14 November 1826 Will of Sarah Pike of Cirencester, Gloucester, spinster (proved 29 December 1834)

The original will can be obtained online from The National Archives.

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1840

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This is the last Will and Testament of me
Sarah Pike of Cirencester in the County of Gloucester Spinster who being of sound &
disposing mind memory and understanding do make publish and declare the same in
manner following (that is to say) In the first place (after revoking and making void all
????? and other wills by me made) I will and direct that all my just debts funeral
expences and the expences of proving this my will be paid and satisfied as soon as con
veniently can be after my decease by my Executors hereinafter named and subject thereto
I give and bequeath unto my Friends Thomas Harman of Cricklade in the County of wilts
Yeoman and William Howell of Cirencester aforesaid Mercer their Executors admors & assigns
All and every my personal Estate and effects of what nature or kind soever and where
soever situate and in whose hadns soever being which I am now possessed of or to which
I may be entitled at the time of my decease upon the trusts and for the purposes here
inafter mentioned (that is to say) upon trust immediately or so soon after my decease
as can conveniently be done to pay to such of my three Sisters Alice the wife of
James Eagles Elizabeth the wife of John Howse and Leah the wife of Thomas Harman
as shall be living at the time of such payment the Sum of thirty pounds each but in
case either of my said Sisters shall die before such payment be made Then upon
trust to pay to the husband or husbands of such of them so dying the Sum of ten 
pounds each only and upon trust to pay the following legacies as soon as can convenient
ly be done after my decease To the Eldest Son of each of my said three Sisters the Sum
of ???? pounds each To Sarah the wife of Robert Taylor of Minty the Sum of twenty
pounds To Diana Hannan I give six Silver tea Spoons and a pair of Silver tea tongs to
Ann Ca??les I give six silver tea spoons to William Howes I give one large Silver
Spoon to Jane Howse my best bed bedstead and bolster and to Mary Eagles my small
bed bedstead and bolster and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my
said personal Estate and Effects I give the same to the said Thomas Harman and William
Howell their Executors admors and assigns upon trust to pay and divide the same unto &
amongst Thomas Ann Mary Sarah and Jane the son and daughters (of my said Sister
Alice Eagles) Joseph George Mark David Sarah Elizabeth Dinah Mariah and Beata (sons
and daughters of my Sister Leah Harman) George Thomas Jame and Hannah (the
Sons and daughters of my Sister Elizabeth Howse) to be equally divided between them
share and share alike the shares of such of them as shall die without issue before
payment be made to go to the survivors and survivor And lastly I do hereby nominate


constitute and appoint the said Thomas Harman and William Howell joint
Executors of this my Will In witness whereof I the said Sarah Pike the Testatrix
have to this my last Will contained in two sheets of paper to the first sheet set my
hand and to this the second and last sheet set my hand and affixed my seal this
fourteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty six  Sarah
Pike  LS  Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Sarah Pike ????
Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who in her pre
sence at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as
witnesses hereto  William Brewer  Robert Ellis

I Sarah Pike desires that George Eagle William House John Harmon
shall each of them have the sum of ten pounds in addition to what is left to them in
my will  Witness my hand this twenty first day of February eighteen hundred and thirty???
Sarah Pike  James William Parsons  Mary Harding

Wherehas I Sarah Pick do wish to prevent any unpleasant occurrence
in my family at the time when the Allmighty shall see fit to call me home there
fore I write this to inform them what is my wish and desire is that that part of my
family who living To Sarah Taylor of Minty I give all my black clothes and black silk
shoal And a bonnet 10 Shifts a pair of sheets that is my wish  to Mary Eagle I give
one gown one shirt 10 Shifts and a cloth shall that is my wish To Jane Eagle I give
my day cloak a new Black Gown 10 Shifts and a bonnet that is my wish to Hannah
Haws of Palton I give my Brown Silk shall and bumbeset gown that is my wish 
Jane Haws I give my Green shall And one gown that is my wish to Elizabeth Ackwelle
one dark Gown & three shifts that is my wish to Emma Harman of Hampton I give
one Gown one shirt three Shifts that is my wish to Beata Hows of London I give a
fit Gown a wite skirt and my best guilt yellow trunk and to the pound to by ?????
mourning that is my wish to Sarah Palmer I give a soot of mourning if she livin that
is my wish And all the rest of my things I lave to my sisters Elizabeth ???h???
and Leah Harman for them to do as they like with and like wise I inform you what
monney is wanted  for my funeral I wish you to go to the saving bank
at Cirecester whear you can have what is wanted  June the 2 1832 to witness my
hand  Sarah Pick  Mary Hardin

Be it known to all Persons by these Presents that I sarah Pike
Maiden of Cirencester have made and declared my last Will and Testament in writing
bearing date date 14th Nov 1826 I the said Sarah Pike by this present Codicil or
??dify and confirm my said last will and Testament and do give and bequeath to the
Children of my Kinsmen and Kinswoman that is dead their Parents their ???????
in my last will to be paid by my Executor out of my Efects and my will and mean
ing is that this Codicil or schedule be adjudged to be a part and parcel of my last ??
and testament and that the same be truly performed as if the same was set down in
my last will & Testament witness my hand October the 15th 1832  Sarah Pike
James William Parsons  Sined  Mary Harding

I desire that the Sum of Forty pounds that is now in the hands of ????
Pill Bowly & Co and whatever may be added thereto during my lifetime may be given
to my Sisters Elizabeth Howse and Leah Harmond equally divided between each of
them March 27th eighteen hundred thirty four  Signed  Sarah Pike  witness
J W Parsons

Appeared Personally Mary Webster wife of John Web???
of Cirencester in the County of Gloucester Mallster theretofore Mary Harding Spinster and
Thomas Miles Hamblett of Cirencester aforesaid Bankers Clerk and jointly and sever??????
minde Oath And first the said Thomas Miles Hamblett for himself made Oath that ?????


and was well acquainted with Sarah Pike otherwise Pick late of Cirencester in the
County of Gloucester Spinster deceased for several years before and down to the time of
her death and that having during such his acquaintance with the said deceased frequ
enly seen her write and subscribe her name to writings he hath thereby become well 
acquainted with the manner and character of her handwriting and subscription And the
deponent having now viewed and inspected the paper writing hereto annexed which purports to
be and contain a second Codicil to the ^ said will which said second Codicil begins thus		^ last will & Testament of the said
"wherehas I Sarah Pick do wish to prevent any unpleasant occurrence in my family"			  deced and also the paper writing
ends and is dated thus "whear you can have what is wanted June the 2 1832 to				  hereto annexed which purports to be
witness my hand" and is thus subscribed "Sarah Pick" and which said fourth Codicil to the		  and contain a fourth Codicil to the
said will begins thus "I desire that the Sum of forty pounds that is now in the hands
?? Messrs Pell Bowly & Co" ends and is dated thus "equally divided between each of them March
27th eighteen hundred thirty four signed" and is thus subscribed "Sarah Pike" and the said
deponent having particularly noticed and observed the said recited signature or subscription 
"Sarah Pick" appearing to the said second Codicil and the said recited Signature or subscrip
tion "Sarah Pike" appearing to the said fourth Codicil he for himself lastly made Oath
that he verily and in his conscience believes both of the said recited Signatures or subscrip
tions to be of the sure proper handwriting and subscription of the said deceased And the said
Mary Webster having now also viewed and inspected the said second Codicil to the said
???? beginning ending dated and subscribed as hereinbefore recited and having also parti
cularly ?????ed and observed the said recited Signature or subscription "Sarah Pick" appear
ing thereto she for herself made Oath that she was present at the time at which the
said Sarah Pike otherwise Pick set and subscribed her said name to the said Codicil to wit
on the second day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty
two and then saw the said deceased set and subscribe the said recited signature to the said
Codicil in manner as the same now appears thereto  Mary Webster  T M
Hamblett  On the 15th day of December 1834 the said Mary Webster and Thomas
Miles Hamblett was duly sworn to the truth of the aforegoing affidavit by virtue of the
Comision hereto annexed  By me  Thos Ralph Commissioner

Proved at London (with four Codicils) 29th Decr 1834 before the Judge by the
Oaths of Thomas Harman and William Howell the Executors to whom 
Administration was granted having been first sworn (by Commission) duly to
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