10 January 1759 Will of James Pike of the Neptune, mariner (proved 12 January 1760)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/852
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In the Name of God Amen
I James Pike Mariner belonging to his Majestys Ship
Neptune being in bodily health and of sound and disposing
Mind and Memory and considering the perils and dangers of
the seas and other uncertainties of this Transitory Life (doe
for avoiding Controversies after my decease) make publish
and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner
following (that is to say) First I recommend my Soul to God
that gave it and my Body I commit to the Earth or Sea
as it shall please God to order and as for and concerning 
all my Worldly Estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as
followeth that is to say All such pay wages sum and sums
of Money Lands Tenements Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever 
as shall be any ways due   owing or belonging unto me at the 
time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the same 
unto my beloved friend HannahDodson of Scarborough in
Yorkshire and I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved
friend Hannah Dodson aforesaid to be whole and sole
Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby
revoking all former and other Wills Testaments and Deeds 
of Gift by me at any time heretofore made and I do ordain
and ratify these Presents to stand and be for and as y
only last Will and Testament In witness whereof to this my
said Will I have set my hand and Seal the tenth day of 
January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and fifty nine and in the thirty second year of the
Reign of his Majesty King George the second over Great

Britain &c James Pike Signed sealed published and
declared in the presence of B Hartwell Mags Falconar
John Freizer

This Will was proved at London before the
Worshipfull George Harris Doctor of Laws Surrogate of 
the Right Worshipfull Edward Simpson also Doctor of Laws
Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court
of Canterbury lawfully constituted on the twelfth day of
January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and sixty by the Oath of Hannah Dodson (wife of Daniel
Dodson) the sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom 
Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods
Chattels and Credits of the said deceased she having been first 
sworn duly to administer

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