Source: TNA, PROB 11/144
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In the name of God Amen: I John Pike of the parrishe of St Lawrence ould Jury London Bricklayer beinge god be praised of perfect memory callinge to minde the frailety and sicklee state of mans life and makinge voyde and frustrate all former wills whatsoever doe hereby make and ordeyne this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge And first of all I bequeath my soule to Almightie god my maker and redemer and my bodie to be buried in some convenient place as to my executrix hereafter named shall seme fitt and convenient Item I give to Edwarde Pike my brother my best liverye gowne and whoode my best blacke cloke my Clssett and pike and my bible covered with redd leather Item I give to Daniell Pike my godsonne one silver ???e bolle Item I give to George Pike my brother my best clothesutte and a good cloke sutable thereunto laide about with two silke laces or in leiwe thereof some other good cloke which I leave to the discretion of my executrix hereafter named Item I give to my Cosen John Pike fyve pownds to be paid unto him when he shall accomplishe the age of three and twentie yeares But if Elienor my wife whom I doe entend to make my executrix shall take her a husband and be married before the saide John shall accomplishe the age of three and twenty yeares Then my will is that she the saide Elienor shall paie over to Edward Pike my brother the saide fyve pownedes for the use of the saide John Pike within sixe monthes followinge Item I give to my brethren the wor?? companie of brickelaiers forty shillings to be spent as in there discretions shall seme convenient All the rest of my goodes and chattels leases for yeares debts howsehould stuffe and utensells of howsehold whatsoever by this my last will not given nor bequeathed my debts beinge paied and my funerall expenses beinge discharged I give and bequeath unto Elenor Pike my welbeloved wife whom I make my whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament Provided alwaies that my will is and I doe hereby beqeuath to Edwd Picke my brother sixty powndes if my wife Elinor shall happen to die unmarried which saide sixty powndes I desire should be bestowed one my cosen John Pike and my brother Edward Pickes children in such sorte as my brother Edward Pyke shall thinke fitt and I doe apoint and ordaine Edward Pike my brother Ambrose Mudford gent and Hugh Napkyn to be overseers of this my last will and testament and for theire paines therin to be taken I doe give to my brother Edward Pike my sealed Ringe and to Ambrose Mudford and Hugh Napkin each of them Eleaven shillings to be bestowed in gold Rings In witnes whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seale dated the fifteenth daie of April Ano Dni 1624 Signd Johes Pike Sealed and acknowledged in the presence of us Ambrose Mudford Hugh Napkin Edward Pike Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 27 October 1624] vicesimo septimo die mensis Octobris Ano Dni millesimo sexcentesimo vicesimo quarto [to] Elinor Pike
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