1779 Will of Michael Pike (proved 05 February 1780)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1062

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Memorandum be it known unto
all Men that I Michael Pike being in perfect health in
Body and mind & make this my last will Item I give unto
my Cousin Michael Pike the one hald of my House which I
hope he will take care of and make good use of it and to
have half the Rents of the House during your life time
and I bequeath unto Robert Russells Eldest Son the other
half house and after your decease Robt Russells next
Eldest Son shall have your part of the said House during
his life time and unto my Brother Daniel I leave the sum
of thirty pounds and to Edwd Smith two Daughters now
living I leave the sum of twenty pounds each and Edwd
Smith the Son of the said Edwd Smith twenty pounds and
to my Sister Elizabeth Pike the sum of ten pounds and to
John Smith's Daughter of Sutton twenty pounds and to
William the Son of John Smith twenty pounds and to the
Wife of James Smith of Crocken Hill in Kent ten pounds
and to the Wife of James Blackwell the sum of ten pounds
and to my Brothers Robert in the Parish of Cuddon five
pounds and my Brothers Son William now a Blacksmith
the sum of five Shillings also to Daniel Pike the Son of
Robt Pike living at London the sum of half a Guinea
And after my decease I make John Smith of Sutton my
Executrix and Assigns of all I have after my Funeral
Expences be fully paid and the above Legacies be paid
which is to be paid in three Months after my decease this I
make my last Will and Testament revoking all former Wills
made before this day wherein I have set my mark this first
Day of December 1779 The mark T of Michael Pike
Testator  Thos Moody  Catharine Moody   Sutton Dec 1 1779

This Will was proved at London the fifth day
of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and eighty before the worshipful Andrew Coltee
Ducarel Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful
Peter Calvert Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary
of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by
the Oath of John Smith the sole Executor named in the said
Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular
the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased he having been
first sworn duly to Administer

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