26 March 1715 Will of John Pike of St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, Surrey (proved 8 June 1716)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/552

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In the Name of God Amen
I John Pike of the parish of St Mary Magdalen Bermondsey
in the County of Surry Shipwright now bound to Sea in the Surrey
Mr Godfrey Commander being in bodily health and of Sound and
Disposing mind and memory and considering the perrills and
Dangers of the Seas and other uncertainties of this Transitory Life
(doe for avoiding Controversies after my Decease) make publish
and Declare this my Last Will and Testament in manner following
(that is to say) First I recommend 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)
afte rall my just Debts duly paid and my Funerall Expences
(if any) Discharged all Such Wages Summe and Summes of money
Lands Tenements Goods Chattells 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 Trusty Friend Elizabeth Carleton of the Parish and County
aforesaid Widow and I do hereby nominate and appoint the
said Elizabeth Carleton Executrix of this my Last Will and
Testament hereby revokeing all former and other Wills Testamts
and Deeds of Gift by me at any time heretofore made And I do
ordaine and ratify these presents to stand and be for and as
my only Last Will and Testament In Wittness whereof to this
my said Will I have Set my hand and Seal the Twenty Sixth
day of March anno Domini 1715 and in the first year of the Reign
of his Majesty George King over Great Britain &c (John Pike)
Signed Sealed and published in the presence of us William Evor
Wm Causton N.P. on Rederiff Wall  Elizabth Causton

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London
on 8 June 1716]
Octavo Die Mensis Junii Anno Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo Decimo Sexto
[to] Elizabetha Carleton 

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