Source: TNA, PROB 11/1457
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Samuel Pike of Carbonear in the Island of Newfoundland Surgeon but now residing at the Hotwells in the County of Gloucester in the Kingdom of England which I make in manner and form following (that is to say) first I order and direct my Just Debts Funeral Expences and the Charges of and attending the probate of this my Will to be first paid and discharged I give devise and bequeath all my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever in the Island of Newfoundland partly consisting of a Messuage Tenement or Dwelling House at Carbonear in the said Island with the Furniture thereto belonging and partly of Surgical Instruments ?ings and other ARticles used in my profession and divers Debts due to me there and also my present and eversionary and Contingent Share and Interest of and in the Estate and Effects of my late Father To the hold the same and every part and parcel thereof unto my Sister Eliza Pike of Carbonear aforesaid Spinster her Heirs Executors Admors and Assigns absolutely for ever I give and bequeath unto my Sister Julia Seager wife of Mark Seager the younger of the Town and County of Pool Merchant two third parts or shares the whole unto three equal parts to be divided of and in the Money which shall be due to me at the time of my decease upon balance of accounts with Messrs George and James Kemp and Company to and for her own sole and separate use and behoof absolutely And her receipt or receipts alone shall be a good and Sufficient discharge to my Executors hereinafter named for the same without her present or any future Husband Joining therein and as to the remaining One third part of and in the Money which shall be due to me upon balance of Accounts with the said Messrs George and James Kemp and Company at the time of my decease I give and bequeath the same unto George Kemp the younger of the Town and County of Pool Merchant my Executor hereinafter named upon Trust to pay and dispose of the same to and amongst Such other of my Relations as are not mentioned in this my will as he the said George Kemp shall in his discretion Judge proper and as to all the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever both Real and Personal including my Wearing Apparel I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my Said Sister Julia Seager ^ her Heirs Executors and Admors ^ To hold to her the said Julia Seager absolutely for ever and Lastly revoking all former and other Will or Wills by me made I do declare this only to be my last will and Testament and do appoint the said George Kemp the younger Executor hereof In witness whereof I the said Samuel Pike the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament Set my hand and Seal the seventeenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven Saml Pike LS Signed Sealed published and Declared by the said Samuel Pike the Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due Execution hereof the words now residing at the Hot- wells in the County of Gloucester being first interlined and the word "seven" the lastword in the date being first written on an Erasure Willm Dowell H Wm Danson Tho? Farman Bristol This Will was proved at London the second day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seven before the Worshipful George Ogilvie Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Honorable Sir William Wynne Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of George Kemp the younger the sole Executor named in the said will to whom Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased was granted he having been first sworn duly to administer
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