Source: TNA, PROB 11/1732
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This is the last Will and Testament of me James Pike of Portsea in the County of Southampton Cooper and Victualler whereby I humbly commend my Soul to God and dispose of all my worldly estate and effects in manner following that is to say I give and bequeath unto my friend Thos Slade of Portsea Schoolmaster and my friend William ?ukes of the same place Smith all that my messuage or Tenement situate lying and being in Hanover Street Portsea being No 11 and now in the occupation of Soutchins and also all that messuage & Tenement with its appurts situate at Trafalgar being near Kingston in the parish of Portsea No 26 and in the possession of Miller and also that piece or parch of land belonging to me which I purchased of Mr S??h??r situate in Mary Street Churc path being fifteen feet in front or thereabout and eighty six feet in depth or thereabout and also my share which I hold in the Sloop called the Hope London trader W Gregory master with all monies in the now 4 per cents with all other security of money stock in trade and all other property of whatever name or denomination whatever which I may be possessed or any way entitled to at the time of my decease after paying my just debts funeral expences and the expence of proving this my Will I give the whole and every part thereof unto the aforesaid Thomas Slade and William Fukes in trust that they shall receive the rents interest & profits arising from the same and shall apply the whole of such rents interest & profits for the benefit of my wife Mary Pike my Son James Pike my daughter Harriott Pike and my daugther Eliza Pike to and for their own use and benefit for their mutual support during the term of her natural life of my said wife Mary Pike and as my Son James Pike is at present in an unsound state of mind my Executors hereinafter named shall be at full liberty to remove him to whatever place they might think proper for the benefit of my said Son and the interest of the family and at and immediately after my said wifes decease the whole of the rents interest and profits of my property aforementioned shall go equally unto and between my three Children above named my Son James Pike my daughter Harriott Pike and my daughter Eliza Pike during the term of the natural life of my Son James Pike and immediately after my said Sons decease my Executors shall be full liberty to sell and dispose of the whole of such property for the most money that can be got of good and lawful money and give the same equally unto and between my then surviving Children to and for their own use and benefit share and share alike if more than one but if only one Child should at that period be living than the whole of the said property to go to such surviving Child and I do hereby nominate and appoint my friend Thos Slade aforenamed Schoolmaster & Wm Fukes Smith aforesaid to be Executors of this my Will and their receipts or receipt in all cases shall be a full and sufficient discharge and I do hereby revoke and make void all former or other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this to be and contain my last Will and Testament In In Witness whereof i James Pike the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this twenty second day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven Jas Pike Signed sealed published and declared by the said James Pike the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament upon the day of the date in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have at his request subscribed our names as Witnesses Witness H ?ellatt William Faulkes ??? Morris Proved at London 22nd Octr 1827 before the Judge by the Oaths of Thomas Slade and William Fukes the Executors to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by comon duly to admr
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