29 November 1757 Will of Richard Pike of London, gentleman (proved 10 January 1758)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/835
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This is the Last Will
and Testament of me Richard Pike of the Excise Office
London Gentleman that is to say First I commend my Soul into
the Hands of Almighty God hoping through the Merits of our
Blessed Saviour to Inherit Eternal life My Body I commit
to the Earth to be decently Interred and as to all such Worldly 
Effects which God has been pleased to bless me with I Give as
hereinafter mentioned Item Whereas I conceive by reason of
my Wife's Advanced Age and Weakness of Body that her being 
with and under the care of my Sons John and Richard Pike
after my Decease would be most Suitable for her and tend
most to her convenience and Advantage and my said Sons
having by a certain Deed duly Executed previous to this my
will Engaged themselves Immediately upon my Death to 
find and provide for her my said Wife all necessarys as therein
mentioned during her life I do therefore in consequence 
thereof hereby Give and bequeath unto my said Sons John
and Richard Pike All my Goods Chattels Estate and Effects
whatsoever to be Equally Divided between them Share and
Share alike And I do hereby constitute and Appoint them my said
Sons Joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament 
Revoking all former Wills by me theretofore made And I do
Strictly injoyne my said Sons to Give their unmost Assistance
to my said Wife and as much as in their power to take care of 
her during her life In Witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and Seal this Twenty Ninth day of November In the
year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Seven
Richd Pike Signed Sealed published and declared by the said 
Richard Pike as and for his last Will and Testament in the
presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each
other have Subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto Jno
Newton Thos Haberfeidl

This will was proved at London the Tenth day of
January In the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred
and Fifty Eight before the Worshipfull George Harris Doctor of 
Laws and Surroage of the RightHonourable Sir George Lee
Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary
of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by
the Oaths of John Pike and Richard Pike the Sons and Executors 
named in the said Will to whom Administration was Granted
of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased 
they having been first Sworn duly to Administer

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