Source: TNA, PROB 11/1567
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Pike of Tetbury in the County of Gloucester Woolstapler First I give devise and bequeath unto my dear wife Sarah Pike all my Freehold Leasehold and Copyhold Messuages lands Tenements hereditaments & premiseswith their and every of their rights members and appurtenances situate and being in the Town of Tetbury in the County of Gloucester or Elsewhere in the Kingdom of Great britain which I have a power to dispose of to hold to my said dear wife Sarah Pike and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after her decease I give devise and bequeath the same messuages Lands Tenements hereditaments and premises with their & every of their rights members and appurtenances unto Joseph Overbury woolstapler of Tetbury aforesaid woolstapler upon trust to divide as near as possible and to the best of his knowledge and understanding all such houses and lands which is now in my possession equally divided among my Children except the house and warehouse now in my possession which said house & ware house I give equally among my three Daughters Mary Wood Ann Bamford and Sarah Pike in lieu of their Signature for my selling lands situate and being in the parish of Kington Saint Michael in the County of Wilts Michaelmas last past and in case my house and warehouse aforesaid should bring the Sum of Six hundred and fifty pounds I then give and bequeath unto my said three Daughters Mary Wood Ann Bamford and Sarah Pike Enough of my household Furniture plate Linen China books &c personals as to make it amount to the sum of six hundred and Fifty pounds from and immediately after the death of my dear wife Sarah Pike and the remainder of my said house hold Goods Plate Linen China books &c after the said sum of six hundred and Fifty pounds is made up I give equally among all my Children as shall be then living to be divided and allotted at the discretion of the said Mr Joseph Overbury all the rest residue and remaidner of my money rights credits and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever after paying my Just Debts I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Sarah Pike whom I appoint Sole Executrix of this my last will & testament contained in one sheet of paper In witness whereof I the said Thomas Pike have to this my last will and Testament contained in one sheet of Paper In witness where I the said Thomas Pike have to this my last will and testament contained in one sheet of paper set my hand and seal to wit my hand to the bottom of the preceding part and hand and seal to this last part of the sheet this Fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eight Thomas Pike Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Pike the Testator as and for his last will & testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in his presence and in the presence of each other Jno Arundell Thos Edwd ??????????????????????? This is a Codicil to the last will and Testament of me Thomas Pike of Tetbury in the County of Gloucester woolstapler which I direct may be annexed thereto and taken as part thereof whereas I have for several years last past been acting as agent for my Son in Law Joseph Overbury in the Spanish wool business wherein I have contracted Debts in my own name altho such Debts are actually due to the said Joseph Overbury as his own sole property to a considerable amount and therefore to remove any scruple or doubt after my decease in whose name such Debts ought to be recovered I do by this my Codicil nominate and appoint the said Joseph Overbury an Executor of my said last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty first day of may in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Fourteen Thomas Pike Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Pike as a Codicil to his last will and Testament in the presence of us Jno Letall Jas Sealy his Clerk Proved at London with a Codicil 13th April 1815 before the Judge by the Oath of Joseph Overbury the Executor named in the Codicil to whom admon was granted having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer power reserved to Sarah Pike widow the Relict and other Exector
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