20 February 1660 Will of John Pike of Mayfield, Sussex (proved 3 May 1661)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/304

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In the name of God Amen
The one and twentieth day of February in the yere of our Lord god
one Thousand six hundred and Sixtie I John Pike of Mayfield in
the Countie of Sussex yeoman being well st??ken in yeres And 
therefore putt in mynd of my death And not knowing the tyme
when Therefore doe make ordaine and declare this my last will and
testament in manner and forme following That is to Say First and
principally I give and bequeath my soule unto the hands of Almighty god
my merciful creatour haveing in and through Jesus Christ to have
the forgiveness of all my synnes And my body I committ to the earth
from whence it came and decently to be buried when it shall please god
Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Turners three children the
Summe of fiftie pounds to be equally devided betweene then and paid unto
them when they shall accomplish their severall ages of one and twenty
yeres by my executrix hereafter named And alsoe my will and mynd is
That my executrix shall pay to my said daughter Turner the Somme of three
pound a yere being the proffitt of the ?and fiftie pounds until they shall
come unto their age or ages of one and twenty yeres as aforesaid And alsoe
my will and mynd is That my Executrix shall paye unto Sara Smyth
my kinswoman the somme of fortie and three pounds of lawfull money of England
when she shall accomplish her age of one and Twenty yeres Item I give and beque
ath unto Sara Picke my daughter All that my Tenement of land called
the Ang?? or what soever name or names it is or hath bin called wth
Thappurtenances belonging to the same lyeing and being in Mayfeild
aforesaid To her and her heires forever which said land wsas lately pur-
chased of John Duke of Pages and of Mr Thomas Annscombe conteyning
by affirmacon sixteene acres bee it more or less All the rest of my lands
and tenements Messuages and buildings lyeing and being in Mayfield
and Retherfield I gave and bequeath unto Mary Woodman my daugh-
ter to her and her heires for ever whome I make and ordaine my Sole
executrix of this my last will and testament And to whome I give &
bequeath all the rest of my goods and personall estate houshold and imple-
ments of houshold not before given in this my will my debts and

Legacies and funerall expences being discharged and paid And I desire my loving
friends and neighbors William Weston and William Be??? to be overseers to this
my last will and testament And I give unto them five shillings a peece for their
paynes and advice herein In witnes whereof That I have revoked and made voyd
all other former wills And that this is my last will and Testament I have here
unto set my hand and seale The day and yere above writeen John Pike Publish
ed and Sealed to be the last will and testament of John Pike the Testator in the pre
sence of William Stevens John Foster his marke and John Cutt

Probatum fuit Testamentum [this paragraph continues in Latin and appears
to grant admin at London on 3 May 1661]
Tertio die mensis Maii Anno Domini Millsimo Sexcentesimo Sex:
agesimo primo
[to] Maria Woodman filia dicti def???? et executricis

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