22 February 1651 Will of Richard Pike of Kingsley, Chester, yeoman (proved 7 July 1652)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/224

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In the name of God Amen upon the two and twentith day
of February in the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand sixe hundred fiftie one I
Richard Pike thelder of Kingsley in the County of Chester yeoman being diseased sick
and weake in body but in good and perfect memory God I praise and thanke therefore
doe make this my last will and Testament in manner and forme following First and
before all things I committ and most humbly commend my soule unto the hands of Allmighty
God my Maker and unto Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer assuredly perswading my
selfe that through and by his meritorious death and passion I have and shall have full and free
forgivenesse of all my sinnes And that I shalbe numbered amongst his electe and chosen
at the last day And my bodie to be buried at the parish church of Frodsham at the discretion
of my Executors hereafter named And as touching and concerning my worldly goods


which God hath endued mee withall In???? my will and mynde is that out of all my goods
Cattells chattells and debts owing mee that first my debts and funerall expences to be paid and
discharged out of the whole And from and after my debts and funerall expences to be paid
and discharged as aforesayd Item my will and mynde is and I give and bequeath unto Tho-
mas Janion his three children to set forth with them untill they attayne the full age of twenty
one yeares the full and ???? summe of Twenty pounds of Currant English money to be equally
devided amongst them Item alsoe my will and mynde is and I give and bequeath twenty pounds
of like currant English money unto yonge Richard Millnor my Grandchild as my wife shall
thinke fitt at her descretion Item I alsoe give and bequeath unto Mary Pike my Grandchild
five markes of like currant English money to be set forth with her and for her use untill shee
attayne the full age of twenty one yeares as aforesayd Item my will and mynde is and i give
and bequeath unto Elizabeth Pike my wife after my debts and funerall expences being paid
and discharged out of all the goods Cattells chattells and debts owing mee the one halfe of
all the rest residue and remaynder thereof being then in two parts equally devided Item from
and after my legacies being paid out of the other halfe of my goods Cattells chattells and
debts owing mee my will and mynde is And I give and bequeath all the rest residue and
remaynder of all my goods Cattells chattells and debts owing mee unto Richard Pike my sonne
And lastly I make and ordayne Elizabeth Pike my now wife and the aforesayd Richard Pike my
sonne my Executors entreating them to see this my last will and Testament performed making
void all former will or wills assumpset or assumpsetts of promise or any other proscripts
whatsoever concerning the same And I publish this to be my last will and Testament in
manner and forme aforesayd and hereunto have set my hand and seale the day and yeare
first above written The seale of Richard Pyke  the elder sealed and delivered in the
presents of us Richard Browne his marke Sarah Browne her marke John Gerrards
Debts owing unto mee Richard Pike the elder without specialty as followeth Raphe Millnor
7 0 0 Robart Blinston my sonne lawe 10 10 0 Lawrence Coughen 4 12 0 Raphe Rutter
1 3 8 Raphe Hornby 0 9 0 Thomas Headell 0 12 0 Raphe Helsby 0 8 0 Richard
Rutter 1 7 0 Thomas Smedthers 1 6 0 The sayd Thomas Smedthers more for
sixe measures of Malt 0 18 Richard Smedthers 0 18 0 Richard Cooke 2 10 0 Henry
Burtonwood 4 0 0 Anne Browne 1 18 0 John Robinson 0 9 0 The summer is 
38 6 8

This Will was proved at London the seaventh day of July one thousand sixe
hundred fiftie two before Sr nathaniell Brent Knight doctor of Lawes and Master
or Keeper of the Prerogative Court by the Oathes of Elizabeth the Relecte and
Richard Pike the sonne of the deceased and ioynte Executors therein named To whome
Administration of all and singuler the goods chattells and debts of the sayd deceased wth
any manner of waytonterne the same will was graunted and committed They being
first legally sworne by virtue of a Commission in that behalfe issued forth well and truly
to Administer the same




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