18 July 1741 Will of Mary Pike of Kingston Lisle, Berkshire (proved 5 September 1741)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/712

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In the Name of God Amen
I Mary Pike of Kingston Lisle in the County of Berks Spinster being
weak in Body but of perfect Mind and Memory praised be therefore
given to Almighty God do make and ordain this my present last Will
and Testament in manner and form following That is to say First I
commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God hoping through
the Merits Death and Passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have
full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and to inherit
Everlasting Life And as touching all such Temporal Estate as it hath
pleased Almighty God to bestow upon my I give and dispose thereof               Exam:d
as followeth viz Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Sister

Elizabeth Durham Widow all and singular my Goods and Chattells of
what nature or kind soever to home I do make full and sole Executrix            orig so
of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke disanull
and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made
In Witness whereof I the said Mary Pike to this my present last
Will and Testament have hereunto set my Hand Seal the eighteenth
day of July in the fifteenth year of the Reign of Our Soveraing
Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France
and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the
year of Our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Forty one
The Mark of Mary Pike signed sealed published and declared
by the Testatrix to be her last Will and Testament in the presence
of  The Mark of Martha Willise  Edward Wyeres  Jo: Cook

This Will was proved at London before the Right
Worshipfull John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or
Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted
the fifth day of September in the year of Our Lord One Thousand seven
Hundred and Forty one By Elizabeth Durham Widow the Sister of
the Deceased and sole Executrix in the said Will named To whom was
granted Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattells and
Credits of the said Deceased being first sworn by Commission duly to
administer the same Exd

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