6 December 1781 Will of John Pike of New York (proved 2 November 1782)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1097

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In the Name of God Amen
I John Pike late Clerk on board his Majesty's Ship called Iris
George Dawson Esqr Commander but now of the City of New 
York in North America being of sound Mind and Memory and
considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do
tehrefore make and ordain this my last Will and Testament
that is to say First after all my just Debts be paid and
discharged I give and bequeath unto my dear Friend John
North and his Wife Jane North of the said City of New
York all my Estate whatsoever and wheresoever to have and
to hold to them their Heirs and Assigns for ever Likewise I make             Proved at London the 16th
and ordain the said John North and Jane his Wife to be                       April 1793 before the Judge by
Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby utterly                  the Oath of Jane Griffin
disallowing and revoking all former Wills by me made In                      formerly North Wife of Thomas
witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the                     Griffin the other Executor to
sixth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand                   whom Admon was granted
seven hundred and eighty one and in the twenty second year of                having been first sworn by
his Majesty's Reign  John Pike LS Signed Sealed published and                Comon duly to administer
Declared by the said John Pike as his last Will and Testament
in the presence of us the Subscribers John Cason  John OBryan
Richard Buttler

This Will was proved at London the second day
of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and eighty two before the Worshipful Andrew Colcee
Ducarel Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Rigtht Worshipful

Peter Calvert also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of
the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the
oath of John North one of the Executors named in the said
will to whom administration was granted of all and singular
the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased having been
first sworn duly to administer power reserved of making the
like grant to Jane North Wife of the said John North the
other Executor named in the said Will when she shall apply
for the same

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