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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