3 February 1778 Will of John Pike of the Nautilus, seaman (proved 13 January 1783)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1099
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In the Name of God Amen
I John Pike Seaman on board his Majesty's Sloop the Nautilus
being of a sound Mind and Memory and considering the
uncertainty of this frail an transitory Life do therefore
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 beloved Friends Henry Cabbin
Benjamin Bicknea James Perkins Joseph Whederly 
Seaman on board the said Sloop Nautilus all such Wages 
Sum and Sums of Money as now is or hereafter shall be due
owing or otherwise belonging unto me for Service Prize money
or otherwise on board the said Sloop or other Sloops or vessels
to be divided among them equally share and share alike Likewise
I make and ordain the said henry Cabbin to be Executor of this
my last will and Testament hereby utterly disallowing and revoking all former Wills
by me made In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my
Hand and Seal the third Day of February in the year of our Lord
one Thousand seven Hundred and seventy eight and in the eighteenth
year of his Majesty's Reign  John Pike  his Mark  LS  Signed
sealed published and declared by the said John Pike as his last
Will and Testament in the Presence of us the Subscribers John
?nham Jno Collins

On the thirteenth Day of January in the year of our
Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty three
Administration with the Will annexed of all and singular 
the Goods Chattels and Credits of John Pike late belonging
to his Majestys Ship Nautilus deceased was granted to Edward
Turner the lawful Attorney of Benjamin Bicknea otherwise
Bicknor one of the residuary Legatees named in the said 
Will having been first sworn duly to administer Henry

Cubbin the sole Executor named in the said Will dying without
taking upon him the Execution thereof

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