Source: TNA, PROB 11/706
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In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Pike the younger of the town and County of Poole Mariner being in perfect health and of sound mind and memory Blessed be God therefore Do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First I will that all my just debts and Funeral Expences be paid and discharged Also I give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Elizabeth Pike All those two Farms or Estates commonly called of known by the names of Coomb Bissett and Easthayle Farm Scituate lying and being in the Parish of Coombe in the County of Wilts together with all and singular the houses Outhouses Edifices Buildings Gardens Orchards Lands Meadows Grounds Pastures Inclosures Commons Profitts Comoditys Emoluments Hereditaments and Appurtences whatsoever to the said Farms or Estates or either of them belonging or in any wise appertaining To hold unto my said Wife her Executors Admors and Assigns Also I give and bequeath unto my said Wife all and Singular my Houshold Goods and Furniture whatsoever And in case I shall happen to dye leaving any Child or Children by me begotten on the Body of my said Wife or in Ventre sa mere who shall be after born alive Then my will is and I do hereby give unto such Child or Children all and Singular other my Goods Chattells Effects and substance whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore given and bequeathed which shall at the time of my Decease be due owing payable or in any wise belonging unto me But in case I shall dye leaving no Child or Children by me begotten or in ventre sa mere as aforesaid Then I give and bequeath all and singular the remainder of my said Goods Chattells Effects and substance whatsoever so given unto such Child or Children as aforesaid unto my honoured Father Thomas Pike whom I do hereby appoint my whole and Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the fourth day of April in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand seven hundred and thirty seven. Thos Pike Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of Wm Page Hannah Page W Daman This Will was proved at London the thirteenth day of November in the year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Forty before the Right Worshipfull John Bettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted By the Oath of Thomas Pike the Father and Sole Executor in the said Will named to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattells and Creditts of the said deceased being first Sworn by Comission duly to Administer
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