21 January 1807 Will of Jacob Pike of the Opera House, Haymarket, Middlesex, stage porter (proved 17 February 1807)

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This is the last Will
and Testament of me Jacob Pike of the Opera House
in the Haymarket in the County of Middlesex
Stage Porter for the settling and disposing of my
worldly Estate in manner following that is to
say first I Give and bequeath unto Samuel
Sandell of No 11 Oxford Street in the said County
of Middlesex Esquire and John Nays of Lickford in
the County of Southampton Farmer a Mourning
Ring each if they will please to accept thereof 
and as to for and concerning all that Four
Hundred pounds three per centum consolidated
Bank Annuities now standing in my name in the
Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank
of England and also the Sum of one hundred and
Twenty pounds or thereabouts now due and owing to
me by the proprietors of the said Opera House or
their Trustees and all the rest and residue of my
Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and
whereof or wherein I have any right or power of
disposal I Give and bequeath the same and every

part thereof unto the said Samuel Sandell and 
John Nays their Executors Admors and Assigns
Upon this special Trust and Confidence nevertheless
that they the said Samuel Sandell and John Nays
or the Survivor of them or the Heirs Executors 
or Admors of such Survivor shall and do as 
soon as conveniently may be after my decease get in
all the Monies that shall be due and owing 
unto me and by Sale of all my personal 
Estate and Effects (the said Four Hundred
pounds Consols excepted) convert the same
into Money and thereout pay my just Debts
Funeral and Testamentary Charges and the
Surplus or Money which shall remain after
such payments it is my Will and Mind that 
my said Trustees shall and do lay out and
invest in the purchase of other three per
Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities of the
said Governor and Company and the Interest
Dividends and produce to arise therefrom
and from my said Four Hundred pounds
three per Centum Bank Annuities do and shall
from time to time pay apply and dispose 
of for and towards the benefit and Maintenance
of my Mother Elizabeth Pike of Lickford
aforesaid and my Son and Daughter during
the life of my said Mother and also during
the Minorities of my said Children in such
manner as they my said Trustees or the
Survivor of them shall think proper and
when and as soon as my said Mother
shall depart this life and as my said 
Children shall respectively attain the age of
twenty one years then Upon Trust that they
my said Trustees or the Survivor of them
his Executors or admors shall and do pay or
transfer the Monies so arising and to be
placed out as aforesaid together with the
Stock already standing in my name and all
Interset or Dividend then due thereon unto
my said Son and Daughter in equal Moieties
but in case either of my said Children shall
die before attaining the said age of twenty
one years then I Give and bequeath the
Share of the Child so dying to the Survivor
his or her Executors or admors and my Will
is that they my said Trustees or the Survivor of
them shall and may out of the said Trust
Monies deduct and retain unto himself and
themselves all such Costs and Expences as they
or either of them shall or may expect or
be put unto by reason of the Trusts hereby

in them reposed or the execution thereof and that
they or either of them shall not be answerable
or accountable for any more Money than 
shall actually come to their hands nor the one
for the other of them but each of them for
his own acts Deeds Receipts or defaults only nor
for or with any loss or costs that shall happen
in the execution of the Trusts so that the same
happen without their wilful neglect or default 
and hereby revoking all former Wills by me
made I do make constitute and appoint the said 
Samuel Sandell and John Noys joint Executors 
of this my Will In witness whereof I the said 
Jacob Pike to this my Will contained on two
Sheets of paper to the first Sheet thereof set my
hand and to this second or last Sheet my
hand and seal this twenty first day of January
in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and seven  Jacob Pike (LS) Signed Sealed
published and declared by the above named 
Jacob Pike the Testator as and for his last Will
and Testament in the presence of us who in
his presence and at his request and also in
the presence of each other have hereunto
subscribed our names as Witnesses  Moses 
Pike Leckford Hants  Thomas Matchin 5 North
Place West Square Southwark

This Will was proved at London
the Seventeenth day of February in the year of 
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seven
before the Worshipful Charles Coote Doctor of Laws
and Surrogate of The Right Honorable Sir
William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master
Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of 
Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of 
Samuel Sandell Esquire one of the Executors 
named in the said Will to whom admon was 
granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels
and Credits of the deceased having been first
sworn duly to administer power reserved of
making the like Grant to John Nays the other
Executors named in the said Will when he
shall apply for the same

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