13 October 1697 Will of John Pike of London (proved 26 October 1697)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/440

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In the name of God Amen
the Thirteenth day of October Anno Dni one thousand six hundred
ninety seaven And in the nineth yeare of the Raigne of our Soverainge
Lord William the Third by the grace of God King of England
Scotland France and Ireland Defendor of the Faith &c I John Pike
of London Bookseller being weake in body but of sound and
perfect mind and memory (praised be God) Doe therefore make and declare my
last will and testament in forme following (that is to say) First and
principally I comend my Soul into the hands of Allmighty God my
Creator hoping to obtaine full and free pardon and remission of
all my Sins and to enjoy eternall rest and hapinesse in his Heavenly
Kingdome through the onely merits death and passion of my onely
Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ my mortall body I comitt
to the Earth in hopes of a joyfull Resurrection desireing the same
may be decently interred according to the discretion of my Executrix
hereafter named And as touching the disposing of such Estate as it
hath pleased God to lend mee in this World I give and bequeath
the same as followeth (That is to say) Imprimis I will that all
such debts as I shall truely owe at the time of my decease shall bee
paid accordingly to Equity and good Conscience Item I give and 
bequeath unto my children John Pike Hannah Harrison Sarah
Morton and Elizabeth Holestock one shilling apeice in full of all such

Part or share or interest which they or any of them shall or may claime
pretend to sue for or demand of in or to all or any part of my
personall Estate either by the Custome of London or otherwise
Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Deare and loveing Wife
Hannah Pike her Heires and Assignes a certaine Messuage or
Tenement lying and being in Shaftsbury in the County of Dorsett
and one peice of ground called Angell Close lying in or near Shaftsbury
aforesaid To hold for the severall persons lives in the Leases whereby
the same are held respectively menconed And all the rest and residue 
of my money goods chattles Leases and Estate whatsoever not herein
before given and bequeathed (after my debts and funerall shallbe
paid and discharged) I give and bequeath unto my said deare Wife
Hannah Pike and I doe hereby constitute and appoint my said wife
Hannah Pike sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament
hereby revoaking and making void all former and other Wills by
mee heretofore made In Witnesse whereof I the said John Pike
thereTestator have to this my last will and Testament set my hand
and seale the day and yeare first above written John Pike signed
sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last
Will and Testament in the presence of Robert Weaver John
Harrison Jos Hunt Scr

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London
on 26 October 1697]
Vicesimo Sexto die Mensis Octobris Anno Dni Millesimo Sexcentesimo Nonagesimo Septimo
[to] Hanna Pike Relicta dicti defuncti et Executricis

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