Source: TNA, PROB 11/1596
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This is the last Will and Testament of me John Pike of the Town and County of Poole Sail Maker being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding in manner following that is to say First I will that all my just Debts and Funeral Expences be paid and discharged Item I give unto my Wife Ann Pike one Shilling Item I give and bequeath unto my youngest daughter Daughter Susannah Tite Pike the sum of twenty Pounds of good and lawful Money to be paid her by my Executrixes hereinafter named within six Months next after my decease also I give unto my said Daughter Susanna Tite Pike my best Feather Bed and Bed stead with Cotton Furniture my Mahogany Chest upon Chest of Drawers my best half dozen of Mahogany Chairs a Dressing Table and Swing Looking Glass Item I give and devise unto my two Daughters Ann Pike and Elizabeth Osborne Wife of William Osborne of Poole aforesaid Master Mariner all my Freehold Lands Tenements and Hereditaments situate lying and being in or near Thames Street in Poole aforesaid or elsewhere To hold to them the said Ann Pike and Elizabeth Osborne (my said two Daughters) their Heirs and Assigns for ever as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants all the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels ready Money Debts and Securities for Money Plate Household Goods Stock in Trade and all my Personal Estate of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever not otherwise hereinbefore disposed of I give devise and bequeath unto my said two Daughters Ann Pike and Elizabeth Osborne share and share alike and to their respective Executors Administrators and Assigns to their own use and benefit absolutely And I do hereby constitute ordain and appoint my said two Daughters Ann Pike and Elizabeth Osborn joint Executrixes of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former and othe rwills by me at any time heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said John Pike have to this my last Will and Testament my hand and seal subscribed and set the twenty first day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ten John Pike LS Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Pike the Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto Geo Wolland Clement Barnes Jams Amtey Proved at London 9th Septr 1817 before the Judge by the Oath of Elizabeth Osborne (wife of William Osborne) the Daur & one of the Extrixs to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn (by Comon) duly to admir Power reserved to Ann Ayles (Wife of Robert Ayles) the Daughter also the the other Executrix
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