Source: TNA, PROB 11/198
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In the name of God Amen The eleaventh day of August Anno Domini one thousand sixe hundred forty and sixe I Robert Pike Citty- zen And Vintener of London being sick in bodie but of sound memory doe make this my last will and Testament in manner following vizt Imprimis I will that all such debts as I doe owe at my death be first satisfied and my funerall expenses discharged And I doe will that all the residue of my goods and Chattells and personall estate whatsoever whereof I shall dye possessed or interessed in shalbe equally and indifferently valued and appraized and devided into three equall parts according to the Custome of the Cittie of London One third parte whereof I appoint unto my loving wife according to the Custome of the sayd Citte, One other third parte thereof I give unto my children, That is to say John Pike Joseph Pike Samuell Pike and Mary Pike to be equally devided amongst them according to the sayd Custome Unto which Children before named I have not given any porcons or preferments to barr them of their Customary parts And the other third parte thereof I guve and dispose as followeth First I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Thirty pounds of lawfull money of England besides her Customary parte as aforesayd Item I give unto Suzan the wife of my sonne Joseph Twenty pounds of like money And to her Children Susan and Katherine five pounds a peece And to the Child my sayd sonne Josephs wife now goeth with five pounds Item I give unto my sayd daughter Mary All the rents yssues and profitts of all my messuages or Tenements which I hold by lease of the Governors of the hospitall of St Katherine nigh the Tower of London scituate neere from gate in the precincte of St katherines during the Tearme of her naturall life Onely shee paying the Rent and keeping the Covenants menconed in the lease whereby I hold the same And after her decease I give the sayd Lease and all my right and tytle in the sayd houses to my sayd sonnes John Joseph and Samuell Pike to bee equally devided amongst them Item I give unto my late servant Henry Chittey twentie shillings Item I give my kinswoman Sarah living in Shoreditch Twenty shillings And I release unto her all the money which she oweth me All the rest and residue of my sayd third parte and personall state I give unto my sayd three sonnes John Joseph and Samuell equally to be devided betwixt them But because my sayd sonne John is not sufficient to mannage his owne estate to his most advantage I doe Comitt the Care of the doeing thereof and of what shallbee due to him to my sayd sonne Joseph not doubting but he will bee carefull therein And I doe make my sayd sonne Joseph full and sole Executor of this my will And I doe hereby revoke all former wills by mee made Wittnes my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written Robert Pike Sealed published and declared by the sayd Robert Pike to bee his last will and testament in the presence of Fr: Gillock Richard Kidwell The markes of Elizabeth Kidwell Probatum fuit testamentum [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on 13 November 1646] decimo tertio die Mensis Novembris Anno Domini Millesimo sexcentesimo quadragesimo sexto [to] Josephi Pike filii naturalis et legitimi dicti defuncti et Executoris [The following is written in the margin of the will:] Vicesimo Tertio die mensis Julii Anno Dni 1696 emt como Maria Rocke vid nephex filio dict Robti Pyke deft hentis &c ad adstrand bona jura et cred dci deft juxta Tenerem et effmm Testi ipsins defit per Josephum Pyke filium dci defti Extorem et ???? Legatorior residuarior &c demortium inadstrata de bene &c jurat Susanna Armitage Sorore et Admtice bonor Thoma Pyke defti dum vixit fily Extoris et legatorii residuarii Testi dicti Josephi Pyke deft Literis Admonis (?? ??? Testo annexo) bonor dci Roberti Pyke deft (utprafectur inadstrator) prius renunciante
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