Source: TNA, PROB 11/309
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In The Name of God Amen the Fourth Day of August Anno Domini One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Two And in the Foureteenth yeare of the Raigne of our most Gratious Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King Defendor of the Faith I John Pike of Gravesend in the County of Kent Inholder being sicke and weake but of sound perfect and disposing memory praysed (Praysed be God Doe therefore make and ordeyne this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First and principally I committ and Comend my soule into the hadns of Almighty God my Creator hopeing and assuredly beleiving in by and through the meritts Death and passion of Jesus Christ my onely Saviour and Redeemer to have and obtaine full and Free remission and pardon of all my sinnes And my body I comitt to the Earth to be decently buried and interred in the Churchyard of the Parish of Gravesend aforesaid next unto the same place where my former Loveing Two wives were buried And as for touching and concerning all my goods Chattells Cattells utensells implements of househould and househould stuffe Leases ready money and personall Estate whatsoever which it hath pleased God to endew mee withall I will that the same and every part part thereof may be and shall be ymediatly after my decease sold vended and put to sale att and for the best advantage benefitt proffitt as the same may or can be att and by the Discretion of my Executors in trust herein after named To and for the use of my Foure Children (That is to say Margarett Pike Mary Pike Katherine Pike and William Pike And when and soe soon as all my said Estate shall be put into money by such the sale thereof Then my Will and mynde is And I doe will and bequeath the same and every part thereof and my ready money and money due to mee and to be due to mee by bond unto my said Foure Children to be equally devided betweene them and they to have part and part alike thereof my Debts Legacies and funerall Expences and necessary charges being First paid and deducted thereout All which said money and estate my will and meaning is That the same and every part thereof shall be by my said Executors in trust from tyme to tyme put out and disposed of upon good security to and for the use of my said Children part and part alike in my said Childrens names att Interest to and for their severall and erspective uses and the Interest thereof to be to the use of my said Children part and part alike And my Will and meaning is That my said Executors in trust shall not pay unto my said Children or any of them her his or their part or portion of money by mee to her him or them herein before bequeathed till but as they shall severally attaine to their severall and respective Age and Ages of Twenty and One yeares or but as and untill they shall be severally marryed which shall First happen And then my Will and mynde is that my said Executors in trust shall as they shall attaine to their said severall Ages of Twenty and one yeares or at as and upon their severall and respective dayes of Mariage which shall First happen pay unto my said Children his her and their severall and respective part Legacie and portion of money herein before by mee given And my Will and mynd further is That they my said Executors in trust shall and may take such part of any of my said Childrens part and porcon of money as they shall thinke fitt to dispose of for such of my Childrens putting out or binding out apprentice or otherwise for their maintenace education or preferment as they shall think fitt And for the more better and surer putting out and securing att interest any of my said Childrens part or portion of money and performing and managing of my Will and intention herein before expressed I will and my meaning is and I desire that my said Executors in trust will and shall advise with and take the directions of my Loveing Freind Samuell Bartlett of Gravesend aforesaid Gentleman And I doe nominate constitute and appointe my loveing Freinds Laurence Haulker of Gravesent afore- said Bruer John Cheeseman the elder of the same Brewer John Watkins of the same Glasier John Leeds of the same Baker John Castleton of the same Cordwynder & Nicholas Downing of Milton next Gravesend aforesaid aforesaid Inholder My Executors of this my last Will and Testament But in trust and to and for the use of my said fower Children as aforesaid And for the using and disposing of my said Estate To and for the use of my said Children as aforesaid And for the care and paines of my said Executors in trust I will give and be- queath unto them The same of Tenn shillings a peece And will and bequeath unto my loveing Brother Elias Pike the sume of Five pounds of good and law- full money of England In witnes whereof I the said John Pike have unto this my last Will and Testament consisting of Three sheets of Paper written thereof sett my hand and seale and Published the same to be my last Will and Testament The day and yeare First in this my prsent last Will and Testament written John Pike Signed Sealed and Delivered and published and declared by the said John Pike the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the prsence of Frances Harris Sa: Bartlett The marke of Thomas Harla This is the Codicil annexed to the Will of me John Pike wherein I desire and my Will and meaning further is That in case any of my said Fower Children in this my Prsent will and Testament hereunto Annexed shall dye and depart this life before hee shee or they shall attaine unto and accomlish her his or their severall and respective Ages in this my said Will menconed or before his her or their severall and respective dayes of Mariage Then I will that the part Legacie and portion of him her or them that shall soe dye shall goe remaine and be equally devided betweene such of my said Children as shall Survive In Witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the Fourth day of August Anno Dni One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Two And in the Fourteenth yeare of the Raigne of our most gratious Soveraigne Lord King Charles the Second that now is over England John Pike Signed Sealed published and declared by the said John Pike to be Codicill annexed to and part of the Last Will and Testamt of him the said John Pike in the prsence of Francis Harris The marke of Thomas Harlin Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 29 August 1662] vicesimo nono die mensis Augusti Anno Dni Milimo Sexcentesimo Sexagesimo Secundo [to] Laurentii Huulker Johannis Cheesman Johannis Watkins Johannis Leeds et Nicholas Downeng Quing Executorum
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