Source: TNA, PROB 11/2201
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Derby March 15 1853 I John Deodatus Gregory Pike Dissenting Minister Derby hereby make this my last Will and Testament While looking for the mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ unto Eternal life I dispose of the following property as follows. I bequeath to my beloved daughters Sarah and Mary Anne all my furniture linen spoons china & as their joint property on condition that if the note my sister Sarah holds from me for Twenty pounds should be unpaid at my decease they shall discharge it or such portion of it as may be unpaid. To my dear sons John Baxter James Carey Josiah Gregory & Richard Joseph I bequeath the Copyright of all my publications that continue my property whether in the hands of Richardson & Sons or elsewhere I bequeath this as their joint property the profit of which they shall divide among themselves share & share alike and as any of them die the whole to be the property of the survivors or survivor I bequeath this to them on condition that they shall give as from me to every one of my Grand Children one Copy of "Early Religion enforces 18ms of "Persuasives 18ms of "Religion & Eternal Life" 18ms and the "divide for Nonna Disciples 18ms the latter published by the Religious Tract Society. Of my houses in Parker Street Derby I devise to my daughter Sarah Pike her heirs and assigns the corner front house at the Western end with the Garden and appurtenances thereto belonging I also devise to my daughter Sarah for the term of her natural life the other two front houses & the back house at the Western end and at her decease I devise the front house adjoining that absolutely devised to my daugh- ter Sarah to my daughter Mary Anne & the other front house I devise to my son Josiah Gregory at Sarahs death and the back house nearest the western end I devise from the time of her decease to my sons John Baxter & Richard Joseph as their joint property In all these cases with the houses I devise the gardens yards or appurtenances thereto belonging I devise the back house adjoining Mr Poysers Ground with the garden thereto belonging & the free use of the Water Tap to my son James Carey his heirs & assigns on condition that he gives up the claim that he has upon me for One hundred pounds secured on my promisory note. If he object to giving up that claim I hereby direct that the house be offered to my children in succession for One hundred pounds the offer to be first made to the elder & if declined in succession till it be made to the younger. But should all decline taking it on these terms I direct that the house be sold & the product applied to paying the debt I owe to my Son James Carey I direct my Executors after paying my just debts with the money that may be received from Life Policies or any other source to pay off the mortgage of Three hundred pounds on my said houses above devised in Parker Street. Any books that may be in the house at the time of my decease with the names of my children on them are their books. Any others that belong to myself I bequeath to my six children to be equally divided by mutual agreement among them I appoint my said daughters Sarah and Mary Anne as Executrixes of this my Will as witness my hand this fifteenth March one thousand eight hundred & fifty three John D G Pike Signed by the said John D G Pike the testator in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his pre- sence and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses Elizabeth Pike Mary Pike Proved at London 27th Novr 1854 before The Judge by the oaths of Sarah Pike and Mary Anne Pike Spinsters the daughters the Executrix to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by Comon duly to administer
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