Source: TNA, PROB 11/261
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In the name of God Amen the Five and Twentith Day of December int he Yeare of our Lord according to the Computation of the Church of England One Thousand six hundred fiftie and six I Peter Pike of Tiverton in the Countie of Devon Esquire being weake of Bodie but of sound minde and memorie praised be God for the same Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following First I give and bequeath my Soule into the hands of Almightie God my Creatour hopeing assurdlie through the mer= =ritts and passion of my alone Saviour Jesus Christ to receave remis= =sion of all my Sinns and an Eternall Inheritance in the Kingdome of heaven And my Bodie I Commend and bequeath to Christian and decent buriall Alsoe I give and bequeath to my Sonn Peter Pike one silver Tankard one Silver Watch and my gold Signett Ring whereupon my Armes are ingraven and a Colt and all other my Goods in Scotland (monies excepted) But my will and meaning is and I doe hereby declare that if the said Peter Pike doe not within the space of one whole yeare next after my decease pay or cause to be paid unto my executors hereafter named the summe of Sixteene pounds of lawfull monie of England That then he the said Peter Pike shall have noe part or portion of or benefitt by the Legacie before herein by me to him given and bequeathed Alsoe I doe give and bequeath unto my Daughter Priscilla Fryth the Wife of John Fryth twentie shillings to be paid her within two yeares next after my decease Alsoe I doe give and bequeath unto my Sonn Joseph Pike all my wearing apparrell both Linning and woolling of all sorts whatsoever and my second best Bedstead and Feather bedd and boulster to the same belonging with the blue rugge and blue Curtaines and Vallance Two downe pillowes fower pillowties Three pare of my best Sheetes and two payre of my second best blancketts one silver Dish and fower lowe plush Stooles with yellowe one long Cupboard Cushon of Silke Three Tinning Dishes one greate one and two of the middle sort of Dishes of Tynn one good Diaper board Cloth and eight T???e Napkins of the same one Dowlis Tablecloth and six table napkins my second best Truncke one Lowe Chest and my white Mare And all my Saddles Furniture holsters and pistols tot he same belonging and one silver Tobaccoe Box and one silver Beard Brush and fower score pounds of Lawfull monie of England to be paid him in manner following That is to say twentie pounds thereof immediatelie after my decease and the other Three =score pounds out of the monie due to me for my service in Scotland Alsoe I give and bequeath unto my Sonne Josias Pike Threescore and tenn pounds of like lawfull money of England Alsoe I give and bequeath unto my Sonne Timothie Pike Fower and Thirtie pounds of like lawfull monie of England Alsoe I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my Wife one hundred poundes of Lawfull money of England to be paid her in manner following (That is to Say) Threescore pounds thereof immediately after my decease and thother fortie pounds out of the monie due to me for my Service in Scotland and two she Asses and all the rest and residue of my houshold goods utensills and ymplements of house of what nature propertie or Qualitie soever and my plate and Lynning not formerlie by me given and bequeathed But my will and meaning is and I doe hereby declare that all and everie the Summe and Summes of monie before herein expressed by me given and bequeathed except the Twentie pounds to my Sonne Joseph and the Threescore pounds to Elizabth my Wife shall be respectivelie paid to each of my Legatees aforesaid onlie out of the monie due to me for my said Service in Scotland by my Executors hereafter named as soone as they shall receave and procure ye same same and not before and if they shall not receive soe much monie from Scotland as will pay the summe or summes of monie before expressed then to pay proportio= =nablie according to what they doe receive And if anie Overplus be received from thence my will and meaning is that my Executors shall imploy and dispose it according to theire discretions To Joseph, Benjamyn, Tymothie and Jesias Pike my Sonns And I doe further hereby will and declare That if it shall happen that anie or either of my Sonnes before herein named shall happen to die before he or they shall attaine or come unto the full age of one and twentie yeares That then the Legacie soe by me to him or them dying as aforesaid give?? and bequeathed shall be distributed amongst the rest of my Sonnes which shall be then liveing according to the Judgment and discretion of my Executrs hereafternamed And I doe make nominate and appoynte my good Freinds JOhn Chite of Paternoster Rower London Mercer and Peter Cole of London Marchant Executors in trust of this my last Will and Testament desiring them to see the same performed and to doe theire best Indevours for the recoverie and receiving of all such monie as is shall or may be due or owing unto me as well for my said Service in Scotland as elsewhere in England and to imploy and bestow the same or soe much thereof as Can or may Come to theire hands or Custodie to and for the best benefitt and ehoofe of my Wife my said Sonnes Joseph, Beniamin, Timothie and Josias Pike to be equallie devided betweene them according to the discretion of my said Executors within one yeare next after they shall soe receive the same And for theire Care and paines I doe give to each of them Fortie shillings to be bestowed in a Ring for each of them desiring them to accept the same In Witnes whereof I the said Peter Pike (renounceing all former Wills) have to this my last Will and Testament sett my hand and Seale The Day and yeare first above written Peter Pike Sealed published and declared in the presence of us (after the interlining of the word Timothie William Hewett Nicholas Hitchcock Jo: Bennett This Will was proved att London ye Twentie Fourth Day of Januarie In the yeare of our Lord God according to the accompt and Computation of the Church of England One Thousand six hundred Fiftie and Six hundred fiftie and six before the Judges for probate of Wills and granting Administrations lawfullie authorized by the oathes John White and Peter Cole ioynt Executors named in the above written last Will and Testament of the said deceased To whome Administration of all and singular the goods Chattells and debts of the said Deceased was granted and Committeed They being first legallie sworne trulie and faythfullie to administer the same
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