15 February 1722 Will of Thomas Pike of Rotherhithe, Surrey (proved 18 September 1723)

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

Source: TNA, PROB 11/593

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In the Name of God Amen
I Thomas Pike of Rotherhithe in the County of Surrey
shipwright being in bodily health and of sound and
disposing mind and memory and Considering the perills and
dangers of the seas and other uncertainties of this transitory
life do for avoyding Controversies after my decease make
publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner
following that is to say first I recommend my Soul to God that
gave it and my body I commit to the Earth or Sea as it
shall please God to Order and as for and concerning all my
Worldly Estate I give bequeath and dispose thereof as followeth
that is to say after all my just Debts are fully Satisfyed and paid
then all and every such Wages sume and Sums of money Lands
Tenements Goods Chattells and Estate whatsoever as shall be
any ways due owning or belonging unto me at the time of my
decease I do give devise and bequeath the same unto James
Whittaker of the Tower of London Gentleman his heirs 
Executors and Administrators forever and I do hereby nominate
and appoint the said James Whittaker Executor of this
my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former and
other Wills Testaments and Deeds of Gift by me at any time
heretofore made and I do ordaine and ratify these presents to
stand and be for and as my only last Will and Testament In
Witness whereof to this my said Will I have set my hand and Seal
the Fifteenth day of February Anno Domi 1722 and in the
ninth year of the Reign of his Majesty King George over
Great Britaine &c Thomas Pike Signed sealed and published
in the presence of us Richd Stiles Jno Kidder N pub

Probatum fuit [this paragraph continues in Latin to grant probate at London on
18 September 1723]
decimo Octavo die mensis Septembris Anno Domini Millesimo Septingentesimo vicesimo tertio
[to] Jacobi Whittaker Executoris

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