20 March 1703 Will of Thomas Pike of Poole (proved 03 January 1707)

Source: TNA, PROB/11/499

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In the Name of God Amen
this Twentieth day of March in the year of our Lord
1703/4 I Thomas Pike of Poole in the County of Dorsett Mariner
being now bound out in a voyage to the Newfound Land and
knowing the uncertainty of this my natural Life I have thought
fitt to settle things in order before I dye making all other Wills
null and void which have been formerly made by me and 
confirming this to be my last Will and Testament First I
committ my Soul into the hands of Almighty God to dispose
of it in mercy as he pleaseth And as to my worldly Goods and
Estate that the Lord hat lent to me my Will and desire is that
after my decease the same shall be bestowed as followeth Item I
give unto my Wife Susanna Pike All my Household goods



and my Lease att Uptain Mill And one Hundred and
Twenty pounds due to me upon Bond and Pickits Morgage
and her Thirds in the Living att Lichett all this I do give and
bequeath unto my Wife to breed my Children and to pay my
Debts Item I give and bequeath unto my Four Sons Fifty
pounds a peice after my Decease Item I give the Living that
I bought of Cheseman equally between my Four Sons after
my youngest Child is Fourteen years of Age my Sons shall
have it equally betwixt them Item I give the Rent of the
Liveing till my youngest Child is Fouteen years of Age to
breed my Three youngest Children Item I give and bequeath
unto my Three Daughters One Hundred pounds a peice
out of Zachariah Barneses Morgage and my Will and
desire is that the Money may remain upon that Morgage
if I should happen to dye this voyage and they do force to pay
in the Money in such case you shall not receive it till you
can gett the like security for the Children that are not of Age
that they may have the use of there Money after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto my Three Daughters each
of them a House in Poole as they come of Age they shall take
their choice Item my Will and desire is that if any of my
Sons should happen to dye before they come to be of Age my
Sons that be alive shall have their parts equally betwixt
them that be alive And if it should so happen that my
Daughters should dye before they be of Age my Will and
desire is that their parts shall be equally divided betwixt
my Daughters that be alive Item I give my Plantation
and Stock to my two Eldest Sons and if it be not distroyed
they must pay One Hundred pounds out of it to be divided
betwixt the rest of my Children Equally But in case my
Money upon Bond or Pickitts Morgage should be lost
and not paid then this Hundred pound shall be to pay my
Debts And I do appoint my two Brothers Timothy Bird
and Edward Bird to be my Freinds in Trust to see that
my Children be not wronged And I do appoint my two
Eldest Sons Thomas Pike and John Pike to by my Executors
Item I give unto my Sister Margarett Carde one Guinea
after my decease And I do desire my Freinds in Trust and
my Executors to see that this my last Will may be rightly
and truely performed and fullfilled In Wittness whereof
have hereunto putt my hand and seal the day and year
above written // Thomas Picke Signed sealed published
and declared by the above Named Thomas Pike these
presents to be his last Will and Testament in presence
of Timothy Sparrire John Cartridge Charles Vincent //


Probatum fuit humoi Testamentum apud
London coram venerabili et Egregio viro Domino Richardo
Raines Milite ...
[this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate on 03 January 1707]
Tertio die Mensis Januarii Anno Dni (Stylo Anglice)
Millimo Septingemmo septimo Juramentis Thomae Picke
mins Executorum indicto Testamento Nominat ...
[with power being reserved for]
Johanni Picke alteri Execut indicto Testimento
...





The will is indexed as having been proved on 03 January 1708, but the writing states that it was proved in 1707 (using the Old Style dates then used in England).

The foregoing transcript is from the PCC register copy in PROB/11/499.

The original will can be found in PROB 10/1425. A transcript made from the original will follows.


In the Name of God Amen this Twentyeth Day of March in the Year of our
Lord 1703/4 I Thomas Pike of Poole in the Countey of Dorset mariner being now
bound out in a Vioge to the NewfoundLand and Knowing the Uncertainty of
This my Natural Life I have Thought fitt to Settle things in Order before I Die
Making all other Wills null and Voide which have been formerly made by me
& Confirming this to be my Last will and Testament first I Commit my Soul
into the hands of Almighty God to Dispose of it in mercy as he Pleaseth &
as to my worldly Goods and Estate that the Lord hath Lent to me my will and
Desire is that after my Dicease the same shall be bestoed as followeth Item I
Give unto my wife Susana Pike all my houseal Goods  and my Lease at uptain
mill & one Hundred and Twenty pounds Due to me upon band & Pickits Morguage
and Her Thirds in the Living at Lichet all this I Doe give and beQueath unto
my wife to bread my Children and to pay my Debts Item I Give and bequeath
unto my four sons fifty 50 pounds apiece after my Dicese Item I Give the Living
That I bought of Cheseman Equally between my four sons after my youngest
Child is fourteen Years of age my sons shall have it Equally betwixt them
Item I give ye Rent of the Living till my Youngest Child is fourteen Years of
age to breed my three Youngest Children Item I Give and bequeath unto my
three Daughters one Hundred pounds apiece out of Zachariah Barneses Morguage
& my will and Desire is that the money may Remain upon ye Morguage If I should
happen to Die this Voige and they do force to pay in the Money in such Case
you shall not Receive it till you Can Get the Like Security for the Children
that are not of age that they may have the Use of there Money after my Dicease
Item I Give and bequeath unto my Three Daughters each of them a house in
Poole as they Comes of age they shall Take their Choice Item my will and
Desire is that If any of my Sons should happen to Die before they comes
to be of age my sons that be alive shall have their parts equally betwixt
them that be alive and if it should so happen that my Daughters should Die
before they be of age my will and Desire is that their parts shall be Equally
Divided betwixt my Daughters that be alive Item I Give my Plantation
and Stock to my two Eldest sons and if it be not Destroyed they must
pay one Hundred pounds out of it to be Divided betwixt the Rest of my Children
equaly but in Case my money upon band or pickits Morguage should be Lost & not
paide then this Hundred pound shall be to pay my Debts and I Do appoint my
two brothers Timothy Bird and Edward Bird to be my friends in Trust to see
that my Children be not wronged and I do appoint my two Eldest sons Thomas
Pike and John Pike to be my Execuators Item I give unto my sister Margaret
Carde one Guiny after my Dicease and I do Desire my friends in trust and my Execuators to
see that this my Last will may be Rightly and Truly Preformed and fullfilled it witness
whereof hav hereunto pat my hand and Seal the day and Year above Written

                                        Thomas Picke

Signed Sealed published and Declared by the above named
Thomas Pike these prsents to be his Last will and Testament
in prsence of
        Timothy Spurrier
        John Cartridge
        Charles Vincent


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