1779 Will of Thomas Pike of Poole (proved 31 May 1787)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/1153

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This is the last Will and Testament
of me Thomas Pike of the Town and County
of Poole Marriner for the settling and disposing
of all my wordly Estate in manner and form
following that is to say First I will that
all my just Debts and Funeral Expences be
paid and discharged also I give devise and bequeath
unto my dear and well beloved Wife Mary Pike
and to her Heirs Executors Administrators and
Assigns for ever as well all and singular my
Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and
Real Estate situate lying and being in the said Town
and County of Poole and elsewhere as also all the
Rest and Residue of my Goods Chattles Rights
Credits Plate Money Securities for Money and
all other my Personal Estate and Effects
whatsoever and wheresoever and I do hereby
nominate constitute and appoint her my said
dear Wife Mary Pike sole Executrix and
residuary Legatee of this my last will and
Testament and I do hereby revoke and make
void all and every former and other Will and
Wills by me at any time heretofore made and
do publish and declare this alone to be my true
last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I
the said Thomas Pike the Testator have to this
my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal
this fifteenth Day of December in the year of our
Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine
Ts Pike    Signed sealed published and declared
by the said Thomas Pike the Testator as and for

and to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of
us who subscribed our Hands as Witnesses
hereunto at the request and in the presence of the
said Testator and of each other    R H Weston
John Brown   Hen Austen

This Will was proved at London the thirty
first Day of May in the year of our Lord one
thousand seven hundred and eighty seven before
the Right Worshipful Peter Calvert Doctor of
Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the
Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully
constituted by the Oath of Mary Pike Widow
the Relict of the deceased and sole Executrix
named in the said Will to whom administration
of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits
of the said deceased was granted she having been
first sworn by Commissian duly to administer

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