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 Administer
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