Source: TNA, PROB 11/2108
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This is the last Will and Testament of me Walter Wiltshire Pike of the Parish of Westbury upon Trym in the County of Gloucester Retired Commander in the Royal Navy First I direct my just debts funeral expences and all other incident disbursements to be paid and discharged as soon as convenient after my decease I give and bequeath unto my Sister Anna Selina Pike Spinster all my household goods furniture plate linen glass china books and wines whatsoever and wheresoever to and for her own sole and separate use and disposal Also I give and bequeath unto my Sister Anna Selina Pike Spinster aforesaid the sum of nineteen guineas Also I give unto my Sister Jane Wickes Widow of Tetbury the sum of nineteen guineas Also I give unto my Sister Mary White Wood Widow of Cheltenham the sum of Nineteen guineas Also I give unto my Sister Sarah Pike Spinster the sum of nineteen guineas Also I give and bequeath unto my Sister in law Louisa Pike Widow of my late brother George White Pike of Manchester the sum of Nineteen Guineas Also I give unto my Nephew Thomas Davies of Tetbury son of my late Sister Harriet Davies Widow the sum of ten pounds It is my wish and direction that these legacies to be paid as soon as convenient after my decease Also I give and bequeath unto Thomas Marling Esquire Saxonbury Hall Sussex and Thomas Allen Surgeon Bristol the sum five guineas each to buy a ring as a token of my regard to both Also I give devise and bequeath unto the said Thomas Marling Thomas Allen and Anna Selina Pike Spinster aforesaid all and singular my messuages land tenements and hereditaments whether freehold copyhold or upon what other terme the same are or may be held and whatever in possession reversion remainder expectancy and wheresoever situate and all the rest residue and remainder of my monie and securities of money or monies in the funds or Rail Roads and all my Estate and Effects both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever and what nature and kind or sort soever not hereinbefore disposed of or any produce or benefit annuity or any other advantage arising out of the disposal of the aforesaid property or any part thereof To hold the same them the said Thomas Marling Thomas Allen and Anna Selina Pike Spinster aforesaid upon this special trust and confidance that the said Thomas Marling Thomas Allen and Anna Selina Pike Spinster aforesaid sand the survivors or survivor of them and the executors or administrators of such survivor do and shall from and immediately after my decease sell and dispose of all and singular my said real and personal estate and effects for the most monies that can be gotten for the same and collect in all monies due to me and upon this further in trust that they the said Thomas Marling Thomas Allen Anna Selina Pike aforesaid do and shall put and place the monies to arise by and out of my said real and personal estate and effects so to be converted into money aforesaid out at interest upon land govern- ment or other sufficient securities and do and shall pay and apply the interest and produce arising out of the aforesaid Estate and Effects unto my Sister Anna Selina Pike Spinster aforesaid or otherwise to permit and suffer her to receive and take the same for and during the term of her natural life independently of and not subject or liable to the debts control or engagements of any husband with whom she may intermarry and I do hereby order and direct that the receipt or receipts of my Sister Anna Selina Pike aforesaid shall alone be good and sufficient discharge for the same And as to the said sum set apart and placed out at interest as aforesaid for the lifetime of my said Sister Ann Selina Pike aforesaid and which must wait her decease It is my Will and I do hereby order and direct that they the said my trustees or the survivors or survivor of them the executors or administrators of such survivor do and shall from and immediately after the decease of my said Sister Anna Selina Pike aforesaid stand and possessed of whatever property may have been devised by me at my decease to the aforesaid Anna Selina Pike whether in money or monies then out at interest or in whatever share or form or mode of security it may then happen to be do and divide the same into six equal parts and shares and do and shall pay one equal sixth part or share thereof unto my Sister Jane Wickes Widow aforesaid her executors administrators or assigns one other equal sixth part or share thereof unto my Sister Mary White Wood Widow aforesaid her executors administrators or assigns one other equal sixth part or share thereof unto my Sister in Law Louisa Pike Widow her executors administrators or assigns one other sixth part or share thereof unto my Nephews Thomas Davies of Tetbury and Charles Davies of London sons of my late Sister Harriet Davies Widow of the late John Davies Surgeon of Tetbury in the following proportions Two thirds of the above sixth part or share to Thomas Davies and the remaining one third of the sixth part or share to Charles Davies aforesaid their executors administrators or assigns one other equal sixth part or share thereof to Nathaniel Overbury Solicitor London and Edward Overbury of Jersey and Nieces Ellen wife of Thomas Fox Esqr of London and Maria wife of Thomas Marling Esqre of Saxonbury Hall Sussex aforesaid sons and daughters of my late Sister Elizabeth Overbury share and share alike and as to the other remaining equal sixth part or share thereof unto my Sister Sarah Pike Spinster aforesaid but should my said Sister Sarah Pike aforesaid not be living at the time of the decease of the aforesaid Anna Selina Pike It is my Will and I do thereby order that her equal sixth part or share thereof in the property aforesaid be equally divided between my Nephew Thomas Davies aforesaid nieces Mary Ann Wood daughter of my Sister Mary White Wood Widow aforesaid and Elizabeth Wickes daughter of my Sister Jane Wickes Widow of Tetbury aforesaid their executors administrators or assigns and I do hereby nominate and appoint Thomas Marling Thomas Allen and Anna Selina Pike aforesaid my Executors and Executrix to this my last Will and Testament And Lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former Wills by me at any time or times hereto- fore made and declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Walter Wiltshire Pike have to this my last Will and Testament contained and written on four sides of one sheet of paper to the first three sides set my hand and to this last side thereof my hand and seal this sixth day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty eight Walter Wiltshire Pike LS Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Walter Wiltshire Pike as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other and at the same time have hereunto subscribed our Names and Witness William Lealie Equire 20 St James's Parade Kingsdown Bristol Charles Dravitt ??tham Bristol Gentleman Proved at London 15th Jany 1850 before The Judge by the oaths of Thomas Marling Thomas Allen and Anna Selina Pike Spinster the Sister the Executors to whom Admon was granted they having been first sworn to wit the said Thomas Marling before The Worshipful Robert Joseph Phillimore Doctor of Laws and Surrogate and the said Thomas Allen and Anna Selina Pike by Comon duly to administer
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