Source: TNA, PROB 11/1333
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This is the last will and Testament of me Peter Pike of Saint James Haymarket within the Liberty of Westminster Liquor Merchant which I make in manner following that is to say I desire to be Interred at little Stanmore in the County of Middlesex in the same manner as my late Father was interred there I give unto my wife Annabella Pike the Sum of twenty pounds to be paid to her immediately after my decease together with such part of my Household Furniture as shall be suitable for furnishing a Setteing Room and Bed Chamber for her own use absolutely and I give the several other Legacies hereinafter mentioned (that is to say) To Mr To Mr John Martin Hamberger of Panton Street in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields within the Liberty of Westminster Pewterer the Sum of Fifty pounds to Nephew Mr John Pike of Fur??alsd Inn Holbern Gentleman the like Sum of Fifty pounds to Mrs Ann Pike of Edgware in the County of Middlesex widow Mother of the said John Pike the Sum of twenty pounds and I give to each of them the said John Martin Hamberger John Pike and Ann Pike a Ring of the value of two Guineas and I give to my three Sisters Sarah Norris widow Jane Carbox wife of Jeremiah Car??? of Tyler Street in the Liberty aforesaid Haberdasher and Hester Horner widow and also to Miss ????? Tims of Edgware aforesaid in the County aforesaid Spinster her Sister Jane Tims Spinster and to Mrs ????? Clark wife of Edward Clark of Bishopsgate Street in the City of London pawn Broker a ring of two Guineas value each and I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels presonal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever after payment of my Debts funeral Expences and Legacies unto the said John Martin Hamberger and John Pike their Executors admors and assigns upon the Trusts following that is to say upon Trust that they and the Survivor of them his Executors or administrators do and shall continue and place out at Interest all such my residuary Estate and Effects ???????????????? Government securities or security in their or his Names or Name and do and shall pay all the Dividends and yearly Interest ???????en and as the same shall from time to time become payable unto my said wife Annabella Pike for and during the Term of her natural life for her support and maintenance and for that purpose and in order to prevent ?????????????? herself of such support I do declare my will to be that she shall not have any vested or transmissable Interest in the Dividends or Interest of my said Residuary Estate beyond one half years Dividend or Interest and not before or until the same shall actually become payable and from and after the decease of my said wife upon Trust that they the said John Martin Hamberger and John Pike or the Survivor of them or the Executors or administrators of such Survivor do and shall transfer and assign the principal or Capital of my said residuary Estate and Effects unto and amongst my said three Sisters Sarah Norris Jane Tarbox and Hester Horner equally to be divided between or amongst them share and share alike as Tenants in common and not as Joint Tenants But in case any one or more them shall die in the life time of my said wife then my will is that the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go to the Survivors of them share and share alike and if only one of my said Sisters shall survive my said wife then and in that case I give the whole of my said residuary Estate to such only Survivor and I do hereby Nominate constitute and appoint the said John Martin Hamberger and John Pike Executors of this my will and hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made do declare this alone to be my last will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Peter Pike the Testator have to this my last will and Testament set my Hand and Seal the fourteenth Day of September in the thirty Ninth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third 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 Ninety Nine Peter Pike LS Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Peter Pike the Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his desire and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our Names as witnesses Wm Hold Hay Market Orlando Worrook Jaman Street St James This Will was proved at London the Nineteenth Day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ninety Nine before the Worshipful John Sewell Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of John Martin Hamberger and John Pike the Nephew of the deceased and the Executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first Sworn duly to administer
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