02 June 1693 Will of James Pike, seaman (proved 02 October 1697)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/440

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Know all men by these presents that I James
Pike Seaman belonging to his Majties Shipp Royall William have
and by these presents doe make ordaine and constitute my loveing
Nephew David Pike Seaman belonging to the said ship my
true and lawfull Attorney irrevocable for mee and in my name
and for my use to aske demand and receive of and from the
Right Honble the Treasurer or Paymaster of their Majties
Navy and Commrs for prize money and whom else it may
concerne As well all such wages and pay bounty money prize
money and all other sume and sumes of money whatsoever as
now is and which at any time hereafter shall or may be due or
payable unto mee pursuant to their Majties gratious 
Declaraton of the 23d of May 1689 And also all such pentons
salleries smart money and all other money and things ???soever
which now and at any time hereafter is and shall bee due to me
for my owne service or otherwise in any of their Majties ships
Frigots or vessels or any Merchant ship or ships As also to
demand recover and receive of all other person or persons
whatsoever whom it doth or may concerne All and singular
such other sume and sumes of money goods wares effects
wages debts dues claimes and demands whatsoever which now
and hereafter is or shall be due and payable unto me either
by bond bill booke accompt or otherwise howsoever And moreover
in my name and for my proper use to demise and let by lease in
writing or otherwise All or any of my messuages lands or tenements

to such person or persons and for such terme of yeares conditons and
reservatons as my said Attorney or his Councell shall think fitt and
convenient Giveing and hereby granting unto my said Attorney my
full and whole power in the premisses and to recover and receive all
and singular the sume and sumes of money matters and things
aforesaid And upon nonpayment thereof or any part thereof All
such person and persons whom it may concerne and where need
shall require their Executors Admrs and goods to sue arrest attach
seize imprison prosecute and condemne and to compound and
agree and out of prison to release and discharge And upon receipt
of the said premisses or any part thereof acquittances releases or
any other discharges for me and in my name to make seale and deliver
and one Attorney or more to substitute and at pleasure to revoke
and generally to act and doe all other acts matters and thinks
whatsoever needfull and necessary to be done in and touching the
premisses as fully and effectually as I ought or could doe if I were
personally present Ratifying and allowing for firme and valid
and irrevocable all and whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully
doe or cause to be done in and touching the premisses by virtue
of these presents And I the said James Pike considering the
incertainty of this transitory Life doe make and declare these
presents to containe my last Will and Testament that is to say All
and singular such wages sume and sumes of money lands tenements
goods chattles and estate whatsoever wherewith at the time of my
decease I shall be possessed or invested or which shall then belong or
or right appertaine unto me I doe give devise and bequeath unto
the David Pike my Nephew his Heires Execurs Admrs and
Assignes forever And I doe hereby nominate and appoint the
said David Pike sole Executor of this my last Will and Testamt
And doe revoke all former Wills and Deeds of guift by me at any
time heretofore made and doe ordaine these presents to stand and
bee for and as my only last will and Testament In witnesse
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the twenty
second day of June Anno Dni One thousand six hundred ninety
three And in the Fifth yeare of the Raigne of King William
and Queen Mary over England   James Pike his marke signed
sealed published and declared in the presence of John Power L??
John Green  Tho Adams G???

Secundo Die mensis Octobris Anno Dni Millesimo
sexcentisimo Nonagesimo septimo [this paragraph continues in latin
and appears to grant admin to "Davidis Pike"]

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