22 July 1827 Will of James Pike of Portsea, cooper (proved 22 october 1827)

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

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 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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