Source: TNA, PROB 11/1140
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Walter Wiltshire Pike of Tetbury in the county of Gloucester Woolstapler First I give devise and bequeath unto Thomas Saunders Esquire and Josiah Paul Tippetts Woolstapler both of Tetbury aforesaid all those my Messuages or Tenements with the outhouses Gardens and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate at Tetbury aforesaid and now in my own possession and also all my Household Goods Plate Linnen China Pictures and Household Stuff and Furniture Stock and Implements of Trade Monies Securities for Money Rights credits and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever To hold unto the said Thomas Saunders and Josiah Paul Tippetts their Heirs Executors Administrators and assigns Upon Trust and to and for the uses Intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned and expressed that is to say In the first place to sell off and dispose of my Stock and Implements in Trade Horses and Hay and collect and get in all Monies that shall be due to me on my account whatsoever so that the whole shall be turned into ready Money and with the Money that shall be in my possession at the time of my decease ^ except the Mortgage Debt affecting my ^ do and shall pay my Funeral Expences and then all the just Debts I shall owe at the time of my decease Dwelling Houses in Tetbury aforesaid and when and as soon as the same as shall be fully paid and satisfied to pay unto my Brother Thomas Pike the Sum of four hundred Pounds which I give him to and for his own use and benefit and then to pay the Sum of one hundred Pounds to my Brother Robert Pike which I give him to and for his own use and Benefit and in case there shall be any Overplus I give the same to my said Brother Thomas Pike But my will and Intention is and I do hereby direct that in case my Stock and Implements in Trade Horses Hay and Money shall be insufficient for paying my Funeral Expences Debts and the two legacies of four hundred pounds and one hundred pounds to my said Brothers Thomas Pike and Robert Pike I then will and direct the said Thomas Saunders and Josiah Paul Tippetts then Executors Administrators and Assigns to sell and dispose of my said Household Goods Plate Linnen China Pictures Household Stuff and Furniture and all other my personal Estate or so much thereof as will make up such deficiency and in case the whole of my said Household Goods Plate Linnen China Pictures Household Stuff Furniture and Personal Estate shall be insufficient for payment of my Funeral Expences Debts (except the Mortgage Debt aforesaid) and the said two Legacies to my said said Brothers Then and in such case I do hereby will and direct the said Thomas Saunders and Josiah Paul Tippetts their Heirs and Assigns to sell and dispose of my said Messuages or Tenements with the Gardens Outhouses and Appurtenances thereunto belonging situate in Tetbury aforesaid for the best price or prices that can or may be got and after paying off the Mortgage affecting the same do and shall apply the remaining Monies arising by such Sale for and towards making good such insufficiency and in case there shall be any Overplus I give the same to my said Brother Thomas Pike and if it shall be necessary to sell and dispose of my said Messuages or Tenements I do hereby request and intreat my dear wife Elizabeth Pike to execute a Release of her Dower of and in the said messuages or Tenements (as she has an ample Provision by Settlement made previous to our Marriage in order that all my Debts may be fully paid which will be a grateful act done to my Memory But in case my said Stock and Implements in Trade Horses Hay and Money shall be sufficient to pay my Funeral Expences Debts and the said Legacies of four hundred Pounds and one hundred Pounds then I give unto my said dear Wife Elizabeth Pike for and during the term of her natural life the use of my said Household Goods Plate Linnen China Pictures Household Stuff and Furniture and all other my Personal Estate or so much as shall be left unsold for the purpose aforesaid and also my said Messuages or Tenements with the Gardens Outhouses and Appurtenances thereunto belonging she paying and keeping down the Interest of the Mortgage affecting the said Messuages or Tenements ^ Gardens Outhouses ^ and from and immediately after her Decease I give devise and bequeath the said Messuages or Tenements and Appurtenances and also my said Household Goods Plate Linnen China Pictures Household Stuff and Furniture and all other my Personal Estate or so much thereof as shall be lfet unsold for the Purposes aforesaid unto my said brother Thomas Pike his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint the said Thomas Saunders and Josiah Paul Tippetts joint Executors In Trust of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me made and my will is and I do hereby direct that it shall and may be lawfull to and for the said Thomas Saunders and Josiah Paul Tippetts their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns to pay satisfy and reimburse themselves out of the Trust Premisses all such reasonable costs charges and Expences which they shall sustain and be put unto in and about the Trusts hereby in them reposed and that they shall not be answerable or accountable for the acts Receipts Neglects Miscarriages and defaults of each other but each for his own acts Receipts Neglects Miscarriages and Defaults only In witness whereof I the said Walter Wiltshire Pike have to this my last will and Testament contained in three Sheets of paper set my Hand and Seal to wit my hand at the bottom of the two preceeding Sheets thereof and my Hand and Seal to this third and last Sheet this sixteenth day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five W W Pike LS Signed Sealed Published and declared by the abovenamed Walter Wiltshire Pike the testator as and for his last will and 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 Thos Nichols of Clifton Innholder Thos Ormerod of Ditto Coachmaker Geo: ?hite Atty Tetbury On the third day of March in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty six administration with the will annexed of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of Walter Wiltshire Pike late of Tetbury in the County of Gloucester deceased was granted to Elizabeth Pike Widow the Relict of the said deceased and Residuary Legatee for ??? named in the said Will having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer Thomas Saunders and Josiah Paul tippetts the Executors and Universal Legatees In Trust named in the said Will having first renounced as well the Execution thereof as Letters of administration with the said will annexed of the Goods of the said deceased and Thomas Pike the Brother of the said deceased and Residuary Legatee named therein first consenting
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