Source: TNA, PROB 11/337
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Memo That Samuell Pike late of Horton in the County of Somersett Deceased On the Two and Twentieth Day of February last past being in the yeare of our Lord 1670 When hee was of sound and perfect memory Declared beforeas his last Will and Testament ????patinely in manner and forme following First hee gave his Soule unto Almighty God his Creator and his Desire was that when hee should happen to Depart this life that his Body might bee buried by his Sonne who lay buried in the Northside of Ilminster Church yard Alsoe he gave unto his Daughter Joane Pike One Hundred pounds Due unto him by three seavreall Obligacons and Delivered unto his Executrix hereafter named Alsoe hee then gave unto his said Daughter ??ne three of his biggest peeces of gould Alsoe hee then gave unto his Daughter Mary Pike Threescore pounds to bee paid unto her by his said Executrix when shee should have occasion to use the same And hee alsoe then gave unto the said Mary Two ????t peeces of gold and one little peice of gold And hee then Declared that hee would and Did give unto the said Mary all his right and title which hee then had of and in a certain Tenement then in the possession of Alice Hill of Dillington in the said County Widdowe Provided That when shee should happen to be actually possessed thereof Then shee the said Mary for the future was to pay unto Elizabeth his then wife Seaven pounds to bee yearly paid unto her by the said Mary as issueing out of the Rents and profitts thereof Alsoe hee then gave unto his said wife One Annuity of Five pounds to be paid unto her imeadiatly after his Decease yssueing out of the Rents and profits of a certaine Tenement which hee then had in his possession Scituate in Horton aforesaid and such Annuity to bee soe paid unto her by his Daughter Susan Pike whome hee then Declared should bee his Executrix of such his said Will And ^ Declared ^ then that hee would and Did give unto his said Daughter Susan All the rest of his goods and Chattells unbequeathed And then Desired us whose names are hereunto subscribed to bee Witnesses unto such his said Will this being the first Day of May 1671 Witnes William Spike Tho Beere Anthony Paydn Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in latin and appears to grant probate on 8 November 1671] Octavo Die mensis Novembris Anno Dni Millesimo Sexcentesimo Septuagesimo primo [to] Susanna Pyke Relicta et Executricis
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