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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 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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