof or any Act transaction Matter or thing whatsoever in any wise relating thereto And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said James Kirkpatrick and George Young Executors of this my last Will and Testament And I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this to be my only true last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Francis Pike have to the first three Sheets of this my Will set my hand and to the fourth and last Sheet thereof set my hand and Seal the day and Year first above written Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Francis Pike the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us three together who in his presence and at his request have Subscribed our Names and each respectively seen the other two subscribe their Names as Witnesses thereto ?? Yelf W Hearn Tho ??ell June 15th 1811 on which day the above named Executors were sworn well and truly to administer &c and that the Goods and Chattels of the said deceased do not amount to fifteen hundred pounds Before me George Richards Surrogate
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