28 August 1767 Will of Thomas Pike of Elcomb in Wroughton Wilts, yeoman (proved 1 June 1769)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/949

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Thomas Pike
of Ilcomb in the Parish of Wroughton in the county of Wilts
yeoman do make and ordain this to be my last Will and
Testament in manner following (that is to say) First I give
and bequeath unto Frances Morgan a Neice of my late
wives the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds the Bed
Bedstead curtains and Bedding she lies on with two pair
of sheets used therewith and all my Books the said sum
of One Hundred and fifty pounds to be paid to the said
Frances Morgan within three Months next after my decease
Also I Give unto William Coleman the Elder my Messuage
or Tenement and Garden with the appurtenanced in Swindon
in the said county for and during the term of his natural life
and after his decease then I Give the same Messuage or
Tenement Garden and Premises with the appurtenances
unto William Coleman the son of George Coleman and his
Heirs and assigns for ever also I Give to the said George
Coleman the sum of fifty two pounds and do order and direct
that a Note of Hand given to me by the said George Coleman
for forty eight Pounds be delivered up to the said George


Coleman to be cancelled to whom I give the same with all
Interest thereon due and I also Give to him the said George
Coleman all my wearing apparel both Linnen and Woollen
and all Household and other Goods in the House I now live
in and Lumber Goods in the Barn and all my Implements
of Husbandry whatsoever and wheresoever and all my stocks
of Beer except only such of my Goods as are before devised and
given to the said Frances Morgan and all my Hay at Cost???s
and my Will is that the said Legacy of fifty two pounds be paid
to the said George Coleman within one year after my death also
I Give to Hester the Wife of William Herring of Elcomb aforesaid
the sum of tweny pounds to be paid into her own proper hands
for her own use and to her three sons and Daughters the
like sum of twenty pounds each the last Legacies to be paid
within thirty Months next after my decease also I Give to Joseph
and Jane Herring the son and Daughter of Matthias Herring
of Elcomb the sum of twenty pounds each to be paid within two
years after my decease and to Thomas Alexander of Elcomb
aforesaid I give the sum of twenty pounds to be paid within
three Months after my decease and to Joseph Coventry of the
Parish of Shellingford Berks one Guinea to be paid within six
Months after my death Also I Give to John Coventry and his sisters
son and the Daughter of Samuel Coventry of W???brough
aforesaid the sum of twenty pounds each to be paid within thirty
Months next after my decease and I Give to Mary the Widow
of Richard Herring of ??a?? the sum of twenty pounds and to
all her sons and Daughters the like sum of twenty pounds
each to be paid in two years after my decease Also I Give to
William Hodges of Liddiard the sum of twenty pounds and to all
his sisters the like sum of twenty pounds each to be paid them
within thirty Months after my decease also I Give to the three
sons and Daughter of Mr John England of Marshfield the sum
of twenty pounds each to be paid within thirty Months next after
my decease and to Samuel Ellison of Purton I Give the sum
of twenty pounds and to Richard Ellison residing near
Wotton Bassett the like sum of twenty pounds both which
Legacies to be paid within twelve Months next after my
decease Also I Give unto Thomas Coleman the son of the said
George Coleman the sum of twenty pounds to be paid to him
upon his attaining his age of twenty one years and to Elizabeth
Coleman Daughter of Thomas Coleman of Salisbury the sum of
twenty pounds to be paid in one year after my decease and
my Will is that my Trustees and Executors hereinafter named
do sell and dispose of my Hay at Cost??? Farm and the Money
to be made from the sale thereof I Will be equially divided
between the said Thomas Coleman and William Colemand the
sons of the said George Coleman to whom I Give the same
upon their severally attaining their respective ages of twenty
one years with the Interest thereof if any to be made therefrom
and my Will further is that my said Executors do satisfy and
pay the Widow King for all Damages to be occasioned by
the standing of the said Hay or sale thereof and I do hereby


Give and bequeath unto my Friends Robert Neate of Salthorp
in the Parish of Wroughton aforesaid yeoman and William
???? of Elcombe aforesaid yeoman all the Rest and Residue of
my Goods Chattels Moneys in Specie and Securities for Money
?????? nevertheless to the payment of my Funeral Debts and
legacies and afterwards my Will is that the Resideue of my
Estate and Effects be equally divided between the said William
Hodges and William Coleman son of the said George Coleman
and my Will is that the share of such the Residue of my
???ts be paid to the said William Hedges by my said
Trustees as soon as conveniently may be after the several
legacies herein before mentioned are paid and the Trusts
performed and the share of the said William Coleman to
the Residue of my Estate and Effects  be paid to him when
he shall attain his age of twenty one years and I Give to
the said Robert N??te and William Duck five pounds each
for their trouble in the Execution of the Trusts by me in
them reposed and Lastly I do hereby make constitute and
appoint the said Robert N??te and William Duck joint
Executors of this my Will subject to the Trusts aforesaid In
?????whereof I the said Thomas Pike have to this my last
Will and Testament conained in two sheets of paper to the
first sheet set my hand and to the other my Hand and Seal
the twenty eighth day of August in the seventh year of the
Reign of our sovereign Lord George the third now King of
Great Britain &c and in the year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and sixty seven  Thomas Pike  Signed Sealed
published and declared by the said Thomas Pike to be his
last Will and Testament in the presence of us who attested and
subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto in his presence
and in the presence of each of us  Rob Harding  John
??????  Thomas Wheeler

This Will was proved at London on the first day of
June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
and sixty Nine before the Right Worshipful George Hay
Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative
Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Robert 
????? and William Duck the Executors named in the said
Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular
the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having
been first sworn by commission duly to administer


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