15 May 1749 Will of John Pike of the Rose, mariner (proved 21 November 1755)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/819
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In the Name of God Amen
I John Pike Mariner belonging to his Majestys Ship Rose
Captain William Bladwell Commander being in bodily
health and of sound and disposing mind and memory and
considering the Perils and Dangers of the Seas and other
uncertainties of this Transitory Life (do for avoiding
controversies after my decease) make publish and declare 
this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to
say) FirstI reocmmend my soul to God that gave it and my
body I commit to the Earth or Sea as it shall please God to
order And as for and concerning all my Worldly Estate I give 
bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth that is to say All
and singular such sallary Tickets Bounty money Prize money
short allowance money smart money &c wages sum and sums 
of money Lands Tenements Goods Chattels and Estate 
whatsoever as shall be any ways due owing or belonging 
unto me at the time of my decease I do give devise and 
bequeath the same unto my beloved wife Jane Pike in the
parish of Stepney and County of Middlesex and I do hereby
nominate and appoint the aforesaid Jane Pike my sole 
Executrix of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking 
all former and other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me
at any time heretofore made And I do ordain and ratify these
Presents to stand and be for and as my only last Will and
Testament In Witness whereof to this my said Will I have 
set my hand and seal the fifteenth day of May in the year of 
our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty nine and in 
the twenty second year of the Reign of his Majesty King
George the second over Great Britain &c  John Pike
Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of
W Bladwell  John Hewett

This will was proved at London the twenty
first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and fifty five before the Worshipfull Andrew
Coltee Ducarel Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right 
Honourable Sir George Lee Knight also Doctor of Laws 
Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of
Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Jane Pike widow
the Relict of the deceased and sole Executrix named in the
said Will To whom Administration was granted of all and
singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased 
having been first sworn duly to administer

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