Source: TNA, PROB 11/1583
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Meshach Pike of Christchurch in the County of Southampton Yeoman which I do publish and declare in manner following being of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding first I direct that all my just debts and Funeral expences and the expence of proving this my Will shall be fully paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently can may be after my decease I do devise and bequeath all and singular my Real and personal Estates Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments monies goods Chattels and effects of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever situate lying and being unto my dear Wife Mary Pike to and for her own sole use and benefit for and during the term of her natural life or during so long time as she shall remain my Widow and from and immediately after her decease or marriage which of the two shall first happen I give and bequeath unto my Daughters Mary Elizabeth and Joanna the sum of sixty pounds each of lawful British money and all the rest Residue and remainder of my said Real and personal Estates Messuages Lands and hereditaments monies goods Chattels and effects of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever after the decease or marriage of my said Wife which of the two shall first happen I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my six children James Abraham Meshach Mary Elizabeth and Joanna and their respective Heirs Executors administrators and assigns forever and for and during all my Estate term and Interest of and in the same respectively to be equally divided between them share and shar ealike to take as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants and I do nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife Mary Pike sole Executrix of this my Will hereby revoking all other Will or Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper to the first sheet set my hand and to the second and last Sheet my hand and Seal this tenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifteen Meshach Pikee LS Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator Meshach Pike as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto Jas Lockyer Mary Daw H Mumty Whereas since the making and publishing of the above last Will and Testament of me the said Meshach Pike I am become possessed and interested of certain other Lands and premises situate in the parish of Christchurch in the County of Southampton now I do hereby republish my said last Will and Testament and do hereby declare that it is my desire and intention that the said Will and Testament shall be good and valid to all intents and purposes as if the same had been this day originally made and published In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this sixteenth day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifteen Meshach Pike LS Signed Sealed and published bythe said Testator Meshach Pike in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses to the above republication of his said last Will and Testament Robt Henbest Wm Hobbon Ed Chubb Proved at London 22d Augst 1816 before the Judge by the oath of Mary Pike Ww the Relict & sole Extrix to whom admon was granted havg been first sworn by Comon duly to admr
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