20 September 1634 Will of John Pike of Ramscombe, North Newnton, Wiltshire, yeoman (proved 11 June 1635)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/168

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In the name of God Amen The twentieth day
of September one thousand six hundred thirtie foure And in the nynth yeare of the
reigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles by the grace of God king of England 
Scotland France and ireland defender of the Faith &c I John Pike of Ramescomb
within the Parish of North Newnton in the Countie of Wiltes yeoman being sicke
in bodie but of perfect memorie Thankes bee given to Allmightie God doe make & ordeyne
this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I give & comend
my souleinto the hands of Allmightie God my maker and Redeemer in stedfast assurance
of the free pardon and forgivenes of all my sinnes by the free mercyes of God in the onely and
all sufficient meritts of my Lord and Savyour Jesus Christ And my bodie I Comytt
to the Earth from whence it came And touching the distribucon of such worldly goods as God
hath given mee First I give and bequeath unto Henry Pyke and Thomas Pike the sonnes
of Thomas Pike of Ramescombe aforesaid to either of them Tenne pounds of Currant
English money To bee payd them att thage of Twentie one yeares Item I give unto Anne
Pike daughter of the said Thomas Pike tenne pounds of Currant English money to bee
paid her in like manner Item I give unto Henry Pike sonne of Thorpe five pounds
of Currant English money Item I give unto Henry Pike sonne of Symon Pike five
pounds of Currant English mone Item I give to Anne Hide daughter of Stephen Hide
of Pottoll five pounds of Currant English money Item I give to everie one of the rest of


his said Children Twentie shillings of Currant English money Item I give to Elizabeth Edmonds daughter
of Joane Edmonds of Ore five pounds of Currant English money to bee paid her within one yeare next
after my decease Item I give to every one of the rest of her said Children twentie shillings of Currant
English money to bee paid them within foure yeares next after my decease Item I give to Anne Pike and
Barbara Pyke the daughters of Anthony Pike late of Highworth deceased five pounds to either
of them of Currant English money To bee paid them att their daie of marriage or att the age of one and
Twentie yeares Item I give to the sonne of Christopher Wilson five pounds of Currant English money
which hee had by Barbara Pyke the daughter of Richard Pike deceased to bee paid him at the
age of one and yeares if hee doe soe long live and noe otherwise Item give to the poore fortie shillings
to be delivered amongst them at my buriall Item I give and allow for the Charges of my funerall
tenne pounds of Currant English money As touching all the rest and residue of my personall estate
readie money goods and Chattells of what nature or kind soever they bee I freely give and bequeath unto
Thomas Pyke of Ramescombe my Godsonne whom I constitute and make sole Executor of this my last
Will and Testament Lastly I make overseers of this my last Will my loving kinsmen Thorpe Pike
and Symon Pyke of now of Weestweeke in the parish of Pewsey in the Countie of Wiltes
entreateing them to see this my last will in all things performed And I doe give to either of them Twentie
shillings of Currant English money given under my hand and seale the daie and yeare first above
written By mee John Pyke

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 11 June 1635]
undecimo die mensis Junii Anno Dni Millesimo 
Sexcentesimo tricesimo quinto
[to]
Thome Pyke 


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