2 March 1748 Will of Richard Pike of Plymouth, gentleman and lieutenant (proved 16 April 1751)

Source: TNA, PROB 11/787
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In the Name of God Amen
I Richard Pike of Plymouth in the County of Devon Gentleman
now Lieutenant of his Majesty's Sloop the Ferrett being of a sound and 
disposing mind and memory and considering the Dangers of the
Sea and other uncertainties of this Transitory life do (for avoiding
Controversies after my decease) make publish and declare this 
my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say)
First I recommend my Soul to God that gave it and my Body to 
the Earth or Sea as it shall please God to Order And as for all
my Worldly Estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth
that is to say all and singular such Wages Sum and Sums of money
Lands Tenements Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever as shall be
any ways due owing or belonging unto me at the time of my 
decease I give devise and bequeath the same unto my loving
Sister Ann Pike of Plymouth aforesaid Spinster And I do hereby
nominate and appoint the said Ann Pike whole and Sole Executrix
of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former 
and other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at any time
heretofore made And I do ordain and ratify these Presents to stand 
and be for my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof to
this my said Will I have set my Hand and Seal the Second day
of March and in the twenty second Year of the Reign of Our
Sovereign Lord George the Second over Great Britain France and 
Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year
of Our Lond One thousand and seven hundred and forty eight Richd
Pike Signed Seal's and Publish'd in the presence of Us Thos Bluett
Thos Mangles Junr

This Will was Proved at London before the Right
Worshipfull John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or 
Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully 
constituted the Sixteenth day of April in the Year of Our Lord
One thousand Seven hundred and fifty one by the Oath of Ann
Pike Spinster the Sister of the deceased and Sole Executrix
named in the said Will To whom Administration was granted
of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said
deceased being first Sworn by Commission duly to administer

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