21 July 1675 Will of John Pike of Chesterton, Cambridge (proved 29 April 1676)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/352

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In The name of God Amen
I John Pike of Chesterton in the County of Cambridge gent being
sicke and Crazy in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory
Thanks be to God for the same Doe make and ordeye my last
will and testament in manner and forme following Imprimis
I Comend my soule into the hands of Almighty God who gave it My
body to the ground to be decently buried And as for those worldly goods
and the Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to blesse me I give and
dispose of it as follows (vizt) I give and bequeath unto my Eldest
sonne John Pike The sume of Five pounds of lawfull money to be
paid to him by my Executrix hereafter named Item I give unto my
sonne Henry Pike All my Coppyhold lands and Tenements whatsoever
lying in Chesterton and all my Freehould houses in Cambridge To
hould to him and his heires for ever yet my will is that my Loving
wife Frances Pike shall Freely have and enjoy the same during her life
Item I give to my said sonne Henry The summe of Foure hundred
pounds of lawfull money To be paid him by my Executrix as followeth
(vizt) Two Hundred pounds thereof att the expiracon of his apprentiship
And the other Two Hundred pounds att the decease of my said wife
Frances Pike Item I give to my daughter Frances the wife of George
Brigham The sume of one Hundred pounds and Fifty pounds to be paid
as followeth (vizt) Fifty pounds within Six moneths next after my
decease and one Hundred pounds att the decease of my said Loveing wife

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Two Hundred pounds to be paid as followeth
vizt one Hundred pounds thereof within Six moneths next after my decease
and the other Hundred pounds att the decease of my said wife And my will
is That in Case my sonne John Pike doe after my decease behave himselfe
obediently To my said wife That then my said wife (if she shall think
good and otherwise noe way to be compelled) shall pay to my said sonne John
the sum of Three hundred pounds within what time she shall think
good All the Rest of my Goods and Chattells Lands and Tenements
whatsoever and wheresoever undisposed I give and bequeath unto my
Loveing wife Frances Pike whom I make sole Executrix of this my Last
will and Testament And In witnes that this is my Last will and
Testament And that all former wills are by me hereby revoaked I have
hereunto sett my hand and seale The one and Twentieth day of July in
the yeare of our Lord God One Thousand Six Hundred and Seaventy Five
John Pike  Signed Sealed published and declared by the said John Pike
for his last will and Testament ^ in the presence of us Wy Frisby  Jno:       ^ after the interlinings

Probatum fuit Testamentum [this paragraph continues in latin and appears
to grant admin at London on 29 April 1676]
vicesimo nono die mensis Aprilis Anno Dni Millesimo 
Sexcentesimo Septuogesimo Sexto 
Francisca Pike Relicta

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